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This Week’s Backcountry News – November 28-December 4, 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! Earthquake Triggered Avalanche Kills...Show More Summary

G3U Presents Speed Tips 12 – Pack Light

G3 University Presents Speed Tips Episode 12 with Melanie Bernier – #G3U G3 and Melanie Bernier have joined up to bring you Speed Tips – a 12 video series highlighting “how to pull off an efficient day of mountain travel.” The twelfth...Show More Summary

Some of the best snow in the US right now might be in … Hawaii?

Right now across the western United States, many ski resorts are finally receiving some much needed snow. RELATED: You have to surf these 5 epic volcanoes California, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and the Pacific NorthwestShow More Summary

AMGA Presents Packing For A Day Of Ice Climbing

The AMGA Tech Videos offer all sorts of useful info for mountain enthusiasts. In this episode, join Patric Ormond, AMGA Instructor Team Member, as he explores what you need to carry in your pack for a day of ice climbing. This detailed video covers everything you’ll need to have fun on the ice. Show More Summary

The Big Picture: What’s The Future Of Ski Resorts?

Watch The Big Picture Documentary Series From Whistler Blackcomb | Part 4: Survive Or Thrive After 50 years in business, Whistler Blackcomb posed the question, “what does the future hold for us in the next 50 years?” This intriguingShow More Summary

Woman gets locked on Killington gondola, wins $750,000 in damages

A Vermont woman who got trapped in a gondola at Killington Ski Resort for over five hours, according to WCAX News, was awarded $750,000 in damages by a court on Wednesday after she told a jury the incident left her with post-traumatic stress disorder. Show More Summary

Only weeks after breaking her arm, Lindsey Vonn is doing pull-ups; video

Skiing icon Lindsey Vonn is a notoriously dedicated fitness addict; she frequently posts videos of her workouts to Instagram and recently authored a book centered around her training regime and diet. She’s also a participant in a particularly...Show More Summary

Dew Tour Breckenridge to kick off the winter season in style

The 2016-2017 ski season is officially here with dozens of resorts across the country now open for anxious powder hounds looking to get early season turns in. And, with resorts in Colorado finally receiving heaps of much needed snowfall,...Show More Summary

G3U Presents Traverse Tips 7 – Don’t Be Afraid To Pull the Pin

G3 University Presents Traverse Tips Episode 7 with Brodie Smith – Don’t Be Afraid To Pull The Pin G3 has teamed up with ACMG Ski Guide Brodie Smith to bring you Traverse Tips – a collection of video tips shot along the Bugaboos to Rogers...Show More Summary

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – December 1, 2016

It’s December and it seems like winter is taking its time to fully set in. In most spots across the western US, the snowpack is below average. The season is slowly shaping up and it looks like snow is in the forecast. Take some time to do a snow dance or burn some skis for Ullr because we can all benefit from a deeper snowpack. Show More Summary

Watch Kick Turns – Speed Tips Ep. 11 – #G3U

G3 University Presents Speed Tips Episode 11 with Melanie Bernier – #G3U G3 and Melanie Bernier have joined up to bring you Speed Tips – a 12 video series highlighting “how to pull off an efficient day of mountain travel.” The eleventh episode of Speed Tips focuses on how to improve your kick turns while skinning. Show More Summary

Slow start to season has Aspen Skiing Co. feeding employees who need work

The life of a seasonal ski resort employee can be tough, with many resorts asking workers to report just after Thanksgiving despite fickle snow conditions that can make it hard for all those employees to receive hours early in the season. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills University Student In The Tateyama Mountain Range Of Japan

Member of University Mountain Climbing Club Killed In Avalanche In Japan Tateyama Mountain Range, Japan – On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 three members of a six person group from the mountain climbing club at the Tokyo Institute Of Technology...Show More Summary

Why is an indoor ski slope being built in the French Alps?

Tignes in the French Alps is one of the most dependable ski resorts in the world, home to France’s longest ski season at nine months, according to CNTraveler. It is also one of the biggest resorts in the world, with a staggering 6,233...Show More Summary

The pachyderm in the lodge: Ski resorts and global warming

THANKS TO DIGITAL AGE MAGIC, I had a virtual sitdown with three kingpins of Sierra skiing: Michael Reitzell, President, California Ski Industry Association; Michael Gross, Director of Sustainability, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows; and Amy Ohran, President and General Manager, Boreal Mountain Resort, Soda Springs Resort & Woodward Tahoe. Show More Summary

AMGA Presents Sharpening Ice Tools And Crampons

The AMGA Tech Videos offer all sorts of useful info for mountain enthusiasts. In this episode, join Patric Ormond, AMGA Instructor Team Member, as he teaches us how to sharpen ice tools and crampons to keep you safe in the mountains....Show More Summary

The 5 best ways to pray to the snow gods

It happens somewhere, every year: There is a dry period. High-pressure systems reign, precipitation drops and so does winter stoke. Winter enthusiasts all hope for a few things: steady snowfall, consistent temperatures and low avalanche danger. Show More Summary

Earthquake Triggered Avalanche Kills Sherpa Guide On Ama Dablam In Nepal

Sherpa Dead, British Mountaineer Injured In Earthquake Triggered Avalanche While Climbing Ama Dablam Ama Dablam, Nepal – On Monday, November 28, 2016 an earthquake triggered an avalanche in the the remote Himalaya Mountains of Nepal....Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – November 21-27, 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 Killed In Avalanche Near Obergurgl, Austria – A Mountain Journey – An avalanche accident occurred on 11/26/2016 that killed one Dutch skier. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Dutch Skier In Tyrol, Austria

One Person Killed After Group Of Eight Ski Tourers Were Caught In Avalanche Near Obergurgl, Austria Ötztal Alps, Austria – Around 1PM on Saturday, November 26, 2016 a group of eight ski tourers from the Netherlands were caught in anShow More Summary

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