By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 8 years ago November 12, 2015

BDTV: A Simple Machine - Backcountry Skiing

The La Grave cablecar is an icon of big-mountain freeskiing, a unique lift that accesses some of the most classic unmarked and unpatrolled steep skiing descents in the Alps. As La Grave faces historic challenges, its main road closed by rockfall and the continued operation of the cablecar in doubt, Black Diamond takes an insider's view of “Le Telepherique” and what’s at stake in the uncertain future of this backcountry mecca.


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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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