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Here is a video by Gary who on the ST

March 13, 2013

Check out this video.  Fun and I like all the different ways of playing in the mountains.

Thanks to Gary Begley

Part two of Powder and Rails Tom Burt

January 27, 2012

Here is the second part of the piece on Vice.

Winter is back in Tahoe

January 22, 2012

We finally got some snow here in Tahoe and now it finally feels like winter.  I got out and did some splitboard runs yesterday the 21st.  and went to the resort today.  It is great to be off the groomed runs and onto the mountain.

splitting on the fresh

Tom on Powder and Rails

January 17, 2012

I just got sent this link for Powder and Rails part 1.  It is a good look back.  Check it out.




January 7, 2012

I got invited to judge the World Freeride contest in Revelstoke.  This is a contest with riders from the North Face Masters Series and The World Freeride Series.  Only 20 men riders and 10 female riders were invited to compete on a one run course that is a Heli drop.  There was some great riding that went down.

Riding up the Stoke Chair with Blair and Forest on the way to the venue area

In the front of the Selkirk Tangers 212 Heli on the way up to check the slope out

The Venue area

Ralph your winner and Blair third place after their runs

Tahoe resorts are open but the wind keeps making WAVES!

December 4, 2011

Tahoe is having a slow start for snow but the resorts are open people are out getting their legs in shape. Mean while the wind events that have hit California have been kicking up the waves on Tahoe again.  We got surf the West Shore with the North winds.  Here are a few shots from the past surf sessions.

Scott Gaffney West Shore

Tom waiting for a lull to paddle out

Tom waiting for the right wave

Tom turning out of close out

Winter Kicking in with surf on Tahoe

November 19, 2011

It is that time of the year for the wind to start driving the storms toward Tahoe creating surf.  And the photos below are what happens on the front end, and snow is what happens on the back end.  You can see the storm on its way over the ridge.

Backside on the left


More backside

Waves breaking

Oct. 4 , first storm of the season

November 10, 2011

The first storm of the season hit Tahoe October 4 and left up to two feet of new.  A nice start to the season.  I had to go make a few runs.  It is always nice to start the season off with some powder!

Switch over on the north side

skinning up the south side


June 6, 2011

Yes, it is June 6th and winter will not go away.   I went out riding with a few friends this morning.  I was riding my Split Swallowtail and it was deep.  It is Junuary in my book.  Hope everyone has as big of powder smiles as we do.  The Tahoe season rocks on.  Sorry there are no photos of the board in action,(I had the only camera), but I hope these pictures give a clue of how good it is.

The Swallow ready for uphill action

Luke heading up the skin track

HIgh avalanche danger! This one broke trees and pulled out the huge bolder.

Russ in transition on his teli gear

Jim doing a casual powder turn

Luke in deep on a turn

Winter Won’t Quit!

May 29, 2011

May 29th and it was another Powder day.  I went out riding with my wife.  Fun time, I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day.

Morning parking


My wife skinning up


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