Skiing – Walk On Mountain http://walkonmountain.com/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:08:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://walkonmountain.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/favicon-5-120x120.png Skiing – Walk On Mountain http://walkonmountain.com/ 32 32 Modern Japanese house near some of Asia’s best ski areas https://walkonmountain.com/modern-japanese-house-near-some-of-asias-best-ski-areas/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:08:00 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/modern-japanese-house-near-some-of-asias-best-ski-areas/ List of the day Location: City of Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan Price: ¥350,000,000 ($2.44 million This contemporary Japanese wooden house Niseko blends into a secluded birch and pine forest while being minutes from some of the best ski areas in Japan and all of Asia. “Niseko is Asia’s premier ski destination, known for its powder skiing […]]]>


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Location: City of Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Price: ¥350,000,000 ($2.44 million

This contemporary Japanese wooden house Niseko blends into a secluded birch and pine forest while being minutes from some of the best ski areas in Japan and all of Asia.

“Niseko is Asia’s premier ski destination, known for its powder skiing and high-end real estate market, and hugely popular among seasoned winter sports enthusiasts around the world,” said listing agent Paul Butkovich. , of H2 Christie’s International Real Estate.

“Niseko is known for what we call Champagne powder snow, light fluffy snow that is just magical,” he said. “Once you experience Niseko powder, you’ll be hard pressed to ski anywhere else.”

The house, known as Yukihyo, is “almost smack in the middle of the entire Niseko Ski Resort, which is made up of five separate resorts”, he said. Two of the stations are less than five minutes away by car.

The two-storey wooden house was built in 2019 by the current owner.

Paul Malandain and Aaron Jamieson

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The two-story wooden house was built in 2019 by the current owner, who named it Yukihyo, which means snow leopard in Japanese, Butkovich said.

It has an open floor plan, with the living and dining areas and a modern kitchen downstairs and with 180 degrees of floor-to-ceiling glass, he said. “You’ll feel like you’re in an iMax theater with the view of nature projected all around you.”

Other architectural and design details include vaulted ceilings, semi-covered wraparound deck, oak hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows for added warmth, exterior Hokkaido cedar louvers and a tiled entrance.

“Our favorite feature of the property is the louvered design at the rear which stands out architecturally,” Butkovich said.

The second floor contains master two-bedroom suites at either end of the house, he said. “The property has been designed for two families to enjoy a ski vacation together,” the agent said.

The south-facing suite overlooks the agricultural fields surrounding the property and offers views of a distant mountain range, he said.

The south-facing master bedroom overlooks the agricultural fields surrounding the property and offers views of a distant mountain range.

Paul Malandain and Aaron Jamieson


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The 3,220 square foot home features five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bathroom. It is situated on a 0.49 acre lot.

Approvals

Amenities include a one-car garage, wood-burning fireplace, three balconies, heated driveway, media room, dry room for ski storage, and deep Japanese soaking tub.

Neighborhood ratings

The neighborhood near this property is a “mix of long-term residents and newer vacation homes,” Butkovich said.

“Apart from skiing, there are restaurants and food outlets within a short drive of the property,” he said. It is a five-minute drive from Niseko town and a 20-minute drive from Kutchan, a “popular nearby township”.

After: Two sumptuous branded residences in Japan will be auctioned

Agent: Paul Butkovich, Director of Real Estate Sales, H2 Christie’s International Real Estate

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Inside our unique holiday activity – skiing with a sea eagle in Morzine https://walkonmountain.com/inside-our-unique-holiday-activity-skiing-with-a-sea-eagle-in-morzine/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 18:40:26 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/inside-our-unique-holiday-activity-skiing-with-a-sea-eagle-in-morzine/ NOW, here’s a vacation activity that’s really ready to take off: skiing with an EAGLE. The once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered in the French Alpine resort of Morzine, where a local conservationist aims to reintroduce the magnificent predators – which have a wingspan of over 6ft – into the skies. 3 The Scottish Matt was able […]]]>

NOW, here’s a vacation activity that’s really ready to take off: skiing with an EAGLE.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered in the French Alpine resort of Morzine, where a local conservationist aims to reintroduce the magnificent predators – which have a wingspan of over 6ft – into the skies.

