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A picture from the main lift looking uphill at Whitecap Mountain Resort
Resorts

Whitecap Mountain Resort

Whitecap Mountain Resort is located in Northern Wisconsin around Hurley. It is in the area where Big Powderhorn Mountain and the Big Snow Country resorts are located, so this area is a ski mecca for […]

Training to Ski -- Am image of an Amtrak train with snow and pine trees
Après Ski

Training to Ski

For the annual ski trip instead of driving to ski we were “training” to ski. That is we took the Empire Builder Amtrak train from Columbus Wisconsin to Whitefish Montana. In my previous two trips […]

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The Sharp Edge

Avalanche Beacons Inbounds

Responding to Unofficial Networks I reckon most skiers do not know what an avalanche beacon is let alone wonder if they need to wear such beacons inbounds at resorts. However, Unofficial Networks editorializes on the […]

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Après Ski

Trainerroad Review

I recently purchased the annual license to Trainerroad and I present to you this Trainerroad review! Disclosure Every review I write contains this disclosure statement (maybe not the early ones but I do note how […]

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Breaking Bad

The AMC series Breaking Bad is nearly done telling the story of Walter White. Seems odd for a ski writer to discuss this series, but there is a real ski connection at least in my […]

Time to Plant Poles!
Media

Pole Harvest

Many ski sites talk of pole planting, well after a ski season of planting poles it is soon to be time for the pole harvest! Last Saturday I was at Blackjack again and I found […]

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Humor

Grass Skiing

Here is some more humor from the The Wisconsin Skier V1.0. Here are the top ten comments heard at the International Grass Skiing Competition recently held in Iran. In ascending order: The grass on run […]

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Cycling

Race the Lake 2015 — By the Thirds

I improved on my 2013 finish time by 50 minutes! Still, that is tempered by the disappointment of not finishing with an hour improvement and I was goaling for 4 hours and not 4:45 and not 4:30. My overall speed is right there with my short rides officially, the speed was 18.5 mph and my Polar computer says 19 mph or just a smidge under. Can I really feel disappointment in that (errr, yes)? I was happy with the bike handling, satisfied with my preparedness, satisfied with my physical fitness, and disappointed in my tactics. This self-evaluation is given in a retrospective spirit, I have a long way to go in all of those areas. […]

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