This footage was taken Jan. 25, 2012, in the backcountry near Montezuma, Colorado. It features female pro snowboarder Meesh Hytner being caught in a sizeable (~class 3) avalanche and deploying her Float 30 avalanche airbag before taking a long ride.
I feel it is particularly suiting that I should write a piece on the aprés scene in my hometown of Salt Lake City. I’ve joked with many a person on the ski lift that the only reason I became a pro skier was to enjoy beers with friends after ski days. Whether or not that is 100% the truth or just 90%, I take my aprés extremely seriously, and know Ski City’s aprés options in and out. I am also passionate about Utah, and would like to dispel the incorrect rumor that Utah has a bad aprés
Winter is coming, right? While the US hasn’t experiencing any drastic changes in average snowfall (yet —we’re actually on average for snowfall), warmer temperatures across the country are keeping snow from sticking and lifts from opening. Everywhere—from the Rockies to the Wasatch—folks are keeping their fingers crossed and sticks waxed hoping that sooner rather than later, it’ll start to feel like winter. Until then, no snow means no business for ski towns across the country. For seasonal
announced a set of goals On Thursday, Burton Snowboards announced a set of goals focused on sustainable products and practices that it will achieve by 2020. Burton, founded by Jake Burton Carpenter in 1977 out of his Vermont barn, already gets high marks in environmental sustainability. Snowboards are made with bio-based resins and sustainably harvested FCS-certified wood as well as a high percentage of safe and sustainable materials in their garments. “It’s cool to be working for