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Through living simply, a Silverton ski guide has life figured out

Langston Hughes famously wrote, “Hold fast to dreams. For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” But following your dreams isn’t easy. People have commitments. They have responsibilities. Rent is still due at the first of the month. Show More Summary

Climate change may essentially eliminate skiing in Australia by 2050

As resorts across the United States are being blanketed with snow, scientists in Australia have leveled far less cheery news on skiers and snowboarders: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is reporting that the CSIRO — Australia’s...Show More Summary

German Woman Killed In Avalanche Near Stuben, Austria

Stuben, Austria – On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 a 54-year-old German woman was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche below the Maroispitze near Stuben am Arlberg in Vorarlberg, Austria. At around noon, a group of 4 skiers including...Show More Summary

Man Killed By Avalanche While Collecting Firewood in Tajikistan

Rasht, Tajikistan – On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 an avalanche claimed the life of a 22-year-old man while he was collecting firewood. The avalanche fatality occurred in the Rasht district in eastern Tajikistan. The incident occurred at approximately 9am, when two men, 22 and 25, were gathering firewood in an area called Sari Obpar. Show More Summary

UNPRECEDENTED. Aspen’s bold new statement to the world.

  FOR GOOD REASONS, ski resort bosses don’t talk politics. Reason one: Why risk alienating customers who don’t share your views. Duh. Reason two: Most ski resort owners run the gamut between conservative and very, very conservative. That might not go over so well with younger skiers and snowboarders. Reason three: “We’re in the ski

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – January 10, 2017

January 2017 has brought a ridiculous amount of snow to regions of the western United States. It’s causing countless avalanches, hazard roads, and plenty of great skiing. In some spots there is so much snow that ski resorts are having...Show More Summary

Skiers Buried In Avalanche At Turkey Ski Resort During Live TV Interview

During a live TV interview with a manager at Kartepe Ski Resort in Turkey an avalanche buries numerous people in the background. The manager remains calm and continues the interview, while other people begin to search for the buried individuals. reports that there were no fatalities. Show More Summary

G3U Presents Bootpacking 4 – 4 Ways To Carry Skis While Bootpacking

Learn important tips about bootpacking with ACMG guide and G3 Ambassador Ross Berg. In this episode, you’ll learn how to carry your skis while bootpacking (a-frame, straight on back, rando carry, suitcase style). Watch Bootpacking 4Show More Summary

5-year-old fearlessly charges jump second time skiing; video

As anyone who has ever spent time teaching small kids how to ski can attest to, the most fear-inducing moment in teaching usually occurs in the seconds after the child takes their first hard spill. RELATED: Teen skier might be youngest...Show More Summary

The ski bars you can’t miss this season

The actual skiing should always be the reason to book a mountain getaway, but there are other factors that go into making a legendary ski trip, well, legendary. One such factor is the ski bar, the place where skiers and snowboarders come together to share the day’s doings over a pint (or three). Show More Summary

BCA Presents Companion Rescue Series: Probing 101

An avalanche probe is an essential part of your avalanche safety kit. Learn about different probing techniques in this video from BCA. Then go and practice these tactics outdoors. Watch BCA’s Probing 101: BCA’s Companion Rescue Series...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Off-Piste Skier At Gemsstock In Switzerland

Avalanche In Off Piste Area At Gemsstock Leaves One Dead, Two Injured Gemsstock, Switzerland – At approximately 3pm on January 7, 2017 five young skiers were skiing off piste in the Luterseeli area at the ski resort of Gemsstock near the village of Andermatt in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – January 2-8, 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! Skier Killed In Avalanche On Tita Seri...Show More Summary

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Expedition Packing – Part 2

In the 3rd and 4th episodes of Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to pack for a ski mountaineering expedition. Watch this before you go anywhere. Be sure to watch Expedition Packing Part 1 too. Show More Summary

Skier Killed In Avalanche On Tita Seri In Valais, Switzerland

Valais, Switzerland – On January 6, 2017  two skiers were skiing a NE facing couloir on the Tita Seri (2851 meters) above the village of Ovronnaz in the municipality of Leytron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland when one of the skiers, a 28-year-old French national, was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche. Show More Summary

G3U Presents Ski Mountaineering Tips 6 – Rappelling Into A Ski Line

Learn important tips about ski mountaineering with ACMG guide and G3 Ambassador Ross Berg. In this episode, you’ll learn how to rappel into a ski line. Watch Ski Mountaineering Tips 6 – Rappelling Into A Ski Line Thanks to G3U, Arcteryx,...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier On Stanton Mountain In Glacier National Park In Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana – On Thursday, January 5, 2017 a 36-year-old man was killed in an avalanche while backcountry skiing on Stanton Mountain on the west side of Glacier National Park in Montana. The man was backcountry skiing on the south aspect of Stanton Mountain when the avalanche occurred about 500 feet below the summit. Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Man Near Seven Rila Lakes In Bulgaria

Seven Lakes, Rila Mountains, Bulgaria – On January 6, 2017 two brothers from Sofia, Bulgaria went skiing in the Seven Rila Lakes area in the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria when they were caught in an avalanche. One brother managed to escape, while the other brother was buried. Show More Summary

East Coast prepares for snowy redemption

On Dec. 25, 2015, I parked my truck on the beach and helped my kid launch the air rocket he’d gotten for Christmas. I was in shorts with bare feet — and I live in New Jersey. It was the warmest winter any of us could remember. 2015-16 set new seasonal records in places like The post East Coast prepares for snowy redemption appeared first on

Avalanche Kills Backcountry Ski Tourer Near Crystal Mountain In Washington

Crystal Mountain, Washington – On January 5, 2017 Crystal Mountain ski patrol found the unresponsive body of a 64-year-old woman who had been caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche while ski touring outside of the Crystal Mountain ski area boundaries. Show More Summary

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