Wildcat Creek Basin (BC), Canada – Bang! Crash! etc. plus bouncing around like a small skiff in tide rips. We tried to look out the nearby window and saw only a wall of white!!! Gradually I came awake and realized that wife Marilyn and I were ensconced on a 40″ wide bunk with 3″ of … Continue reading Mistaya Lodge Backcountry
When you’re skiing moguls, do you ever feel like you can only make 8 or 9 turns before you lose it? Sometimes the problem is right in your hands! Yes, I mean your poles. n Your feet can only move as fast as your hands. If the poles are not leading you down the hill, … Continue reading Pole Plants for Success
It started off like any Wednesday morning. I have my son overnight on Tuesday nights and bring him to school on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. Then I go skiing. We got a late start on Wednesday morning, so I just left my ski stuff at home with plans to return & pick it up, then … Continue reading Determination
Can skiers and snowboarders share a mountain without conflict or collisions? The answer is ‘Yes.” A little understanding of the nature of the other’s sport can help tremendously along with knowing a little “ski etiquette.” n A useful piece of “ski etiquette” has to do with “line.” A skier typically tracks a narrower line down … Continue reading How to Avoid Collisions With (Choose One: Skiers, Snowboarders)
Point 1. Edge your skis by rolling your ankles and knees as quickly as possible after you make the weight shift to your outside ski. Point 2. Keep pressure in the middle of the ski. If you push your knees forward too much the back of the ski will slide out. Point 3. Keep your … Continue reading How Do I Make Great Short Turns?
Mansonville (QC), Canada – In 1960, Canadian construction magnate Fred Korman had a vision to develop a ski resort on Owl’s Head, a shark tooth-shaped monadnock on the shores of Lac Memphremagog in Québec, a few short miles north of the Vermont border. He purchased and developed the land, and by 1965 two chairlifts carried … Continue reading Owl’s Head: An Intermediate Alternative
Teton Village, WY – Excitement. Anticipation. Anxiety. Fear. These are the overwhelming sensations that best describe my first encounter with the "Terror of the Tetons." Jackson Hole is, for the most part, a hardcore skier’s mountain that makes most of America’s ski areas seem lame by comparison. It is no coincidence that the most affluent … Continue reading Wanted: Skiers and Boarders, Dead or Alive