Tag Archive: winter

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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Apr 22

Photo of the Week: Sliding into Spring

Backcountry skiing in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, New York - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

After a couple fantastic weeks of spring skiing across the Northeast, it was nice of Old Man Winter to throw us some fresh snow last week. Although the warmth of days prior (the equivalent of Mother Nature taking a blow torch to our snow pack) had drastically eroded our snow pack, the fresh snow had …

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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 14

Photo of the Week: There’s No Powder in Vermont

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

This week’s storm produced (and continues to produce) some of the most enjoyable snow-sliding conditions of our lifetimes. Here’s an image captured around 8:30am on Thursday morning in Vermont’s Green Mountains. It’s a good thing we sharpened those skis Wednesday night. The Ice Coast was going off. Enjoy the deep snow pack out there in …

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Feb 18

Photo of the Week: Valentine’s Day Storm

The 2014 Valentine’s Day Storm dumped as much as 30″ of snow across areas of Vermont and the Northeast – coating the region with a much needed base layer of snow, bringing skiing in the steeps back to life, and giving skiers like 13 yr old Turner Barbour (photo) a taste of some of the …

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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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