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Steve Casimiro

If it involves fresh air and the threat of bodily harm, Steve Casimiro does it: mountain biking (120 days a year), skiing (50 days a year), surfing, skateboarding, climbing, backpacking. Makes you wonder how he has time to be a contributing editor for ADVENTURE (see his "Vegas Rocks" online and in the January/February 2001 issue) and to write and photograph for Outside, Men's Journal, Skiing, and Powder (where he was editor for nine years), among others.

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What to do? Where to go? What to buy?

Powder Buff Steve Casimiro Answers Your Snow-Sports and Winter Gear Questions.

Q:

I recently read the article entitled "Terror in the Halfpipe" that discussed the benefits of a snowbike (a.k.a. skibob). The article made reference to resorts in California that allow skibobbing but failed to name any specifically. Can you suggest several ski resorts in Northern California that allow snowbikes?

—Joel Wehner, Elk Grove, California

Ah, yes, the beloved skibob. Did you know the Czech Republic put skibobbing on a stamp? Or that there's an international federation that governs skibobbing? Yes, there's a lot of cool stuff people don't know about skibobbing.

As for me, I'm all for another device that allows you to travel swiftly over snow and then crash in a mangled heap at the bottom of the hill. My garage is filled with such conveyances. Fortunately, the folks at Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra at Tahoe share my enthusiasm for all things dangerous: You can throw a leg over a skibob at either resort. Northstar is at the north end of Lake Tahoe; call Tel: 800 GO NORTH or log onto skinorthstar.com. Sierra is at the southern end of the lake; Tel: +1 530 659 7453 and sierratahoe.com will give you the beta. Finally, for a repository of all things skibob, go to Google's site list.

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