Zürs am Arlberg, Austria – On Monday, January 16, 2017 a 33-year-old Dutch skier from Amsterdam in the Netherlands was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche near the Trittkopf Gamsmulde (2720 meters) near Lech Zürs am Arlberg in Vorarlberg in Austria. Show More Summary
Night skiing can be a beautiful thing. It’s tranquil, less crowded and allows you the opportunity to ply your passion under the starry sky. RELATED: LED lights and night skiing makes for pure, hypnotic joy But, it’s not exactly easyShow More Summary
Who’s going to win in Laax? 5 riders to watch Snowboarding Europe’s biggest contest is happening this week. Here’s who to watch out for. By Jason Horton on 16 January 2017
Get a glimpse into the skiing lives of Leah Evans and Jasmin Caton. Then join them as they head to Norway where they can wrap up the winter season with one epic adventure. Watch Patagonia’s The Spring Tide now: Is it time to go to Norway? Absolutely. Show More Summary
Team North America stretched its victory streak against Team World to five straight years by capturing the 2017 Continental Cup on Sunday.
38-Year-Old Killed In Avalanche While Photographing Ice Climbing Companions In Vorarlberg, Austria Vorarlberg, Austria – On Saturday, January 14, 2017 three mountaineers were caught in an avalanche near Brand in the district of Bludenz in the state of Vorarlberg in Austria. Show More Summary
Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer In The Pyrénées-Atlantiques In France – A Mountain Journey – Sad news from southern France this week. Show More Summary
IT’S A RARE DAY WHEN snow blankets nearly all of North America. We’re dancing in that rare air now. Last week, there was one (1) American state without snow on the ground. Sorry, Florida; you missed it. Snow probably isn’t too much fun for Georgia and Texas, but for states with peaks — ya-hoo!
After California got walloped with over 3 feet of snow overnight, the Alpine Meadows ski patrol mitigated the hazards. After communicating with Steven Siig, a local Alpine Meadows resident, patrol triggered a slide that ultimately broke down the door of the Siig’s home. Show More Summary
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center published the following video that takes a look at a large natural avalanche that destroyed an unoccupied house in Peru Creek near Montezuma, Colorado on January 10, 2017. The slide ran 2000’ vertical feet down the Maid Of Orlean slide path. Show More Summary
Laruns, France – On Saturday, January 14, 2017 three backcountry ski tourers were caught in an avalanche in the Gabarderes Valley in the area of of Pont-de-Camps in the Ossau Valley in the commune of Laruns in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of southern France. Show More Summary
Routt County Search and Rescue Volunteer Caught In Avalanche During Rescue Near Steamboat, Colorado Steamboat Springs, Colorado – On Thursday, January 12, 2017 Routt County Search and Rescue was notified at 3:45pm to respond to a lost skier and snowboarder in need of assistance near Buffalo Pass in the North Fork of the Fish Creek drainage. Show More Summary
In the 5th episodes of Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean you’ll learn tips and tricks on rope skills and knots necessary for ski mountaineering. Get all sorts of beta about skiing ropes in this informative ski mountaineering video. Show More Summary
The AMGA Tech Videos offer all sorts of useful info for mountain enthusiasts. In this episode, AMGA Instructor Team Member, Patric Ormond provides some pro tips about building multi V thread and 0 thread anchors. Learn more about building V and Zero Thread Anchors: V and 0-Thread from American Mountain Guides Assoc on Vimeo. Show More Summary
Team North America took a 6.5-5.5 lead over Team World at the Continental Cup of Curling after Reid Carruthers and Chelsea Carey posted wins in Friday's early draw in Las Vegas.
SAFE AS women’s-specific avalanche clinics have entered their fifth year of educating female skiers and snowboarders about the backcountry. However, this season the crew added its first class open to, yes, guys. The change-up begs the...Show More Summary
A late comeback from North America's Kevin Koe prevented a World sweep in Thursday's opening draw of the Continental Cup of Curling. The Calgary skip scored two points in the eighth and final end to battle to a 5-5 draw with Norway's Thomas Ulsrud.
Join Ben Tibbetts and his friends as they head to Greenland to test a new bit of mapping technology and log a few first descents in the process. After watching this one, it might be time to head to Greenland for a bit of ski exploration. Show More Summary
Dogs In The Backcountry Is A Hot Topic. If You Take Your Dog, Be Responsible And Be Ready. Dogs absolutely love going backcountry skiing. No matter what trailhead you pull into during the winter season, there are bound to be a bunch of dogs ready for the ski day. Show More Summary
Join the Nitro Crew Pow Surfing Retallack, BC Snowboarding The squad cuts loose on alt craft in one of the world’s most exclusive powder destinations. By Jason Horton on 12 January 2017