TR Trumps Cyber Monday Ski Touring Gear Shopping

Post by blogger | November 30, 2015      

Yeah, we were tempted to publish a bunch of end-all cyber Monday shopping links. We’ll throw a couple in perhaps, but you already know where to find the deals. For a break from shopping, check out how nice Colorado ski touring is now and how celebrates Thanksgiving holiday. I’m obsessed at the moment with making sun stars using my tight aperture Sony lens. Sorry about that. I’ll get over it, eventually.

(From Lou: Yeah, I had to throw in at least a few shopping links! For example, head over to and use 20% discount WDS112415z — and don’t forget that indeed has some sort of Cyber Monday deep discounting going on. One other thing. If you’ve been waiting to get a 2-way emergency comm device check out today’s deals at SatphoneStore.)

First, you fuel up. Julia and Laura in the pie production line.

First, you fuel up. Julia and Laura in the pie production line.

Carbo loading, WildSnow style.

The line-up. Carbo loading, WildSnow style.

When Colorado goes off, it goes off...

When Colorado goes off, it goes off…

Got sum more.

His Blogness working off Turkey Day calories.

Oh yeah.

Tristan knows what he wants, and he gets what he wants. Helicopter or skis, both are piloted.

More, we want more.

More, we want more.

? got sum.

? got sum.

Dropping in for another round of goodness.

Dropping in for another round of goodness.


Please Enjoy A Few Suggested WildSnow Posts


8 Responses to “TR Trumps Cyber Monday Ski Touring Gear Shopping”

  1. Lisa Dawson November 30th, 2015 1:00 pm

    Super fun to spend the holiday skiing & eating, and eating & skiing, repeat, repeat, repeat.

  2. Blair November 30th, 2015 2:44 pm

    Could you start a social movement or something. This Black Friday, yes, its creeping into Canada, is such an opportunity for r and r and family time, like in our Boxing Day after Christmas. Both events seem to have been co-opted by the drive to shop. On the other hand, there is more room at the trailheads and in the hills!

    You have set a brilliant example for Family Friday, stay(home) and play.

  3. GeorgeT November 30th, 2015 8:09 pm

    Saturday was awesome for November!

  4. Tristan November 30th, 2015 8:16 pm

    Marble had everything I wanted! Fresh pow, beautiful scenery, great company, and 5 different types of Pie!

  5. Tom December 1st, 2015 9:04 pm


    Give us an explanation on how you are making sun stars.

    I just bought a Sony a 6000. I love it. Half the weight and size of a DSLR.

  6. Louie Dawson December 2nd, 2015 8:15 am


    I’m by no means an expert, but it’s a fun photo element to play around with!

    Fist off, the area of the sky around the sun has to be free of clouds.The sunstar is created by a pinpoint of light (the sun, in this case), going through a small aperture on a camera. The basic trick to making sun stars is making your aperture really small. Set your camera to manual, or aperture priority mode, and set it to at least F/16. I usually set it it to F/18 or F/22 (the highest my lens will go). Some lenses, mostly on point and shoot cameras, won’t go high enough to get a good sunburst.

    You will probably have to underexpose the photo a bit, to get the sky to be correctly exposed, without blowing out the area around the sun. The rest of the photo usually looks a bit dark until post-processing. Shooting in RAW helps with correcting this.

    Also, I’ve noticed when the sun is closer to the center of the frame, the sunburst is clearer and tighter.

    Googling “photography sunburst” yields some good articles.

  7. Tom December 3rd, 2015 7:37 pm

    Thanks Louie,

    I ‘ll get out there tomorrow and see what happens.

    The sun is always shinning in Taos.

  8. mike December 4th, 2015 7:36 pm

    Was online looking at old pics of me when I did some backcountry camping, skiing and climbing. Noticed the write-up about Ramer bindings, as well as, the video’s. I still use my Ramer bindings, and the price list for parts etc.. I set the Ramers on a pair of (don’t laugh) Trucker Mountain ski’s. I didn’t do much backcountry downhill skiing, mostly walking climbing and camping in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. Thanks for the articles. I’m now 70, so I won’t be doing to much climbing or camping using ski’s, but, just for fun, I will take the ski’s out and play around in my backyard which butts up against a 2,000 ft. hill….Thanks…M

Anti-Spam Quiz:

While you can subscribe to comment notification by checking the box above, you must leave a brief comment to do so, which records your email and requires you to use our anti-spam challange. If you don't like leaving substantive comments that's fine, just leave a simple comment that says something like "thanks, subscribed" with a made-up name. Check the comment subscription checkbox BEFORE you submit. NOTE: BY SUBSCRIBING TO COMMENTS YOU GIVE US PERMISSION TO STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS INDEFINITLY. YOU MAY REQUEST REMOVAL AND WE WILL REMOVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITHIN 72 HOURS. To request removal of personal information, please contact us using the comment link in our site menu.
If you need an emoticon for a comment just copy/paste off the following list, or use text code you might be familiar with.

:D    :-)    :(    :lol:    :x    :P    :oops:    :cry:    :evil:    :twisted:    :roll:    :wink:    :!:    :?:    :idea:    :arrow:   
Due to comment spam we moderate most comments. Please do not submit your comment twice -- it will appear shortly after approval. Comments with one or more links in the text may be held in moderation, for spam prevention. If you'd like to publish a photo in a comment, contact us. Guidelines: Be civil, no personal attacks, avoid vulgarity and profanity.

  Your Comments

  Recent Posts

Facebook Twitter Email Instagram Youtube

WildSnow Twitter Feed


  • Blogroll & Links

  • Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information & opinion website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring 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 ski touring news and information here.

    All material on this website is copyrighted, the name WildSnow is trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

    We include "affiliate sales" links with most of our blog posts. This means we receive a percentage of a sale if you click over from our site (at no cost to you). None of our affiliate commission links are direct relationships with specific gear companies or shopping carts, instead we remain removed by using a third party who manages all our affiliate sales and relationships. We also sell display "banner" advertising, in this case our relationships are closer to the companies who advertise, but our display advertising income is carefully separated financially and editorially from our blog content, over which we always maintain 100% editorial control -- we make this clear during every advertising deal we work out. Please also notice we do the occasional "sponsored" post, these are under similar financial arrangements as our banner advertising, only the banner or other type of reference to a company are included in the blog post, simply to show they provided financial support to and provide them with advertising in return. Unlike most other "sponsored content" you find on the internet, our sponsored posts are entirely under our editorial control and created by WildSnow specific writers.See our full disclosures here.

    Backcountry skiing is dangerous. 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. Due to human error and passing time, 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 templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.

    Switch To Mobile Version