Last season was one for the record books at California’s Mammoth Mountain, with 620” of snowfall. The resort managed to stay open until August 6th. Lucky for the Cali crowd, they kicked off the new season yesterday, with one lift and a number of jib features for those hungry to get their first turns of the season. Check out the opening weekend festivities from the mountain.
Last summer on September 2nd, a teenager was caught tossing fireworks into Oregon’s most iconic hiking trails—The Columbia River Gorge. The Gorge, like the rest of the state, was primed for a catastrophic wildfire. That teenager who Oregon Live reported was found giggling with friends during the incident is now facing a hefty punishment: $36 million in fines. Due to the combination of high temperatures and minimal amounts of precipitation, the state’s many lush forests were poised for fire
Troubling news for ocean playgrounds. According to the L.A. Times, the world’s biggest collection of floating trash—The Great Pacific Garbage Patch—is actually 16 times larger than previously estimated. The patch, which is adrift between Hawaii and California, was often compared to the size of Texas. But as it turns out, that estimate was a bit off, and now scientists are saying the trash heap is actually three times of the size of France. Yikes. A three-year study released on Thursday, found
Hey, I didn’t come up with those, just repeating every single chairlift conversation I’ve ever heard whenever a telemarker passes below the lift. That could soon become the latest winter Olympic sport, after FIS announced pushing to include telemark parallel sprinting into the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. Well, if you’ve never even heard of the sport, neither have we, but it seems to be a big enough deal in certain circles to warrant inclusion. Take a look at the somewhat bizarre combination