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Two Die In Avalanche On Vitosha Mountain In Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria – On Thursday, January 21, 2016 two men about 30 years old died in an avalanche on Vitosha Mountain near Sofia, Bulgaria. The two tourists were reported missing at 4AM. It is unclear if the were hiking or skiing. The writes that the tourists were en route “from the Aleko hut to the […]

AMGA And OR Present Episode 1: Avalanche Beacon Check

AMGA and OR Team Up To Create Backcountry Skiing Video Series | Episode 1: Avalanche Beacon Check Do you always do an avalanche beacon check before heading into the backcountry? Here’s how to do it. This is episode one of an eight video series created by the American Mountain Guide Association and Outdoor Research. The series […]

Snowboarder Faces Charges After Triggering Avalanche In Closed Area At Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl Resort Claims That Christian Michael Mares Put Others At Risk When He Triggered An Avalanche In A Closed Area On January 15, 2016, Christian Michael Mares triggered an avalanche while snowboarding in a closed area at Sugar Bowl Resort in California. The avalanche incident was captured on video. At the time of this post, the […]

Amazing grace, glorious snow, and the fear that dare not speak its name

BACK IN NOVEMBER, when the media were filled with El Niño and all the glorious snow it was gonna bring, I harbored a fear. It was a fear I never spoke, lest the snow gods would hear and make it come true. The fear? Anyone? Anyone? Yes. Rain. As the world warms, I feared temps

JT Holmes Survives Avalanche In Lake Tahoe Backcountry

Adrenaline enthusiast, pro skier, and BASE jumper JT Holmes triggered an avalanche in between Donner Lake and Tinker Knob in the Lake Tahoe backcountry on January 14, 2016. Holmes was buried three feet deep and was found unconscious. Holmes was skiing with a crew of eight skiers in the backcountry northwest of Lake Tahoe when […]

Avalanche Kills Ski Patroller In The Madison Range Near Big Sky, Montana

Yellowstone Club Ski Patroller Dies In Avalanche In Cedar Basin on Cedar Mountain Near Big Sky, Montana Big Sky, Montana – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a Yellowstone Club Ski Patroller died in an avalanche in Cedar Basin on Cedar Mountain in the northern Madison Range near Big Sky, Montana. The avalanche occurred outside of […]

Powder Mountain Ski Patroller Fully Buried During Avalanche Control Work

Avalanche Fully Buries Powder Mountain Ski Patroller During Avalanche Control Work Powder Mountain Resort, Utah – At 9:50 AM on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a ski patroller triggered an avalanche while ski cutting during control work on an east facing slope near 9,421? James Peak at Powder Mountain Resort. The ski patroller was caught in […]

Teton Avalanche Kills Solo Snowboarder On The Pyramid in Jackson, Wyoming

Teton County Search and Rescue Recovers Body Of Solo Snowboarder After Avalanche On The Pyramid Jackson Hole, Wyoming – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 a solo snowboarder was killed in an avalanche on The Pyramid southeast of Rendezvous Peak in the Tetons of Jackson, Wyoming. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue identified the victim as Jed […]

SLF Conducts Large Scale Avalanche Experiment In Switzerland

Watch As Avalanche Researchers Trigger A Massive Avalanche In The Name Of Science Need your daily fix of avalanche footage? Check out this powerful avalanche triggered in the name of science in Valais, Switzerland in January 2016. Impressive. This avalanche experiment was performed by an International Research Team from the WSL Institute for Snow and […]

Two Climbers Trigger Avalanche In Tuckerman’s Ravine in New Hampshire

Two Climbers and Two Skiers Caught In Avalanche At Tuckerman’s Ravine On Mount Washington Tuckerman’s Ravine, New Hampshire – On Sunday, January 17, 2016 two Canadian climbers triggered an avalanche in “The Chute” at Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Tuckerman’s Ravine is a popular backcountry skiing and climbing venue in the Northeast. […]

