Steamboat Springs is less than a month away from their scheduled opening on November 23rd, and things are shaping up nicely. Cold temperatures have allowed the resort to begin blowing artificial snow earlier than ever before, and 53 inches of natural snow have already fallen in October, significantly more than the previous record.
While we're stoked to see so much snow falling, early season storms can create complicated avalanche conditions. Colorado's record-setting avalanche cycle last season was in part due to deep persistent slabs formed by similar early-season storms, so make sure to evaluate stability before taking advantage of this tempting October powder.
So are we even allowed to still call this "backcountry" skiing? Jasper Gibson/TGR photo. Online gear retail giant Backcountry.com is facing immense public and industry backlash after pursuing lawsuits against other businesses using its namesake. The original trademarks to protect the word “backcountry” were filed a year ago to cover the company’s new line of branded apparel and equipment. Recently, it came to light that the Salt Lake City-based e-commerce giant started suing all manner of
The avalanche was triggered off-piste and dragged two skiers over the cliffs into the gully. Zeitungsphoto.at photo. An avalanche buried and killed two Dutch skiers outside of Sölden, Austria this weekend. The skiers were part of a larger group traveling off-piste on a glacier run, carrying airbags and avalanche beacons, when one triggered the avalanche. The area around Sölden saw nearly two feet of new snow in recent days, falling on top of unstable early-season layers. The Tirolean
Dogs have long been man’s best friend and they can do just about anything alongside humans. From guide dogs who help their owners navigate everyday life to the legendary mountain rescue dog, Barry, dogs have learned many ways to aid their human companions. However, we've never seen a dog have so much style in the air as this pupper. Check out this Instagram video featuring a St. Bernard-sized jump on a mountain bike trail up in Cumberland, British Columbia. RELATED: Full Send Goes Badly