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[ April 21, 2010 - 12:09pm ]
Dek: 
A-Basin giving fans a chance to purchase history May 1 when they begin selling Exhibition Lift chairs.

Arapahoe Basin is getting a facelift this off season, replacing the 32 year old Exhibition Lift -- which moves more people each season than any other lift on the mountain -- with a new high-speed detachable quad.

But with this progress comes a chance to buy a piece of the Colorado mountain's history: 110 of the lift's 118 chairs will be for sale until they run out for a cool $450. The other eight chairs will be donated to local non-profits for fundraising purposes.

[ April 20, 2010 - 9:56am ]
Iceland Powder
Dek: 
After the erupting volcano, the muddy, impassable roads, and the pouring rain and avalanched couloir, finally, there is the powder. Several days into our ski-touring trip to Iceland, we are rewarded with sunshine and soft snow.

We wake up in our farmhouse—a guest house with 15 bunkbeds, a stone and wood kitchen table, and no shower—and at long last, there are blue skies. We’ve survived the erupting volcano. We’ve survived the muddy roads that were undriveable.

[ April 19, 2010 - 11:00pm ]
Iceland storm skiing
Dek: 
After getting shut down by an erupting volcano on Iceland’s south shore, we headed north on our ski-touring expedition to find some clear air and ski-able peaks. Instead, we found pouring rain and an avalanching couloir.

First it was an erupting volcano that shut us down on our ski trip in Iceland. Then it was a muddy, impassable road. Plan B ensued and we headed north instead. After a six-hour drive, our group of 12—including European and American journalists and representatives from Polartec and Black Diamond—arrived at our farmhouse near the town of Dalvík, on Iceland’s north coast.

[ April 18, 2010 - 9:15am ]
Iceland Volcano
Dek: 
I set out on a ski-touring trip to Iceland—and the day I arrived, a massive volcano on Iceland’s southern shore erupted, spewing enough ash and smoke to close all the airports in northern Europe. Would we get to ski? And would we ever be able to fly out?

The last time I posted, I was waiting in the Denver airport getting ready to board a flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, for a ski-touring trip to test gear with Black Diamond Equipment and a group of American and European journalists.

[ April 14, 2010 - 5:27am ]
Dek: 
When X Games medalist Grete Eliassen launched 31 feet into the air on a custom-built jump at Utah's The Canyons Resort last week, she broke the height record for a female skier. Here's a video of her going 60 mph into the 30-foot jump.

When X Games medalist Grete Eliassen launched 31 feet into the air on a custom-built jump at Utah's The Canyons Resort last week, she broke the height record for a female skier. The Canyons' terrain park crew, with some help from Grete's sponsor Red Bull, shoveled, cut and shaped more than 45 thousand yards of snow to create the largest snow terrain park feature ever built in Utah. Grete got up to 60 miles per hour to hit the 30-foot hip jump.

[ April 13, 2010 - 12:37pm ]
Iceland Map
Dek: 
Is there skiing in Iceland? Yes. How good is it? I have no clue, but I'm about to find out. I'm boarding a flight to Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city, to climb and ski some of the island's biggest volcanoes. Hopefully none of them erupt while we're skiing them. Check back for more updates.

I'm waiting to board a flight to Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city. I'm with three fellow U.S. journalists and some folks from Black Diamond Equipment, who are providing us with gear to test for this trip. Our mission: To climb and ski some of the biggest volcanoes in Iceland. My bags are stuffed with all the latest ski-touring gear from Black Diamond: lightweight skis, AT boots and bindings, crampons, an ice ax, shovel, probe, head lamp, couloir harness, and more.

[ April 12, 2010 - 12:32pm ]
Dek: 
Ski movie season isn't till the fall, but we've got a behind-the-scenes look at a segment from next year's Warren Miller ski movie, the 61st film from Warren Miller Entertainment. In this shot, big-mountain skier Arne Backstrom heads to Lake Tahoe's Heavenly ski resort to shoot some powder skiing with cinematagrapher Tom Day. Check it out here.

Ski movie season isn't till the fall, but we've got a behind-the-scenes look at a segment from next year's Warren Miller ski movie, the 61st film from Warren Miller Entertainment. In this shot, big-mountain skier Arne Backstrom heads to Lake Tahoe's Heavenly ski resort to shoot some powder skiing with cinematagrapher Tom Day. Check it out here.

[ April 8, 2010 - 4:07pm ]
Dek: 
What do kayakers do before the snow melts and the rivers rise? They head to Monarch's for the annual "boatercross" competition. Check out the action here.

We found this on YouTube. the action starts at 2:06. Enjoy.

[ April 7, 2010 - 9:57am ]
Dek: 
Vail Resorts is offering an Epic season pass and $3,000 in gear to skiers who make the Snow Squad for next winter.

We know you love to ski. What else are you passionate about? If it’s Facebook, Twitter, snapping photos and editing videos, Vail Resorts has the job for you.

[ April 5, 2010 - 5:30pm ]
Dek: 
When ski racer Julia Mancuso got third at the Freeride World Tour's Verbier XTreme in Verbier, Switzerland, we were impressed. We're even more impressed now, after watching her run. Check out the video here and see what Julia had to say about her run.

When ski racer Julia Mancuso got third at the Freeride World Tour's Verbier XTreme in Verbier, Switzerland, we were impressed. We're even more impressed now, after watching her run. Check out the video below. Here's what Julia had to say about her run: