March 6, 2016 Information Underload Current Conditions

Information Underload

As we progress through what must our driest wet winter ever (or is it the wettest dry winter?), I have really been struggling to piece together what has happened, will happen, and even is happening out there (more...)...

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February 17, 2016 SIA 2016: Skis Gear

SIA 2016: Skis

On to Skis…Rossignol’s Soul 7 (in fact, the entire 7 line) sees its first major upgrade with the Fall 2016 debut of the Soul 7 HD (more...)...

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February 14, 2016 SIA 2016: Touring Boots Gear

SIA 2016: Touring Boots

For Backcountry folks, we have some auspicious boot news from this year’s SIA Snow Show: two very interesting new tech-compatible touring models (more...)...

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January 23, 2016 Hips Over Tips? Tips & Technique

Hips Over Tips?

Back from a quick gear tuneup trip to MM, which means it’s time once again to resume my never-ending quest to deconstruct steep skiing technique (more...)...

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January 20, 2016 Return To Baldy Video

Return To Baldy

Apparently I had blocked the memory of just how hard it is to tour in the San Gabriel Mountains. No longer. Dave, Al, and I returned to The Devil’s Backbone (more...)...

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January 2, 2016 Snowbowl Gets A Lift Skiing

Snowbowl Gets A Lift

A new chairlift, that is. I would tell you its name, but the Snowbowl’s website is currently down, so the new lift will have to remain at least temporarily nameless (more...)...

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When there is snow, SierraDescents is Andy Lewicky's California backcountry skiing and mountaineering website. Without snow, sierradescents becomes an ill-tempered hiking and climbing blog.

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