Backcountry Magazine October 2013 – The New Ski Bum

The New Ski Bum | Sheep Creek Tragedy | Crater Lake, Ore. | Andreas Fransson

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If you aren’t already a ski bum, chances are becoming one has crossed your mind. In this issue, Drew Pogge, Dick Dorworth and Peter Kray examine the evolution of the ski bum, and how backcountry culture is revolutionizing the dirtbag fringe. Also in the issue, we profile Andreas Fransson, king of the steeps, in his home element: the extreme terrain of Chamonix, France. Plus, Tess Weaver explores the vertical side of Crater Lake, Ore., we reflect on the lessons of last winter’s tragic Sheep Creek avalanche, and Vasu Sojitra talks about what it takes to ski the backcountry with one leg.

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