Category Archives: Backcountry

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

Cat Skiing Returns to Alyeska After Three-Year Absence

Girdwood, AK – Chugach Powder Guides (CPG) will begin cat skiing operations tomorrow at Alyeska Resort. This is the first time in three years that lower valley snow in Girdwood has been sufficiently deep to construct a cat road to access the cat skiing terrain near Alyeska. Construction of the cat road requires a minimum snow … Continue reading Cat Skiing Returns to Alyeska After Three-Year Absence

WATCH: Skier Accidentally Drops 150-foot Cliff…and Survives

Mt. Timpanogos, UT – Utahan Devin Stratton can thank his lucky stars. After all, how many people accidentally ski off a 150-foot cliff and survive? And he caught it all on his GoPro. Stratton, 25, was skiing with some buddies in the Wasatch backcountry on Mt. Timpanogos above Provo when the incident occurred. Stratton came … Continue reading WATCH: Skier Accidentally Drops 150-foot Cliff…and Survives

VIDEO: Caught On Camera, 40 Avalanches Close Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon

Alta, UT – Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah closed at 6 a.m. this morning so that the state’s Department of Transportation (UDOT) could conduct avalanche mitigation work along the numerous slide paths above State Highway 210.  It was supposed to reopen to skiers and riders at 9 a.m. However, after UDOT provoked 40 avalanches, seven … Continue reading VIDEO: Caught On Camera, 40 Avalanches Close Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon