"The lines between pro and local dark horse talent have always been blurry. Stoked to see the motivated local crushers sending the big lines this winter with hard earned skill and creativity." - Jimmy Chin
Cody Peak has always inspired skiers to push their limits. Easily visible from the top of Jackson Hole's tram, you can see skiers take on relatively-mellow lines like No Shadows and Powder Eights. Perhaps there will even be a couple of attempts on more difficult lines, like the Central Couloir or Pucker Face.
Then, a few times a season, when conditions are perfect, you might spot tracks left over from someone trying a truly boundary-pushing line. Examples include BASE-jumping Talk is Cheap or hucking off Igneous Rocks. Earlier this season, Andrew Whiteford, a prominent local ripper, skied Talk-to-Central, a rarely-attempted, extremely high-consequence line. Lucky for us, there were drone and POV-shots of his descent.
Yesterday with great sadness, we learned about the untimely death of freeskier Dave Treadway. Beyond his incredible skiing abilities, Treadway was an individual that held a special and vital place within his community, family, and the snow industry as a whole. With the news still setting in, friends and loved ones of Treadway are taking to social media to share moving tributes in honor of the late skier. RELATED: Dave Treadway Dies From Crevasse Fall in Pemberton B.C. Treadway is
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
Avalanche conditions in the Pyrenees are looking pretty hairy, at least based on this recent Instagram post by Álvaro Penadés. The video shows Penadés triggering two sizable slabs via cross-slope ski-cuts. He manages to avoid being caught in either slide, but the first clip seems like a close call, especially had the slide triggered above him. Related: Bene Mayr Outskis an Avalanche As Penadés mentions in his caption, the conditions were dangerous, but manageable by one well-versed in