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2016 Piolets d’Or Awards Presented In La Grave, France

2016 Piolets d’Or Celebrate Impressive Mountaineering Achievements La Grave, France – The Piolets d’Or (The Golden Ice Axe) is an international mountaineering award ceremony that celebrates the greatest ascents and mountaineering achievements of the past 12 months. Show More Summary

Big Mountain Skier Maxim Arsenault Killed In Avalanche Near Haines Pass

Avalanche Kills Maxim Arsenault During Filming At Haines Pass Near the Alaska/Yukon Border Haines Pass, Alaska/Yukon Border – On April 20, 2016, Whistler based big mountain skier Maximum Arsenault was killed in an avalanche while filming with a four man crew near Haines Pass. Show More Summary

Signal Launches ETT Season 6

Yes, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew are kicking off a sixth season of their Youtube hit show, Every Third Thursday. And this time it’s about “shape shifting” and welcoming Billy Anderson to Signal as their new brand director. Shape Shifting in a slightly new direction this year we tackle new board concepts, new collaborations and the […]

Canadian pair remain perfect at world mixed doubles championship

Canada's Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff remain perfect through round-robin play at the world mixed doubles curling championship.

Two Ski Mountaineers Killed In Avalanche On Mount Rutor In Valgrisenche, Italy

Avalanche On Mount Rutor In Italy’s Aosta Valley Kills Two Ski Mountaineers | 3rd Avalanche Fatality In Aosta Valley This Week Valgrisenche, Italy – At approximately noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 two ski mountaineers were killedShow More Summary

Two Russian Climbers Killed In Avalanche On Ikatsky Ridge In Buryatia, Russia

Avalanche Kills Two Climbers On Remote Route On Ikatsky Ridge In Eastern Siberia Ikatsky Ridge, Buryatia, Russia – On April 18, 2016 two Russian climbers were killed in an avalanche while climbing a new route on a remote vertical wall...Show More Summary

FWT Snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet Killed In Avalanche In Switzerland

Avalanche Kills FWT Snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet While Filming In Swiss Alps Valais, Switzerland – At approximately 8 AM on Tuesday April 19, 2016, two time Freeride World Tour snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet was killed...Show More Summary

Jason Robinson And His Tiny Home

Snowboard Mag has a great interview with pro snowboarder Jason Robinson on his tiny home. It’s on wheels, but not exactly a mobile home and it’s currently “parked in an alley in Kalispell, Montana.” But the big motivation is just keeping my expenses down — to have that freedom,” Robinson says. “If you’re somewhere and […]

Hypätä: The Animated Shred Trip

We’re always suckers for a good computer animation segment, and this one by Gabriel Thomas is right in there. Hypätä is a short story about the experience of traveling to the mountains at the height of the season, trying to catch that feeling of riding the backcountry, jumping with complete freedom and without fear when you […]

Avalanche Kills French Ski Mountaineer Near Valgrisenche, Italy

French Ski Mountaineer Killed In Avalanche On Punta Bassac In Aosta Valley Near Valgrisenche, Italy Punta Bassac, Italy – At approximately 9:30 AM on Monday, April 18, 2016 a French ski mountaineer and a French mountain guide were caught...Show More Summary

One Dead, Two Injured In Galmilicke Avalanche In Valais, Switzerland

Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer Near Galmilicke In Valais, Switzerland Galmilicke, Switzerland – At approximately 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 17, 2016 an avalanche caught three ski tourers – killing one and injuring two. The accident occurred...Show More Summary

Players' Championship: Scotland's Muirhead defeats Winnipeg's Jones to win title

Scotland's Eve Muirhead won her third Players' Championship title with a 9-6 victory over Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones on Sunday afternoon in the women's final.

Avalanche Kills Two Climbers On The Pic du Midi Bigorre In The French Pyrenees

Two Dead After Avalanche In The Couloir Des Poubelles On The Pic Du Midi Bigorre In Haute Pyrenees of France Pic du Midi Bigorre, France – On Sunday, April 17, 2016, three climbers left at 4 AM to climb the Couloir Des Poubelles, orShow More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – April 11-17, 2016

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! Two Skiers Survive Multiple Days Trapped...Show More Summary

Two Skiers Survive Multiple Days Trapped On Alaska’s Harding Icefield

Severe Weather Leaves Two Skiers Stranded On Alaska’s Harding Icefield In Kenai Mountains For Four Days Harding Icefield, Alaska – On Friday, April 8 Jennifer Neyman, 36, and Christopher Hanna, 45, were flown by plane to Bear Glacier on the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska. Show More Summary

Winnipeg skips Jones, Einarson to meet in semis at Players' Championship

Winnipeg skips Jennifer Jones and Kerri Einarson will meet in the semifinals at the Players' Championship.

Jeremy Jones Higher Up For Two Emmys

To get an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), yes, that’s satan spelled backwards, your film has to appear on an eligible television channel. Thankfully, Jeremy Jones’ Higher aired on Outside Television and this year they are eligible for the Emmy’s. Higher provided the network not one, but two nominations: one […]

Ski Mountaineers Ski Austrian Route On North Face of Les Courtes on Mont Blanc | Watch The Video

Super Rare Ski Mountaineering Line Gets Skied In French Alps | “Once In A Lifetime Conditions” On April 10, 2016 Yannick Boissenot, Stéphane Roguet, Nicolas Brunel and Titi Gentet skied the Austrian route on the North Face of Les Courtes on the Mont Blanc massif above the Argentiere basin in the French Alps. Show More Summary

Brad Gushue undefeated as Grand Slam of Curling heads to playoffs

Brad Gushue of St. John's, N.L., is the only skip to remain undefeated through the round-robin portion of the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship in Toronto.

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – April 15, 2016

It’s definitely springtime in the mountains. Warm temperatures and late spring snow squalls mean that winter is still here. Whether you’re seeking spring pow, the annual corn harvest, or steep and stable ski mountaineering lines, there...Show More Summary

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