Ski/Snowboard

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Women in Ski Touring

“It’s nice to be out with other women, I usually just tour with my boyfriend/husband/partner/male friends.” I’ve made and heard this statement too many times. Co-leading a Women’s Ski Touring Program this winter has started to help me discover how to get more women out touring.

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Ski/Snowboard

My Relationship With Nature

As my life has evolved, so has my relationship to nature. I’ve been living in different places and I’ve been in different phases of my life, but nature’s always been there in one way or another. I’m Oscar Frick, and my life’s been a journey taking me from the deep forests of southern Sweden, through the big city life before coming out the other side having figured out that among the mountains is where I belong.

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Ski/Snowboard

Skiing Through the Polar Night

It’s the 28th of November. In Tromsø, it’s the first day of the polar night – yesterday was the last day the sun managed to drag itself above the horizon. For a few more days it’ll still be possible to get direct sunlight by topping out some of the higher peaks in the area at noon. After that, there’s nothing left but light through scattered clouds, the moon and the atmosphere itself. This gives some challenges to the avid skier – but also some unique rewards, and some things about skiing when the darkness sets in might not be what you think.

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Ski/Snowboard

First morning light to the last alpine glow

Balancing a work/life balance is something I have always strived for and enjoy the challenge of making happen. Pulling off doing multiple sports while also getting work done makes for a busy and fulfilling day. Here is a little look into a multi-sport day in Crested Butte, Colorado during the winter time.

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Ski/Snowboard

Mastering the Microadventure

A majority of us aren’t fortunate enough to work and live in the mountains. I live outside Boston in the suburbs of Massachusetts, a good drive from the larger mountains where I like to recreate. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy plenty of mid-week microadventures while I look forward to larger weekend adventures.

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Ski/Snowboard

Rehabbing from Injury

Injuries and setbacks are never something you see coming when you start your day. However, they are usually part of reality when you live an active and adrenaline seeking lifestyle.

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Hiking/Trekking

My Relationship with Nature

My name is Meg Pierce and I am an Environmental Engineer based in the Greater Boston suburbs of Massachusetts. I spend nearly all of my free time outside, skiing (touring, alpine, telemark, and nordic classic), hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing and boating.

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Mountaineering

From instant shatter, back to where I belong

On the 24th of May, 2016, I woke up to a beautiful sunrise and a thick layer of fresh powder. Little did I know that three hours later I would be praying to the perfectly blue sky to send the rescue helicopter that would pull me out of the mountain and out of danger.

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Mountaineering

Adaptation, high mountaineering and the climate change in the Alps

In the 25 years that I have lived in Chamonix, I have never experienced such a hot and stable weather summer as this year, 2022. And unfortunately, I have never seen the high mountain change as much as I have during these past 3 months.

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Ski/Snowboard

Making the Most of a Skier’s Off-season

Most of us don’t have access to year-round skiing. If you live in the US, unless you live near Mount Hood, you have to face the dreaded off-season… so what do you do to make the most of the off-season?

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Women in Ski Touring

“It’s nice to be out with other women, I usually just tour with my boyfriend/husband/partner/male friends.” I’ve made and heard this statement too many times. Co-leading a Women’s Ski Touring Program this winter has started to help me discover how to get more women out touring.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

My Relationship With Nature

As my life has evolved, so has my relationship to nature. I’ve been living in different places and I’ve been in different phases of my life, but nature’s always been there in one way or another. I’m Oscar Frick, and my life’s been a journey taking me from the deep forests of southern Sweden, through the big city life before coming out the other side having figured out that among the mountains is where I belong.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Skiing Through the Polar Night

It’s the 28th of November. In Tromsø, it’s the first day of the polar night – yesterday was the last day the sun managed to drag itself above the horizon. For a few more days it’ll still be possible to get direct sunlight by topping out some of the higher peaks in the area at noon. After that, there’s nothing left but light through scattered clouds, the moon and the atmosphere itself. This gives some challenges to the avid skier – but also some unique rewards, and some things about skiing when the darkness sets in might not be what you think.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

First morning light to the last alpine glow

Balancing a work/life balance is something I have always strived for and enjoy the challenge of making happen. Pulling off doing multiple sports while also getting work done makes for a busy and fulfilling day. Here is a little look into a multi-sport day in Crested Butte, Colorado during the winter time.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Mastering the Microadventure

A majority of us aren’t fortunate enough to work and live in the mountains. I live outside Boston in the suburbs of Massachusetts, a good drive from the larger mountains where I like to recreate. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy plenty of mid-week microadventures while I look forward to larger weekend adventures.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Rehabbing from Injury

Injuries and setbacks are never something you see coming when you start your day. However, they are usually part of reality when you live an active and adrenaline seeking lifestyle.

Keep reading →
Hiking/Trekking

My Relationship with Nature

My name is Meg Pierce and I am an Environmental Engineer based in the Greater Boston suburbs of Massachusetts. I spend nearly all of my free time outside, skiing (touring, alpine, telemark, and nordic classic), hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing and boating.

Keep reading →
Mountaineering

From instant shatter, back to where I belong

On the 24th of May, 2016, I woke up to a beautiful sunrise and a thick layer of fresh powder. Little did I know that three hours later I would be praying to the perfectly blue sky to send the rescue helicopter that would pull me out of the mountain and out of danger.

Keep reading →
Mountaineering

Adaptation, high mountaineering and the climate change in the Alps

In the 25 years that I have lived in Chamonix, I have never experienced such a hot and stable weather summer as this year, 2022. And unfortunately, I have never seen the high mountain change as much as I have during these past 3 months.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Making the Most of a Skier’s Off-season

Most of us don’t have access to year-round skiing. If you live in the US, unless you live near Mount Hood, you have to face the dreaded off-season… so what do you do to make the most of the off-season?

Keep reading →