Lou Dawson Interview
and Ted will have to explain this ritual of post ski breathing technique
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 WildSnow.com.
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
(in green hat) enjoys a meal in the Wiesbadener Hut, Silvretta Tour
, what is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Euro ski touring?
, 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.
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.
also posted info at Wild Snow
Check back in here for a complete report on the tour.