How to email

If your message to is a question that can be answered in public, you MUST leave it as a blog comment — that way our entire community can benefit from (and contribute to) our communication, and we will be more likely to respond in detail. We receive FAR too many emails to answer every one as personally and in as detailed a fashion as we’d like, so we’ve had to go with this policy.

If you promoting a product, please think TWICE about what you send us. If you email us anything related to resort skiing, we will report you as a spammer to Gmail. Ditto for anything not related to backcountry skiing. We do not accept adult content or gaming advertising.

More, if you are seeking to trade blog content for links, we don’t do that. Period. Again, if you email that sort of stuff, we will report it as spam. Likewise, we do not engage in the archaic practice of website link trades, so please refrain from sending us link trade requests.

To find a blog post appropriate for your comment, please use our search function (in sidebar to right, or in banner area at top of page). If you can’t find an appropriate post for your comment, just use one of the more recent posts and don’t worry about being off topic.

To email, please prefix the characters in the image below to the suffix. FOR EXAMPLE, if the image said “nospam” the email address would be

Backcountry Skiing

We use aggressive spam filtering. Please include something descriptive on the subject line of your message, and if you don’t hear from us in a few days it is possible your email got blocked by our spam filters, or you are sending us an email that does not conform to the guidelines above.

Thanks so much for your comments and messages.
All the best, Lou Dawson and crew,

Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information opinion website and e magazine. Lou's passion for the past 45 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about backcountry skiing and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners! Books and free back country news and information here, and tons of Randonnee rando telemark info.

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Backcountry skiing is a dangerous sport. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information and news on this website is intended only as general information. While the authors and editors of the information on this website make every effort to present useful information about ski mountaineering, due to human error the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of Wild Snow as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions or templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow its owners and contributors of any liability for use of said items for backcountry skiing or any other use.

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