Back to school…Part 2

  Now that we’ve done a brief overview of my experience and learned the place to gain avalanche education in the Sierra’s is Tahoe Mountain School (TMS), let’s take a closer look at what was learned. Before we get into it, I have to say in no way is what I’m about to tell you […]

Panorama – The Resort you should know!

When deciding where to go on a skiing or snowboarding trip it’s typically based on facts. Figures like annual snowfall or total acreage are important, but the features that can’t be based on a number are what makes a place extraordinary. If you are looking for such a one-of-a-kind experience then there is a resort […]

Back to school…

The mountain classroom If you didn’t notice the Sierras haven’t been graced with snow this year. Regardless, I can’t get it off my mind. This being the case I decided to do something I’ve needed to do for a long time. How long? Four or five years to be exact. I finally enrolled to get […]

Lake Louise – A jewel on the crown of Banff National Park

Trailhead Café – Breakfast of Champions With the mind relaxed and boards prepped, it was time to hit the famous slopes of Lake Louise. First, we had to fuel up our bodies. We had to grab a quick bite to eat before heading over to the mountain. The locals pointed us to the perfect spot…the […]

Banff – A ski-town for everyone

A great place to rest and relax Waking up refreshed and excited for the new day, I immediately checked out the snow report to see how Lake Louise was doing. No new snow and none in the forecast. Since there was no powder to be had, it was time to pamper ourselves. We headed to the famous […]

The Powder Highway???

Our time in Whitefish, MT came to an end. The last few days there, we had been busy trying to plan our next move. After studying many forecast models the snow report for the Powder Highway was dismal. They received a foot of fresh snow, followed by an intense warm-up with rain in the forecast. […]


Nacht spek…what? Okay for those of you who are not familiar, Nachtspektakel (pronounced knocked-shpeck-tockle) or “Night Spectacular” in English, is a common European event that combines skiing, drinking, eating and being merry with like-minded individuals during the cover of darkness. How this works is you get a group together and skin to the top of […]