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Patagonia Simple Guide Pants Review

Gear Review: Patagonia Simple Guide Pants Price: $99 Official: Patagonia Weight: 430 grams | 15.2 ounces Summary: The Patagonia Simple Guide Pants offer optimal mobility for any activity. These soft shell, stretch woven pants move with you and breathe well in a multitude of temperatures and conditions. Show More Summary

Follow The Swarm, Beehive Peak, Madison Range, MT

Climbing Follow The Swarm on the East Ridge of Beehive Peak in The Madison Range Location: Beehive Peak, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Beehive Basin Trailhead – 7900 feet Distance: +/- 8 miles round trip Time: 5-8 hours Grade: II, 5.3 Summit Elevation: 10742 feet | 3274 meters Vertical: 2750 ft USGS Maps: Lone […]

Forest Service Approves New Backcountry Ski Hut In Colorado

The White River National Forest in Summit County, Colorado just approved a new backcountry hut to be built near Breckenridge. The new Weber Hut will be located at approximately 11,500 feet on the north aspect of Bald Mountain. It’s been a long process to get the hut approved by the US Forest Service as they […]

The Father – The Faces of Dav – Episode 3

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 3 – The Father The third episode of The Faces of Dav, starts with the quote “In my career as a skier, it’s often times been all about me… but once you have children, that’s no longer the thought process.” Being a father and a skier requires a certain […]

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – July 1, 2015

After a rainy/snowy May, June was unusually warm. Much of the snow up high melted away. Long approaches became the norm and fewer and fewer skiers were seen skiing. There’s still patches of white up high, some snowy summits in Colorado still beckon the committed, but tickets are being booked for Argentina, Chile, and New […]

The Great One, Naya Nuki Peak, Bridger Range, MT

Skiing The Great One In The Northern Bridger Range of Montana Location: The Great One, Naya Nuki Peak, Bridger Range, Montana Trailhead: Fairy Lake Trailhead – 7635 feet Distance: +/- 4 miles round trip Time: 2-5 hours Aspect: N TopShow More Summary

9 Ski Mountaineering Knots (And Hitches) You Need To Know Before You Go

Learn These Knots Before You Go Ski Mountaineering Knots are an essential component for safe backcountry travel. With the right knots and gear you can tie into the rope, set up anchors, join ropes for rappels, ascend the rope, stop falls, and do many other things. Knots are something that you will rely on. Learn to […]

Knots & Ropes For Climbers by Duane Raleigh Book Review

Book Review: Knots & Ropes For Climbers by Duane Raleigh Every alpinist, mountaineer, climber, and skier needs to know the right knots to get the job done safely. If you’re new to knots or are looking for a refreshing and entertaining book to learn the ropes, pick up a copy of Knots & Ropes For […]

The Engineer – The Faces of Dav – Episode 2

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 2 – The Engineer In the second episode of The Faces of Dav, Chris Davenport ensures that he maintains an active role in the ski world by intergrating himself into the ski industry as a product designer. Watch this episode for an inside look at the Scarpa factory in […]

Want To Ski In India? Watch This Video Now!

Thinking about a trip to ski in Gulmarg? Watch this video for The Adventure Project and you will want to go. Culture. Powder. Skiing. Adventure. What more could you want? Take a few minutes to drool over this promo video… Learn how to book your trip to ski in Gulmarg next season here. ___________________________________ Official Description […]

Cool Backcountry Skiing Blogs Worth Bookmarking

Where do you get your beta on backcountry skiing? Skiing magazines and guidebooks are excellent resources, but some of the best info comes from backcountry skiing blogs and websites. Backcountry skiing blogs exist so people can share their adventures and you can find what you’re looking for in an instant – cool trip reports, drool-worthy photos, gear […]

Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe Review

Gear Review: Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe Price: $114.95 Website: Scarpa Weight: 28 ounces/pair Summary: The Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe is a versatile, durable, well designed shoe that excels at easy technical climbs, trail approaches, and everyday use. Show More Summary

The Adventurer – The Faces of Dav – Episode 1

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 1 – The Adventurer Legendary big mountain skier Chris Davenport never seizes to impress. In the Faces of Dav series, Davenport works with RedBull to tell his story. In the season premiere, Davenport heads to Bella Coola – an area he last visited with Doug Coombs while filming Steep. […]

White, Hinchcliffe, and Soderquist Pioneer New Line On North Face of Capitol Peak

Congratulations to ski mountaineers Jordan White, Colter Hinchcliffe, and Riley Soderquist for pioneering a first descent down the north face of 14,130 foot Capitol Peak in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. The trio of Aspen locals skied an exposed, 60-degree pitch on June 4, 2015. Between multiple rappels and super steep skiing, White, Hinchcliffe, and Soderquist […]

The Blaze, Blaze Mountain, Madison Range, MT

Skiing The Blaze on Blaze Mountain in SW Montana Location: Blaze Mountain, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Spanish Creek Trailhead – 6100 feet Distance: +/- 16 miles round trip Time: 7-10 hours...Show More Summary

G3 BoneSaw Review

Gear Review: G3 Genuine Guide Gear BoneSaw Price: $59.95 Website: G3 (Genuine Guide Gear) Blade Length: 35 cm Overall Length: 47 cm Weight: 170 grams Summary: G3 designed a near perfect snow science tool that effortlessly slices through snow, ice, and branches. The Bonesaw is an essential piece of gear for safety-conscious, snow-focused backcountry skiers and riders. […]

Proper Off Season Storage For Avalanche Gear

Storing Your Beacon, Shovel, Probe, and Airbag For The Summer Are you over it? Are you about to hang up the ski gear for the summer? Be sure to take care of it. Proper summer gear storage is important. It prolongs the life of your gear and helps you safely get back in the skin track when […]

Look XM 13 AT Binding Review

Look XM 13 Freeride Touring Binding Review Website: Look Bindings Price: $379 Weight: 2860 grams per pair Summary: The Look XM binding is a burly binding that performs like a legitimate downhill binding, but also has the versatility to tour. The Ski/Tour function is simple, reliable, and well designed. If you’re looking for one binding to do […]

Live In Shaun White’s Beach House

Yes, now you too can live in Shaun White’s Encinitas, California beach house for the bargain rate of $12,500 a month, according to story in the LA Times. The 3,500 square feet of polished interiors features dark wood floors, wrought iron chandeliers and bi-folding doors that give way to unobstructed ocean views. Smart home features, […]

Attack Of The Avalanche Sharks

Spring breaker shredders get a little more than they bargained for when prehistoric snow sharks attack. Here’s how Avalanche Sharks goes: “Bikini Snow Day is the busiest day of the year at Mammoth Mountain, and the resort is packed with wild co-eds looking for a good time. When an unexpected avalanche rumbles down the mountain, […]

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