Tag Archive: backyard

Feb 04

Gear Shed: Voile’s Fat and Waxless Charger BC

Since Karhu released its waxless Guide ski (now the Madshus Annum) more than five years ago, the concept of an all-mountain backcountry ski with a waxless base pattern has gained some serious traction among backcountry and backyard skiers worldwide. Gone are the days when a waxless ski was primarily for kick and glide nordic skiing, …

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Feb 03

Video: Pasture Ripping in Vermont – Vol. 1

After a mid-winter thaw leaves us with a crusty snowpack close to home, pasture skiing (aka field skiing or crust cruising) reminds us how simple, beautiful and fun skiing can be. It’s also a cool way to connect with the local landscape and a great excuse to enjoy a fine sunset session after a long …

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Jan 30

Photo(s) of the Week: Shallow Pow, Backyard Pow!

Small doses of light and fluffy snow has continued to help cushion the post-Thaw crust still lingering about over the last couple of weeks, and in many ways, the conditions off-piste have been “shallow powder” at its finest. This has been an especially fun snow condition for exploring the untracked backyard and backcountry, for covering …

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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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