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Thread: Back Country Skiing

  1. #41
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    I get about 50-60 bc days depending on how long the spring pack lasts. And at least a hundred on the hill. It's a big part of my life.

  2. #42
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    4-5 years ago i did a done of sled access back country skiing. Nothing beats it. As my snowmobile skis progressed I retired the skiing.
    2012 Toyota

  3. #43
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    Jewl Glacier Mid-October.
    2000 Nissan D22 Last-Frontier-Build
    1974 Volkswagen Type 2
    2013 Fatback
    Expedition Portal Member #4318

    Past rigs:
    1985 BMW E28 euro M5 Summer
    1987 Volvo 240GL Winter

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  5. #45
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    OK, I know we are sort of cheating, but when it gets snowy here we put Mattracks onto the Defender and drive into the mountains behind our house. We try to take the kids out and look for powder once or twice a week when we are in town.
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    Ray Hyland
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    1993 D110 (Diesel), 1954 86" Station Wagon, 1954 86" Pickup, 2004 Ford Explorer
    1969 Suzuki AC100 Wolf, 2005 YZF250F, 1971 Carabela

  6. #46
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    2000 Nissan D22 Last-Frontier-Build
    1974 Volkswagen Type 2
    2013 Fatback
    Expedition Portal Member #4318

    Past rigs:
    1985 BMW E28 euro M5 Summer
    1987 Volvo 240GL Winter

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    My latest trip. camp.jpgview.jpg

  8. #48
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    Jun 2013
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    Telluride, CO
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    Default Telluride and Crested butte bc traveler

    alta lakes_010.jpgre size _013.jpgSo i learned in Crested Butte the hows and whats associated with splitboarding and avy safety, from a long time friend and avid bc splitter PJ matson..( my dude) and Mr pete sauers who has summited and skied many 14ers in the region. I was a gear tester providing review of split boards from all the companies with backcountry magazine.. photos and tests and great skiing with the huskies..Now im skiing lizard head wilderness, silverton(red mountain...w/ my local guide/ friend Cody who grew up in ouray),ophir, and the infamous BEAR CREEK off the telluride ski area.. I work and play with several other bc adventurers and pioneers around the region.. love to get out and get some freshies

  9. #49
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    I've never CC skied before but I will this year. I am a recovering athlete (read lazy) who is currently 6' 240 lbs. I have been researching the inter web looking for the "right" set up for my intended purpose- day trips and overnights, some Weekend BC trips, and most importantly towing my toddler in her chariot carrier. My CC skiing will take place in the PNW.

    Can you recommend a "buy once" type of kit?

  10. #50
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    eric,

    Are you interested in climbing with the intention of making turns on the way down, or are you just planning to tour? The equipment you need varies considerably depending on what your goals are.
    When Sparks Fly

    “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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