Two-thirds of a backcountry ski day is spent going uphill - here's a thoughtful piece about the art of the skin track.
To help make the uphill easier, this week I'm testing out Snow Shed, a spray-on solution that is meant to keep snow from piling up on top of my boards.
If you need inspiration to travel, here's a handy map of tourism slogans from around the world. Right now I'm getting ready for "Made in Italy", "Rendez vous en France", and "Get Natural". I'm deciding whether to add "#spainindetail" or "All time classic" to that trip.
I'll be in the Alps for April and I have a week free. If you're interested in skiing or climbing in France, Italy or Switzerland from 17-22 April, please contact me!
"We don’t ski because it is important. We ski because it is fun, and pleasure might be the only thing we take with us to the next world." Skiing is Not Important by Cody Downward
Over my workbench I have a ten year-old postcard print of a watercolor depicting an incredible rock tower over a classic Mexican village, and I never new where it was. Until this landed in my inbox last week. Time to start thinking about a week or two in Mexico next winter!
And not to brag, but this video from last week is what the skiing has been like at my home hill: