Issue 35

Telemark and Backcountry Festivals—No Sliding Fad

Telemark and Backcountry Festivals—No Sliding Fad

Mobs Raising Heel By Pete Gauvin /Photo by Martin Sundberg Everything that’s old is new again. The telemark turn, the first technique relied on to change course while careening down a hill on a pair of wooden planks, has come a long way since Norwegian Sondre Nordheim...
New Backcountry Skis Restyle Ancient Nordic Discipline

New Backcountry Skis Restyle Ancient Nordic Discipline

By Seth Lightcap / Photo by Chris Cox Light & Fast in the Great Ungroomed Cross-Country (kros’ kun’tre) Abbr. XC or X-C, adj. Moving or directed across open country rather than following tracks, roads, or runs. Somewhere in the last 50 years of ski history the...
Five Great Winter Hikes in Big Sur

Five Great Winter Hikes in Big Sur

By Meade Fischer • Photos by Bob Burd Most people have put away their hiking boots by this time of year and will forget about them until fair weather returns. But for those willing to put slick sole to muddy trail year-round, the area around the Ventana Wilderness in...
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