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Alta 75th Anniversary Ale

This season officially marks 75 years of skiing at Alta! Of course before the ski area opened there were a select few “ultra humans” accessing Alta’s terrain via Park City & Big Cottonwood Canyon…including Alf Engen (Alan Engen interview by Johnny B), who was hired by the Forest Service in 1935 to determine the [...]

Handmade Skis! (in U.S.A.) RAMP

For the past couple of winters I have been proud to be riding Garage Skis. Proud for one because my friend custom builds these out of his garage in the Salt Lake valley. But I was also proud to be on skis that were handmade in the USA, rather than built by machine in [...]

Bamboo Soul Poles

Heard of Soul Poles? The company has been around for over a year, but not yet two. In that short amount of time they have made TONS of progress spreading the word…

No snow. No ski. That’s the simple fact of global warming and the grim predictions of disappearing alpine snow. And [...]

Generation Alta

Here is a good one from Salomon Freeski TV. It’s about five minutes long, featuring some LCC local shredders who have been Alta pass holders since they were very small children. Fluid, natural, powder skiing…worth a watch.

Early Season Ski Deals -2011

From time to time I have been known to share killer ski deals from ski shops. This is one of those times. With the Thanksgiving weekend underway, outdoor stores from around the web are offering plenty of opps to save. I am not going to put the ads in your face here, but [...]

Jamie Pierre

I did not know Jamie, but I felt compelled to post about him. Our LCC paths crossed here and there but now, based on some of the things I have read over the last few days, I wish I had the opportunity to know him better.

A down to earth guy who valued [...]

One for the Road

Teton Gravity Research premiered their new film, “One for the Road,” last Saturday in Jackson, WY. Here is the play-by-play. I went to a premier up in Jackson once before, but considering it was almost a decade ago I couldn’t tell you which of their films it was that I saw. That was a [...]

Garage Skis

I keep saying that one of these years I am going to come out of ski bum retirement, and get back to more LCC powder. Keep in mind 8″ of low density snow at Alta after a dry spell is “dust on crust”. I am talking about plentiful deep or storm ride days……..

At [...]

Just another day..

Here is some cool Sage POV of a random lap at the bird early 2010…he’s following Matt C.

http://www.vimeo.com/17541778

Desert Spine Skiing

Last year there was an exceptional winter snowpak throughout southern Utah. They were getting pounded with storm after storm while we all drooled over their fortunes up north in the Wasatch. This is a killer piece documenting some incredibly rare, desert spine skiing in Southern Utah. Great story, great footage, great music. Nice work Provo [...]