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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

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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 →

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 →

Springtime in February {Tahoe ski trip}

I booked this solo birthday trip to Tahoe a few months ago, hoping for some powder. Twas not to be. I got particularly worried about the lack of snow as I was playing soccer at lunchtime in 70+ degree weather... Continue Reading →

A hike and a half at Heavenly

Will and I spent part of the weekend skiing at Heavenly and the other part driving, because apparently everyone and their mother and their dog had the same idea for a ski trip weekend. Fortunately, even though the lot was... Continue Reading →

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