A series of ski resorts in South America have been struggling to keep the lifts running as unseasonably warm weather plagues the region. The renowned Chilean cat skiing operation Ski Arpa announced last weekend that they would be unable to open for the winter on account of poor snow conditions. Additionally, the Swiss Ski Team announced that they have cancelled their Chilean training camp, and will instead opt to train on the high altitude glaciers of Saas Fee and Zermatt.
Though many resorts are struggling in the face of suboptimal weather conditions, for those dedicated to the search of the endless winter, all hope is not lost. Ski Portillo has 57% of its lifts operating, though conditions have forced the resort to largely rely on snowmaking. Substantially farther south, in Bariloche, Argentina, snow conditions look far more promising. Cerro Catedral, currently has 30 of its 38 runs open.
Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Wikipedia photo. Tragic news from Colorado: A woman has died in a freak accident while camping along the southern Colorado Trail. Running 567-miles from Denver to Durango, Colorado, the Colorado Trail is popular with long-distance mountain bikers, horse riders, thru-hikers, and trail runners. It passes below Grizzly Peak, a summit just north of Purgatory Resort, where as reported by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, a woman was killed by a falling
It might not be the biggest snowcat, but it sure does look snazzy. Panorama photo. Panorama Mountain Resort, located in southeastern British Columbia, nearly has more double-black trails than greens, blues, and blacks put together. As such, it should come as no surprise that they are also planning on operating an inbounds snowcat called "Monster X" to access far-flung, though fully avalanche-controlled zones in Taynton Bowl, located in the northern, AKA upper-left portion of the mountain. The
After overcrowding issues during the 2019 Everest climbing season led to deadly human traffic jams, the Nepalese government proposed new permitting rules for the climb. Under the new rules, prospective climbers would have to prove that they summited another major peak and guiding operations would be required to prove at least three years of high-altitude experience elsewhere before setting foot on Everest. RELATED: Eleven Climbers On Everest this Season Another measure would require