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This profile was last updated on 8/2/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

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172 E 500 S
Bountiful , Utah 84010
United States

Company Description: Backcountry skiing blog with info on randonnee, telemark and backcountry ski mountaineering, with gear reviews.

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  • Bachelor Degree , Industrial Design
    Western Washington University
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Lou Dawson
Lou Dawson: Thanks, full speed ahead... JCoates: Sorry Lou, my e-rant wasn't directed at Brittany, or anyone else in particu... Lou Dawson: Coats, good thoughts but I hope the "child" part was rehtorical rather than...
Lou Dawson: We're all human. But we are also funny!... Jacque: Funniest thing I ever saw was a well-known guide and guidebook author bitch... Lou Dawson: Reviews coming! Got quite a stack of new books here!... Cascadian: Hey Lou, any recommendations for Cascade, WA guidebooks?
Brian Mohr: Great story Lou.
Lou Dawson 2: I need to apologize for overlooking something here.
Lou Dawson
Louie Dawson
Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information opinion website and e magazine. Lou's passion for the past 45 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about backcountry skiingand is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners!
High Performance Skis, Light Weight Skis ~ Meier Skis Made in Glenwood Springs, Colorado [cached]
The newly crafted skis would then be biked back to Carbondale for delivery to Lou Dawson, a backcountry ski legend, author and founder of WildSnow. He would eventually bike up to the base of Mount Sopris, skis in tow, hike up to the summit and ski down. Voil, a completely local, low-carbon-footprint ski adventure, from forest to alpine ski descent.
2014 February | Nathan A. Ferguson's blog, 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
Lou Dawson of Wild Snow had his hands on a prototype version and provided the first detailed report on Black Diamond's "JetForce" technology.
How To Store Skis and Snowboards for Summer | The Active Times, 13 May 2014 [cached]
We spoke to Lou Dawson, owner and publisher of, for his expert advice on ski storage. He has made a career out of backcountry skiing and mountaineering. The first person to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, Dawson has also written several books on skiing and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska.
The Active Times: How do you prepare your skis for storage? Lou Dawson: We deal with a lot of skis here at, so we keep our summer storage systems simple.
Backcountry Skiing Archives - Patitucci Photo, 18 April 2013 [cached]
Lou Dawson Interview
Lou and Ted will have to explain this ritual of post ski breathing technique
Lou Dawson is a legend in the American ski culture. Primarily known as the first person to ski all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks, he is also a pioneer of backcountry skiing, a leader who brought about awareness of ski touring ideas to the US and the daily manager and writer for the tremendously popular
We were lucky enough to run into Lou and his great, longtime friend Ted Karasote while we were all on Austria's Silvretta Tour.
I asked Lou some questions regarding his thoughts after years of visits to Europe.
Lou (in red) enjoys a meal in the Wiesbadener Hut, Silvretta Tour
Lou (in green hat) enjoys a meal in the Wiesbadener Hut, Silvretta Tour
Lou, what is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Euro ski touring?
Lou, you are 58, in the hut there are numerous others of the same age or even much older.
For me it was a great pleasure to meet up with Lou and Ted and spend time laughing about the decadence of the European ski touring scene.
Become a regular visitor and encourage Lou to visit the Haute Route for yet another trip report.
This is part 1 of the Tour Blog, a full account will follow including a trip report for Austria's Silvretta Tour (my second time on it and likely my favorite in Europe) as well as an interview with Lou Dawson of the famous backcountry ski website Wild Snow. We discovered Lou in the first night's hut typing (blogging) on the smallest laptop I have ever seen. With Lou was the best selling author Ted Kerasote and together we were all lucky enough to get to spend time drinking beers and laughing about all the decadance of Euro backcountry life.
Lou Dawson also posted info at Wild Snow. Check back in here for a complete report on the tour.
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