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Kilian Jornet Climbs Mount Everest In Just 26 Hours!

Mount Everest – At midnight on the 21st to 22nd of May 2017, Kilian Jornet, 29, reached the summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen or fixed ropes in a single push via the traditional route on the Tibetan side of the mountain. Show More Summary

Mount Everest’s Iconic Hillary Step Has Collapsed

Mount Everest – After summiting Mount Everest for the 6th time on May 16, 2017, Tim Mosedale, a British mountaineer, returned to base camp and posted photos on social media confirming that the Hillary Step has collapsed. The Hillary Step was 12-meter (39-foot) vertical rock face at 8,790 meters on the southeast ridge of Everest. Show More Summary

Arapahoe Basin announces extended ski season following spring snowfall

One week after a mid-May snowstorm left over a foot of fresh spring powder on its slopes, Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin ski area announced Tuesday that it will add at least one full bonus weekend of skiing and riding, according to the Denver Post. Show More Summary

Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour Mission 8: Japanuary

In this episode of Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour he ventures to Japan to eat sushi, visit onsens, and of course ski epically deep Japanuary snow. Watch Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour: Japanuary Where will Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour go next?...Show More Summary

Bench Pressing Bent Metal

Bent Metal Binding Works is proud to announce the addition of Norwegian creative master shred Fredrik Perry to the BMBW team! What better way to celebrate than the premiere of Freddy’s latest audio visual endeavor Benchpress the movie. You probably should just watch it even though it’s pretty much summer and we’re glazed on watching shred […]

Aspen announces it will reopen for Memorial Day after spring storms

Following an amazing ski season and some late-spring storms that recently dumped fresh powder on its slopes, Aspen Skiing Company announced that it will reopen Aspen Mountain for skiing this Memorial Day weekend, according to the Aspen Times. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Ski Mountaineer In Vallon du Clou In Savoy, France

Vallon du Clou, France – On Saturday, May 20, 2017 a mountaineer was killed in an avalanche at roughly 2600 meters in the Vallon du Clou in the Alps near Sainte-Foy Tarentaise in Savoy, France. The mountaineer was returning with a friend from an expedition to open a new climbing route near Pointe des Mines near the France-Italy border. Show More Summary

The North Face Presents Foundation Episode 2 – Big Mountain Training in Austria

After returning to Austria after a ski trip in British Columbia, Fabio Studer buckles down and starts training for the Freeride world Tour. Proper training allows Fabio Studer to crush big lines at Silvretta Montafon. Watch: The North...Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – May 15-21, 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 – May 15, 2017 – A Mountain Journey – Still skiing? There’s still lots of snow out there. Show More Summary

West Couloir, Matterhorn Peak, Eastern Sierra, California

Skiing The West Couloir On Matterhorn Peak In California’s Eastern Sierra Location: West Couloir, Matterhorn Peak, Eastern Sierra, California Starting Point: Annett’s Mono Village – 7100? Aspect: Northeast Distance: 11 miles Time: 7-10...Show More Summary

Colorado schools close as residents enjoy mid-May snow day

On Thursday, we reported on the fact that skiers and snowboarders at the Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado got to enjoy a mid-May powder day after a late spring storm dumped a foot of snow on the resort’s trails. However, the snowShow More Summary

Great Big Story Presents Between the Devil and the Sky: Climbing Devils Tower for 45 Years

Imagine climbing the Devils Tower thousands of time. That’s what professional climbing guide, Frank Sanders has done. This is his story. Watch Between the Devil and the Sky: Climbing Devils Tower for 45 Years Official Description From...Show More Summary

Olympic skicross medalist emerges from coma after 5 months

On Wednesday, the Swedish Ski Association announced that, after spending the past five months in a coma following a training crash on Dec. 19, 2016, Anna Holmlund — the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in skicross — has emerged from the coma and is once again communicating with doctors. Show More Summary

This ski resort in Colorado just pulled down over a foot of powder … in May

Currently, much of the United States, east of the Mississippi River, is experiencing temperatures reaching 80-90 degrees, yet somehow, skiers in Colorado are having a pow day. It's #faceshot city out there! #abasin70 #maybasin #powder...Show More Summary

Benjamin Styles Presents Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir

Here’s an amazing ski mountaineering mission to ski the Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir. What an awesome adventure.. Watch Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir from Benjamin Styles on Vimeo. Official Description From Vimeo: Ski descent of the north-east couloir on la Grande Sassiere, 900m, 47 degrees, 5.2, AD-. Show More Summary

Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour Mission 7: Saleina

In this episode of Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour he joins Sam Anthamatten for a late spring mission into the Alps to ski big lines and couloirs in Saleina. Watch Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour: Saleina Where will Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour...Show More Summary

‘World of Adventure’ hits the slopes with pro skier Lynsey Dyer

“Most people will tell you the things you can’t do. But I’m going to keep doing it, keep skiing for as long as I live,” says professional skier Lynsey Dyer. In this week’s ‘World of Adventure’, Dyer gives insight into her mental process, as well as her journey to success in skiing. Show More Summary

Shaun White reaches settlement in sexual harassment lawsuit

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Olympic snowboarder Shaun White reached a settlement with the former drummer of his rock band Bad Things, after she filed a lawsuit against him last year accusing him of sexual harassment and withholding wages from her. Show More Summary

Bloody Couloir, Bloody Mountain, Eastern Sierra, California

Skiing The Bloody Couloir On Bloody Mountain In California’s Eastern Sierra Location: Bloody Couloir, Bloody Mountain, Eastern Sierra, California Starting Point: Laurel Lakes Road – 7300? Aspect: North Distance: 10.75 miles Time: 6-9...Show More Summary

Seeking Nirvana 2.2 – Under The Moonlight

Matt Margretts, Riley Leboe, Mike Henituk, Mason Mashon, and Joe Schuster are back in the latest episode of Seeking Nirvana – Under The Moonlight. In this one, the crew heads deep into the mountains of British Columbia to ski amazing...Show More Summary

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