Happy New Year 2015!

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 1, 2015      

Hey all you Wildsnowers! Thanks so much for an amazing 2014. I can say that’s our best year yet of ski travel, cabin work, gear reviews, guest blogs, trips reports and so much more. If it wasn’t for all you guys visiting we’d for sure cease to exist, so a big THANKS and best wishes for a safe, productive, self-actualized and just plain FUN 2015.

We’re on our way to Europe, starting this morning. I’ll be there a while. Checking out some companies, covering the ski culture. They’ve got spotty snow conditions as seems to be the usual for January. Not a concern, I just like hopping into a different culture and being in the land where modern ski touring began.

More soon from the road.



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11 Responses to “Happy New Year 2015!”

  1. Jeff Murray January 1st, 2015 10:45 am

    We have had some decent dumps in the last 10 days with more to come. not much of a base, so use your old skis. Have a great time.

  2. Lou Dawson 2 January 1st, 2015 11:20 am

    Thanks Jeff, l’m looking out the airport window at the big jet. Always looking forward to the Alps! Lou

  3. Ed January 1st, 2015 11:49 am

    Skied Melchsee-Frutt on 30th (60-70cm powder on little to no base), and Engelberg today (boot-deep soft chop as in resort). Arrived by train both days; the novelty never wears off 😀 Train full of touring folk on both occasions. Should be some good turns out there, though as mentioned the base is thin to non-existent 😛 Welcome to Europe (again)!

  4. Douglas January 2nd, 2015 12:05 am

    Happy New Year Lou! Thanks for a great year of Wildsnow! Enjoy your trip.

  5. Lou Dawson 2 January 2nd, 2015 1:58 am

    Hey Douglas and all, Lisa and I just got through passport control at Munich, having a coffee then taking train into Austria. They actually got some snow over here, though I’ve heard some places could use more. Lou

  6. frame January 2nd, 2015 10:12 am

    More on the way. I echo the lack of base comments, but have just driven from Tirol to France (pretty alps, Savoie) and it’s raining with lots more rain to come!
    Have a great trip, have enjoyed Wildsnow in 2014 and look forward to 2015.

  7. frame January 2nd, 2015 10:14 am

    ‘pretty alps’ are pre alps but pretty also applies

  8. Lou Dawson 2 January 2nd, 2015 10:40 am

    Just got to our location near Innsbruck in Austria, indeed raining. Reports from folks ski touring over past three days are excellent, with conditions getting to some areas of “Euro muck” by today, but that’ll perhaps build up a base for snow over next few days a bit higher elevations. I’d ski tomorrow if conditions were stellar, but in truth I’d rather take a rest day the first day after flying over from U.S., I seem to do much better that way, while still forcing myself to change sleep schedules (no napping!). Lou

  9. dmr January 3rd, 2015 9:14 am

    Happy New Year to the Wildsnow crew.

    As of now the Northern French Alps are suffering a severe lack of snow although with rock skis one can make do. The Southern French Alps (south of Lautaret Pass) are doing a bit better, especially the areas on the Italian border.

    Lou and Lisa, enjoy your trip to the Alps!

  10. Mårten Pettersson January 6th, 2015 3:16 pm

    Lou: When are you back in Colorado?

  11. Lou Dawson 2 January 7th, 2015 1:08 am

    Marten and all, I’ll be here in the EU countries for quite some time, Lisa will return to HQ sooner. I’ll be attending ISPO to be sure we seek out as much eccentric and crazy airbag innovations as humanly possible (grin).

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