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Avalanche ABCs for Snowshoers

An older post, but a good one to share. Let's get back to the basics for those peeps who don't have a lot of familiarity with snow. Learn the details about snow so you don't find yourself swimming in it.


 
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Valhalla and More

Cathy and Drew Gaylord started backcountry skiing this year. About a tour to Lake Valhalla and Mt. McCausland, Drew writes, "Before getting into this, we had wondered if all the climbing for just one run would be worth it. We got an answer... the run we had Saturday was far better than a whole day of lift skiing."

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The College of Skiing -- East vs. West

Two years ago, I was forced to abandon my non-committal attitude about the future and consider colleges. After weeks of perusing college guides, I narrowed down the list of possibilities based on a few factors that were non-negotiable: I wanted a small school with a curriculum that was academically rigorous, a small town, an international outlook…and I needed to be able to ski.
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Drowning In Snow

Every winter a number of  Washington skiers and snowboarders who are enjoying our deep backcountry and off-piste snows, fall head-first into tree wells. A skier or snowboarder who ends up in this position can ‘drown’ as quickly as a person who has a cement block tied to his feet and is thrown into a river. Here's what you should know.

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