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The Scottish Matt was able to ski with Fletcher the eagle and his master Jacques-Olivier Traver.
The sun sets over our picturesque Morzine in the French Alps.

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The sun sets over our picturesque Morzine in the French Alps.
Matt also snowshoeed on a frozen lake after a shinrin yoku - also known as forest bathing.

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Matt also snowshoeed on a frozen lake after a shinrin yoku – also known as forest bathing.

And unlike the brave, but ultimately hopeless, 80s English ski jumper Eddie the Eagle – Fletcher the Eagle is the real deal.

The 12-year-old white-tailed eagle took the drag lift to the top of the piste while patiently sitting with his handler Jacques-Olivier Travers. We then raced down the slope as Fletcher dove and hovered majestically above us before landing gracefully on his owner’s arm.

It was truly a privilege to see this beautiful bird in action, returning to the Alps where it was hunted to extinction over 150 years ago.

I had an even closer and more personal experience when Fletcher was encouraged to land on my own arm – protected by a tough leather falconry glove – with the help of a tasty treat.

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For such a large animal, it was surprisingly light, weighing only 4 kg thanks to those avian bones.

Afterwards, Jacques-Olivier revealed how the eagles are making a comeback in France with a little help from Scotland.

This was after they came into contact with naturalist Roy Dennis who helped reintroduce the giant birds to the west coast of Scotland in the 1970s – it is now estimated that there are 150 breeding pairs in the country.

Jacques-Olivier said: “I am often in contact with Roy, who gave me so much advice because he reintroduced something like 200 birds.

“His success and experience from Scotland, including GPS tagging, will help here in France. We hope this will help increase the success rate when we release the eagles into the wild here.”

We were at the recently renovated family hotel Névé. It was a bit of a hike from the main lifts, but well worth it thanks to its relaxing spa – great for soaking those old bones after a day on the slopes.

The buffet breakfasts were delicious, the staff super friendly, and the ultra stylish rooms had balconies, giving you a perfect view of Mount Nyon eclipsing the city.

Being in the heart of the Alps, there were more restaurants than you could shake a wand with.


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The first night we dined in a boutique hotel called The Farmhouse – one of the oldest buildings in Morzine – where the set menu and simple choice of red or white wine took away the dilemma of trying to negotiate a menu .

The following evening we dined at La Chamade, a bit more formal, specializing in tapas and wood-fired pizzas, as well as having an excellent wine list. But the liveliest vibe was undoubtedly the Bec Jaune Gastropub, which uses only local, organic ingredients.

Their braised prime rib with carrot, kale and hazelnut was perfectly washed down with a few brilliant beers from his on-site microbrewery.

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Of course, we weren’t just there to eat and drink, that’s a shame, but also to ski. Being in Morzine gives you access to the entire Portes du Soleil ski area.

And what an area – it’s vast, with 208 lifts on 600km of pistes, connecting 12 resorts and even allowing you to ski across the border into Switzerland.

Being thousands of feet in the Alps too, the skies were blue and the sun blazing, giving this Scotsman his first ray of sunshine after several cold, dark and stormy winter months back home.

IDYLLIC

And just like in Morzine town centre, there were also some wonderful mountain restaurants to choose from.

We stopped for a long lunch at La Cremaillère in Lindarets where we were able to enjoy their large open terrace and menus filled with their specialty – local mushrooms.

It was idyllic and a real highlight of the trip, sitting in the rustic restaurant in the hot sun as the skiers zoomed by.

Even though I thought I had nothing left in my legs, in the evening we had an experience on snowshoes as we went hiking in the mountains at dusk with our guide Hervé.

