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Video: Pucker Face Avalanche Outside Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

This clip shows of a group of riders who, on Monday, January 2, 2012, chose to ski Pucker Face in the Jackson Hole backcountry in "considerable" avalanche conditions.

According to the American Avalanche Institute, the snowboarder in this video triggered a 36-inch hard slab. R2 D2.5. Aspect: southeast. Elevation: 10,150'. Slope angle: >45. The slide occured about 11:30 a.m. No one was caught in the slide.

There have been four avalanche deaths in America this season and a couple more in Canada. Heads up.

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Arc’teryx Issues Recall on First-Gen Procline Boots
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Arc’teryx Issues Recall on First-Gen Procline Boots

Arc’teryx Issues Recall on First-Gen Procline Boots

Arc'teryx photo This morning, Arc'teryx announced a voluntary recall on all its first-generation Procline ski boots. A defect was discovered in some boots where the rear axis pin failed, which could potentially lead to a fall hazard. The backcountry ski boots, introduced two years ago, feature an innovative walk mode mechanism that allows for lateral flex in the ankle area in addition to standard rearward flex, aiding in climbing and skinning on steep slopes. The recall affects all boots

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Ski Mountaineering on Temple Crag
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Ski Mountaineering on Temple Crag

      This past spring I road tripped out to California to take advantage of their fat snowpack after an above average season for the Eastern Sierras. I started out hitting Mammoth Park and lapping top to bottom runs on the Mammoth Gondola. A few days later Colter showed up with plans to camp and do some Ski-mountaineering in the Palisades near big pine. Camp life.  I was loving laid back condo life with the Saga crew but was eager to go camp in the Buttermilks. Everything came together for

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5 Crested Butte Airbnb’s For That Last Minute MTB Vacation
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Crested Butte, often referred to as the last great mountain town, is famous for its world-class outdoor activities in both winter and summer. It’s also famous for its attitude. The locals have been there forever, they are the soul of the town, and they aren’t leaving anytime soon if they can help it. This attitude is a huge part of what makes Crested Butte such an attractive destination for skiers, bikers, and all kinds of outdoorsy people who are searching for the type of character that is