Peter Shelton

Max Dercum, Lucky Man

Posted in Ski history, Watch columns by pshelton on January 28, 2010

The myth of certainty

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on January 21, 2010

Following a freak-accident death in the backcountry last week, it’s worth listening to the comments flooding in on-line. (more…)

Shaken but not stirred

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on January 14, 2010

On Friday, January 8th 2010, Helitrax dropped a group of skiers off on the shoulder of Pilot Knob for a run into Waterfall Canyon. It was a placid day: blue sky, very little wind. The powder was old and settled, wind-affected in places; it hadn’t snowed in a while. (more…)

Get your axe in gear

Posted in Uncategorized by pshelton on January 7, 2010

Who would have thought, 30 years ago, that sleepy wintertime Ouray would be brought back to life by an 83-year-old swimming pool and a leaky penstock? (more…)