Category Archive: Culture

Feb 12

The Next Generation: Like Father, Like Daughter

With the recent return of snow in the lower elevations, a great variety of human-powered skiing opportunities have opened up in our backyards, on sloped pastures, and within our town and state parks close to home. First timer Jamie Bouchard, 11, was introduced to backcountry skiing by her dad this past weekend at historic Little …

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Jan 27

Northeast Skiers/Riders On Tour: 2 Week Old Utah Powder

Although it hasn’t snowed over Utah’s Wasatch Mountains for two weeks, Matt Bruhns of Waterbury, Vermont still managed to hide behind the curtain for a few turns off Kessler Peak over the weekend. We shared a fun tour with Matt after a couple of afternoons spent attending an outdoor industry tradeshow in Salt Lake City. …

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Nov 05

Photo(s) of the Week: Halloween Turns, Family Style

Had the big orange blob on the weather radar been another 100 miles to our west, we would have had time to continue searching around our crawl space for some spooky monster masks to wear out skiing… But for the sake of staying dry, especially with Lil’ Maiana in tow, we could linger no longer. …

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Oct 22

Photo(s) of the Week: Fresh (Single)Tracks

NEWS FLASH: Adventure skiing slideshows kick off this Weds 10/24 and Thurs 10/25. More info HERE. Although a micro-dusting of snow graced many northeastern mountaintops over the weekend, it wasn’t enough to lure us to break the skis out of the shed, as we had the week before. Meanwhile, after last Friday’s rainstorm gave way …

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Apr 03

Six Years Ago This Week: Remembering Doug Coombs

Six years ago this week, the Northeast-bred, steep skiing pioneer, Doug Coombs, passed away while skiing and attempting to rescue a friend near his home in La Grave, France. After skiing in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine as a child, Coombs left a lasting mark on the adventure skiing world with his exploratory descents in …

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Feb 13

Photo(s) of the Week: Fresh Tracks and Fresh Ice

The ice capping many ponds, lakes and slow-moving streams is as good as it gets right now in the Northeast, thanks especially to persistent cold temps and minimal snowfall at lower elevations. Meanwhile, a nice coat of powder snow, although seldom more than boot deep, continues to characterize the off-piste and backcountry skiing in the …

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