It offered a serene calm after a day of hurtling down the ski slopes, as Hervé chatted about the local wildlife before stopping us for hot van – mulled red wine – and the local sausage, saucisson.

LIGHT

Our guide then gave us a lesson in the night sky, pointing the planets and consulting with a powerful laser, ending a great evening with his unique light show.

But if the legs aren’t ready for hurtling down slopes or climbing snowy trails, you can always try the ancient Japanese art of forest bathing, known as shinrin yoku.

There are sessions led here by Simone Simpson – a bundle of energy from Wales – who is known locally as the ‘wife sitter’ as many women choose to join her meditation services while their husbands run down the tracks.

To be honest, I didn’t expect to get much out of this activity, as I’ve never been very attached to trees.

GETTING THERE

HOW TO GET THERE: EasyJet flies from Edinburgh to Geneva throughout the ski season. See easyjet.com

STAYING: The 3* Hôtel Névé is friendly, comfortable and stylish. Double from €170, breakfast included. See neve.cool

MORE INFO: A six-day ski pass costs £250 per adult for the Portes du Soleil region. Ski with an eagle then have lunch at the same place at the Pointe de Nyon restaurant on the slopes. The price is £65 per person. See lesaiglesduleman.com

Ski with an eagle then have lunch at the same place at the Pointe de Nyon restaurant on the slopes. The price is £65 per person. See lesaiglesduleman.com.

For forest bathing with Simone Simpson see Magicalsnowtreks.com and for snowshoeing with Hervé see morzine-avoriaz.com/morzine/snowshoeing

But, after just 15 minutes of silent contemplation beside an ice-covered river, my eyes were streaming with tears about my recently deceased mother.

We finished with a delicious cup of nettle tea and all was well with the world again. I had come to ski, but I left in spirits higher than an eagle.

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RMISA finalizes the 2023 ski program https://walkonmountain.com/rmisa-finalizes-the-2023-ski-program/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:46:30 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/rmisa-finalizes-the-2023-ski-program/ History links BOULDER, Col. – The University of Utah Ski Team officially received its 2023 collegiate schedule on Thursday, as the RMISA finalized the culminating slate with conference championships in Alaska Anchorage and St. Lawrence hosting the 2023 NCAA Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Winners of the last three […]]]>

BOULDER, Col. – The University of Utah Ski Team officially received its 2023 collegiate schedule on Thursday, as the RMISA finalized the culminating slate with conference championships in Alaska Anchorage and St. Lawrence hosting the 2023 NCAA Championships in Lake Placid, New York.

Winners of the last three completed NCAA championships and 15 all-time titles, Utah will start the new season in Houghton, Michigan, as Michigan Tech hosts a pair of Nordic qualifying races as part of the US National Championships. The freestyle races take place on January 2 and the classic sprints follow on January 4 at Tech Trails. The Nordic teams continue competition at the Montana State Invitational on January 13-14.

The alpine season kicks off January 26-27 with Westminster hosting an alpine-only meet at Snowbird Ski Resort. It will be two days of slalom, before the teams travel to Bozeman, Montana, and complete the MSU Invitational with two days of giant slalom races (January 30-31).

February kicks off with the Spencer James Nelson Memorial Colorado Invitational. The Nordic half of the competition will take place February 3-4 at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with giant slalom races February 9-10 at Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland, Colorado.

The last day of the CU Invitational also coincides with the start of the Denver Invitational, whose Nordic competition is scheduled for February 10-11 at Maloit Park in Minturn, Colorado. Two days of slalom are planned at the Loveland ski area on February 11 and 12 to conclude the competition.

Attention then turns north for the remainder of February, with Alaska Anchorage hosting its invite along with the RMISA Championships. The UAA is hosting Nordic events Feb. 20 and 21 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, followed by a giant slalom (February 21) and slalom (February 23) at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska.

