Many ski areas offer night-skiing under floodlights, but how many offer private night-skiing tours using headlamps? As far as we know, Big Sky is the only area in North America with such a program. Groups of seven plus a guide are equipped with 2,100 lumen headlamps and sent up the new Ramcharger 8-pack chairlift for two hours of serene skiing under the stars.
It's pretty affordable in the grand scheme of guided skiing as well, costing $390 for a group of seven (plus lift tickets if necessary). For a little extra night-skiing stoke, here's one of our favorite clips released in the past few months:
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced they are considering a name change. TGR photo. California’s Squaw Valley Resort announced it is considering renaming to delete the racist and sexist slur “Squaw” from its name, following the nationwide movement to remove symbols of racism and indigenous oppression. The Tahoe-area resort says it plans to enlist the help of local tribal leaders in ultimately making a decision on the matter. In a statement, the resort said, “As you likely know, the term
The bison charged the woman as she was trying to take a photo of it. Wikipedia photo. A woman was gored at Yellowstone National Park when she tried approaching a bison for a photo. Last Thursday, the 72-year-old woman was within 10 feet of the animal multiple times before it charged at her, goring her with its horns. The victim was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further treatment for her sustained puncture wounds. In response the to incident, park biologists
A drug commonly used by high-altitude mountaineers and guides has shown promise as a treatment for Covid-19. Wikipedia photo. In recent weeks, news of a promising new treatment for COVID-19 has been making the rounds in medical circles and even made it to the front page of the New York Times. No, it's not a malaria drug. It’s a corticosteroid called dexamethasone, and it has long been used both as emergency medicine and as a sort of performance enhancing drug by high altitude climbers.