Dean Cummings

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Steep Life Protocols: Be Realistic

Don’t let complacency and ignorance put you in avalanche-prone areas.


Steep Life Protocols: Determine Your Own Forecast

Whether you ski at resorts or in the backcountry, there's no such thing as a completely controlled mountain environment. So be your own weather and snow forecaster to stay safe.

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Steep Life Protocols: Reliable Equipment is Crucial

Having practical, dependable gear can help lessen risks and increase fun in the backcountry.

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Steep Life Protocols: Prioritizing Risk

You need to know what you’re getting into when accessing the goods at resorts or in the backcountry.

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This is the Steep Life

Big-mountain skier Dean Cummings shares tips and his inspiration for steep skiing.