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Equestrian Skijoring

So you thought Skijoring was for the dogs. Think again.
Skijoring was coined in the 1920's by the Norwegians to mean "ski drive." It is the action of being pulled over snow or ice on skis by a horse, dog or motor vehicle.

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One Resolution

Molly Steere, tells us the story of her New Year's resolution when her son was 16 months old. Giving us insight into what perceptions she would need to have raising her son, while being in nature.


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Foothills Man

I first met him on the north-facing slopes above Number Two Canyon Road. I was snowshoeing uphill through week-old snow—plodding. He was weaving parallel turns around sagebrush—gliding. When he saw me he stopped suddenly and watched. He seemed to be deciding how to how to confront this queer animal contaminating his ski run ...
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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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Rediscovering Skiing

Brian Holt writes, "In September I moved to Wenatchee. Growing up in South Carolina there wasn't much opportunity to go skiing, but every year my dad took the family skiing on the Martin Luther King weekend. This was something we all enjoyed and an activity bonding us. Unfortunately..."

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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. Twenty of the book’s 81 ascents are here in Central Washington-- which gets our geographic relevance to the state's best skiing right. The route information is also top notch. Be aware, however, 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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Warren Miller Film - 2014

I attended my first Warren Miller film in high school and the excitement that film generated was palpable. These films were doing that long before I ever saw one and they're still doing it now. Find out more about this year's film, which for many is the official launch of the ski season.

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El Sendero Backcountry Film Festival

The Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary with nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. This year the venue has changed so that the audio and the visuals for attendees will be much better.

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Skiers of Summer and Lessons in the Snow

Summer skiing with your kids can be great fun. It can also dish out frustrations aplenty. Here are lessons from kids and parents that might help families who ski together not to feud together.