WildSnow Girl — EU Experience Begins

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | April 4, 2012      

I’m here to testify. She is in the Alps, “testing” gear and receiving requisite rest which to an American feels unusual — but when in EU, do as the Euers (is that a word?) do.

I'm a firm believer in doing what the locals do.

I'm a firm believer in doing what the locals do. In this case, plenty of fill flash and imitating Lou's style of hydration.

This is the ultimate in lounging cred. The cheapo plastic chair with.

Ultimate in lounging cred. The cheapo plastic chair with the deluxe sheepskin cover. Show me this in Aspen, and I'll show you a PETA activist with a spray can.


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7 Responses to “WildSnow Girl — EU Experience Begins”

  1. Scott Nelson April 4th, 2012 4:23 pm

    Awesome seat covers ! Look forward to hearing about the honeymooner’s travels.

  2. Markian Feduschak April 4th, 2012 8:32 pm

    Hope you both enjoy your trip together! Lou, by the way, I just returned from a great trip skiing in Chamonix and completing the Haute Route. I had a small world experience when I ran into Maria, from the marketing division of Dynafit, at the Dix Hut. She set up a press day that you were a part of this winter I believe and she sends her regards. She was with a group of friends, going long and hard, climbing peaks and covering as much ground as possible on light weight rando gear. Their energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Lots to appreciate about the ski touring culture in the Alps!

  3. Plinko April 4th, 2012 9:59 pm


    I recently picked up a pair of Speed Radical bindings to be mounted on my summer short skies. I don’t really need the flip-up heel risers and would like to remove the top plates and swap them with a pair of Comforts. From the outside, the hole pattern of the same. I seem to remember someone asking this question on Wildsnow, but for the life of me, I can’t find it. Any idea if they could be swapped?

  4. Plinko April 4th, 2012 10:01 pm


  5. Lisa April 5th, 2012 12:16 am

    Plinko, we will check and get back to you.

  6. Lou April 5th, 2012 12:48 pm

    Dynafit reminds me of Black Diamond, you walk in there and you’re surrounded by people with sub 30 bpm heart rates and the BMI of the olympic swim team. I’m glad Maria remembered me, as I was not part of the above group. Lou

  7. Ski Fiend April 23rd, 2012 5:41 am

    Using sheepskin is fine as long as you eat the meat!

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