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Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« on: 04/04/17, 12:43 PM »

My friend and Alaskan ripper Jaime Van Lanen (snowsavage on other forums) sent me this link and asked me to share it. It's a worthwhile read with adventure, and some history of the sport

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=810
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #1 on: 04/06/17, 09:30 AM »

Very cool! Hopefully the locals can keep their traditions, but with China's reputation they will have to fight. Maybe ski tourism can help save that part of their culture?
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #2 on: 04/06/17, 09:53 AM »

Thanks for sharing,
While snowsavage does some impressive things in the mountains, I'm far more envious of his ability to travel and connect with different cultures like he does. Love his articles, writing style, and genuine humility.

Cool you get to ride with him. Maybe someday....


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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #3 on: 04/07/17, 10:15 AM »

So freakin cool! What a great glimpse into that world
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #4 on: 04/07/17, 10:33 AM »

Wow!  What a great read!!!  I have my late father's early
19xx skis which he used to tend his trap line in Northern MN

He would sell his furs to Sears & Roebuck to fund his college.
His father once sent him out in the snow with their rifle & 3
bullets to get a deer.  He tracked the deer with snowshoes into deep snow exhaustion
and slit it's throat, saving the three bullets. 
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #5 on: 04/07/17, 03:40 PM »

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #6 on: 04/07/17, 08:53 PM »

Nils Larsen, renowned PNW PSIA telemark instructor and film maker visited Altai in 2005 to meet the skiers; later started a company that makes the Altai Hok ski  The skiers of Altai

He also made a video of the indigenous skiers Nils' videos
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... want your own private skintrack? Better move to the yukon dude. (B'ham Allen, 2011).
...USA: government of the people by corporate proxies for business.

Andy Carey, Nisqually Park, 3500 feet below Paradise
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #7 on: 05/01/17, 11:39 AM »

Big NYT feature on this topic as well on saturday: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/sports/skiing/skiing-china-cave-paintings.html?_r=0
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Re: Northern China pow, with a history lesson
« Reply #8 on: 05/01/17, 11:46 AM »


NB: The author of this article (originally written for Powder: http://www.powder.com/stories/awakening) was a padded seat regular the last few years
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