Off Piste Avalanche Kills Russian Teenager In Tyrol, Austria

Teen Dies In Avalanche After Following Ski Coach Down Off Piste Run | Coach May Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Tyrol, Austria – On Sunday, January 17, 2016 a 14-year-old Russian citizen was caught in an avalanche while skiing off piste in the Hochzillertal area in Tyrol, Austria. The victim was part of a ski group […]

Avalanche Kills 5 French Foreign Legion Soldiers In French Alps

5 Dead and 6 Injured After French Alps Avalanche Hits French Foreign Legionnaires During Military Training Exercise Valfrejus, France – On Monday, January 18, 2016 an avalanche struck a group of 51 French Foreign Legionnaires in the Savoie Region of the French Alps near the Italian border. Five soldiers died and six more were injured in the […]

Two Climbers Killed In Possible Avalanche In Scottish Highlands

Climbing Accident That Killed Two Suspected To Be Caused By Avalanche in Scottish Highlands Glen Coe, Scotland – On Saturday, January 16, 2016 two climbers were found dead on 1106-meter high Stob Coire nam Beith in the Scottish Highlands of Glen Coe, Scotland. The climbers were Simon Davidson, 34, of Edinburgh and Joe Smith, 23, […]

This Week’s Backcountry News – January 11-17, 2016

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Two Off Piste Skiers Killed In Avalanche Near Verbier, Switzerland – A Mountain Journey – A group of four skiers triggered an avalanche […]

Avalanche Kills Snowboarder On Hatcher Pass In Alaska

Snowboarder Is 3rd Avalanche Fatality On Alaska’s Hatcher Pass For The 2015/2016 Season Hatcher Pass, Alaska – On Saturday, January 16, 2016, an avalanche buried and killed a snowboarder near Summit Lake on Hatcher Pass. Alaska State Troopers were alerted about the avalanche at 2:16 PM and were quick to respond. The snowboarder was wearing […]

Two Off Piste Skiers Killed In Avalanche Near Verbier, Switzerland

A Group Of 4 Skiers Triggered An Avalanche While Skiing Off Piste In The Trees Near Verbier, Switzerland – Two Died, Two Survived Valais, Switzerland – At 14:20 on January 16, 2016, a group of four skiers triggered an avalanche while tree skiing near La Tzoumaz (Les Mayens des Riddes) near Verbier in the Canton […]

Ski Instructor Missing Near Sugar Bowl Resort In California

Authorities Continue Search For Missing Ski Instructor In Popular Backcountry Zone Sugar Bowl, California – Rescuers are actively searching for missing ski instructor Carson May near Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area. May was last seen skiing at the ski resort on Thursday, but did not return home on Thursday night. He was […]

Avalanche Forecasts App Review

Download The Avalanche Forecasts App And Easily Get Every Avalanche Forecast In North America – It’s Free! Do you go into the backcountry in the winter? If so, you need to download Avalanche Forecasts. It’s a free app that helps you stay up-to-date on backcountry conditions across North America. Avalanche Forecasts is a super simple app that allows […]

Hydro Flask Coffee And Tea Wide Mouth Flask Review

If You Like Coffee or Tea, Buy A Hydro Flask. Hydro Flask 20oz Coffee Flask Price: $27.99 (Find Best Prices At Bottom Of Post) Colors: 9 (Mine Is Everest Blue) Volume: 592 ml / 20 oz Mouth Diameter: 2.28 in / 58 mm Width Diameter: 2.91 in / 74 mm Bottle Height (without cap): 8.3 in […]

Three Skiers Trigger Avalanche In St. Regis Basin on Idaho-Montana Border

One Skier Partially Buried And Injured In Avalanche In St. Regis Basin South Of Lookout Pass Ski Area At about 3 PM on January, 13, 2016, three skiers were caught in an avalanche in the St. Regis Basin about 4 to 5 miles south of Lookout Pass Ski Area near the Montana-Idaho border. One skier […]

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