Category Archive: Remembrance

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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Jan 15

The Friday the 13th Storm…Honoring MLK

The storm we’ve all been waiting for dumped 10-20″ of fresh snow across the mountains of the northeast on Thursday and Friday, January 13th. By early Saturday morning, Vermont skiers like Justin Chapman and Dave Bouchard (ahead and back, in the first photo, respectively) were easily belly deep in powder on steeper, leeward aspects surrounding …

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May 24

The Mountains Claim a Friend: Joel Levenberg,

Photo: Heading into the Never Summer Wilderness Area, Colorado – May 2002 The mountains claimed the life of a wonderful soul this past Saturday, May 21, 2011. Our longtime friend, Joel Levenberg, (third from the left w/snowboard) passed away after getting caught up in an avalanche on Colorado’s Torreys Peak. He was accompanied by two …

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