Category Archive: Trip Reports

Feb 26

Skiing the Western Monts Chic Chocs, Quebec

A few years back, eager to check out terrain that we have been staring at from a distance for years (on prior hut trips in the region) we finally made it to the far western reaches of Quebec’s beautiful Monts Chic Chocs – beyond the boundaries of Parc Nacional de la Gaspesie. To kick things …

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Jul 07

Photo of the Week: Cold, Refreshing Winter Dreams

I’ve happily dreamed twice this week of some truly beautiful powder skiing right here in the Northeast. One dream involved a crew of us skiing impossibly deep, stable and untracked powder snow down Tuckerman’s Ravine most classic lines. Dreamy, really dreamy, no doubt. Before long, another storm moved in and it was time to wake …

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May 14

Photo of the Week: Freedom of the Hills

Since returning last week from a month long, bicycle-powered skiing adventure in the Alps (more posts HERE), we’ve been thinking a lot about the incredible freedom, access and mobility that bicycles and camping make possible. (Caution: If you throw skiing into the mix, too, you might not ever come back.) During our recent adventure in …

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May 08

2 Wheels, 2 Planks: High Passes, Big Moon, Spring in Switzerland

Powder skiing during the 40-50cm storm that nearly broke the 20-day stretch of daily/nightly snowfall that welcomed us to the Alps. Between sunny days, snow fell for two more nights as we rolled east to Austria and Italy. Skiing as the 70-80 mph gusts of a good old fashioned foehn wind blew in, among the …

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Apr 18

2 Wheels, 2 Planks: Heftiger Schneefall

Relaxing back at camp in Switzerland’s Engadine Valley – Credit: EmberPhoto We’re pretty sure that’s German for “heavy snowfall”, and although we’ve managed to score some beautiful sunshine-filled days in the alpine over the last ten days in eastern Switzerland’s Engadine Valley, heftige Schneefall has been the norm here (stay tuned for some more photos …

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Feb 03

VIDEO: The Zero Approach Ski Tour

While some nice fresh snow has been piling up at higher elevations this past week (in the 1-5″ range) there’s nothing but a good ol’ fashioned crust coating most lower to middle elevation terrain. Fortunately, this crust is relatively supportive and offers a smooth skiing surface, especially with some fatter skis. Close to home, our …

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