“A glacier fell out of the sky. Between January 4 and February 28, it snowed 409 inches on the patrol’s study plot at 9,000 feet. Double that number for the upper mountain, factor in wind loading, and some aspects received 80 feet of snow in 34 days.”
Scenes from the biggest winter in a generation, featuring Alta/Snowbird, Jackson, Whistler, Stowe, and Mammoth. Read more.
Richie Fredericks talks fast, a skill that helps him at his job driving up and down the Eastern seaboard and Mid-Atlantic states selling skis for Fischer. It’s hard to say, but he estimates that in his career—which includes stints at Atomic, more than 20 years at Elan, and 10 at Fischer—he’s sold around 60,000 pairs of skis.
On the road and selling skis with a 40-year veteran ski rep. More here.
Skiers search for many things. The perfect slice of pizza, a soul mate, or snowfields that aren’t yet marked with a track. But there is no greater search than for the perfect ski. Find yours in the September issue.
Big mountain skier Jackie Paaso spent years in a dark, depressed state. Through skiing, she found the light. Read more.
A small-town ski area with some of the best backcountry access in North America, California’s June Mountain remains uniquely itself. Read more.