Tim McClellan somewhere in the Tetons. ParlorSkis IG photo
In case you missed the news, a couple Colorado mountains got absolutely dumped on over the weekend. Like not just a few inches, but a few feet, and in the case of Breckenridge we’re talking around 4 feet of the white stuff. That’s a pretty serious haul for November. In fact, Breck and Keystone got so much snow over the weekend that they're going to open this Wednesday, which marks the first time in around a decade that the two resorts will open their doors this early. The Tetons got a healthy dusting as well, as Tim McClellan shows us above, and the young Kai Jones below.
With that news, we figured there must be a few of you powder-hounds who took full advantage of the conditions and caught some turns. We did some digging. We did some finding. Take a look at what we found.
The three climbers atop Howse Peak in a photo recovered from Roskelley's cellphone. Last week the outdoor community was shocked to learn of the untimely deaths of alpinists David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer. The trio were struck by a size 3 avalanche while climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Their bodies have since been recovered, and their cellphone photos indicate that they had reached the summit of Howse Peak via the M16 route before the avalanche. Since news of their
Wyatt Minor sits at the base of the Greyhawk lift at Sun Valley. Idaho Mountain Express photo. Most 18 year-olds are more concerned with their Instagram following and class schedule than snow safety, but Wyatt Minor isn’t most 18 year-olds. He was practically raised on the mountain, unsurprising considering that his father owns and operates a classic onslope apres-spot. The Sun Valley, Idaho local has been instrumental in saving the lives of two skiers over the past two seasons, simply by
The skier (above) is helped by his party after climbing out of a waterfall hole. Mount Washington Avalanche Center Photo. On Monday, April 22nd, a backcountry skier had a close call after falling into a deep waterfall hole from the headwall of Tuckerman Ravine. According to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, such incidents are a major concern for this area when the melting snowpack creates dangerous holes, cracks, and crevasses. Not only is it incredibly difficult to rescue