After a rocky year, Vermont-based Ibex lays off close to half its staff today.
Ibex Outdoor Clothing, maker of high-end wool outdoor apparel, laid off 12 of its 32 Vermont employees today, according to an employee of the company. "The bank is taking over and managing a liquidation process," he said.
CEO Ted Manning was not immediately available for comment. But an employee at the Seattle retail shop confirmed that he had heard the news "and they were all trying to process it."
Testimonies began last week in Eagle County, Colorado, regarding the avalanche death of 13-year-old Taft Conlin on January 22, 2012 at Vail Ski Resort. Conlin was killed in an in-bounds slide near the Upper Gate of Prima Cornice while skiing with 3 friends. He did not appear to be carrying any avalanche safety gear when he was caught. Conlin’s parents, Louise H. Ingalls and Steve Conlin, are suing Vail as a “direct and proximal result” of Vail’s negligence that resulted in their son’s
This weekend, the ski community was devastated by news that Jackson’s Bryce Newcomb lost his battle with a traumatic brain injury. Newcomb was involved in a cornice collapse outside the Jackson Hole Resort's boundary in late March. For anyone who knew Newcomb, one thing always stood out: his absolutely infectious energy both on and off the mountain. He truly lived by the motto of “SEND IT,” spreading his sense of humor and stoke and convincing all those who rode with him that anything was
— D.L. Three years into my quest to find a copy of Dolores LaChapelle’s , I was finally on the cusp of unearthing the elusive tome. My search had led me to Powell’s Books, in Portland, Oregon, and as I closed in on my quarry, I felt the weight of a multi-year journey begin to lift. Out of print since 1993, was — and is — hard to find, and over the years the volume has gained legendary status as one of the best philosophical/academic examinations of powder skiing ever written. Today,