The RMISA Championships will begin on February 22 at Alyeska Resort with a giant slalom. The freestyle and slalom competitions will take place on February 24 and the RMISA championships will end on February 25 with classic races. Freestyle Skiing and Classic Nordic Skiing Days will be held at Government Peak Recreation Area in Palmer, Alaska.

From there, head to Lake Placid for the NCAA Championships, March 8-11. The alpine portion of the championship competition (March 8 and 10) is scheduled for Whiteface Mountain and the Nordic races (March 9 and 11) will take place at the Olympic Sports Complex.

Utah is coming off another banner year in 2022. As host of the NCAA Championships, the Utes have led the competition from end to end, earning 14 All-America accolades and as many podium finishes in alpine races and Nordic. Novie McCabe (5k classic) and Sophie Laukli (15k freestyle) have each claimed individual NCAA titles. It capped a season in which 13 current and former Utah Ski Team student-athletes were named Olympians.

RMISA membership grew to 10 schools this summer, with Nevada reinstating men’s and women’s downhill skiing. Every NCAA championship since 2013 has been won by an RMISA program, including four for Utah in that schedule (2017, ’19, ’21, ’22).

Follow the Utes on social media (@utahskiteam).

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Best helmets for cycling, skiing, hockey, etc. https://walkonmountain.com/best-helmets-for-cycling-skiing-hockey-etc/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 01:57:47 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/best-helmets-for-cycling-skiing-hockey-etc/ Helmets absorb energy and slow down your head movements, minimizing the impact on your brain. In other words, they save lives and reduce the risk of serious injury. Most helmets, however, are sport specific and not all are created equal. Look for one that is safety certified and offers some protection against rotation. If a […]]]> ]]> Despite their close bond, Tiger Woods broke up with skiing legend Lindsey Vonn for one major reason https://walkonmountain.com/despite-their-close-bond-tiger-woods-broke-up-with-skiing-legend-lindsey-vonn-for-one-major-reason/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/despite-their-close-bond-tiger-woods-broke-up-with-skiing-legend-lindsey-vonn-for-one-major-reason/ Tiger Woods and his dating history have made the rounds more than once. The golfer was once well known as a family man, but over time things have changed for him. Olympic alpine skiing legend Lindsey Vonn was one of the women people really thought Woods would settle down with. The two seemed serious enough […]]]>

Tiger Woods and his dating history have made the rounds more than once. The golfer was once well known as a family man, but over time things have changed for him.

Olympic alpine skiing legend Lindsey Vonn was one of the women people really thought Woods would settle down with. The two seemed serious enough for each other. But things didn’t go as planned and the two had to mutually end the relationship. But what ended things between them?

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn: the main reason for the unhappy end of their relationship

Woods and Vonn started dating in 2013. The two seemed serious about each other. However, their bond ended in 2015. The main reason for their eventual end was their incredibly hectic lifestyle.

Lindsey said, “I will always cherish the memories we made together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that require us to spend the majority of our time apart.

For anyone involved in the sports world, busy schedules are a norm. Since relationships require time and effort from both sides, this sometimes doesn’t work out well for athletes.

Ever since, Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods were active players in their respective fields, giving time and effort must have been a lot to manage. Thus, they decided to end their relationship with each other.

However, the two ended their relationship on a high note and chose to remain friends even after their romantic relationship ended.

Woods and his current love life

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Tiger Woods has been dating Erica Herman for 5 years. Woods and Herman were first spotted openly together in September 2017. Erica wore a title of “gaming spouse” reserved for gaming spouses.

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Erica has been a pillar of strength for Woods. She chose to stay with him throughout her stockings. Win or lose, he finds Erica around the corner. The heartwarming relationship he has with Herman is truly admirable.

