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Equestrian Skijoring

You thought Skijoring was for the dogs? Think again. Skijoring was coined in the 1920's by the Norwegians to mean "ski drive" and is the action of being pulled over snow on skis by a dog, horse, or motor vehicle. Check out this video and get the details for a skijoring demo in the Methow.
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Backcountry Film Festival - Year 11

Winter approaches and, along with it, a local event, now in its 11th year, that helps local skiers and snowshoers get primed for the months ahead -- the Backcountry Film Fest. The Backcountry Film Festival receives submissions from filmmakers all over the world and highlights the best of the backcountry experience.

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes

This book ($25) is both a bargain and a goldmine for backcountry skiers looking for the best beta on many of Washington’s best lines. Some 25 of the book’s 81 ascents are here in North Central Washington-- which gets our geographic relevance to the state's best skiing right. The route information is also top notch ... but be aware that we have a confession to make.
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Backcountry Skis for 2015

People who think that testing ski equipment is an easy, posh job know nothing.  Testing this gear is brutal work. Andy Dappen reveals the impossibility of the task set before him at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City as he tried to evaluate this year's AT skis.

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Backcountry Skis for 2015

People who think that testing ski equipment is an easy, posh job know nothing.  Testing this gear is brutal work. Andy Dappen reveals the impossibility of the task set before him at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City as he tried to evaluate this year's AT skis.

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A Chair Encounter

This story of a chance encounter on a chairlift gives insight into health and happiness (but not wealth). The encounter actually occurred at Solitude (Utah), but could have happened at any ski area, including Loup Loup or Mission Ridge.
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Ski Deals for the 2013-14 Season


Most ski areas around the region offer the best deals early in the season. How early? Here's what local penny pinchers will want to know about when to buy-in.
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Prepping for Ski Season - 2013 Edition

Adam Vognild and Cathy Covey, co-owners of the Inner Circle Gym, presented this information to a Backcountry Skiing class a few winters ago. Those of us who did their workout had our legs turned into boneless chicken. It hurt, but made us realize how much more we'd enjoy skiing if we trained properly before the ski season.

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Reynolds South Peak - At Last

As a resident of Chelan, Coron has spent most of his life stomping around the Chelan-Sawtooth wilderness; yet after many failed attempts, he had yet to stand atop the south summit of Reynolds Peak, the third highest peak in the wilderness. Recently he struck off for that elusive goal again.

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A Sawtooth Traverse

Coron Polley, Tom Janisch, and Adam Vognild recently made a 3-day tour through the Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness. The views and turns were so good we wouldn't have blamed them if they'd missed the boat back from Stehekin.