Reflecting on a Strangely Good Ski Season in the Sierra

In my happy pow place on the West Shore Photo: Ryan Salm

Check out the new issue of Ski and Ride 21′-22′ from the Tahoe Quarterly. I look forward to this issue each Fall as it’s a prime stoker for the Winter season that lies ahead. As usual, there are some beautiful photos in this issue, and some articulate editorials pieces as well. My piece in this… Continue reading Reflecting on a Strangely Good Ski Season in the Sierra

EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF SKIING HALF A WORLD AWAY

A TRIP TO THE SNOWY ALTAI RANGE IN NORTHERN CHINA IS HIGHLIGHTED BY ANCIENT SKIING CUSTOMS PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS Urumqi, China.¬†Ever heard of it? The city boasts a population of more than 3.5 million, yet I had never heard of it until landing there in late January 2020. Its airport serves Altay, an even… Continue reading EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF SKIING HALF A WORLD AWAY

A Season to Remember

Standing atop a random line on Tahoe's East Shore last winter, I had looked at this line for years, but never really seen it rideable. Last season was different. Things filled in around Tahoe that hadn't been skiable for decades. It was definitely a season to remember. Photo: Ryan Salm

The new Ski and Ride issue of the Tahoe Quarterly is out, and the issue is packed with crisp photography and several worthy stories that will get you fired up for winter. I am happy to have made several contributions to the issue in the Deep Thoughts photo gallery, Backcountry Basics piece, and the feature… Continue reading A Season to Remember

November Ski Media in Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal, Powder Magazine, Tahoe Quarterly and Independent Skier Magazine

As I write this Tahoe is getting slammed with its first real storm of the 2015′-2016′ ski season. After four years of drought conditions it’s a welcome sight for sore eyes! On that note, check out the first issue of Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal for this season. My article on skiing in the Sierra over… Continue reading November Ski Media in Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal, Powder Magazine, Tahoe Quarterly and Independent Skier Magazine