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Colorado Trail Explorer Project Maps 39,000 Miles Of Trails In Colorado

If you live (or visit) Colorado, you’re going to want to learn more about the Colorado Trail Explorer mapping project. The goal of this project is to provide information  on all of the trails and trailheads in colorful Colorado. As part...Show More Summary

IFGMA Guide Mark Smiley Presents Upgrading Crappy Climbing Anchors

Knowing how to build climbing anchors is an essential skill for mountaineers. In this short video, IFMGA Guide Mark Smiley gives a quick run down on how to upgrade crappy climbing anchors to ensure that you’re safe in the mountains.Show More Summary

RapidGrass Presents Happy Trails Music Video

Rapidgrass, the band that wrote a ballad about Colorado I-70, is back with a music video called Happy Trails. This one features trail running and stunning mountain scenery. Rapidgrass’s new album will be released on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Idaho Springs, Colorado at the Clear Creek RapidGrass Music Festival. Show More Summary

Pro skier Ingrid Backstrom talks balancing motherhood with skiing

This story originally appeared in POWDER. Words by Julie Brown Since her breakout performance in Matchstick Productions’ film Yearbook, in 2004, Ingrid Backstrom hasn’t stopped pushing herself and the limits of big mountain skiing. Among...Show More Summary

NPR Presents Survival Orientation Video: How To Make Fire From A Water Bottle

Did you lose your lighter? Let Ziggy and Nickolai teach you how to make fire from a water bottle in this entertaining video from NPR. Learn how to make fire from a water bottle in this NPR video: Official Description from YouTube: Published...Show More Summary

This Montana ski resort is on the market for $3.5M

This story first appeared on TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING. Another week, another resort up for sale. Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside, Montana is up for grabs going into the 2017-18 season, and although it is significantly more expensive than the last resort we found, $3.5 million for your own mountain in northwest Montana seems like a steal. Show More Summary

Brits Set New World Records For Fastest 100 Meter In Ski Boots

London, England – In May 2017, Profeet Fulham bootfitters Emma Kirk-Odunubi, 24, and Max Willcocks, 34, decided to have a go at beating the world record for the fastest 100 meter in ski boots. Both Kirk-Odunubi and Willcocks set new world records at the track at Barn Elms in southwest London. Show More Summary

North Korea suggested to ‘co-host’ 2018 Winter Olympic ski events

Earlier this week, according to reports from the Guardian and the Washington Post, Do Jong-hwan — South Korea’s minister of sport — announced he will seek help in hosting some of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics skiing events from North Korea. Show More Summary

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Review

From car camping adventures to alpine starts in far flung mountains, Mountain House Freeze Dried Food is one of the fastest and easiest ways to feed your hunger. If you’re looking for a quick, simple, and convenient way to eat well on your next adventure, then Mountain House is the answer. Show More Summary

2017 Dew Tour Breckenridge to serve as Olympic qualifier

In a press release Wednesday, Mountain Dew and The Enthusiast Network announced that 2017 Dew Tour Breckenridge will serve as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Show More Summary

Curling Canada puts up a guard, urges beginners to wear helmets

The group responsible for curling in Canada says it wants novices and children who curl to wear helmets.

Jason Hummel Presents The Olympic Traverse

Over the course of 9 days, Jason Hummel made a monster ski traverse across the Olympic Mountains in Washington. Learn more about Jason’s mountain adventures on MyAdventureCrusade.com. Watch The Olympic Traverse presented from Jason Hummel The Olympic Traverse from Jason Hummel on Vimeo. Show More Summary

Former Navy Seal Josh Jespersen Splitboards All Colorado 14ers In Just 6 Months

Congratulations to former Navy Seal Josh Jespersen for setting a new record for summiting and split boarding all of Colorado’s 14ers in only 138 days – that’s less than 6 months. According to Jespersen’s Instagram, he accomplished this splitboard mountaineering feat in just 138 days, 53 missions, 628 miles, and 260,560? of elevation gain. Show More Summary

Climate study suggests a serious threat to Christmas skiing in the U.S.

This story first appeared on POWDER. Words by Julie Brown. In just 70 years, the ski season will be markedly shorter, no matter what happens in the near future. Subsequently, revenue from ticket sales alone will drop in the coming decades by hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Show More Summary

Black Bear Kills Teen During Trail Race In Alaska

Chugach State Park, Alaska – On Sunday, June 18, 2017 a 16-year-old trail runner was chased and killed by a black bear near the Bird Ridge Trail during the 29th annual Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb near Mile 100 on the Seward Highway east of Anchorage, Alaska. Show More Summary

G3 Announces “Warranty Repair” Of G3 Ion Binding

In June 2017, Genuine Guide Gear, aka G3, posted a Service Announcement on GenuineGuideGear.com for an Ion Warranty Repair. Visit GenuineGuideGear.com to learn more about this warranty repair, to find out if your bindings are affected, and to fill out a repair form. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – June 12-18, 2017

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! SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack...Show More Summary

Wildfire threatens Utah ski resort town of Brian Head

A wildfire that was believed to be caused by humans on Saturday has forced the entire ski resort town Brian Head, Utah, in Dixie National Forest to be evacuated, per Fox 13. On #KSLAM live coverage of the wildfire burning in Brian Head. Show More Summary

Naomi Prohaska Becomes Youngest Person To Climb Canada’s Highest Peak

Mount Logan, Yukon – On May 24, 2017 15-year-old Naomi Prohaska of Pemberton, British Columbia summited Mount Logan in Kluane National Park Reserve in the Yukon in Canada. In doing so, she became the youngest person to climb Mount Logan – Canada’s highest peak at 5,959 meters. Show More Summary

Ski Mountaineer Suffers Fatal Fall On Mont Blanc After Losing Ski

Mont Blanc, France – On Saturday, June 10, 2017 a 53-year-old ski mountaineer lost his ski while skiing toward Brenva Pass after summiting Mont Blanc. The man was unable to self arrest, fell over a group of seracs, and landed in a crevasse. Show More Summary

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