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Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot Review

Scarpa Freedom SL Boot Review Website: Scarpa Price: $769.00 Weight: 3 lbs, 13 oz per boot / 1978 grams (size 28) Summary: The Scarpa Freedom SL is an award winning, lightweight, reliable, alpine touring boot that tours well on the uphill and skis like an alpine boot on the downhill. __________________________________ When a boot is designed […]

Kashmir – A Skier’s Journey

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Kashmir India is one of the last wild ski destinations. Rich in culture and deep in powder, this is one destination that should be on everyone’s ski bucket list. Watch Kashmir featuring skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel as they ski Gulmarg and tread lightly due to conditions. A Skier’s […]

Avalanche Kills 1, Injuries 2 on Mount Moran in GTNP

After the untimely death of legendary climber and BASE jumper, Dean Potter, and his friend, Graham Hunt, in Yosemite, California during a wingsuit flight on Saturday, another tragedy hit the mountain community this weekend in the Tetons… On Sunday, May, 17, 2015, an avalanche swept down the Sickle Couloir on Mount Moran in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National […]

Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone Book Review

Book Review: Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone By Thomas Turiano If you’re planning to ski any cool lines or bag any peaks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem you need a copy of Thomas Turiano’s Select Peaks of the Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History and Guide. Originally published in 2003, this book is the absolute best place to […]

Burton Opens New Las Vegas Outlet Store

Forget about paying full price for your new Burton Snowboard gear next fall. This summer (while you’re partying in a urine filled Las Vegas pool) make a run to the Las Vegas Premium Outlet Stores and hit up Burton’s newest company outlet store. If opened yesterday (Thursday, May 14, 2015). Other new stores now open […]

Black Diamond Whippet Ski Pole Review

Black Diamond Whippet Self Arrest Ski Pole Review Price: $109.95 Website: Black Diamond Adjusts: 97 cm to 140 cm Weight: 15 ounces / 430 grams Warranty: 1 Year Summary: The Black Diamond Whippet is an essential piece of ski mountaineering gear. This dependable, tough, life saving invention is a must have when skiing steep terrain, […]

Baby Shredding With Steve Klassen

We normally don’t condone baby racing, but if anyone is going to take their kids snowboarding it might as well be Wave Rave extremist Steve Klassen. And yeah, that front board makes us laugh every time and reminds us of some classic scenes from the old Boys In Blue moves from back in the day.

Book Your Trip To Ski In Gulmarg In 2016

The Adventure Project: Gulmarg Powder Sessions  – 2015/16 Session Dates & Costs Are you already dreaming about next winter? We certainly are! Right now is the perfect time to make plans for your big 2015/16 ski trip. Why not choose skiing in Gulmarg, India with The Adventure Project? For several years, The Adventure Project has been running two week trips […]

The 2015 Tailgate Alaska Wrap Up

Each spring for the past 8 years snowboard media innovator Mark Sullivan has been gathering the freeride flock at Thompson Pass in Valdez, Alaska for a festival called Tailgate Alaska. An airstrip is turned into a motorhome community springs up out of the snow and for 10 days all everyone does is eat, sleep, party, […]

North Twin Couloir, Beehive Peak, Madison Range, MT

Skiing the North Twin Couloir on Beehive Peak Location: North Twin Couloir, Beehive Peak, Spanish Peaks Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Beehive Basin Trailhead – 7900 feet Distance: +/- 8 miles round trip...Show More Summary

The Social Media Factor – Backyard Roots

Watch The Social Media Factor – Backyard Roots Beau Fredlund and KT Miller are making everyone jealous again in the 2nd episode of Backyard Roots. This one is called the Social Media Factor and it’s worth watching the full 7:35 of this awesome video. The Social Media Factor looks at the role social media plays […]

Beartooth Publishing Maps Review

No backcountry adventure is complete without a detailed map for navigation. Without a map, you’d be lost. Typically, the most detailed maps available are USGS Quads with a 1:24,000 scale. While these maps are amazing resources, it’s not realistic to pick up every expensive quad map you’ll ever need. A single mission could require three […]

Patience Is A Virtue – Backyard Roots

Watch Patience Is A Virtue – Backyard Roots This is the first episode of three in the Backyard Roots series. Featuring ski mountaineers KT Miller and Beau Fredlund, this beautifully done video highlights skiing in and around Cooke City, Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Patience Is A Virtue looks at the necessary patience to ski […]

The Notch on Koch, Koch Peak, Madison Range, MT

Skiing The Notch on Koch, Koch Peak, Montana Location: Notch Couloir, Koch Peak, Taylor-Hilgard Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Upper Taylor Fork Trailhead – 7250 feet Distance: +/- 13 miles round trip...Show More Summary

6 Books Every Skier Should Read

There are people who ski and people who don’t. Skiing is a lifestyle choice. Countless people from all walks of life are drawn to the mountains like magnets. They devote their lives to sliding downhill. Whether they’re resort riders, backcountry bums, ski mountaineers, snow bunnies, or pro skiers, the goal is the same: to ski […]

Chamonix Couloir, Beartooth Mountains, MT

Skiing The Chamonix Couloir in the Beartooth Mountains Location: Chamonix Couloir, East Rosebud, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana Trailhead: East Rosebud Trailhead – 6250 feet Distance: +/- 7 miles round trip Time: 8-12 hours Aspect:...Show More Summary

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack

We all know it’s been a warm winter with less snowfall than expected. If you’re a backcountry skier or ski mountaineer who’s still keen to go skiing, it’s interesting to take a look at the snow data for the western US compared to normal. Below is the Westwide SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal […]

It’s Time To Learn Proper Skin Track Etiquette

The path to your backcountry ski destination is a blank canvas of snow. The only real way to get to the epic lines, steep couloirs, and wide open powder faces of the backcountry is via the skin track. When you’re in the skin track, please be on your best behavior. When you spend hours of your day […]

The Sleeping Giant – Backyard Roots

The Beartooth Mountains of Montana are an incredible zone for backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, climbing, hiking, and other activities. Here’s a very cool video by Beau Fredlund and KT Miller that takes a closer look ski mountaineering in this remote and relatively unknown zone – their backyard.  With some impressive shots of famous couloirs, massive […]

Top 2015 Ski Resorts

You voted, we tallied and now present the our Visitors' Choice Award winners for the best North American Ski Resorts of 2015.

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