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CU Ski Program Mourns the Passing of All-Time Great Brad Ghent – BuffZone https://walkonmountain.com/cu-ski-program-mourns-the-passing-of-all-time-great-brad-ghent-buffzone/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:45:43 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/cu-ski-program-mourns-the-passing-of-all-time-great-brad-ghent-buffzone/ Colorado’s ski program is mourning the loss of one of its all-time bests. On Thursday, CU announced that Brad Ghent, a former All-American and member of four NCAA national championship teams, died recently at Edwards, after a five-year battle with ALS. He was 69 years old. Ghent was on the first four of eight consecutive […]]]>

Colorado’s ski program is mourning the loss of one of its all-time bests.

On Thursday, CU announced that Brad Ghent, a former All-American and member of four NCAA national championship teams, died recently at Edwards, after a five-year battle with ALS. He was 69 years old.

Ghent was on the first four of eight consecutive championship teams at CU from 1972 to 1975. Ghent was on the Alpine team and was All-American in 1974. Each of his four CU teams were also RMISA champions. His five top-five finishes in downhill races still rank sixth in CU history and he was inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame in the class of 2018.

Ghent was already set to be recognized on CU’s Mountain of Honor this year, which will be presented at the 51st annual Ski Ball on Oct. 14.

Born December 7, 1952, Ghent grew up in Fort Collins before moving to Eagle County in 1991. Ghent’s affinity for skiing was honed during his long drives to Winter Park each weekend for s train and race with the Winter Park Alpine Ski Team.

This commitment led to a spot on the CU ski team, initially as an extra, but he soon earned a spot on the A team. He graduated from CU with a business degree in 1975 and went on to focused on coaching. He worked for the United States Ski Team as a women’s alpine coach until 1986, which included his 1985 team winning four world championship medals.

After his work with the US Ski Team, he returned to Fort Collins where he and his wife, Karen Lancaster Ghent, started their family. The couple were married for 36 years and had three daughters, Erika, Christa and Abby. Erika skied for the Buffs from 2010 to 2012 and also made an NCAA championship team in 2011 while earning five All-America honors.

Ghent continued to support ski racing throughout his life and was a FIS-certified technical delegate, officiating races from junior to world championship and Olympic level (including countless CU home meets). He has served on the Vail Ski and Snowboard Club Board of Directors, the Rocky Mt. Ski Race Officials Board of Directors, and was recognized as the 2015 Vail Valley Foundation Volunteer of the Year. after leading volunteer staff up the hill as Talon Crew Coordinator from 2000 to the 2015 World Championships.

Off the mountain, Ghent was a pilot, world traveler and outdoor sports enthusiast. He loved mountain biking and finished second in his age group in the Leadville 100 race in 2012.

A celebration of life will be held at Ghent’s residence in Edwards on September 18. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Brad’s honor to the ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter.

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Massive search underway for 23 Canberra man, missing after off-piste skiing in Kosciuszko National Park https://walkonmountain.com/massive-search-underway-for-23-canberra-man-missing-after-off-piste-skiing-in-kosciuszko-national-park/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 06:14:39 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/massive-search-underway-for-23-canberra-man-missing-after-off-piste-skiing-in-kosciuszko-national-park/ A wide-scale search is underway in the Snowy Mountains for a missing Canberra man who was not seen on Saturday morning after telling his family he was going backcountry skiing in Kosciuszko National Park. The 23-year-old reportedly parked his car at Guthega Ski Resort around 10am on Saturday, where he called his family to tell […]]]>

A wide-scale search is underway in the Snowy Mountains for a missing Canberra man who was not seen on Saturday morning after telling his family he was going backcountry skiing in Kosciuszko National Park.

The 23-year-old reportedly parked his car at Guthega Ski Resort around 10am on Saturday, where he called his family to tell them his plans for the day.

The Mountain Safety Collective Facebook page said the experienced skier was last seen near Watsons Crags.

Monaro Police Superintendent John Klepczarek said the man was in possession of a personal locator beacon and limited supplies.

