Top Stories: Snow in Colorado, Californian Mountain Pass Closed Due to Snow, Japan’s Borders Opening, and More…

Dumping at Loveland!

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Sonora pass is currently closed.

State Route 108/Sonora Pass has been closed due to ice and snow.

Travelers are advised to seek alternate routes.

To read the full article: 9,624′ SR 108 Sonora Pass, CA, Closed Due to Ice and Snow

image: maps by nik
image: maps by nik

The dark green blocks in the maps above represent US Census blocks where the reported population equals zero.

These maps above show us, in green, where nobody lives in the USA. We often think that we can’t get away from people, but you can get into some truly uninhabited zones if you head out West.

For the full article: Brain Post: Map of Where NOBODY Lives in the USA | 47% of the USA Is Uninhabited

Dumping at Loveland! (9/15/22)

It’s snowing! Colorado ski areas are getting their first real glimpse of winter this morning as snow falls in the mountains.

For more photos: [PHOTOS] It’s Snowing at Colorado Ski Resorts

Skiing powder
A skier in Niseko, picture:

Great news for Japow lovers as local news channels in Japan are reporting that Japan will fully reopen its borders to international tourists from ‘blue list’ countries in October. Two years ago the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs created strict border restrictions for international travelers and as part of that created blue, yellow, and red lists to categorize countries by their perceived covid-19 risk to Japan. Tourists are currently only allowed from the blue list—countries deemed a low-transmission risk of Covid-19. The US, Canada, Australia, UK, Switzerland, and most EU countries are on this blue list.

Full post here: Japan Set To Fully Reopen Its Borders In October

step in binding
The Supermatic binding. Credit:

For years snowboarders have had to deal with traditional two-strap bindings that are cumbersome and slow to get into. It has been a necessary evil that you must take extra time to tighten your strap bindings every time you get off the lift. This is even more annoying on a powder day while everyone else is poaching the fresh tracks.

For more details: This Self-Closing, Two-Strap, Step-In Binding is What Snowboarders Have Been Waiting For

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