The Cleanest Line

Snow

LOADING
ERROR
Above: Heather, John and Lily Sterling. Photo: Sterling Family Archive

A Late-Morning Riser Reforms for a Day of Backcountry Skiing

By Heather Sterling   |   Dec 23, 2014 December 23, 2014

It’s early morning and our pre-dawn bedroom is see-your-breath freezing. But I’m curled up with my daughter Lily, snug in our cozy nest of blankets. I’m in that happy place between dreaming and waking. A habitual late-riser, I relish long, lazy mornings. I love adventure, I just prefer to… Read More

Remembering Liz Daley

Remembering Liz Daley

By Josh Nielsen   |   Oct 2, 2014 October 2, 2014

Earlier this week, we received the tragic news that Liz Daley, a former Patagonia snow ambassador, was killed in an avalanche on Monday in the Fitz Roy Massif region of Argentina. Our hearts go out to Liz’s family and friends. Liz was an amazing person known for her warm… Read More

Live Stream: 2014 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor

Live Stream: 2014 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor

Apr 25, 2014 April 25, 2014

Surf meets snow this Saturday at Mt. Bachelor with the 4th Annual Big Wave Challange. This one-of-a-kind contest – the brainchild of host Gerry Lopez – features a series of huge sweeping banked corners, quarter pipes and spines shaped into wave-like features for a flowing course… Read More

Further 2012: Greetings from Wrangell-St. Elias

Further 2012: Greetings from Wrangell-St. Elias

Apr 5, 2012 April 5, 2012

by Ryland Bell Today, Patagonia snowboarding ambassador Ryland Bell checks in from the largest non-polar icefield in North America. Ryland made his big-mountain debut in the highly acclaimed human-powered snowboarding film, Deeper, and rejoins… Read More

The Gimpy Man in Black before the race at Eldora Resort. Photo: Cordes collection

Skimo in a Suit

By Kelly Cordes   |   Mar 19, 2012 March 19, 2012

Bang. The gun went off. I was wearing a suit. First time in a couple decades or more (for the suit, not the gun). All black, like Johnny Cash. But I wasn’t robbing a train or singing the Folsom Prison Blues; I was doing a randonee ski… Read More

Winterless Wonderland: Help Protect New England’s Winters

Winterless Wonderland: Help Protect New England’s Winters

By John Kassel   |   Jan 17, 2012 January 17, 2012

by John Kassel In the mid-1990’s a Vermont ski area executive told me this joke. “How do you make a small fortune in the ski industry in New England?” he asked. “Start with a large one.” He was talking about the challenges he faced then, which seemed normal at the… Read More

LOADING
ERROR