Hey, shred kids. Looks like the quad corkers will get the chance to go for the gold when the Five Ring Circus (aka Olympics Winter Games) drop next in 2018 in PyeongChang, Korea. The inclusion of big air is another step from the IOC in appealing to a more youth-oriented audience. The hugely successful slopestyle […]
The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, alpine skiing, speed skating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Watch A Skier’s Journey – Freshfield Icefield Here’s the third and last episode of the first season of A Skier’s Journey. This time, Jordan Manley heads to the Freshfield Icefield of the Canadian Rockies for a climbing and skiing adventure. Basing out of a remote base camp near Banff National Park on the BC/Alberta borer, Jordan […]
Black Diamond Vapor Helmet Review Price: $139.95 Website: Black Diamond Weight: 7 oz, 199 g – Size: M/L Size: S/M or M/L Material: Polycarbonate Shell with EPS Foam lined with Carbon Fiber Rods and Sheets of Kevlar Summary: The Black Diamond Vapor Helmet is one of the premier climbing helmets on the market. It’s ultra-lightweight, super adjustable, and keeps my […]
How To Layer For Backcountry Skiing You’ve got your beacon, shovel, probe, boots, skins, skis, poles, first aid kit, and everything else you might need to go backcountry skiing. Now you just have to figure out what to wear. It all comes down to layering and it can make or break your day. Layering allows […]
Ortovox Issues Recall Of All S1+ Avalanche Transceivers Ortovox is recalling any S1+ avalanche transceivers that were manufactured between 2010 and 2014. If you purchased a Ortovox S1+ avalanche beacon between July 2010 and April 2015 you need to stop using it immediately and contact Ortovox. According to Ortovox, the precautionary recall affects all S1+ beacons […]
Watch A Skier’s Journey – La Grave Here’s the second episode of the first season. Jordan Manley, Chad Sayers, and Tobin Seagel of A Skier’s Journey takes us to the steep slopes of the skiing mecca of the southern French Alps – La Grave. In a place with “no rules,” this film is inspiring and life […]
After a strange May, June is finally here. Some parts of the western mountains have seen unprecedented amounts of snow, others haven’t had a sunny day in weeks. In places like Colorado, the snow is piling up in the high peaks and the snowpack is through the roof. California finally saw some snow. Montana had […]
Book Review: Jackson Hole Ski Atlas: A Collection Of Aerial Photographs Website: Jackson Hole Ski Atlas Price: $19.95 Pages: 37 Photos on 40 Pages Photographer: Angus M. Thuermer, Jr. , with John Wright, Michelle Bevier McCormick and Linda Sternberg. Publisher: Project X Publications Buy: Amazon ___________________________ If you’re going skiing in the Tetons, you need a […]
A trio of ski mountaineers consisting of Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon, and Christy Mahon climbed and skied their way into ski mountaineering history this week. The Aspen based Centennial Skiers climbed and skied the 100 highest peaks in Colorado. Colorado is known as the Centennial State and has the highest collection of peaks in the […]
Temperatures are rising. Resorts are closed. Snow is slowly disappearing. Summertime is just around the corner. If you’re brain has switched out of snow mode and your ready to switch gears into mountain biking, hiking, alpine climbing, rock climbing, kayaking, or other sports it’s time to store the skis for the summer. It’s important that […]
Hey look! It’s a viral sock ad by Happy Socks. It’s called Snowboarding In The Clouds and that’s exactly what their doing. Either that or Adrian Cinni is the world’s highest yoyo.
App Review: GuidePace Whether you’re going skiing, mountaineering, hiking, backpacking, or climbing you should always estimate how long it will take to reach your destination and to return safely. When you’re doing your tour planning, how do you estimate travel time in the mountains? Why not save some time and use the GuidePace app? Based […]
Candide Thovex is the real deal. Known as the “Flying Frenchman,” Candide is one of the world’s most fluid skiers. It’s an absolute joy to watch such an accomplished skier crushing it – especially when the film is free! Few Words is a 59 minute ski documentary that follows Candide’s career. Criss crossing the globe […]
Book Review: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story Of The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar In February of 1959, in the midst of the Cold War, a group of nine Russian university students, led by Igor Dyatlov, traveled deep into the Northern Ural Mountains to climb Otorten Mountain. They were never seen alive again. […]
Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampons Review Price: $179.95 Website: Black Diamond Weight: 925 g / 2 lb 1 oz Size: 36-46 Material: Stainless Steel (Older versions were made of Chromoly steel) Summary: The Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon is versatile, durable, and bombproof. Show More Summary
Canada's Kelsey Rocque led her women's rink to an 8-2 win over Scotland on Sunday for a second straight junior curling world title, while Winnipeg's Braden Calvert defeated defending champion Switzerland 6-3 in the men's final in Tallinn, Estonia.
Scarpa Freedom SL Boot Review Website: Scarpa Price: $769.00 Weight: 3 lbs, 13 oz per boot / 1978 grams (size 28) Summary: The Scarpa Freedom SL is an award winning, lightweight, reliable, alpine touring boot that tours well on the uphill and skis like an alpine boot on the downhill. __________________________________ When a boot is designed […]
Watch A Skier’s Journey – Kashmir India is one of the last wild ski destinations. Rich in culture and deep in powder, this is one destination that should be on everyone’s ski bucket list. Watch Kashmir featuring skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel as they ski Gulmarg and tread lightly due to conditions. A Skier’s […]
After the untimely death of legendary climber and BASE jumper, Dean Potter, and his friend, Graham Hunt, in Yosemite, California during a wingsuit flight on Saturday, another tragedy hit the mountain community this weekend in the Tetons… On Sunday, May, 17, 2015, an avalanche swept down the Sickle Couloir on Mount Moran in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National […]