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2018 Editor’s Picks: Culture

In our culture category we explore the fringes of the outdoor community from humor columns to viral picks to strange new and exotic sports. Take a look back with us as we remember the year's best videos and stories from our alternative section. 


1. Your Chances of Dying Ranked by Sport and Activity: 

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If you follow TGR there's a high chance that you participate in one of the many sports that this fantastic infographic covers, and if so it might be in your best interest to give this a look. If you don't participate in any of them, well then your life expectancy just shot through the roof. 


2. Resort Bans Skiing — Moguls Vanish Overnight:

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Revenge of the snowboarders was one of the oddest stories we came across all year, but I can't say I'm all that surprised. What is surprising is how long it took to give skiers a taste of their own medicine!


3. This is the Most Fucked Up Rappel You'll Ever See: 

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This is one of those videos where if you are a climber it'll make you question your hobby, and if you're not a climber you'll probably never be. 


4. Fair Weather Co Ski Bum "Wants Refund" After Shitty Ski Season: 

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This is a beautiful piece of ski satire that I guarantee you will find funny if you have a sense of humor. Just kidding, but seriously it's a great read and probably relatable for a few of you... 


5. Forget the Olympics, Check Out Norwegian Death Diving: 

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Apparently Norwegian Death Diving is a popular sport in Norway and has been for some time, but it was only brought to our attention this fall. A true shame really, but better late than never. Get up to date on this great European sport here. 

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Man Survives For Weeks On Saltine Sandwiches
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Man Survives For Weeks On Saltine Sandwiches

Man Survives For Weeks On Saltine Sandwiches

MOUNTAIN TOWN, USA — A ski bum’s clandestine eat-for-free scheme was busted Thursday when resort cafeteria workers noticed the man pocketing an abnormal amount of saltine crackers and condiments. After being detained, the ski bum confessed that he has zero remorse and “can’t wait to get back to crushing Saltine Sammies." According to law enforcement transcripts, 25-year-old Tony Koekkoek had been surviving on nothing but “saltines, condiments and whatever else people left behind on

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​Jackson Hole Pens Open Letter On Record Skier Visits
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​Jackson Hole Pens Open Letter On Record Skier Visits

​Jackson Hole Pens Open Letter On Record Skier Visits

Jackson Hole's iconic Corbet's Couloir - no pun intended. Wikipedia photo. With the introduction of the Ikon Pass for the ’18-’19 winter season, many locals at resorts across the West have felt the impacts of more people on the mountain, parking struggles, and a general disbelief at the scene before their eyes. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s new president, Mary Kate Buckley, wrote an opinion piece for the JH News and Guide detailing the local impacts of the Ikon Pass at our home mountain.

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Updates to the Ikon Pass
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Updates to the Ikon Pass

Updates to the Ikon Pass

 goes on sale March 5th Ready to unlock your next winter of adventure, the Ikon Pass is back for the 19/20 season with 38 unique destinations and more ways to get you on the mountain. Every lap up the lift means more unforgettable experiences on the slopes, and that means more memories that you can take home. With an Ikon Pass in your pocket you can seek out adventure from west coast to east coast, north of the border and south of the equator, up and down the Rockies, and across the