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[ February 18, 2010 - 5:19pm ]
Rocky Mountain Blackberry Whiskey 2
Dek: 
Enough with the standard Jägermeister or Red Bull vodka. Try something new.

We’ve found our new favorite drink. It's from Denver-based Leopold Brothers—Rocky Mountain Blackberry Whiskey. The whiskey is a mash of corn, malted barley and malted wheat. Blackberries from the Rockies are blended with the whiskey and then it's aged in used bourbon barrels for eight months. The result is a complex and super-flavorful whiskey suitable for sipping, mixing, or shooting. Yea, it's a little fruity. But it's damn good and will get you tanked before seven p.m. so you get tons of sleep before tomorrows powder day.

[ February 18, 2010 - 1:56pm ]
Pieps iProbe Carbon 220
Dek: 
A new electronic avalanche probe that helps you locate your buried companion.

Like all avalanche burial weaponry, Pieps’ new iPROBE Carbon 220 is something I don’t ever want to use in a real-life situation. That said, the new electronic probe features another tool to help locate your buried companion as quickly as possible. A sensor in the tip of the probe is similar to an avalanche transceiver in that it receives the buried beacon’s signal when it becomes in close proximity (less than two meters). The signal is instantly emitted as an optical and audible repeating beep in the handle. When the probe is within 50 centimeters the beep becomes a steady stream of sound.

[ February 18, 2010 - 1:04pm ]
Powderchaser
Dek: 
Light snow is heading toward the Western mountains this weekend, with resorts in Colorado and Utah predicted to get up to 14 inches by Sunday.

Light snow is currently freshening things up early this morning with another two to four inches possible in most northern mountains by this afternoon especially over Colorado and Utah where light snow fell overnight. A complex storm system should spread into the Rockies in waves this weekend with the strongest expected after midnight on Friday and continuing into Saturday afternoon.

[ February 17, 2010 - 9:05pm ]
Dek: 
For your daily dose of powder envy, here's a short edit from North Face athlete Dana Flahr, who was in Teton Gravity Research's Re:Session last fall. Enjoy the flick.

For your daily dose of powder envy, here's a short edit from North Face athlete Dana Flahr, who was in Teton Gravity Research's Re:Session last fall. Enjoy the flick.

[ February 15, 2010 - 12:18am ]
Eben Mond at Loveland, Colorado
Dek: 
Just in time for the Olympics, snow is coming all over the West, with Jackson and Grand Targhee already reporting nine inches and up to seven inches heading toward Utah.

The cumulative events of several disturbances in the northern Rockies will finally provide significant snowfall for areas that have not seen deep snow in several weeks. The pattern during Olympic week will favoring the northern Rockies during the seven-day period with the heaviest dumps this weekend followed by another good blast Wednesday and Thursday. More snow is possible by next weekend as well. As of 7 am today Grand Targhee and Jackson were reporting approx eight inches overnight (5-9 additional fell yesterday) with snow continuing through tonight (an additional 2-5).

[ February 15, 2010 - 12:10am ]
Lorraine Huber FWT
Dek: 
The second stop for the women on this year's Freeride World Tour traveled to Fieberbrunn, Austria. Lorraine Huber, an Austrian who placed third, gives us an update on the big-mountain competition.

At the start of the winter, I was lucky enough to receive a wildcard for the second – of a total of four – Freeride World Tour women’s stop, the Scott Big Mountain Fieberbrunn in Austria. The contest, also a Freeride World Qualifier for the men, took place this weekend in generally good weather conditions. The quality of the snow on the Wildseeloder face was good, however due to the lack of a good snow base, options were limited to three to four main lines. As many competitors discovered, there was often only a thin layer of snow on relatively rocky terrain.

[ February 11, 2010 - 3:43pm ]
Julia Mancuso, Visa
Dek: 
Sure, the TV coverage of the Olympics is cheesed up by human interest stories. But it's the Olympics, for heck's sake. Pull our your mini American flags and plop yourself down on the couch to cheer for American skiers the way other countries get behind theirs. This is part two of a debate answering this question: Should we care about the Olympics?

The 2010 Winter Olympics start tomorrow night in Vancouver. We asked two writers—one who loves the spirit of the Games and another who thinks the Olympics are an overrated media blitz—to stage a debate about whether the Olympics even matter anymore. Read side one of this argument: The Olympics: I'm Just Not That Into It. Then read below for the counter argument. And now we'll pose the question to you: Do you care about the Winter Olympics?

[ February 11, 2010 - 3:00pm ]
Jean-Baptiste Grange
Dek: 
The 2010 Winter Olympics start tomorrow night in Vancouver. We asked two writers—one who loves the spirit of the Games and another who thinks the Olympics are an overrated media blitz—to stage a debate about whether the Olympics even matter anymore. Here's side one of the argument. And now we'll pose the question to you: Do you care about the Winter Olympics?

The 2010 Winter Olympics start tomorrow night in Vancouver. We asked two writers—one who loves the spirit of the Games and another who thinks the Olympics are an overrated media blitz—to stage a debate about whether the Olympics even matter anymore. Here's side one of the argument. And now we'll pose the question to you: Do you care about the Winter Olympics? Let us know in the comments section below.

[ February 11, 2010 - 2:00pm ]
Stoic Welder Gloves
Dek: 
Leave it to Backcountry.com’s new line Stoic to make a Nintendo Power Glove for skiing.
[ February 11, 2010 - 1:39pm ]
Salomon Conspiracy One-Piece2
Dek: 
We tested this Shrek-green onesie at Jackson Hole by skiing deep powder and carrying 17 PBRs in its pockets.