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Skier Dies In Avalanche In Northern Spain

Solo Skier Killed In Avalanche Near Valdezcaray Ski Resort in Spain La Rioja, Spain – On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, a skier was killed in an avalanche off piste near Valdezcaray station in La Rioja in northern Spain. The avalanche occurred near San Lorenzo Peak and the skier’s body was found on Thursday by a Guardia […]

Elm Company’s Lost & Found In Denver

Elm Company is taking over the Denver, Colorado’s Black Book Gallery on January 27, 2016 for their Lost & Found – The Story of Adventure photo exhibition. Join Elm Company as we explore a cultural mix of photographers from around the world in a one night how. The photographers document the lifestyle that we live […]

Lib Tech Signs Rice For 5 More Years

Big Mountain snowboarder Travis Rice has extended his endorsement deal with Lib Tech snowboards for five more years, according to Lib Tech. “I am so proud to announce that I have signed on for another 5 years with Lib Tech and Mervin Manufacturing,” Rice said. “From an early Jamie Lynn that was the first board I […]

Avalanche Kills Two Skiers In Popular Backcountry Zone Near Jackson Hole Ski Resort

Two Skiers Killed In Avalanche In Lift Accessed Backcountry Terrain Near Jackson Hole Were Not Wearing Avalanche Gear Jackson, Wyoming – On Sunday, January 24, 2016 a group of three skiers exited the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski area boundary and entered into a popular backcountry zone called Rock Springs. Those skiers triggered an avalanche that was about […]

Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler Northeast of Prince George, British Columbia

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada – On Saturday, January 23, 2016 five snowmobilers were riding in the Sande riding area in the Torpy Mountain recreation area near Evanoff Provincial Park of British Columbia when an avalanche struck and killed one member of the party. This remote area is approximately 120 km northeast of Prince George. The […]

Snowmobiler Dies In Avalanche In Whitefish Range Of Montana

Avalanche Near Swede Creek In The Whitefish Range of Montana Kills Snowmobiler Whitefish Range, Montana – On Saturday, January 23, 2016 a 33-year-old male snowmobiler from Kalispell, Montana died in an avalanche near Swede Creek in the Whitefish Range near Olney, Montana. Three snowmobilers were riding in the area when the second snowmobiler riding down the […]

This Week’s Backcountry News – January 18-24, 2016

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Avalanche Victim’s Body Recovered From St. Mary’s Glacier Avalanche In Colorado – A Mountain Journey – After multiple days of searching, authorities found […]

Avalanche Victim’s Body Recovered From St. Mary’s Glacier Avalanche In Colorado

One Week After Being Reported Missing, Avalanche Dogs Find The Body Of Missing Hiker Buried in Avalanche Debris Near St. Mary’s Glacier In Colorado St. Mary’s Glacier, Colorado – A week after being reported missing, Todd Musselman, 50, was found buried in avalanche debris near St. Mary’s Lake in Colorado’s Front Range. On Saturday, January 16, 2016, […]

Snowmobiler Killed In Avalanche Near Crested Butte, Colorado

Avalanche On Kebler Pass West Of Crested Butte Kills Snowmobiler Crested Butte, Colorado – At 13:45 on Thursday, January 21, 2016 Daniel Bradley Sethness, 32, died in an avalanche while snowmobiling in Ruby Bowl on the southeast shoulder of Ruby Peak in the Ruby Range in the Crested Butte backcountry of Colorado. A group of snowmobilers were […]

Life Cookies: Ivana, Ted, Louis, Robert and the world’s largest lesson

  It’s not much of an issue in California, but eastern skiers are all too familiar with death cookies. They’re balls of ice that form when the weather’s propitious and which feel like you’re skiing over giant ball bearings when you run over them. Today, no death cookies; instead, life cookies, lil’ bits of gossip,

Salomon Freeski TV – S9, E6 – Riksgransen, Sweden

Watch Salomon Freeski TV Season 9, Episode 6 – Riksgransen, Sweden Riksgransen is Sweden’s freeride mecca. It’s a place with excellent conditions for “sending it.” Get a taste of Swedish history, watch some stunning scenery, and day dream about epic skiing at one of the world’s northernmost ski resort. Don’t miss this episode of Salomon Freeski […]

Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier On Gobblers Knob In Utah’s Wasatch Mountains

Skier Killed In Deadly Avalanche While Backcountry Skiing On Gobblers Knob In Wasatch Mountains of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah – On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 2:40 PM, an avalanche on Gobblers Knob in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah killed 49-year-old Douglas Green. Green was backcountry skiing with his 50-year-old ski partner on Gobblers Knob […]

Two Die In Avalanche On Vitosha Mountain In Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria – On Thursday, January 21, 2016 two men about 30 years old died in an avalanche on Vitosha Mountain near Sofia, Bulgaria. The two tourists were reported missing at 4AM. It is unclear if the were hiking or skiing. The SofiaGlobe.com writes that the tourists were en route “from the Aleko hut to the […]

AMGA And OR Present Episode 1: Avalanche Beacon Check

AMGA and OR Team Up To Create Backcountry Skiing Video Series | Episode 1: Avalanche Beacon Check Do you always do an avalanche beacon check before heading into the backcountry? Here’s how to do it. This is episode one of an eight video series created by the American Mountain Guide Association and Outdoor Research. The series […]

Snowboarder Faces Charges After Triggering Avalanche In Closed Area At Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl Resort Claims That Christian Michael Mares Put Others At Risk When He Triggered An Avalanche In A Closed Area On January 15, 2016, Christian Michael Mares triggered an avalanche while snowboarding in a closed area at Sugar Bowl Resort in California. The avalanche incident was captured on video. At the time of this post, the […]

Amazing grace, glorious snow, and the fear that dare not speak its name

BACK IN NOVEMBER, when the media were filled with El Niño and all the glorious snow it was gonna bring, I harbored a fear. It was a fear I never spoke, lest the snow gods would hear and make it come true. The fear? Anyone? Anyone? Yes. Rain. As the world warms, I feared temps

JT Holmes Survives Avalanche In Lake Tahoe Backcountry

Adrenaline enthusiast, pro skier, and BASE jumper JT Holmes triggered an avalanche in between Donner Lake and Tinker Knob in the Lake Tahoe backcountry on January 14, 2016. Holmes was buried three feet deep and was found unconscious. Holmes was skiing with a crew of eight skiers in the backcountry northwest of Lake Tahoe when […]

Avalanche Kills Ski Patroller In The Madison Range Near Big Sky, Montana

Yellowstone Club Ski Patroller Dies In Avalanche In Cedar Basin on Cedar Mountain Near Big Sky, Montana Big Sky, Montana – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a Yellowstone Club Ski Patroller died in an avalanche in Cedar Basin on Cedar Mountain in the northern Madison Range near Big Sky, Montana. The avalanche occurred outside of […]

Powder Mountain Ski Patroller Fully Buried During Avalanche Control Work

Avalanche Fully Buries Powder Mountain Ski Patroller During Avalanche Control Work Powder Mountain Resort, Utah – At 9:50 AM on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a ski patroller triggered an avalanche while ski cutting during control work on an east facing slope near 9,421? James Peak at Powder Mountain Resort. The ski patroller was caught in […]

Teton Avalanche Kills Solo Snowboarder On The Pyramid in Jackson, Wyoming

Teton County Search and Rescue Recovers Body Of Solo Snowboarder After Avalanche On The Pyramid Jackson Hole, Wyoming – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a solo snowboarder was killed in an avalanche on The Pyramid southeast of Rendezvous Peak in the Tetons of Jackson, Wyoming. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue identified the victim as Jed […]

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