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

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 […]

Avalanche -- photo of an avalanche with substantial snow cloud
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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 […]

Trainerroad review -- a screen capture of my trainerroad wnorkout -- kennedy mountai
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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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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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Midwestern Snow

How are snow conditions? Much improved from my previous report. A constant stream of tweets and FB updates indicate the northern WI & UP of Michigan received lots of snow since I was there (not […]

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The Musical Time Machine

The reason this is so, is because the Abba CD was stuck in the CD player of my Brother’s truck and so there was no other option. I don’t remember much about those ski trips, but I remember being with my father and brother and always will and the skiing was just incidental. […]

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Exposure and Color

Base Exposure The two photos in this post illustrate are different by one F-Stop. This is a freshly germinated lupine flower shot by our Sony A55 camera. The lens I used was my old 50 […]

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