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If your message to is a question that can be answered in public, you MUST leave it as a blog comment — that way our entire community can benefit from (and contribute to) our communication, and we will be more likely to respond in detail. We receive FAR too many emails to answer every one as personally and in as detailed a fashion as we’d like, so we’ve had to go with this policy.

If you are promoting a product, please think TWICE about what you send us. If you email us anything related to resort skiing, we will report you as a spammer to Gmail. Ditto for anything not related to backcountry skiing. We do not accept adult content or gaming advertising.

More, if you are seeking to trade blog content for links, we don’t do that. Period. Again, if you email that sort of stuff, we will report it as spam. Likewise, we do not engage in the archaic practice of website link trades, so please refrain from sending us link trade requests.

To find a blog post appropriate for your comment, please use our search function (in sidebar to right, or in banner area at top of page). Or use Google site search by typing the words (with colon) before your search phrase, that will force a google search of only If you can’t find an appropriate post for your comment, just use one of the more recent posts and don’t worry about being off topic.

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  • 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.

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