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Skier Killed In Avalanche On Balmhorn In Valais, Switzerland

Balmhorn, Switzerland – On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 a 36-year-old ski tourer from Zurich was caught and killed in an avalanche while descending the south face of the Balmhorn near Leukerbad in Valais, Switzerland. The victim was ski touring with a 42-year-old at the time of the incident. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills 12-Year-Old Boy In Altai, Russia

Altai, Russia – On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 a 12-year-old school boy was killed in an avalanche in the village of Aya in the Altai Republic in southern Siberia in Russia. When the boy did not return home in the evening, his parents alerted rescuers who responded to the scene of the avalanche and located the boy. Show More Summary

5 Dead After Avalanche Strikes House In Lerik, Azerbaijan

Lerik, Azerbaijan – On Thursday, February 23, 2017 an avalanche hit a house in the village of Lerik in southern Azerbaijan. Six people were in the house when the avalanche struck. Five people were killed – 2 adults and 3 children. Lerik is located near the Talysh Mountains near the border of Iran. Show More Summary

Is Tom Brady really a good skier?

As you probably already know, Tom Brady is very good at football. The greatest of all-time, some might say. RELATED: Tom Brady surfs Costa Rica What you might not know, is that Tom Brady also fancies himself a bit of a skier. Which begs the question: While he is undeniably great at football, is he The post Is Tom Brady really a good skier? appeared first on

As record snowfall continues, more California resorts extend their ski seasons

With the West Coast continuing to receive a massive amount of snowfall this season, Vail Resorts announced Wednesday in a press release that two of its resorts in the Lake Tahoe area — Heavenly and Northstar — will be extending their...Show More Summary

Salomon TV Presents The Shadow Of Mackenzie

Revelstoke, British Columbia is known for legendary snow and amazing skiing. If you enjoy these things, watch this short film presented by Salomon TV featuring Leo Ahrens getting after it at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. After watching The Shadow of Mackenzie, you’ll want to go on an adventure to this mountain playground. Show More Summary

Vail Resorts To Acquire Stowe Mountain Resort For $50 Million

Broomfield, Colorado – On February 21, 2017, Vail Resorts released an official press release stating that they will acquire Stowe Mountain Resort from the Mt. Mansfield Company, a subsidiary of the American International Group Inc., for $50 million. Show More Summary

Black Crows Skis Presents The Black Docs – Callum Pettit

The 4th episode of the Black Docs from Black Crows Skis shines the spotlight on Callum Pettit. Take five and get a glimpse into the life of Callum Pettit. And you’ll get to watch this guy go skiing. It’s impressive. Watch The Black Docs...Show More Summary

Vail Resorts announces purchase of Stowe Mountain Resort for $50M

Vail Resorts Inc. announced that it will purchase its first East Coast ski resort — the iconic Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont — for $50 million, according to POWDER. The purchase of Stowe Mountain Resort is just the latest in a long line of high-profile acquisitions for Vail Resorts. Show More Summary

Ding-Dong! The Witch of the Snow Drought Is Dead. NOT SO FAST.

SOME WINTER! After half a decade of the worst drought in California history, we have snow galore. Not only are our slopes blanketed in white, our reservoirs are full — some, overfull — and it looks like we’ll be able to brush our teeth and flush the toilet for some time to come. Hallelujah. Praise

Scary Avalanche Footage From Avalanche Crest On Rogers Pass On 14 February 2016

When Daniel and Stephen Michalchuk went skiing on Avalanche Crest at Rogers Pass in British Columbia on February 14, 2016, things went “sideways real quick.” At the bottom of a ski descent, they were caught in an avalanche. This terrifying event was captured on camera. Show More Summary

Watch Sketchy POV Avalanche Footage From The Swiss Alps

Watch this POV avalanche footage from Nendaz, Valais, Switzerland. Sketchy. It was posted on by 1nZenoYz. This guy went for a big ride. He’s lucky he survived. Watch POV Avalanche Footage from Nendaz, Switzerland: Official...Show More Summary

Watch Cascadia: Part 3 of 3

Welcome back for the 3rd part of the Cascadia trilogy. This time the Cascade crew attempts to ski more Oregon Cascades Volcanoes before heading south to tackle California’s Mount Shasta. Who else is ready for volcano season? Watch Cascadia: Part 3 Did you miss Cascadia Part 1 or Cascade Part 2? Watch them now. Show More Summary

What it takes to compete on skiing’s gnarliest stage

When Kylie Sivell took the winter off after her freshman year at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, in Kelowna, she thought it would be a one-season thing. Five years, a couple of continents and a whole lot of steep powderShow More Summary

2 Children Killed In Avalanche That Buried Homes In Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh, Kyrgyzstan – At approximately 5:30am on Sunday, February 19, 2017 an avalanche killed 2 children when 2 homes were buried in the village of Jash-Tilek in the Chon-Alai district in the Osh region of southern Kyrgyzstan. Local villagers initiated the rescue. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Man In Chitral, Pakistan

Chitral, Pakistan – On Saturday, February 18, 2017 three people were caught in an avalanche near Suraj Bala village in the Rech valley in Chitral in Pakistan. One man was killed and two others were injured. The group was returning from a neighboring village, when they were caught in the slide on Saturday. Show More Summary

At Least 7 Laborers Killed In Avalanche At Lowari Tunnel In Pakistan

Chitral, Pakistan – At approximately 11am on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at least 7 laborers were killed and 7 others were injured in an avalanche near Lowari Tunnel in Chitral in Khyber-Pahtunkva in northern Pakistan. The avalanche occurred after heavy snowfall in the region. Show More Summary

Woman Killed In Avalanche In Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh, Kyrgyzstan – On Sunday, February 19, 2017 a 37-year-old woman was killed in an avalanche that buried a house in the village of Kojo-Kelen in the Kara-Suu district of the Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan. Few details are available about this avalanche. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – February 13-19, 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! Watch The Winning Runs From The Freeride...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills 3 Ski Mountaineers Near Mount Chaberton In Italy

Valley Susa, Italy – On Friday, February 17, 2017 three ski mountaineers were killed in an avalanche while ski touring on Mount Chaberton in the Upper Susa Valley in Italy near the border between France and Italy. The bodies were located the next day on the Italian side. Show More Summary

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