We finish up our tutorial on digging a snowpit and conducting stability tests by reviewing our snowpack observations and deciding how to proceed.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform an Extended Column Test.
Andy’s part from our latest SKEEZE DVD, the precursor to the site you’re currently browsing. Crazy how that works, huh? Never saw it coming. To get your free copy of the DVD, check out this link: http://skeeze.k2skis.com/2012/07/29/free-skeeze-dvd
After the shovel shear test, Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform a compression test, and what we should be looking for along the way.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform a shovel shear test, and what you are looking for while doing it.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to properly dig a snow pit and prepare to do some snowpack tests.
Before we did a snow pit, there are several things we need to take into consideration.
A tip on how to efficiently remove snow and ice buildup from your skins, courtesy of Sarah Carpenter.
Martin Volken discusses the importance of analyzing your surroundings and the terrain you ride for a safe day in the mountains.
Moving from A-V Turns to Kick Turns, Martin Volken teaches us the proper methods for getting to the top.
As we climb a steeper slope, Martin Volken teaches us the progression from walking turns to AV turns.
Sarah Carpenter and Mike Hattrup demonstrate the importance of utilizing the ‘rest step’ when climbing uphill.
Martin Volken shows us the basics of walking turns while touring.