Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Alta and Snowbird Closed for a Second Day

Snowbird and Alta have both gotten over two feet of snow in the past 48 hours, and forecasts call for another foot by tomorrow. Little Cottonwood Canyon's SR-210 is closed for avalanche mitigation work, and both resort's employees and visitors are confined inside by interlodge travel restrictions.

RELATED: Massive Avalanche Cycle Hits Montana's Flathead Range

The snow is supposed to slacken throughout Friday night, so the resorts will likely open at some point on Saturday. With three feet of untouched powder on tap, it's sure to be quite a weekend in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Smart shredders will leave plenty of time for what will almost certainly be a bumper-to-bumper drive up the canyon. 

Several large natural avalanches covered the road early hours Friday. Road closed Sat AM till Noon, if, if all goes well.  #avalanche

Play
READ THE STORY
Red Bull Raid Returns With One Hell of a Freeride Sufferfest
Up Next News

Red Bull Raid Returns With One Hell of a Freeride Sufferfest

Red Bull Raid Returns With One Hell of a Freeride Sufferfest

Red Bull Raid is the only freeride event in the United States that blends uphill ski mastery with big-mountain shredding. Red Bull Content Pool Photo. In the last few years, we’ve seen the idea of “FreeMo” gain traction in the snowsports community. Essentially it’s a blend of ski mountaineering and freeride shredding that’s become more and more fun thanks to advancements in our gear. This year especially, ski and splitboarding touring setups sold faster than PS5s, and with web series

Play
READ THE STORY
BD Announces Voluntary Recall for PIEPS DSP Beacons with Neoprene Case
Up Next News

BD Announces Voluntary Recall for PIEPS DSP Beacons with Neoprene Case

BD Announces Voluntary Recall for PIEPS DSP Beacons with Neoprene Case

Black Diamond is initiating a voluntary recall of Pieps DSP avalanche transceivers in North America. The design of the lock switch on these popular avalanche products can lead to the beacon inadvertently switching modes from "transmit" to "off" or "receive", potentially rendering the units inoperable in the case of a burial. The issue was brought to the attention of Black Diamond last year, in part following TGR athlete Nick Mcnutt’s full burial in a BC avalanche. For more background on the

Play
READ THE STORY
Whistler Linked to Massive P1 COVID Variant Outbreak
Up Next News

Whistler Linked to Massive P1 COVID Variant Outbreak

Whistler Linked to Massive P1 COVID Variant Outbreak

The ski resort has become the epicenter for British Columbia's outbreak of the P1 variant. Cameron wears photo. The arrival of spring usually marks longer days, sunnier weather, and all kinds of costumes and debauchery for ski resort communities. This year, however, Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is a drastically different scene. It’s a ghost town with deserted slopes and lifts and gondolas sitting silently. The resort was ordered closed this past March when provincial authorities discovered