How North American ski mountaineering racers compare against the World’s fastest?

Fast Euros charging hard at Pierra Menta 2006.

On December 5th, 2009 the Canadian racing season (and North American too) started with an event hosted at a ski resort near Golden, BC. One of the … [Read more...]

Which skis you want or would recommend to your friend, and why?

The 2010 Gear Guide published by Backcountry Magazine obviously contains ski reviews among other gear. By now everyone that bought this gear guide … [Read more...]

Questions and answers about G3 Onyx bindings with Melanie Bernier


Melanie Bernier is a G3 sponsored athlete for past couple of years and tests their equipment any time she is playing in the snow. She lives in … [Read more...]

Alpaca Peak, Coquihalla: snow conditions and touring with John Baldwin

Looking south towards Zupjok Pk. The clouds kept coming and going.

Yesterday, December 19th, the weather forecast predicted a break in the recent storm cycle on the South Coast and five of us headed to Coquihalla area … [Read more...]

Skin track photo contest: win Ortovox Grizzly snow shovel

We all shoot photos while touring but most of the time we just shoot without any real focus, and I don't mean the focus function on your camera. To … [Read more...]

New carbon ski boot: LaSportiva Stratos / Discussion about different carbon boots

With some plain luck, I found this YouTube video that introduces the new LaSportiva Stratos carbon ski boot. Before, there were only some images … [Read more...]

Interestingly strange contest: Win 7-days of heli assisted ski touring with Greg Hill

Many of you probably know Greg Hill or at least his name. He is often being referred to as "The Million Feet Man" for touring one million feet in one … [Read more...]

Rogers Pass: Significant changes to Winter Permit System

Skinning up inside Cheops restricted area.

Since the end of the last season the System underwent significant changes that were introduced to public at the beginning of this one. Anyone that … [Read more...]

Tiki Torch Dash 2009: fun and chill under the stars

Two fastest girls of Canadian skimo racing: Melanie Bernier and Julie Matteau.

Melanie Bernier delivered a performance of the night while Montana boys won a relay as the North American skimo racing season went under way. On … [Read more...]