GearTrade Skyscraper



The wee one rips

Today was Ellie’s 1st time riding chair lifts! We had a great family ski day. At Alta she rode Collins x2, Sunnyside and Sugarloaf. She was definitely into the experience. Base temp was around 38 degrees today, peaks at around 30. Sun was in full force. In fact we bought a mini sun screen […]

Dats right..

Some cool turns behind our house in Timberlakes. Made for a great series of photos. Looks like real nice powder…

Swany Ski Gloves and Me

Author’s note: You can buy these, and other quality ski gloves from

I’m a creature of habit. I’ll pick a product I like and stick with it long term. Sometimes until it’s discontinued by a manufacturer. Never really had any first hand experience with Swany Ski Gloves until recently. And I may just be […]

AltaCam Podcasts Series

I’ve been slacking on posting about the 2008-09 podcasts/MP3 interviews from Johnny @ AltaCam. Pretty classic personalities captured in Johnny B’s spirited interview style. These interviews are my favorite part of AltaCam.

FYI for anyone who doesn’t know already: “AltaCam is a site featuring information about life and powder skiing in Alta, Utah.”

Here the […]

The Magnate has a new site…

Several years ago now I helped a friend get his photography site up, featuring his classic Alta pow shots and more. But as it goes, that site was entirely aged and outdated. So this week we worked together on getting a new site and images live on the web. Lee worked hard sorting and selecting […]

How about Recycled Sweaters?

Not too shabby, eh. Check it out. Danette made pillows and Ellie pants out of Recycled Sweaters. What a killer idea. And she busted these things out in like two hours during a lazy, winter-rainy Friday afternoon. This is about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen…

In The Name of Love..

..Let Freedom Ring.

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

Awaiting the Next Storm Ride

Patiently. Two years in a row now we have missed two huge Decembers at Alta. But such is life. We sacrificed killer storm rides and deep days so that my family back in NY could get to know Ellie better. It’s tough being so far away from them, but considering D’s from Cache Valley and […]

First Pow Day Lap at Alta

I’ve often tried to communicate to friends and family what it’s like to wait in line, get on the chair, cross the High Traverse, then ski High Boy non-stop for first lap on a deep morning at Alta.

There is nothing like it, and I for one feel incredibly privileged to have been able to […]