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Freshfield Icefield – A Skier’s Journey

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Freshfield Icefield Here’s the third and last episode of the first season of A Skier’s Journey. This time, Jordan Manley heads to the Freshfield Icefield of the Canadian Rockies for a climbing and skiing adventure. Basing out of a remote base camp near Banff National Park on the BC/Alberta borer, Jordan […]

Black Diamond Vapor Helmet Review

Black Diamond Vapor Helmet Review Price: $139.95 Website: Black Diamond Weight: 7 oz, 199 g – Size: M/L Size: S/M or M/L Material: Polycarbonate Shell with EPS Foam lined with Carbon Fiber Rods and Sheets of Kevlar Summary: The Black Diamond Vapor Helmet is one of the premier climbing helmets on the market. It’s ultra-lightweight, super adjustable, and keeps my […]

The Basics Of Layering For Backcountry Skiing

How To Layer For Backcountry Skiing You’ve got your beacon, shovel, probe, boots, skins, skis, poles, first aid kit, and everything else you might need to go backcountry skiing. Now you just have to figure out what to wear. It all comes down to layering and it can make or break your day. Layering allows […]

RECALL: Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Beacon

Ortovox Issues Recall Of All S1+ Avalanche Transceivers Ortovox is recalling any S1+ avalanche transceivers that were manufactured between 2010 and 2014. If you purchased a Ortovox S1+ avalanche beacon between July 2010 and April 2015 you need to stop using it immediately and contact Ortovox. According to Ortovox, the precautionary recall affects all S1+ beacons […]

La Grave – A Skier’s Journey

Watch A Skier’s Journey – La Grave Here’s the second episode of the first season. Jordan Manley, Chad Sayers, and Tobin Seagel  of A Skier’s Journey takes us to the steep slopes of the skiing mecca of the southern French Alps – La Grave. In a place with “no rules,” this film is inspiring and life […]

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – June 1, 2015

After a strange May, June is finally here. Some parts of the western mountains have seen unprecedented amounts of snow, others haven’t had a sunny day in weeks. In places like Colorado, the snow is piling up in the high peaks and the snowpack is through the roof. California finally saw some snow. Montana had […]

Jackson Hole Ski Atlas Book Review

Book Review: Jackson Hole Ski Atlas: A Collection Of Aerial Photographs Website: Jackson Hole Ski Atlas Price: $19.95 Pages: 37 Photos on 40 Pages Photographer: Angus M. Thuermer, Jr. , with John Wright, Michelle Bevier McCormick and Linda Sternberg. Publisher: Project X Publications Buy: Amazon ___________________________ If you’re going skiing in the Tetons, you need a […]

Centennial Skiers Complete Goal Of Skiing 100 Highest Peaks In Colorado

A trio of ski mountaineers consisting of Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon, and Christy Mahon climbed and skied their way into ski mountaineering history this week. The Aspen based Centennial Skiers climbed and skied the 100 highest peaks in Colorado. Colorado is known as the Centennial State and has the highest collection of peaks in the […]

How To Store Skis Over The Summer

Temperatures are rising. Resorts are closed. Snow is slowly disappearing. Summertime is just around the corner. If you’re brain has switched out of snow mode and your ready to switch gears into mountain biking, hiking, alpine climbing, rock climbing, kayaking, or other sports it’s time to store the skis for the summer. It’s important that […]

GuidePace App Review

App Review: GuidePace Whether you’re going skiing, mountaineering, hiking, backpacking, or climbing you should always estimate how long it will take to reach your destination and to return safely. When you’re doing your tour planning, how do you estimate travel time in the mountains? Why not save some time and use the GuidePace app? Based […]

Watch Candide Thovex’s Few Words For Free

Candide Thovex is the real deal. Known as the “Flying Frenchman,” Candide is one of the world’s most fluid skiers. It’s an absolute joy to watch such an accomplished skier crushing it – especially when the film is free! Few Words is a 59 minute ski documentary that follows Candide’s career. Criss crossing the globe […]

Dead Mountain By Donnie Eichar Book Review

Book Review: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story Of The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar In February of 1959, in the midst of the Cold War, a group of nine Russian university students, led by Igor Dyatlov, traveled deep into the Northern Ural Mountains to climb Otorten Mountain. They were never seen alive again. […]

Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Review

Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampons Review Price: $179.95 Website: Black Diamond Weight: 925 g  / 2 lb 1 oz Size: 36-46 Material: Stainless Steel (Older versions were made of Chromoly steel) Summary: The Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon is versatile, durable, and bombproof. Show More Summary

Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot Review

Scarpa Freedom SL Boot Review Website: Scarpa Price: $769.00 Weight: 3 lbs, 13 oz per boot / 1978 grams (size 28) Summary: The Scarpa Freedom SL is an award winning, lightweight, reliable, alpine touring boot that tours well on the uphill and skis like an alpine boot on the downhill. __________________________________ When a boot is designed […]

Kashmir – A Skier’s Journey

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Kashmir India is one of the last wild ski destinations. Rich in culture and deep in powder, this is one destination that should be on everyone’s ski bucket list. Watch Kashmir featuring skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel as they ski Gulmarg and tread lightly due to conditions. A Skier’s […]

Avalanche Kills 1, Injuries 2 on Mount Moran in GTNP

After the untimely death of legendary climber and BASE jumper, Dean Potter, and his friend, Graham Hunt, in Yosemite, California during a wingsuit flight on Saturday, another tragedy hit the mountain community this weekend in the Tetons… On Sunday, May, 17, 2015, an avalanche swept down the Sickle Couloir on Mount Moran in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National […]

Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone Book Review

Book Review: Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone By Thomas Turiano If you’re planning to ski any cool lines or bag any peaks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem you need a copy of Thomas Turiano’s Select Peaks of the Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History and Guide. Originally published in 2003, this book is the absolute best place to […]

Black Diamond Whippet Ski Pole Review

Black Diamond Whippet Self Arrest Ski Pole Review Price: $109.95 Website: Black Diamond Adjusts: 97 cm to 140 cm Weight: 15 ounces / 430 grams Warranty: 1 Year Summary: The Black Diamond Whippet is an essential piece of ski mountaineering gear. This dependable, tough, life saving invention is a must have when skiing steep terrain, […]

Book Your Trip To Ski In Gulmarg In 2016

The Adventure Project: Gulmarg Powder Sessions  – 2015/16 Session Dates & Costs Are you already dreaming about next winter? We certainly are! Right now is the perfect time to make plans for your big 2015/16 ski trip. Why not choose skiing in Gulmarg, India with The Adventure Project? For several years, The Adventure Project has been running two week trips […]

North Twin Couloir, Beehive Peak, Madison Range, MT

Skiing the North Twin Couloir on Beehive Peak Location: North Twin Couloir, Beehive Peak, Spanish Peaks Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Beehive Basin Trailhead – 7900 feet Distance: +/- 8 miles round trip...Show More Summary

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