After several days of weather delays due to loads of new snow, the Haines stop of the FWT finally went down. Riders were treated to stellar conditions on the wide open competition face, with line options including everything from spines to pillow lines. Sammy Luebke and Loic Collomb Patton won the men’s competition in snowboarding and skiing, respectively. Shannan Yates and Arianna Tricomi were the women’s winners for snowboarding and skiing respectively.
They don’t teach this in wilderness safety, but a sure way to trigger a bear is to go snowblading. Bears don’t believe it’s a real sport. Seriously, watch this bear in Romania chase after this snowblader like he was a Gore-tex chimichanga. Bear spray won’t help you now, bud. Thankfully, the snowblader survived the incident without harm, and eventually, the local Romanian police were able to shoo the bear away. Snowbladers take heed of our advice.
Avalanche mitigation efforts went awry at a Russian ski resort when a blast to loosen new snow slid into tourist facilities instead of into the trees as anticipated. The slide buried twelve people, six of whom have been rescued and an additional three are still being located. Four of the six rescued were injured in the slide and there was one fatality reported. Rescue efforts were carried out by more than 200 responders but have been hampered due to bad weather. The avalanche occurred in
If you're a music fan and been to Colorado's Front Range, odds are you've enjoyed a night under the stars at one of the world's best concert venues: Red Rocks Amphitheater. But what goes on at Red Rocks in the winter? In light of the massive storm that's hitting Colorado right now, apparently some solid shredding. Yesterday morning, several skiers were escorted off the property for illegal shredding the venue's famous stairs. While skiing the amphitheater may be illegal, it's still pretty