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Category Archives: Snow Sports

The Incredible Life of Hilaree Nelson

At 10:40 A.M. on Monday, September 26, renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson summited 26,781-foot Manaslu with her climbing—and life—partner Jim Morrison. They stepped into their skis and began their descent, and shortly after, Nelson was knocked off her feet by a small avalanche. She fell 5,000 feet down the south slope of the Nepalese mountain, […]

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If You Ski the East, This is the Type of Ski You Need Underfoot

There’s no beating around the bush: the snow out East is hard. Not for nothing do we know it as the “Ice Coast,” and locals will confirm that bulletproof literally means ice so firm a bullet would ricochet off of it. The East sees microclimates, lake-effect snowstorms, and Nor’easters that produce copious amounts of snow. […]

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Why Does the Catholic Church Oppose Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon Gondola?

We don’t often hear about the intersection between skiing and religion, so when the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City came out in opposition to the proposed Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola, we were curious. The Backstory: Little Cottonwood Canyon Gondola Controversy Reignites With DOT Recommendation Last week the Diocese, which is the hub for the […]

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Utah Wants to Build the World’s Longest Gondola

This week the Utah Department of Transportation took a step toward its goal of reducing congestion on State Route 210, which provides Salt Lake City residents access to both Alta and Snowbird resorts via Little Cottonwood Canyon. UDOT’s solution: The world’s longest gondola.  The proposed gondola will sit at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon […]

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The Best New Ski Bindings of 2023

This article was first published by SkiMag.com. Bindings aren’t the most exciting piece of ski gear, but they’re one of your most essential. With all the changes to ski boot technology in recent years—like the invention and proliferation of GripWalk soles and tech toe inserts—it’s never been more important to consider the bindings you’re clicking […]

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2023 Nordica Enforcer 104 Unlimited Review

This article was first published by SkiMag.com. The Scores (out of 10) Crud Performance: 7.5 Responsiveness: 7.5 Stability at Speed: 7.75 Flotation: 8 Playfulness: 7 Forgiveness: 6 Versatility: 7.75 Quickness: 6.75 The Specs Price: $800 Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186, 191 Dimensions: 134.5-104-123.5 Radius: 17.5 (179cm) Weight: 1,700g Level: Advanced, Expert In a Nutshell Pros: Stability […]

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2023 Vӧlkl Rise Above 88 W Review

This article was first published by SkiMag.com. The Scores (out of 10) Crud Performance: 7.6 Responsiveness: 9 Stability at Speed: 7 Flotation: 5 Playfulness: 7.2 Forgiveness: 6.8 Versatility: 7.4 Quickness: 8.6 The Specs Price: $700 Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 Dimensions: 130.6-88-111 Radius: 14 Weight: 1,187g (170cm) Level: Intermediate, Advanced In a Nutshell Pros: Quickness, […]

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2023 Dynastar E-Lite 8 Review

This article was first published by SkiMag.com. The Scores (out of 10) Overall Score: 7.11/10 Rank: #9 Hard-Snow Integrity: 7 Stability at Speed: 7.25 Carving: 7 Quickness: 8 Responsiveness: 7.75 Playfulness: 7.25 Forgiveness: 7.25 Crud Performance: 6.5 Versatility: 6.5 The Specs Price: $850 Lengths: 149, 158, 166 Dimensions: 124-75-109 Radius: 12 (158cm) Level: Novice to Advanced […]

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