“We believe the skier is in a remote part of the Snowy Mountains, but on the plus side he is an experienced backcountry skier,” he told reporters during a briefing. Monday morning press conference.

“He has the experience here and abroad so he’s well equipped and has spent the night before.”

However, authorities and his family are concerned for his well-being as he should have returned by now.

“We tried his cell phone, which hasn’t worked so far,” Superintendent Klepczarek said.

The Jindabyne Police Alpine Operations Unit, members of the SES, police helicopters and national park officers joined forces to search for the man.

But Superintendent Klepczarek admitted the search operation was limited by the elements.

“Because of the terrain up there, a few factors will influence how long our search lasts – one is the weather.

“We expect pol air to be on site shortly and they will have a better view of this remote and isolated part of the mountain.”

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August 2022 report from Bariloche, Argentina: heavy snow, long falls, fairy forests and spring corn https://walkonmountain.com/august-2022-report-from-bariloche-argentina-heavy-snow-long-falls-fairy-forests-and-spring-corn/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 18:27:46 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/august-2022-report-from-bariloche-argentina-heavy-snow-long-falls-fairy-forests-and-spring-corn/ Miles cutting the spines off the cream cheese on August 16, 2022. Image: snowbrains Review of the whole month of August 2022 August has been a wild month for all of us here at Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and inland Bariloche, Argentina. There is much more snow than normal with deep snow all the way […]]]>
Miles cutting the spines off the cream cheese on August 16, 2022. Image: snowbrains

Review of the whole month of August 2022

August has been a wild month for all of us here at Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and inland Bariloche, Argentina.

There is much more snow than normal with deep snow all the way to the foot of the mountains.

Our first day of the season here was August 6 and it was already snowing…

We had a series of fun stormy days starting August 6th.

On August 9, the sun rose and there was more than a foot of fresh, windblown snow all over everything.

We took full advantage of it and headed out into the back country early.

I met my old friend Jonny Conway on the skinner and it made for a great day.

The Miles track alone on August 9… image: snowbrains

On August 10, I went for a spicy line and had a hard fall that I won’t soon forget.

I lost my helmet camera and my regular camera somehow…

Humiliation…

On August 11, I tried my luck on a line I had never skied before.

It’s usually too rocky to try.

It usually doesn’t even come to mind as a ski line.

But on this day, he looked full, good and ready to rock.

I went there and it was unreal…

Then it started to snow…

It didn’t stop snowing for 7 days.

The tree skiing here is world class and on August 15th we had a full dose of magical skiing in the Patagonian Fairy Forest at Cerro Catedral.

On August 16, we were back in the forests of Cerro Catedral.

The snow had a delicious cream cheese flavor and it was by far my favorite day of tree skiing of the season!

Everything was so smooth and flat…

On August 17 we hit the trees again with joy and it was pure joy there.

We skied 2 completely different forests and had a blast.

The best tree skiing on Earth?

We think so…

August 18 was the last day of the 7-day big storm.

We skied the trees one last time and stumbled through the high mountain mist with big smiles.

This place can be a bit windy and foggy…

Right after the 7 day storm, the sun came out and baked all the snow in this area at 10am on August 19th…

We came back there on August 20 with the intention of skiing a nice line and it was rock hard ice so we just flew the drone and took some nice pictures.

Skiing was pretty lousy on refrozen slush.

On August 21, we thought to ski and see what we could find.

The fog was so dense, we found nothing…

Perhaps the foggiest day of our skiing career.

Was funny and fun!

The fog lifted on August 22 and we were back in the backcountry and found a fun muddy slide and some good times.

The top was quite creamy and smooth.

The middle had a bit of a creak.

The bottom choke was unpredictable with punches, scratches, slurps, rocks and a bergschrund.

Another mini storm came in and gave us a chance to ski 1″ powder on August 25th.

We went and it wasn’t amazing but it was still a good time 🙂

Is a 1″ powder day still a powder day?

