Valmalenco, Italy – On Friday, March 17, 2017 two ski mountaineers were killed in an avalanche as they descended from the Bivouac Parravicini on Piz Sella on the Bernina Massif in the Western Rhaetian Alps in Alta Valmalenco in Lombardy in northern Italy near the Swiss border. Show More Summary
Dolpa, Nepal – On Saturday, March 16, 2017 two individuals were going to their animal sheds in Chormara Lek when they were caught in an avalanche in the Dolpa district of Nepal. One of the individuals is seriously injured. An 11-year-old boy is missing. Show More Summary
Winter Storm Stella rolled through the East Coast earlier this week, delivering tons of snow as well as epic surf throughout the Northeast. RELATED: Approaching Amtrak train engulfs waiting passengers in snow; video Now that the last...Show More Summary
A teenager was backcountry skiing with a friend in the Chopok mountain range of central Slovakia earlier this month when he suddenly realized he was about to be engulfed by a fast-moving avalanche. Norbert Salva of Ruzomberok had just started slaloming down the slope after stopping for a quick word with his friend. Show More Summary
Kevin Koe defeated John Epping 3-up for his first win at the Elite 10 curling competition at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre in Nova Scotia.
Tuva, Russia – On Thursday, March 16, 2017 400 sheep and 21 cows were buried in an avalanche in the Uzug-Kyry Bai Taiga district in the republic of Tuva in southern Siberia in Russia. Shepherds alerted authorities and 20 rescuers responded to the scene. Show More Summary
It’s pretty much spring, which means soft snow, the occasional powder day and plenty of park riding. Spring snowboarding is a time-honored tradition; sunny March, April and sometimes (if we’re lucky) May can often deliver the best days of the season. Show More Summary
Fresh off a third-place finish in the 2017 Burton U.S. Open slopestyle competition, Olympian and five-time X Games medalist Spencer O’Brien is arguably one of the sport’s most progressive and talented riders. But that’s the stuff of headlines. Show More Summary
Pumalin, Chile – Big news form Patagonia this week. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed an agreement with Tompkins Conservation that will ultimately protect 4.5 million hectares (+11 million acres) of land by creating a network of national parks in Patagonia. Show More Summary
Lake Louise, Alberta – Authorities believe an American couple in their late 30’s from Boston, Massachusetts were killed in an avalanche while snowshoeing near Lake Louise in Alberta. The couple was last seen on Saturday morning. When...Show More Summary
The next move for Rachel Homan and her rink at the women's world curling championship is the top of the podium after silver and bronze medals in previous appearances. The Ottawa-based team open the 2017 world championship Saturday against host China in Beijing.
The “weekend warrior” is a devoted powderhound who tirelessly plugs away at their nine-to-five job all week, only to spend all weekend driving to and from the mountains just to get their fix. In honor of this dedicated group of enthusiasts,...Show More Summary
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which means the Monday-to-Friday nine-to-five crew won’t have to cut the party short this weekend (although Sunday will likely see record sales of tomato juice). If you’re interested inShow More Summary
How’s the snow? It’s time for a mid-month check in on the snowpack. The last few weeks have seen unseasonably warm weather in some spots, but the Snotel data indicates that most regions of the western US are still sitting on a nice fat snowpack. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, X Games unveiled six brand new urban snowboarding edits for the 2017 edition of its Real Snow video competition: Six of the world’s sickest urban snowboarders will release brand new, never-before-seen edits this afternoon!...Show More Summary
When the #FWT decides to hold back to back events in Vallnord-Arcalis in 2017, Jeremie Heitz gets ready to go big. It’s game time. Watch Episode 3: The First Brick – 100mph: A Winter With Jeremie Heitz Watch the highlights and the winning...Show More Summary
Tyrol, Austria – On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 an group of eight ski tourers were involved in an avalanche near Jochgrubenkoph in the Schmirn Valley in the Zillertal Alps of Tirol, Austria. The avalanche occurred just after noon. Four skiers were caught and buried in the slide. Show More Summary
Book Review: Norton Of Everest: The Biography Of E.F. Norton, Soldier And Mountaineer by Hugh Norton Do you know who E.F. Norton is? If you’re a fan of mountaineering history, it’s time to read about this legendary soldier, mountaineer, and adventurer. Show More Summary
An angry moose was filmed charging a lift line over the weekend at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, getting dangerously close to skiers and snowboarders waiting to ride up the mountain: (The action starts at 1:55) The video, which...Show More Summary
Krush Kulesza and the Snowboy Productions crew threw down a little bench session in Oslo, Norway. If you’re into that kind of sliding, spinning, sprocking, and hopping, please press play.