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DAWSON'S BACKCOUNTRY

Backcountry skiing and snowboard essays from Couloir Magazine
(and from the dark corners of my Lou's hard drive)


Vol. 12-5 ...... Wisdom From the Crew -- 10 tips for better backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Vol. 12-3 ...... Tipping the Scale -- A Question of Balance (death of Alex Lowe and Dave Bridges)
Vol. 12-3 ...... Lethal injection (Forest Service is anti recreation).
Vol. 12-2 ...... You can dance if you want to (season preparations for backcountry skiing).
Vol. 12-1 ...... Profile, Doug Ward master of the extreme.
Vol. 11-5 ...... Profile, Michael Kennedy.
Vol. 11-4 ...... Lou gets roasted.
Vol. 11-3 ...... The Vail Pass experiment -- bad science.
Vol. 11-2 ...... Early starts for backcountry skiing -- how and why.
Vol. 11-1 ...... Beyond the Mountain. The spiritual part of backcountry skiing.
Vol. X-5 ...... 10 Years in the Backcountry (a truncated chronology). Now linked to major chronology.
Vol. X-4 ...... No column this issue (Lou was on the road doing his show).
Vol. X-3 ...... No column this issue (Lou on the road doing slideshow).
Vol. X-2 ...... Romancing the Snow (Lou and Lisa find love in glisse).
Vol. X-1 ...... Tyson Bradley (profile of a modern ski mountaineer).
Vol. IX-4 ...... Fritz Stammberger, Pioneer of Extreme Skiing (Excerpt from history book.)
Vol. IX-3 ...... No backcountry skiing column this month.
Vol. IX-2 ...... How We Built a Hut (Making of the Friends Hut, Colorado.)
Vol. IX-1 ...... Losing Your Virginity (First backcountry trip.)
Vol. VIII-4 ...... Your Ski and Snowboard Mentors (Who teaches you?)
Vol. VIII-3 ...... Is it all in the name? (Overuse of word extreme.)
Vol. VIII-2 ...... Expanding Waistlines (Ski width questions.)
Vol. VIII-1 ...... The Battle of the Bulge (Mid-life crises, hair, fat, and other painful stuff.)
Vol. VII-4 ...... The Ski Librarian (A terrific backcountry skiing book list.)
Vol. VII-3 ...... Style Matters (What is a ski or snowboard descent?)
Vol. VII-2 ...... Confessions of a Lift Chair Swinger (Thoughts while hanging from a cable.)
Vol. VII-1 ...... The Perfect Zone (Summer corn-snow, family & friends.)
Vol. VI-4 ...... Radios, Cell Phones, Backcountry Communication. Dated, deleted from website.
Vol. VI-3 ...... From the Eye of the Storm (A night at the San Antonio Hut, California -- the beauty of huts.)
Vol. VI-2 ...... Our Fair Share of backcountry skiing Rescue Expense (Controversial politics.)
Vol. VI-1 ...... Access, Our Priority Issue (This should concern everyone.)
Vol. V-4 ...... Snowmobiles: Machines from Hell or Sleds to Paradise?
Vol. V-3 ...... AT or Telemark? Why Not Both? And how about one plank for backcountry skiing?
Vol. V-2 ...... Caught in an Avalanche (Lou's story of Highland Bowl avalanche in 1982.)
Vol. V-1 ...... Colorado Backcountry Skiing Thanksgiving (Turkey dinner at Friends Hut.)

 

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