If you had to pick a way to commute through Chile, gliding through untouched pow would be high on our list. Plus, what’s better than having a powder day in August? Luckily for the RIDE Snowboards crew, who’s on one hell of a trip down South, they scored big with this latest storm. Apparently, they’re up to more than just shredding their faces off on 14,000-foot peaks. Teaming up with the folks from Transworld Snowboarding, it looks some pretty cool visuals will result from the trip. We can’t wait to see it, but until then we’ve rounded up some best highlights from Instagram.
The topic of technology comes up again and again between backcountry travelers. Nowadays, with our daily lives revolving around computers and electronic devices, it is understandable that we wish to escape the pull of our devices when we are out in the mountains. However, certain pieces of technology are undeniably helpful to safe backcountry travel. Beacon/Shovel/Probe The holy trinity. It’s as simple as saying, DO NOT go into the backcountry without a working avalanche beacon, shovel, and
On the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2002, newly-minted Jackson local Craig Benjamin’s father received the phone call any parent dreads. Benjamin had failed to return from a casual ski tour with a friend on Teton Pass, and a massive search and rescue operation was underway. Darkness had fallen and a snowstorm was rolling in, obscuring tracks and making travel increasingly complicated. Almost two days later, Benjamin and his friend would be found deep in the Mosquito Creek Drainage far south of
It’s been a historically white December in Whistler, so white in fact that the 151 inches of snow that fell last month have beaten out the previous record of 149 inches that fell in 1994. Whistler Blackcomb spokesman Marc Riddell had this to say about Snowcember: “It was a phenomenal holiday period and we’ve got a great base to start the season, particularly given the snow we’ve had in the first days of January.” He added, “It took some time to arrive this season, but it’s not letting