Stoke for the Weekend by Lou Dawson March 25, 2011 written by Lou Dawson March 25, 2011 Something from last week here in CO to get you all ready for the weekend, no matter your location. Yeah, I know you're tempted by that mountain bike or that fly rod, but give backcountry skiing half a chance (grin). Click to enlarge. 8 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail previous post Backcountry Skiing News Roundup next post Mystery Ranch Blackjack Avalanche Airbag Backpack Review 8 comments John Dough March 25, 2011 - 8:00 pm I’m sending the mtb shocks to be rebuilt to ensure at least another month of skiing in my future. AND I just bought new xc skis! A few more months of snow fun left… Jay March 25, 2011 - 8:46 pm The quality of the clean air puts BC hiking/sliding ahead of many other activities. Plus it’s safety, compared to any bike wreck, a roll in the snow is almost a non-event! mtnrunner2 March 25, 2011 - 9:55 pm Or… heaven forbid… golf clubs 😉 Great picture… as usual. Ben R March 26, 2011 - 12:26 pm thanks for making me feel better about being bikeless, well at least my all mountain bike, after hooking up a local college kid. Oh, gotta go… skinning. 🙂 brian p. harder March 27, 2011 - 8:49 am Although I’ve ridden my road bike a couple of times, it’s still dumping here in J-Hole and we are skiing plenty. Just keeps coming. I’m also pondering a new pair of skis and want to see if anyone out there has some experience with Dynafit Broad Peaks. I’m one of those skimo racer guys who spent most of the winter on race sticks skiing all conditions. Generally, I love it and have plenty of fun. Not for everyone, I realize. So, with that in mind, I was thinking of sparing the race boards the abuse and getting a slightly more substantial ski. My Trab World Cups ski most conditions pretty well and actually are super fun in powder. I want to be sure the Broad Peaks are up to the task, soft snow mostly but, of course, spring firmness. Any opinions? Christian March 27, 2011 - 12:47 pm Usually ski the mustagh ata sl (187). tried the 167 broad peak inbounds. Snappy quick and fun … Considering buying a pair for summer touring on the glaciers… Scott Nelson March 27, 2011 - 2:33 pm Sweet photo Lou! Thank God the dust layers haven’t materialized like in years past. Don Gisselbeck March 31, 2011 - 11:56 am It is almost time for the real ski season (no more machines to haul your wuss ass up the mountain). Comments are closed.