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.
If you needed any more evidence of just how frighteningly powerful avalanches can be, observe the above video from the British Columbia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.According to the Washington Post, the controlled avalanche was set off by transportation officials on Friday, and The Inertia reports that the slide ultimately resulted in the closure of six miles of the highway in the surrounding areas. Watch the video, and then thank your lucky stars for the people who work in
Yesterday was nothing short of pure domination by the American snowboarding team in the Olympic Halfpipe. On her Olympic debut in the women's snowboard halfpipe final, Chloe Kim set the standard early by dropping an impressive 93.75 score on her first run. A score so solid, that none of the other competitors could match it by her final run. Having already won gold, Kim let loose with a victory lap for the ages, one-upping herself, by landing a frontside 1080 into a cab 1080
Last September, when Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, the island was forced to recover from the unimaginable. Devastation was left in the wake of the storm’s torrential rainfall and sheer winds, leaving Puerto Ricans to rebuild with little or no access to electricity, clean drinking water, and fuel. For local climbing guide Bryant Huffman, he never imagined that the recovery would never require his skills as a climber. After the storm had passed, Huffman quickly began clearing