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Local Knowledge: Ski icon Glen Plake on his love of Mammoth Mountain

A home mountain is a very special thing to skiers and snowboarders. One might even use the word sacred. To put this idea into perspective, we decided to pick the brains of some of the most influential figures in snow sports, asking just how special their home mountain is to them. Show More Summary

SE Couloir, Emigrant Peak, Absaroka Range, Montana

Skiing The SE Couloir On Emigrant Peak In The Absaroka Range Of Montana Location: SE Couloir, Emigrant Peak, Absaroka, Range, Montana Starting Point: Emigrant Creek FS Road 3272 Aspect: Southeast Distance: 8 Miles Time: 8 Hours Top Elevation:...Show More Summary

More Than Just Parks Presents Zion 8K

More Than Just Parks does an incredible job of capturing the raw beauty of National Parks. In Zion 8K, they shine the spotlight on Zion National Park during the dazzling fall season. Absolutely stunning! Watch Zion 8K: ZION 8K from More Than Just Parks on Vimeo. Show More Summary

Judge rules Vail possibly liable for 2012 death of teen skier

On Friday, a district court judge in Eagle County, Colorado rejected Vail Mountain Resort’s request to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from an inbound avalanche in 2012 that killed a local teen skier. Following the judge’sShow More Summary

‘World of Adventure’ takes on Big Sky’s Big Couloir with Johnny Collinson

Looking for some of the most challenging ski terrain in America? In this week’s ‘World of Adventure’, we check in with Johnny Collinson and crew as he attempts to take on one of America’s toughest ski runs, Big Sky‘s Big Couloir. Big...Show More Summary

Northern Sierra has wettest ‘water year’ ever, ski resorts approach 800 inches

On Thursday, the National Weather Service announced that — following the incredible, drought-busting winter California has just experienced — the state’s Northern Sierra mountain range is currently in the midst of its wettest “water year” in recorded history, per KCRA. Show More Summary

Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour Mission 10: Angelique Couloir

In this episode of Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour he teams up with Sam Smoothy, Tony Lamiche, Alex Pittin and Beanie to ski the Angelique Couloir near Chamonix, France. Watch Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour: Angelique Couloir Where will Xavier...Show More Summary

Ski community rallies to support UNM ski team after funding is cut

On Thursday, the University of New Mexico announced it would be cutting its men’s and women’s ski programs, according to KRQE News 13, in an effort to reduce athletic operating costs and save the school roughly $600,000 in budget. The announcement was made abruptly, taking many of the team’s athletes by surprise. Show More Summary

Pro splitboarder Russell Cunningham describes his most memorable descent

In the world of backcountry skiing and snowboarding, many riders view Alaska’s steeps as “the promised land.” To professional splitboarder and Karakoram binding designer Russell Cunningham, his favorite riding is in his own backyard in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Show More Summary

Pro skier rips down dry mountain, hops onto mountain bike; video

As we’ve seen in the past, certain pro skiers and snowboarders don’t necessarily need great snow to make a great edit. On Monday, 18-year-old Swiss freeskier Andri Ragettli added his name to the list of skiers who have shown a proclivity for ripping a dry mountain. Show More Summary

Caroline Gleich Completes All 90 Steep Skiing Lines In The Chuting Gallery

The Chuting Gallery: A Guide To Steep Skiing In The Wasatch Mountains by Andrew McLean is the guidebook for steep skiing in Utah’s Wasatch. The legendary book shines the spotlight on 90 steep skiing lines handpicked by legendary ski mountaineer McLean. Show More Summary

Squaw Valley has so much snow right now, it may not close this year

The California ski season just keeps getting better, with multiple resorts reporting their snowiest seasons in history. And the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort in the Lake Tahoe area has now gotten so much snow (it just reached the...Show More Summary

American Ski Mountaineer Dies After Tragic Fall In Cosmiques Couloir Below Aiguille du Midi On Mont Blanc Massif

Cosmiques Couloir, Mont Blanc – On Sunday, April 16, 2017 a 37-year-old American ski mountaineer died in a fatal fall while skiing the Cosmiques Couloir near the Aiguille du Midi on the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps. The man was skiing with friends who alerted authorities about the accident. Show More Summary

Jennifer Jones captures 6th Players' Championship title

Winnipeg skip Jennifer Jones downed Edmonton's Val Sweeting 8-4 in the final to capture her sixth Players' Championship title at a Grand Slam of Curling event in Toronto on Sunday.

This Week’s Backcountry News – April 10-16, 2017

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! Avalanche Kills Solo Skier Near Snoqualmie Pass In Washington – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Washington. Show More Summary

Brad Gushue reaches semis at Players' Championship

World champion Brad Gushue has moved one step closer to winning his second straight Players' Championship. Gushue, fresh off winning gold last week at the world championship, advanced to the semifinals at the Grand Slam of Curling event with a 6-1 win over Calgary's Kevin Koe on Saturday.

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – April 15, 2017

As ski resorts start to wrap up the 2016/2017 winter season, people are beginning to think about spring and summer. But up high, it’s still winter and there’s plenty of skiing to be found if you’re willing to work for it. Now is prime time for spring ski mountaineering missions. Show More Summary

Brad Gushue to face Kevin Koe in Players' Championship quarter-finals

Tiebreakers will be needed to round out the quarter-finals at the Players' Championship. Seven of the eight spots on both the men's and women's side were confirmed on Friday after round-robin play, with Saturday morning's tiebreakers deciding the final spots. Brad Gushue will play Calgary's Kevin Koe in men's quarter-finals.

Local knowledge: Why Brighton Resort is so special to snowboarder JP Walker

Every ski town across the country has its own beautiful, odd quirks and patchwork history that make it special and shape its culture. But, without knowing what to look for when traveling to a new resort town, it can be hard to really experience the essence of what makes the area so great. Show More Summary

Benjamin Ribeyre Presents Corridor Saint-Antoine

If you like big mountain skiing, check out Benjamin Ribeyre’s ski mountaineering video of him skiing the Corridor Sainte-Antoine near the Meije Glaciers Cable Carin La Grave. Impressive line! Watch: Corridor Saint-Antoine: Couloir Saint-Antoine from Benjamin Ribeyre on Vimeo. Show More Summary

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