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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life

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Skiing

Skiing a bare mountain

It's incredibly easy to avoid trees when skiing in the mountains outside of Santiago, because there aren't any. As someone who grew up zig-zagging through snowy pine trees on the east coast of the US and has since graduated to... Continue Reading →

If you don’t fall, you’re not skiing hard enough

Sending hard is fun and all, but who doesn't love a good wipeout? My body, that's who. I had a couple of big (and somewhat dumb) falls while I was in Lake Tahoe for the holidays (I'm now back in... Continue Reading →

Southern hemisphere summer

Now that I'm back in the US just in time for spring, it occurs to me that my seasons are super out of whack. Starting from last (northern) summer spent in California, I was in Chile for most of the... Continue Reading →

The ski trip that was actually (unintentionally) a climbing trip

The original plan was to do an epic backcountry ski weekend in the Eastern Sierras at the end of April, usually a reliably good time to get some spring skiing in at high elevation. Alas, Mother Nature had other plans.... Continue Reading →

Ski season via pictures of people not skiing

See, it kinda looks like we're skiing in that photo, but really what we're doing is hiking on skis. I learned this winter that "backcountry skiing" is a total misnomer, and really it should be more like "slogging up snowy... Continue Reading →

Chairlift conversation topics by popularity

On Friday at Heavenly Resort in Tahoe I skied (by myself for the day) down the equivalent of Mt. Everest, which also includes riding chairlifts up the equivalent of Mt. Everest. So, I spent a lot of time making small... Continue Reading →

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