Posts by: Nathaniel

Black Diamond 10/11 Ski Gear Preview – Drift Ski and Quadrant Boot

A couple weeks ago we got the chance to get our skiing with Brad, our Black Diamond rep up on Rubicon peak.  Of course this trip...

Osprey Hydraulics Series Preview and Review – Osprey Raptor 6

The new Osprey Hydraulics line of mountain biking, trail running, and multi-sport hydration packs is an all new category for the backpack...

VholdRs at Squaw, They’re Everywhere!

So I’ve been taking the VholdR Contour HD 1080p out to Squaw and experimenting with different mounts and settings.  There are tons...

Squaw Valley Powder Day

This week mother nature gave us a fairly warm storm that left very little snow at lake level but a foot or so of cream cheese above 8000...

Backcountry Magazine Hails Mammut Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver

In a field-test in this month’s Backcountry Magazine, Mammut’s Pulse Barryvox avalanche transceiver is deemed Editors’ Choice among...

Powder Tree Skiing with the VholdR ContourHD 1080P – 12.30.09

While we haven't had a big storm in a few weeks here in Tahoe, we have been getting a series of smaller storms that have kept the snow...

Deuter 09/10 Winter Packs Review – Freerider Pro 30 & Freerider Pro 28 SL

The new Freerider Pro 30 and Freerider Pro 28 SL are his and hers top of the line backcountry skiing and snowboarding packs. They combine...

Jakes Peak Pow 12.15.09

This past Tuesday I finally got out for a great day at Jakes Peak in the Tahoe Backcountry. The snow had stabilized and consolidated a bit...

Backcountry Skiing in Ward Canyon 12/9/09

After reading the advisories from the Sierra Avalanche Center from the last storm, we decided to give the snow a few days to settle and...

Game On! December Snow in Tahoe

Well this storm certainly didn’t disappoint. I woke up to at least two feet of light fluffy powder on my deck this morning and it...