Category Archives: Backcountry Skiing

Hillman’s Highway Zone April 9, 2016

This has been a frustrating year to be a New England skier. Plenty of storms and moisture content have been passing through, but mostly as rain. The forecast was calling for another event to roll through starting off as snow, … Continue reading

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Dynafit Cuff Rivet Replacement

The Dynafit TLT5/6 and DyNA Evo are hugely popular in the backcountry skiing community. Despite their popularity, Dynafit has yet to address a glaring design flaw: the cuff rivets. (At least they changed the lower buckle on the TLT6 from … Continue reading

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Presidential Range Snow Plots

Historical data for snow depths from manual snow plots in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire is next to impossible to find. The USFS snow rangers maintain plots at both Hermit Lake and the Harvard Cabin. However, they have not … Continue reading

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How to Replacing a Race Binding Heel Fork

After a few seasons of use, the titanium heel forks on my Dynafit Low Tech Race bindings have become notched. The notches allow the boot to rattle a bit when in ski mode and can cause┬áinconsistent release at the heel. … Continue reading

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Mt Washington Speed Record

A car-summit-car speed attempt on Mt. Washington has been on my to-do list for a while. Kevin Tilton’s posting of his winter run time of 1:47:31 gave a good target to shoot for. Josh and I talked about doing it … Continue reading

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Thunderfest 2014

In 2010 the Thunderbolt Ski Runners┬áresurrected the Thunderbolt Ski Race to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Class A ski trail on the highest peak in Massachusetts, Mt. Greylock. After a successful event that year, the TSR decided to make … Continue reading

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Dynafit Speed Turn Bindings

After purchasing a new pair of skis this season, I wanted a pair of bindings that would allow me to use either my TLT5 or DyNA Evo. This requires an adjustment range of 8mm. The tried and true pair of … Continue reading

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