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December 16, 2017

Ed Note: published date is Dec. 15, but the actual skiing happened between the 9th and 13th.

Part 1: Bloody Couloir Blueballs

After finishing my masters thesis and successfully defending, I needed a little break from the city.  Dan was also finishing up a few tough weeks of work, and was persuasive enough to convince me (ok it didn't take mu...

December 6, 2017

Its too early to worry about avalanches right?  WRONG!  #dontbedumb

After my scathing comments in the last blog entry, about the guys who triggered the hourglass avalanche, you would think I'd know better.  Nope.  I guess that we are just as eager to ski as anyone, and can ultimately overlook the same warnings.

The day started...

November 23, 2017

We were blessed with snow this November.  Tahoe got lucky, and was slammed with an early season storm which plastered the high elevations with a cement-like layer.  A few feet of the deepest densest snow imaginable, with a bit of pow as the cherry on top.  The Nevada ski season went from zero to hero overnight, game off to game on, no shot...

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