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After storms, 2 California ski resorts report snowiest month in history

Following two weeks of historic storm systems in California that have buried the Golden State under massive amounts of snow, two California ski resorts are now reporting that January is the snowiest month on record. RELATED: Snow emergency...Show More Summary

7 Days in New Hampshire: Slopes to yourself and cozy farmhouse inns

Day 1: Snowboarding Ragged Mountain I had gotten on a plane. I had flown four states away. I had rented a 4-wheel drive, put on Hendrix, and driven deep into the mountains. I had thrown down a tuna sandwich from a country store. I had pulled on base layers, boots and goggles. Show More Summary

G3U Presents Bootpacking 5 – Different Bootpacking Techniques

Learn important tips about bootlicking with ACMG guide and G3 Ambassador Ross Berg. In this episode, you’ll learn a handful of bootpacking techniques and tips that will make your bootpack experience better. Watch Bootpacking 5 – Different...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Skier In Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria – On January 22, 2017 a skier was seriously injured in an avalanche while skiing near Pfeifferköpfl (2100m) between Neukirchen and Bramberg am Wildkogel in Salzburg, Austria. The skier was in a group of four local skiers. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Two Czech Snowshoers In Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria – On January 22, 2017 four snowshoers, ages 30 to 40, from the Czech Republic were caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing under the Zittauer Hutte in the Wildgerlostal near Krimml in the Zillertal Alps in Salzburg, Austria. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills 2 Snowmobilers In Khibiny Mountains In Russia

Khibiny Mountains, Russia – On Sunday, January 22, 2017 three individuals from an eleven member group of unregistered tourists from Arkhangelsk were caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Vudyavr Lake near Mount Vudyavrchorr in the Khibiny Mountains in the Murmansk Oblast of northwestern Russia. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – January 16-22, 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 German Skier Near Sölden,...Show More Summary

Backcountry Skier Killed In Avalanche Near Nelson, BC

Kootenay Region, Canada – On Saturday, January 21, 2017 a female backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche in the Kootenay Region near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Avalanche.ca rated the avalanche danger for the Kootenay Boundary as “Considerable” for alpine and treeline on the forecast issued for 21 January 2017. Show More Summary

Yeti Presents John Shocklee: A Fairy Tale

John Shocklee, 51, is a ski guide in Silverton. He loves 90’s hiphop and skiing more than anyone else on the slopes. This dude refuses to act his age and he’s totally awesome. Get a glimpse into this guy’s life. You might be jealous....Show More Summary

Freeride World Tour Presents Bedrock – 100mph: A Winter With Jeremie Heitz

Are you ready for a glimpse into the world of free skier Jeremie Heitz? This is the 1st of 5 episodes highlighting the FWT athlete and the man behind the ski mountaineering film La Liste. Watch Episode 1: Bedrock – 100mph: A Winter With...Show More Summary

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Anchors

In the 6th episode of Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean you’ll learn tips and tricks for building anchors for ski mountaineering. Get all sorts of beta about anchors for ski mountaineering in this informative ski mountaineering video. Show More Summary

BCA Presents Companion Rescue Series: Shoveling 101

An avalanche shovel is an essential part of your avalanche safety kit. Learn about the ABC’s and D of digging in this video from BCA. This time consuming phase of the avalanche rescue requires that you actively practice these techniques. Show More Summary

Ellen DeGeneres reunites hero slackliner with the skier he rescued

You may remember the story of Mickey Wilson, the professional slackliner/Arapahoe Basin ski instructor who helped save the life of a fellow skier earlier this month by climbing a chairlift tower, shimmying down a cable and cutting the...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills German Skier Near Sölden, Austria

Sölden, Austria – At approximately 11:10am on Thursday, January 19, 2017 a 59-year-old German skier was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche at approximately 2700 meters near the Rotkogeljoch in the Southern Ötztaler Alps near Sölden in Tyrol, Austria. Show More Summary

Italian Hotel Destroyed by Avalanche | Up To 30 People Missing

Abruzzo, Italy – On Thursday, January 19, 2017 an avalanche came down the slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain range and hit the Hotel Rigopiano in the central Abruzzo region of Italy. Up to 30 people are trapped and are currently missing. Show More Summary

Connery Lundin Goes Big In Twenty16

Take a few minutes and watch Connery Lundin go big in his 2016 edit called Twenty16. This guy likes to go huge. Watch Twenty16 from Connery London Connery Lundin – twenty16 from Connery Lundin on Vimeo.   The post Connery Lundin Goes Big In Twenty16 appeared first on A Mountain Journey | Backcountry Skiing, Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking.

Salomon TV Presents 50° North – Episode 1

Ski mountaineering is an extremely calculated sport. There’s no real room for error. Join Alex Pittin as he provides a glimpse into his world of steep skiing and the technical skills he uses to safely play in the mountains.Enjoy this short ski mountaineering film from Salomon TV. Show More Summary

What exactly does it take to ski to the South Pole?

For more than 100 years, man has been fascinated by the thought of traveling on foot to the South Pole. Even after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to accomplish that feat, back in 1911, the Pole has continued to be a beacon to explorers. Show More Summary

Why Nelson, British Columbia, is the perfect ski town

It’s easy to have a crush on Canada, especially if you’re a skier. The mountains, the embedded niceness, or the fact that they always seem to have fresh, locally grown food around, even in the dead of sub-arctic winter, can woo you.Show More Summary

After nearly 20 feet of snow, California braces for another massive set of storms

After a 10-day stretch of storms delivered nearly 20 feet of snow to mountains in California — causing a snow emergency and flooding in certain areas of the state — the Golden State is preparing for another series of heavy storms that...Show More Summary

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