Tag Archive: alps

Apr 13

2 Wheels, 2 Planks: Snowbound near St. Moritz

After landing in Zurich tempted to pedal our way straight for the mountains, a forecasted major winter storm had us throwing our bikes on a train bound for the Engadine Valley in eastern Switzerland – home to St. Moritz, several world class ski areas and endless backcountry skiing options. Our plan also meant experiencing one …

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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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Jun 10

Photo of the Week: The Arctic Alps

Vermonters Forrest Twombly, Emily Johnson and Thomas Hite, with their skiing and camping gear in tow, pedal away from their seashore camp near Djupvik, Norway en route to a ferry that will lead them to the mountains across the fjord. NOTE: To view our other posts about Norway, click HERE.

Jun 01

Photo of the Week: Skiing in June

Even in the Northeast, there is usually some natural snow to ski on in the month of June, especially on Quebec’s Gaspe…and points north. For best results here in the northeast U.S., start walking toward the sheltered, higher elevations of Maine’s Katahdin or New Hampshire’s White Mountains…keep walking…and you might find a worthwhile strip of …

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May 28

“Skiing on Stones” – Sylvain Saudan Shows Us How It’s Done

Former French extreme skiing pioneer, Sylvain Saudan – also known as “the skier of the impossible” – trained for his extremely challenging and oft-unrepeated ski descents in the French Alps and in the Himalaya, by skiing down snow-free mountainsides. Aside from the training element of this kind of skiing, it seems clear that Saudan was …

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