Jonathan Cooper

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Profile: Jonathan Cooper ("Coop") grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has been playing in the mountains since he was a teenager. This was about the same time he made the fateful decision to strap a snowboard to his feet, which has led to a lifelong pursuit of powdery turns. Professionally speaking, he has facilitated many circles of students with Northwest Outward Bound School while leading mountaineering expeditions. During the winter months he can be found chasing snow, and passing on his passion for education and the backcountry through teaching avalanche education for AIARE in southwest Colorado. Similarly, his passion for wilderness medicine has led him to instruct for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. In the end, all of this experience has merely been training for his contributions to the almighty WildSnow.com.

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  • See: Sorry for advancing my agenda again, but it is ridiculous (in my opinion) t...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Steve, It's a hard test to do, SkiAlper does the best job. I know I've not ...
  • VT skier: Steve R SkiAlper Buyers Guide does measure release values for a lot of the...
  • Rex: Thanks Lou!!! Then to recap: the bindings that would fit the h-pattern a...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Using the mount pattern template I have here, the MTN-Backland toe screw p...
  • Rex: Would Salomon/Atomic Mtn bindings work on the V-Werks Katana? Sorry if thi...
  • Robert V Coppolillo: The swing weight on the 95s is so dang low...I wouldn't worry about 5cms af...
  • SteveR: Or maybe just try to categorise the fixed release bindings into 'higher' 'm...
  • SteveR: Would it be possible to partner with Cripple Creek or similar, do some test...
  • John Baldwin: I'd like to throw in another mention of the Kreuzspitze GT as another choic...
  • Kevin Woolley: For my personal use, multiple heel heights aren't needed, modern boots arti...
  • See: I like big skis for concrete. But that’s me....
  • Ron: RE: Blizzard ZG 95 I am looking at a pair 169 cms but ...would it help to ...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Because I figured a fan of Skimo would be sure to mention (kidding). Actual...
  • dgg: For category #1, why no mention of the Kreutzspitze GT, available from Skim...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Dabe, Vipec does fit in. I mostly left out as Evo is improvement but I didn...
  • See: And I hear the Vipec Evo toe is significantly different from the Black in r...
  • See: “Fritschi Tecton needs a season of consumer vetting.” And I’m still not sur...
  • Dabe: another voice in the chorus of those confused at no vipec? got to be best c...
  • Rachel Johnson: I felt obligated to politely disagree with some of your generalizations. Ge...
  • Mike: wow, just saw this article. Thanks so much, I really appreciate the storie...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Hi Grant, some years ago, certain parcels of the private land had not been ...
  • Grant Robbins: We are working on creating a documentary on the "Abandoned" ski areas in Co...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Hi Fred, we don't need another one here at WildSnow, but it's possible that...
  • Andy Carey: With this review and all the previous discussion about the Superlite 2.0, i...
  • klinkekule: update: no, i was seemingly wrong above about the walk mode being were you ...
  • klinkekule: See: the new Evo/Tecton design opens significantly easier than the Blacks a...
  • Tor: I have the same background from Telemark and some snowboarding. These days ...
  • Fred Trimble: Lou, Would you like another vintage avalanche cord that was used in Alas...
  • VT skier: Cool Pilatus Porter PC-6 ! I would pay the $100 to avoid the sufferfest to...

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