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Carson Pass BC 1/29

Friday, January 30th, 2009

After a mostly dry January, a late month storm brought some much needed snow to the Tahoe area. Below are a few pictures from the Carson Pass area backcountry from January 29th. The snow was pretty variable and wind affected, but we managed to find a few shots of nice boot deep powder in areas protected from both the sun and wind. For gear on this trip, I used the Black Diamond Verdict 180 with Fritschi Freeride Plus bindings and Ascension Custom Skins, as well as the Black Diamond Outlaw Avalung Pack and Carbon Fiber Poles. All of this gear performed flawlessly on this trip, but the Black Diamond Verdict Skis really stood out. They are light enough to tour and stiff enough to handle variable snow conditions with ease. They are one of the more versitile skis I have tried and are a perfect go-to backcountry ski for when you need a ski that can handle any conditions you may encounter.

Lake Tahoe Snowkite Series – Part 2

Monday, January 19th, 2009

This week we headed down to Grass Lake, which is about 15 minutes outside of South Lake Tahoe. We had light winds all day, but at least we had wind. The Ozone Manta 12m and the Frenzy 11m were easily the most used and most popular kites of the day. The lessons went great as you can see in the pics below and everybody had a blast. Thanks to all who came out and see you in Feb for the next one!

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Mark R. shows how to fly a trainer kite

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Check out those mittens!

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Chris gets the Manta going

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Ozone Frenzy 11m in flight!

New Ozone Video Explains the Differences in Snowkites

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Ozone Kites just came out wit this new video explaining the differences in their snowkite line. It is really informative and has some sick footage to boot! Check it:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0EOWpsLw0Y

Lake Tahoe Snowkite Series – Part I

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

We were up at Mt. Rose today for the first installment of the Lake Tahoe Snowkiting Series sponsored by Ozone Kites, Black Diamond, Icebreaker, and of course, Us! We had a great crew all stoked to get going on the snow. With light 8-13 knot winds from the north/northeast conditions were not epic, but perfect for learning. Join us on Jan 17th for the next round. Here are some pics from the day:

 

 

Lake Tahoe Snowkiting

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Lake Tahoe Snowkite Series

Lake Tahoe Snowkite Series

 

Lake Tahoe Snowkite Series

FREE Black Diamond Telemark & AT Demos Jan 4-8th 2009

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports has teamed up with Black Diamond to offer a full week of Free Demos of the entire line of Black Diamond Telemark and AT Boots, Skis, Poles and everything else you could want. If you have been on the fence about new boots or skis, this is your chance to check out the fatty Black Diamond Megawatt skis or the BD Method AT boots.

 

 

Free Black Diamond Demos

Free Black Diamond Demos
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