Category Archives: Backcountry

New One-Day Helicopter Ski Touring from Kimberley

Kimberley (BC), Canada – Kimberley Alpine Resort and Boulder Hut Adventures have launched helicopter-assisted ski touring from Kimberley. It’s a professionally guided, one-day helicopter-assisted backcountry touring adventure in the backcountry of the Purcell Mountains. Start your day with a helicopter pick-up at Kimberley Alpine Resort. You and your guided group will be dropped off at a ridge … Continue reading New One-Day Helicopter Ski Touring from Kimberley

Heli-skier Dies in B.C. Avalanche

Revelstoke (BC), Canada – A 52-year-old Austrian national died after being struck by an avalanche on Monday afternoon while skiing with Canadian Mountain Holidays, an area heli-skiing company. RCMP officers, who declined to name victim, indicate that the victim was the third skier to descend the slope when he was enveloped by the avalanche in the Goldstream … Continue reading Heli-skier Dies in B.C. Avalanche

Backcountry Skier Dies in Whistler Avalanche

Whistler (BC), Canada – A 33-year-old Vancouver man died in an avalanche on Saturday while backcountry skiing in the Callaghan Valley south of Whistler. Whistler RCMP officers indicate that a group of 14 skiers notified them of the 11:15 a.m. incident by cell phone. Searchers with Whistler Search and Rescue located the body of Corey Lynam at around 4 … Continue reading Backcountry Skier Dies in Whistler Avalanche

Backcountry Skier Plummets to His Death in Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, WY – A 26-year-old fell 1,400 vertical feet to his death on Wednesday while skiing a couloir in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The body of John “Jack” Fields Jr., of nearby Jackson, was recovered by park rangers at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday on South Teton Mountain. Fields was skiing the Amore … Continue reading Backcountry Skier Plummets to His Death in Grand Teton National Park

Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race Returns to Aspen

Aspen, CO – For the seventh year in a row, Aspen Snowmass is scheduled to host the Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race. The Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race is the winter edition of the Power of Four series that includes both a bike and run race in the summer. The ski mountaineering … Continue reading Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race Returns to Aspen

Heli-Skier Dies in B.C. Tree Well

Revelstoke (BC), Canada – A German tourist died on Friday after falling into a tree well while heli-skiing in British Columbia. The Revelstoke Detachment of the RCMP reports that the incident occurred in the Albert Canyon area east of Revelstoke. The 60-year-man was skiing with a heli-ski tour group in the area for the preceding few days. The group … Continue reading Heli-Skier Dies in B.C. Tree Well

Bolton Valley Holds 24-Hour Backcountry Race This Weekend

Bolton, VT – Bolton Valley Resort has partnered with outdoor adventure company Native Endurance to host New England’s first 24-hour backcountry ski and splitboard race this weekend to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.  Competitors will test their stamina as they try to log as many vertical feet as possible in a 24-hour period on two challenging … Continue reading Bolton Valley Holds 24-Hour Backcountry Race This Weekend