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Rogers Pass Video Peak

Rogers Pass Classics

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The trip in which all elements clicked and came together…

Rogers pass isn’t much of a secret anymore. There are guide books, maps and a social media roll so deep that you can scout any run you want by a simple search. Often times the information isn’t the challenge here, it is the weather. Factors encompass visibility, sometimes stability, and some times physical fitness. There are times when all of those things are in sync. When this happens your imagination is the only limiter and amazing things happen.
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Blowdown Pass

Early Season Report On The Duffey Lake Road

By | Duffey Lake Road, Trip Reports | 4 Comments

I have heard people speaking of powder depression in the last few weeks, and thinking that it is best to keep rolling with mountain biking and the other summer activities they are used to. It rained last week – wow a lot of rain – and if it had of been a little colder, we could have been looking at the Snowpocolypse of a few seasons ago. How fickle the weather is and our collective moods hang in the balance. Read More


Rogers Pass Backcountry Skiing Guide Book

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A lot has changed in a year for First came a very detailed google earth KML. Next was a smartphone geo-referenced map and guide book. This is the next level in guide books, in which we move away from plain text to fully interactive pieces that help adventurers pin point the goods with amazing accuracy. This does not come easy and it has taken Doug (owner and chief stoke master) years to acquire the routes, pictures, and also the knowledge to effectively deliver this exceptional package. Read More


The Annual Heliotrope Kickoff

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You know you are excited when you wake up a full three hours before your alarm is set to go off. With a fresh espresso in hand, I pour over the weather data and hope there will be enough snow to cover your skis from a dozen core shots. I learned my lesson last year after passing on a clear early season skiing opportunity. I didn’t get another chance for almost three weeks. Read More


Goal setting for the new ski season

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We all have dreams and aspirations for things we want to accomplish in life. There are seasons when you accomplish all of them, and some years none. It isn’t the success or failure we should examine when it comes to goal setting, rather the personal accomplishments and small victories we have claimed through the full season.
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