Tag Archives: backcountry ski

Walking the Planks

It’s been a long time since I was on skis; 18 months to be precise.  Last winter I spent all my free time (and more) running my way into some semblance of fitness for Bighorn.  No, the last time I … Continue reading

Posted in skiing, solo, winter | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Knee-deep in the Eldora Backcountry

After the madness of the Holiday Season, several months of frantically trying (unsuccessfully) to finish a huge paper, several weeks of (successful) intensive trail running, and a several days of prep work for teaching this semester, it was definitely time … Continue reading

Posted in skiing, winter | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too Soon

Happy Solstice, everyone!  Spurred by a need for some skiing on the first day of winter and buoyed by reports of “loads of snow in the mountains”, I went up to Glacier Gorge to see for myself. Long story short, … Continue reading

Posted in solo, winter | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shot to the Heart (Lake)

Once again I was inflicting an exam upon my students for no other reason than it gave me a chance to go skiing the day before.  Heartless bastard that I am, Heart Lake was the obvious choice: reliable snow, a … Continue reading

Posted in exploration, skiing, solo, winter | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Skiing Glacier Gorge

I had a much-needed ski up Glacier Gorge yesterday. I’ve been up there many times, but never on skis. The cutoff was well-trodden and even the trail up to Mills had seen quite a lot of traffic. Despite the banner … Continue reading

Posted in skiing, solo, winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goldilocks Skis Backcountry

A Tale of Two Ski Trips December 27 & 30, 2009 It was the snowiest of times, it was the coldest of times… oh never mind! Last season, I caught the backcountry skiing bug and caught it bad. The main … Continue reading

Posted in skiing, solo, winter | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment