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SLC Skier Hosts 24-Hour Clothing Drive to Benefit Frankenstorm Victims

SLC Skier Hosts 24-Hour Clothing Drive to Benefit Frankenstorm Victims

The recent natural atrocities along the East Coast seem far-removed to skiers living among mountains outsizing those of Appalachia. Perhaps the media’s sensationalization of the storm has lead some to view it as little more than another sitcom, far from their mountain-borne realities. But professional skier and model, Sierra Quitiquit, took it upon herself to engage the Salt Lake City ski community in recovery efforts for the Frankenstorm’s victims and rescuers.

Caution: If You Ski and Don’t Live in Utah, Enclosed Items May Upset You

Caution: If You Ski and Don’t Live in Utah, Enclosed Items May Upset You

The Wasatch got hit hard by last weekend’s storm. I was fortunate enough to ski, purposely missing the first day of storm snow (Saturday) to see what avalanche activity was reported. My first day (Sunday) was with Joe, Bekah, Matt, Lauran and Mark. We skinned around Solitude Resort and skied deeper snow than any day last season.(…)

My Favorites in Park City, Utah: Published in AFAR Magazine

My Favorites in Park City, Utah: Published in AFAR Magazine

AFAR Magazine, a wanderlust travel magazine with a Facebook fan base of 13,318 desk-jockey-travelers and an apparent ability to cover locales that I’ve visited, was kind enough to publish my “expertise” on Park City, Utah in the most recent issue of their magazine, creatively entitled “November/December 2012.” Hinting at my inability to ski inbounds and(…)

Preseason Training: 6 Ways to Survive the Fall, featured now on TGR!

Preseason Training: 6 Ways to Survive the Fall, featured now on TGR!

Before I enthrall you with stories from my last 4 days in Colombia, allow me to marginalize your (statistically) 7-second attention span to direct you towards my most  recent post on Teton Gravity Research’s website. It’s supposed to be one of those witty bullet-point lists that show up online this time of year, addressing the(…)

The Definition of Late Season (is vague)

The Definition of Late Season (is vague)

As chronologically confused about seasons as this year’s leaves are about when to change color, I went skiing at some point this summer. I wrote about it here: The Definition of Late Season. It was sweaty and freezing and raining and snowing and muddy and rocky. With Robin and Jay, I walked around until our skis(…)

Julian Carr’s Balls are in the Air

Julian Carr’s Balls are in the Air

As I huffed and puffed behind Julian Carr during a trail run last week, I wrote a story in my head. Thanks to Teton Gravity Research for posting the result on their website. Interview: Julian Carr’s Balls are in the Air In other news, I’ve added a “Published Writing” tab to this site’s menu. Feel free(…)