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Big Sky Gets Over A Foot Snow In September!

Big Sky Resort Reports 12? to 16? of Snow on September 18! Fall is still a few days away but Big Sky just got pounded with the first significant storm of the season. Based on reports from Big Sky Resort’s official Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages, Big Sky is reporting 12 inches of snow in […]

Steez Magazine Pulls The Print Plug

After nine years and 35 print issues the Massachusetts based Steez Magazine has announced today (September 18, 2015) that they will be going 100% digital rolling forward. A lot has changed over the course of 35 issues and many of us are onto other projects and ventures and this move will afford us the time […]

Burton Releases Series Of Advertisements

Burton Snowboards will be releasing a series of extremely high production value advertisements this fall featuring their sponsored riders. Watch Zak Hale dissect features with Ethan Deiss, and Mikkel Bang alongside Mikey Rencz, as well as individual parts starring Ben Ferguson, Danny Davis, and Mark McMorris. The riders will all be wearing the latest Burton […]

Mountain High’s Buck Off Rail Jam

Temperatures just recently hit triple digits in Southern California, but there is a 100 percent chance of snow on Oct. 3 in Wrightwood, California as Mountain High trucks in than 60 tons of snow for the 2015 Buck Off Rail Jam. The free festival runs from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is open to […]

55 Hours In Mexico: A Tribute To The Weekend Warrior

Watch: 55 Hours In Mexico: A Tribute To The Weekend Warrior Take 10 minutes and watch 55 Hours in Mexico by Joey Schusler. If you’re a weekend warrior that sits in front of a computer dreaming of big adventures this film is made for you. Even with the 9 to 5 job, you can still […]

8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Central Chile

Chilean Ski Resorts Continue To Operate After Earthquake A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The quake struck at 7:54 pm about 29 miles west of Illapel on Chile’s central coast. The epicenter was approximately 177 miles NWW of Santiago. The earthquake occurred at a depth between […]

IFMGA Mountain Guide Bela Vadasz Dies

RIP Bela Vadasz – 1953-2015 The mountain community is deeply saddened that legendary guide Bela Vadasz passed away at age 62 during a medical procedure this week. RIP. Bela was known for following his passions for human powered mountain travel – especially in the ski mountaineering niche. He was an visionary in the guiding world. […]

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Hits 500-Year Low

Tree Ring Data Proves That The Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is At A Five Century Low California is in trouble. As a state that relies on the snowpack of the Sierra Nevada for 30% of their water supply, it’s not good news when you learn that the snowpack is at a 500-year low. This is serious. […]

Reiter Suing IOC For The Right To Race

With no support from the snowboard industry. And no support from USSA. Alpine snowboard racer Jason Reiter is taking his fight to get snowboarding racing back into the Olympics to the courts by suing the International Olympic Committee, according to a Jason Blevins story in the Denver Post. Reiter’s lawsuit targets the scheduling of the […]

Crazy Peak – 11,214? – Crazy Mountains – Montana

Scrambling Up The West Ridge of Crazy Peak In Montana’s Crazy Mountains Location: Crazy Peak, Crazy Mountains, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Montana Type: Out and Back Rating: Grade II, Class 3+ Trailhead: Big Timber Creek Trailhead...Show More Summary

RECALL: DMM Carabiners

DMM Issues Carabiner Recall DMM issued a product safety warning on Friday, September 11, 2015 on certain carabiners. This was followed by a product recall notice, subject to user inspection, on Monday September 14, 2015. If you have any DMM carabiners, this may directly affect you. The recall affects a variety of different carabiners where the […]

Pro Rock Climber Isaac Caldiero Wins American Ninja Warrior

In over seven seasons, 3,500 competitors have competed in American Ninja Warrior. None have been able to complete the near-impossible Midoriyama obstacle course to win the $1 million prize. Until now. On Monday’s American Ninja Warrior season finale in Las Vegas, two competitors completed the course. Geoff Britten, a 36-year-old Baltimore Orioles cameraman, and Issac […]

Seven Climbers Dead After Avalanche in French Alps

Breaking News: Avalanche In The Massif des Ecrins Swept Seven Mountaineers To Their Death, One Seriously Injured Seven climbers were killed by an avalanche around noon on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the French Alps. The tragedy took place on the Dome de Neige (Snow Dome) on the Massif des Ecrins in the the Écrins National […]

Rip Curl’s Search Revel Teasers

Not sure if it’s just the heatwave we’ve been going through lately, or what, but this little clip cooled us off quite nicely, even if there are one or two skiers in this clip. Why? Rip Curl, why?

Koch Peak – 11,293? – Taylor Hilgards – Madison Range – Montana

Hiking Koch Peak In the Taylor Hilgard Unit Of The Madison Range Location: Koch Peak, Taylor Hilgard Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Type: Out and Back Rating: Grade II, Class 2 Trailhead: Taylor Fork Distance:  14 miles total Time:  5 to 9 hours Taylor Fork Trailhead Elevation: 7275? | 2217 m Koch Peak Elevation: 11,293? | 3442 m […]

Rachel Homan's perfect run ends in Tour Challenge final

Rachel Homan couldn't extend her perfect run at the Grand Slam of Curling's Tour Challenge as Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni scored two in the eighth end to edge the Ottawa skip 6-5 in the Tier 1 women's final on Sunday.

This Week’s Backcountry News – September 13, 2015

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Austrian Ski Area To Open Early For 15-16 This Weekend After Fresh Snow – – Several ski resorts in Austria will open […]

Rachel Homan topples Val Sweeting at Tour Challenge

Rachel Homan toppled Edmonton's Val Sweeting 6-2 in Friday's evening draw at the Tour Challenge to remain the only undefeated skip in women's play heading into the quarter-finals.

Watch All The 2015 Ski Movie Trailers In One Place

Watch The Trailers For The Ski Movies You Need To See Who’s ready for winter? This is your one stop shop to watch all of the 2015/2016 ski film trailers. The full films will be dropping soon. Get stoked! Conquering The Useless ____________________________________________________...Show More Summary

Glenn Howard remains unbeaten at Tour Challenge

Glenn Howard toppled Steve Laycock 7-2 on Thursday evening to remain unbeaten at the inaugural Tour Challenge at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.

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