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Red Heather for a beginner

On Saturday January 28th 12 keen VOCers headed to Red Heather for some beginner friendly skiing. To make hauling all the ski gear easier Tim Fisher’s van was utilized and we all met downtown to pile the gear in at … Continue reading

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A Minor Fiasco (Red Heather January 22)

Participants: Old, flappy Jeff Mottershead and Devlin Mottershead I’m supposed to be a climber, but even in the middle of summer my son, Devlin, would rather hike up to some random snow patch or glacier and get some turns in … Continue reading

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Learning to Survival Ski 2016 March 5-6

As sometimes happens, there’s a couple of people who want to try skiing. Not Alpine Touring with the expensive bindings, and not Tele, where they actually know how, but just a bit of survival skiing. So we head off to … Continue reading

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Ski Red Heather – Nov 23

Last weekend a group of 8 VOCers headed up to Red Heather to get in some turns and in the words of Alfred ‘it was easily the best skiing of the season so far’. Two all star drivers, Kasia and … Continue reading

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Emergency skills practice: Victim’s point of view

On the weekend of 11-12 of January, a snowstorm convinced some VOCers that going on fancy backcountry skiing trips wasn’t a good idea. But staying home? Really, that’s a possibility? Instead of losing our time by sleeping, studying, cleaning or … Continue reading

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Super duper sunny fun times at the Neve!

So, sometime between last week and the dawn of time, there was an idea to ski the Neve on the weekend of the 22nd. I myself wasn’t aware of this fact until the Wednesday before the trip, as I was … Continue reading

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Tropical Snowshoe/Ski Trip to Elfin Lakes Resort

Day 1 After partying relatively moderately the night before at the final hurrah of the Waldorf hotel I was a little saddened by my alarm going off at 6 to cue the beginnings of the Elfin Lakes Snowshoe Trip. Also, … Continue reading

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Organizing a Beginner Friendly (B.F.) Trip

These comments refer to the Brew Hut trip of 2012 October 27, but they apply to other trips.  Hopefully we will get more B.F. trips. Choosing a destination:  Go to somewhere you know.  You are less likely to all get … Continue reading

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A Glorious Weekend at Elfin Lakes

After a couple days of heavy snowfall in the mountains, eighteen excited adventurers headed out to Elfin Lakes on November 19 for an overnight telemark trip up to the ski hut and back. Our morning started early and a little … Continue reading

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