After this mini storm at the end of August, spring arrived early and strong!

We knew exactly where to go.

These long corridors have not been skied by us for many years.

We were greedy…

We skied these falls on August 31, September 1 and September 2.

Skiing these legendary lines made August as full as possible.

We feel odiously grateful…

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Alpine skiing returns to UNR https://walkonmountain.com/alpine-skiing-returns-to-unr/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:44:55 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/alpine-skiing-returns-to-unr/ For the first time since 2010, the University of Nevada, Reno will compete in alpine skiing.Justin Scacco / jscacco@sierrasun.com RENO – For the first time in more than a decade, alpine skiing is returning to the University of Nevada, Reno. “The Pack is back in women’s and men’s alpine skiing,” UNR President Brian Sandoval said […]]]>
For the first time since 2010, the University of Nevada, Reno will compete in alpine skiing.
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RENO – For the first time in more than a decade, alpine skiing is returning to the University of Nevada, Reno.

“The Pack is back in women’s and men’s alpine skiing,” UNR President Brian Sandoval said at Tuesday’s press conference.

The university cut the program in 2010, but following the acquisition of the University of Sierra Nevada in July, alpine skiing is returning to the Wolf Pack varsity sports lineup.



“We are at a really special time in the history of athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno,” Sandoval added. “We have all the right people in place.”

University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval (left) and athletic director Stephanie Rempe introduce new head alpine ski coach Mihaela Kosi.
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Mihaela Kosi, who has been head alpine skiing coach at the University of Sierra Nevada since 2018, will lead the program. Kosi teams have won a total of 16 team national titles at the US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association collegiate national championships. The Eagles have won eight combined tag team titles at the 2022 championships.



“It’s a dream come true,” said Kosi, who grew up and competed in Slovenia before graduating from the University of Sierra Nevada. “I’m honored and grateful to be a part of this and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Nevada will compete at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. Other conference teams include Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Fairbanks, Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Denver, Montana State, Utah, Westminster College and Wyoming. The team will compete in slalom and giant slalom and will open the season at the end of December. Nevada will not host any meets this season, but will explore hosting races in future years.

The program has partnered with Sky Tavern and will train at area resorts, according to athletic director Stephanie Rempe. The team will have a roster of eight to 10 men and eight to 10 women, and this year consists primarily of student-athletes from the former University of Sierra Nevada team. Additionally, the program has 6.3 scholarships available for men and seven scholarships available for women.

The university has a rich history in sports, dating back to Nevada’s first collegiate team, which was established in 1936 by Wayne Poulsen. The program has produced Olympians Dodie Post Gann, Glenn Jobe and Katerina Hanusova Nash. Also, Olympic coach Lane Monroe came from Nevada.

The program has won five individual national titles, 39 All-America honors and 14 top-10 NCAA championship finishes. The team will be eligible to compete for championships this season.

Nevada’s schedule previously included a Nordic team that Rempe says will be brought back at some point.

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Skiing, Squash and ‘Sconset | The Dartmouth https://walkonmountain.com/skiing-squash-and-sconset-the-dartmouth/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 07:25:00 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/skiing-squash-and-sconset-the-dartmouth/ Reflections on finding real friends and a sense of belonging amid Dartmouth’s preppy culture. by Gretchen Bauman | 08/31/22 03:25 This article is featured in the Freshman 2022 special issue. When I think of Dartmouth’s quintessential student, it’s easy to imagine someone who went to private school, is from one of the two coasts, skis […]]]>

Reflections on finding real friends and a sense of belonging amid Dartmouth’s preppy culture.

by Gretchen Bauman | 08/31/22 03:25

This article is featured in the Freshman 2022 special issue.

When I think of Dartmouth’s quintessential student, it’s easy to imagine someone who went to private school, is from one of the two coasts, skis winter and summer in Nantucket, Cape Town or the Hamptons. Your classic New England Preparatory School student. I know not everyone in Dartmouth fits that image, but sometimes that might seem like it.

