Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Bike Trainer Companion

Where are my biking shorts? 
So you're spinning away on the bike trainer for the entire month of November trying to maintain some of your mountain biking muscle for the upcoming ski season and you need something to keep you from completely losing your shit like Jack Torrance.

Enter the Ski Channel.

Tsacmoc! Tsacmoc!
The boy that lives in my mouth (who also issues profanity laden posts on the Time for Tuckerman Ski Forums) brought to my attention the fact that Comcast offers this channel through its on-demand menu.  There are plenty of ski movies and ski related content to get you through the month of November and pumped for the winter ahead.

While you're there, check out "Intrepid Descent" featuring Tuckerman's Bowl, or the aptly named "Flakes" for some backcountry telemark knee bending.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

-Trip Report- Camel's Hump: The Hard Way (February 2008)

Does somebody smell burning gloves?

The stop sign sailed by us as the staccato thumping of the anti-lock brakes broke the silence.  The words "hang on guys" came out of my mouth so matter-of-factly that Gered and Brett wondered if I knew we were sliding out of control.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This Could End Badly

The Edge of Never is a ski movie out this Fall.  It follows the child of extreme skier Trevor Petersen who goes to ski a Chamonix run where his father died.

Child abuse or a tribe's epic journey to help a boy become a man?

You make the call.

Preview Here

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gear Review: G3 Onyx Binding

Despite a few minor flaws, the G3 Onyx has become my go-to backcountry binding.  My review is after the jump.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

-Trip Report- Killington: Skipping Purgatory (October 2010)

I feel like I've done something wrong.  For me,  Halloween is the official end of Fall and then there's a full month of misery (also known as November) before winter.

Put simply: I skied on October 16th.  Before Halloween. Before Thanksgiving.  Before Daylight Savings.  Something's wrong.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nor'Easter Alert!

The L's are Lining Up

The first winter storm of the 2010-2011 season appears to be on its way to the higher summits of New England, and its a Nor'Easter.

Monday, October 11, 2010

-Trip Report- South Baldface: Secret Stashes and Country Clubs (March 2008)

The snowfields on South Baldface
Should you keep a great backcountry spot secret, or should you tell the world about it? 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

When Your Opinion Is Not Yours to Give Anymore

Warren Miller recently lost in arbitration versus Warren Miller Entertainment.
According to the article :

"The arbitration award, issued October 6, reaffirms WME's exclusive rights to the name, personal endorsement, voice and likeness of Warren Miller -- rights that WME purchased from Mr. Miller in agreements dating back to the sale of his film company to WME in 1988."

So kids, it is very possible to sell (and thereby lose) the right to give your public endorsement of a product.

Friday, October 8, 2010

-Trip Report- Welch-Dickey: Combat Skiing (Jan. 2009)

Welch without the Dickey

Combat Skiing: (noun) survival skiing in tight glades, often involving near death collisions with rocks, trees and Sasquatch.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rocket Tent: When You Think It's Going to be a Long Long Hike....

A 2-person tent that weighs less than your ski bindings?
Somehow, I think that when you wake up you'll feel like one of those roast beef grinders that has been sitting in the store cooler all day. Mmmmoiiist.