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Mid July Skiing

On July 14th my buddy and I headed down near Mammoth Lakes and skied the Bloody Couloir. This prominent line towers over Highway 395, and is visible from miles away. Luckily, its north facing, and it holds snow really well. Since it was July 14th, our expectations were low for the overall snow quality, and they were met with some pretty challenging skiing conditions. There’s probably better skiing up on Mt. Shasta, or even around here in Tahoe, but this little mission fit our schedules, and gave us the skiing fix we needed. It was a beautiful day out in the mountains, and it felt great to ski something steep and do some hiking.
Here’s a video:



Columbia Sportswear skiing expert Jeremy Benson doesn’t spend much time at resorts, preferring the big steeps and challenges of the backcountry. Learn more about this free-skier here: http://www.columbia.com/Jeremy-Benson/People_Experts_Jeremy_Benson,default,pg.html

Check out our experts page to meet all of our talented extended family. They might be a little faster or stronger than most, but they lead by example. They remind us that it’s not how fast you go or how far, it’s that you go.

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