Category Archive: Stoke

Sep 23

Photo of the Week: More Summer Powder Days

Thanks to an impressive string of well-aligned tropical storms in the north Atlantic this summer, the temptation to head for the southern Andes has been minimal. Four of the five major tropical systems (Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal and Edouardo) produced overhead surf (summer powder) conditions for many northeast locations, during their passage offshore. And several of …

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Aug 21

Friday Film Fix: Celebrating Human-Powered Skiing

If in need of a little skiing stoke, check out these relatively recent releases in the land of backcountry skiing media… First up is a sweet little ten minute film by Washington-based Jason Hummel, featuring a six day, descent-oriented spring ski traverse through the northern Cascades. Makin’ Bacon – Ski Traverse from Blum to Bacon …

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Jul 14

Photo(s) of the Week: Summer Ski Check

Green Mountains, Vermont, USA ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto - All rights reserved

Especially during these toasty warm days of mid-summer, it’s refreshing to pull out the skis now and then, make sure the red squirrels aren’t chewing the bindings to pieces, and even slide around on them a little bit – be it on a rain soaked hillside, around the yard, or better yet, on the fast …

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Mar 23

Photo of the Week: Blower

Powder skiing in Vermont's Green Mountains - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

Winter reached an unforgettable crescendo over the weekend after 10-20″+ of perfect-density powder snow piled up in the preceding 48 hours across many high elevation Northeastern locales. In the most snow-catching and wind-loaded drainages and gulleys, the snow was nearly bottomless…and blower – billowing well overhead and blinding anyone following behind you. Here’s a quick …

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Mar 07

Photo of the Week: Extra Points

This first week of March continues to be a gem. It kicked off with up to 6″ of fresh fluff in many locations last Sunday morning (3/2), enough to finally cover and cushion (to varying degrees) the lingering Feb 21 rain crust off-piste. In some locations across the northern Greens, that rain crust has been …

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Jan 05

Photo of the Week: Cold, Smokey Friday

Between the rather persistent cycles of not-so-snowy weather, Northeast skiers have been treated to some truly beautiful shallow-powder days this season. Unusually cold temperatures have accompanied most of these fresh snow days, giving the snow an especially cold and smokey consistency – and the appearance that it’s a lot deeper than it actually is. Last …

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