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Storm Door


Storm door…

Whether you are in Alaska, Antarctica, or the Alps, it’s going to happen (often you’re even praying for it). The storm door opens, the snow begins to fly, the wind starts howling, and the avalanche danger goes thru the roof. If you’re a local, you can feel good about kicking back and waiting for the sun to come out and things to settle. If you have the time and the budget, you can hop on that train or plane and reset your location. For those who don’t have that option, it’s time to get creative.

Shasta Climb & Ski - Two for One!


Join us for a Mt. Shasta and Shastina ski adventure! For those ready to get after it we will attempt both peaks on the same (long) weekend!

The Ortler! Hut to hut ski touring in the Alps. March 19th - 26th 2016


The Ortler!
Hut to hut ski touring in the Alps with Rich Meyer & Dave Miller (IFMGA).
March 19th - 26th 2016

The last two trips in 2014 and 2015 were amazing! I'm going back for more! Join us! (International Alpine Guides) on a classic European hut trip!


Skiing the California Cascades - Shasta, Shastina, & Lassen


Skiing the California Cascade Volcanoes

My first memory of skiing Mt. Shasta was approx 20 years ago on a road trip to Whistler in June. There were clear skies, full moon, classic Northern California high pressure, and three of us attempting to “knock off Shasta in a day” on our way north. The climb was a junk show, and we didn’t get anywhere near the summit, but the corn skiing from Lake Helen down to the car was epic. (approx. 3500ft) Not because it was steep or “rad”, but because it was truly hero snow that just kept going and going. High speed effortless turns on a soft, smooth carpet. Memorable, to say the least.