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On Skiing: A Vanishing Sport

A parent’s most valuable gift might be bridging the past to the future. What if that bridge melts away?

In April of 1983, with my buddy Stan Tener of the Snowmass ski patrol and photographer Del Mulkey, I skied the Haute Route from Chamonix toward Zermatt. For five days, we climbed steep couloirs, traversed high cols, and skinned up and cruised down long, undulating glaciers—60 miles of frozen highway. We did it on “pins.” In those days, this meant three-pin bindings, narrow “norpine” skis and leather telemark boots.

Chugach Powder Guides

Travel

Heli-skiing with Chugach Powder Guides.

Mount Shasta, CA

Travel

Prepare to harvest 7,400 vertical feet of sweet (and steep) corn.

The Heart of the Matterhorn: MOUNTAIN TOUR

Features

Zermatt is a big mountain. Here's how to tackle it...

Cathedral of the Gods

Warren Miller

When you've spent your whole life sharing skiing with the world, once in a while you're allowed to keep a secret.

Are You Good Enough...to Heliski?

Features

Think you can fly first class to the powder stash?

Impasse in a Crevasse

Warren Miller

The tram was crowded this morning as it climbed rapidly in the clear blue French sky. The 22 inches of new powder snow had gotten everyone in town up early. Waiting in line took longer than normal because of the early birds with inside connections.

Teachers Ski the South Pole

News

Two teachers are planning a ski trip 2,400 miles to the South Pole and back again in 100 days. If successful, their trip will be the first all-female crossing of the Antarctic.

Traveler: Les Trois Vallees...et Un

Travel

The world's largest ski area has three famous valleys; the fourth may be skiing's best-kept secret.

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