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Code White

My new skis are German-made Völkls, the Völkl Code Speedwall S. I leaned them against a wall downstairs and admired their sleek shape, felt their supple flex – every time I walked by, day or night – before I took them out for a ride. 734 more words

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Hot Buttered Corn Snow

Powderhorn’s closing day on Easter Sunday delivered perfect corn. Corn snow, that is. 732 more words

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Slow Lift Movement

People bitch about old, slow chairlifts, but they have their up-sides.

Alta’s Alf Engen used to say he preferred the crowd hanging up in the air, rather than descending the slopes en masse. 823 more words

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X (Rated)

I had three reasons for going over to Aspen last Friday during the XGames. One was to meet up with skiing friends who have known each other since childhood and tell the most amazing tales on chairlift rides. 836 more words

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Early Season IQ Test

OK, kids. It’s that time of year again when the skiing juices start to flow – even if the sky has yet to loose the white stuff. 781 more words

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Messing With Ski Shapes, Part Two

The battle continues over new ski shapes dictated for 2013 by the International Ski Federation.

The debate blows hot on the slopes and in the blogosphere. 907 more words

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Turning Back the Skiing Clock

My mother says she doesn’t always “get” the things I write about skiing. Full disclosure, Mom: Look out! This one’s about sidecut and turn radius, and what some World Cup skiers – most notably outspoken Americans Ted Ligety and Bode Miller – see as an attempt to send ski racing back to the Hickory Age. 862 more words

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