Forget carving pumpkins, there’s snow in the mountains! This weekend the Rocky Mountain region received enough snow that people were pulling out their touring equipment. From the photos and videos, it’s clear they weren’t being overzealous, the coverage was legitimate. In Utah there was about 14" of fresh snow, and Jackson scored about 16" of freshies.
Meanwhile, this winter weather is a good reminder to start refreshing your avalanche safety education. Check out TGR's safety week series for resources and tips.
What's the best way to die? Surrounded by family at age 98? Instant death while doing something rad? It's hard to say, but we can say one thing with certainty: Slowly freezing/drowning is low on the list. As such, we're happy to report that this Jerry still has the opportunity to pursue the former, more desirable demises, despite a close encounter with the latter. RELATED: Skier Self Rescues from Hole on Tuckerman Ravine Seriously, this dude was like a half-second away from falling into an
If you are going to fully send something, make sure you check out the landing first. This unknown skier was in for an unexpected treat when he went to huck this cliff line. Unfortunately, he came up a bit short, and hit what looks like a wind lip, that launched him over a second set of cliffs and down the remainder of his run. To our knowledge, the skier is okay from this brutal fall. There are many variables out in the wild to worry about. Remember to check your surroundings, remain
Mother nature doesn't seem to care that the winter solstice isn't for a few more weeks—just look at the conditions in Montana. It's been snowing so much in the state that it's looking like mid-February, not the end of October. According to state meteorologists, all this snowfall has shattered a 35-year-old record. So far in September and October, the state received half of its average annual snowfall for the year, and it's likely to not slow down anytime soon. RELATED: First tracks in