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Alpenglow: fire on the mountain

Alpenglow: fire on the mountain Around sunrise and sunset, mountain peaks will sometimes glow red, orange, even purple, in a gorgeous display of alpine atmospherics. It's called alpenglow and it's one of my favorite parts of being in the high country, no matter the season. Alpenglow, from the word German alpenglühen for "Alp glow", refers specifically [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:02:03+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Weather|0 Comments

Face shot: powder nirvana and a staple of ski porn

What is a face shot? A face shot occurs when snow sprays a skier or snowboarder's face on a powder day. The snow must be deep and light enough (e.g., blower, Champagne Powder®) and the rider must have sufficient speed to elevate the snow to face level. SnowSlang's staff hard at work at Copper Mountain. Photo by/of [...]

By | 2016-12-27T20:10:25+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Saying, Skiing, Snow, Snowboarding|0 Comments

The 8 best ski apps for iPhone and Android

8 ski apps to track your alpine exploits With a few taps on your iPhone or Android device, ski apps allow you to track a wealth of data on your alpine adventures. I've become fond of using Trace Snow and Ski Tracks to record virtually every run. Another popular option for tracking skiing and snowboarding [...]

By | 2017-03-11T15:19:21+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Skiing, Snowboarding, Technology|2 Comments