Snowkiting Skyline, Utah

I just got back from a quick trip to Utah that took Mike and I snowkiting for 2 and a half days at Skyline, Utah and then off to Outdoor...

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...

Mt. Rose Backcountry – Dawn Patrol Report 12/29/09

Headed up to the Mt. Rose Area this morning for an early dawn patrol run on Incline Lake Peak. Got about 3 inches at 6,000 feet last night...

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...

Tahoe Night Skiing and Headlamp Review

A couple of us, including our Black Diamond rep went out for a night ski near Mt. Rose a couple of nights ago. It was a beautiful night for...

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...