Tag Archives: backcountry

“Telemark” is Norwegian for “I Can’t Afford Real Skis”

“Free your heel and your mind will follow,” is what the telemarkers say.  Actually, they have many pithy sayings including “Randonee is French for ‘I can’t tele.‘”. The backcountry skiing bug has bitten me a lot more gradually than most … Continue reading

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Good Friday

I’ve never quite groked why the anniversary of the ritual execution of your messiah should be called “Good Friday” but there are many things I don’t understand.  What I do know is that full day in ski boots definitely falls … Continue reading

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