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Black Diamond Drift skis review

Rockered, early-rise tips of the Black Diamond Drift skis.

The Black Diamond Drift is the fattest ski in their Efficient Series of backcountry specific boards. At 100mm underfoot and only weighing 7 lbs 10 oz, this ski is specifically meant to be a backcountry powder magnet. I’ve skied on…

Backcountry skiing God’s Lawnmower

Mike DeBernardo dropping in on God's Lawnmower.

It is huge. It can be seen from Big Cottonwood Canyon road. Its very presence makes every skier driving to Solitude or Brighton look up and imagine skiing that line. It’s called God’s Lawnmower, and this enormous slide path on…

Kombi Outland glove review

Kombi Outland glove keeping fingers warm on the ski lift.

Kombi always reminds me of an old ad that appeared in ski magazines during my high school years in the 90’s. The image was from the viewpoint of someone riding a chairlift looking down at a lone glove laying in…

Backcountry skiing Lake Desolation

Skinning Across Lake Desolation. Skier: Eric Ghanem

Lake Desolation is surrounded by quality backcountry skiing, from south-facing open glades, to tree skiing on north and east aspects. The area draws all kinds of backcountry types – from weathered telemarkers out for a long tour, to modern twin-tippers…