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.
Fred Beckey, a legendary climber, author, and adventurer credited with more first ascents than any other American climber passed away Monday. He was 94, and died from natural causes in his Seattle home. Beckey was born in Germany, immigrating to the U.S. at a young age with his parents, and settling in Seattle. There, he honed his skills and developed an eternal passion for climbing, dedicating his life to the vertical world, and embracing the dirtbag ethos to the absolute fullest. He rose
Moments ago, Kurt Sorge made history, winning the 2017 Red Bull Rampage for the third time. His first run landed him a near-perfect score 92.66, featuring three of the biggest backflips ever done on a bike. Sorge was the last man standing after Cam Zink under rotated a surprise frontflip on his second run. Third place went to rookie Ethan Nell, a testament to the future of the sport. The Kelly McGarry Spirit Award, given in honor of the late Kelly McGarry to the rider who most exemplifies the
Australia is definitely not the first place most think of when they dream of skiing gnarly big mountain lines, but yes, they do in fact exist in the land of ‘roos and surfing. The country’s ski areas have been home to a very core freeride community for years, but none have ever hosted a full-on freeride competition; the terrain is there, but the snow typically isn’t. This year, the snow gods finally blessed Australia’s Mt. Buller with enough snow and a solid weather window to host the