I do not embody any of these qualities. I attended a public high school in West Lafayette, Indiana, a Midwestern state that many Dartmouth students couldn’t spot on a map—believe me, I asked. Last winter was the first time in my life that I saw a pair of skis, let alone put them on and hit a mountain. During the summers, rather than traveling to the East Coast islands, I spent many nights driving through the cornfields that dot the Indiana countryside. My main exposure to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard came from running through Elin Hilderbrand’s novels, rather than visiting them myself.

As you can imagine, moving across the country to attend Dartmouth was an adjustment for me in more ways than one. Although I knew I would be challenged academically, I was unprepared for the magnitude of the challenges I would also be challenged socially. Last fall, when I found myself suddenly immersed in the preppy social spheres of Dartmouth, I quickly began to feel like I didn’t belong.

In Indiana, I could count on one hand how many people I knew who played lacrosse – or squash or field hockey, for that matter. But suddenly these sports were everywhere. Having athletes competing at the college and club level in sports I barely knew existed made me feel like I was missing some key knowledge that other Dartmouth students had. Later, as ski season rolled around campus, many of my new friends complained about breaking a binding or celebrating fresh powder and I nodded with no idea what they were up to. were talking.

Yet even if I had known how to ski or understood the complex rules governing squash, ultimately the main culprit behind my fears of not belonging was my hometown in the Midwest.

When I arrived on campus last year, it seemed like many of the other Class of 2025 members already knew at least a few people — whether from their hometowns or Dartmouth alumni clubs in their area. In this regard, Indiana has put me at a distinct disadvantage. There is no Dartmouth alumni club in the state, and throughout high school I didn’t know a single person who attended, or even applied, to Dartmouth.

When I introduced myself to someone, the conversation usually stopped when I mentioned where I was from. People always seemed to run out of things to say about the state of Indiana. They were asking “What do people eat in Indiana?” and “Is there even electricity in the Midwest?” For the record, yes, I did not grow up by candlelight. Sometimes they would completely change the subject. Worse still were the snarky comments about Indiana’s education system, implying that my state was focused on farming rather than learning.

I laughed at those comments at the time and honestly still find them absurd enough to be funny in retrospect. But their constant repetition ultimately made me feel like I was truly an anomaly at Dartmouth. I’m not the first girl in Dartmouth from Indiana, nor the only one in my class, but I felt separated from the East and West Coasts by a facet of my identity that seemed to stick out like a sore thumb.

Yet over the past year, those various times I have felt out of place have paled in comparison to the number of times friends have convinced me that I really belong in Hannover. Throughout the first year, I found friends willing to teach me the rules of field hockey and squash, lend me their lacrosse sticks, and play intramural hockey with me – although we tragically lost our first game. Despite my lack of skiing experience, a friend of mine who had been skiing practically since birth even offered to take a Nordic ski lesson with me last winter. Not only did she help me put on all the gear, but she pulled me up every hill on the golf course when I didn’t know how to move my feet in the skis.

For every person who made a disparaging remark about the Midwest, there were five more who either told them to apologize or jokingly advised me to kick the shins of the offenders. After mentioning to a friend that my little brother’s football team was having playoff success, they started following the state tournament, although they had no other connection to high school football from Indiana.

For the Class of 2026, there will inevitably be times when you feel like you don’t belong at Dartmouth. At times, this school can seem to be centered around a preppy lifestyle that seems unattainable to those who didn’t grow up with it. Instead of letting feelings of not belonging overwhelm you, I hope you find true friendships that will outweigh those feelings – friends who will take you to the ski slopes and teach you new sports even as they know the rules since kindergarten. There’s a place for you in Dartmouth, even if you think there isn’t. After all, if an Indiana girl can find her home in Hanover, I know you, too, will find your place on campus.

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