Category Archives: Backcountry

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

Skier Dies in B.C. Avalanche

Nelson (BC), Canada – An avalanche on Saturday morning in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, between Ymir and Nelson, has taken the life of a 32-year-old Alaska woman. The unidentified victim, who lived in Anchorage, was skiing near Qua Peak in southern B.C. with two companions when the large avalanche struck, according to the Royal … Continue reading Skier Dies in B.C. Avalanche

Cat Skiing Avalanche in B.C. Injures Four Americans

Rossland, B.C. – An avalanche struck a group skiing with a B.C. cat skiing operator on Thursday, sending four Americans back to the States with broken bones. Big Red Cats operator Paula Gaul confirmed the incident to the Rossland Times. Gaul told the newspaper that the group had been skiing on Mount Mackie near Rossland at around 2:30 p.m. … Continue reading Cat Skiing Avalanche in B.C. Injures Four Americans

Pro Snowboarder Jeremy Jones Seriously Injured in Backcountry Accident

Salt Lake City, UT – Professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones has sustained serious injuries in an accident in the Utah backcountry, a GoFundMe page has revealed. But just to be clear, there are two well-known professional snowboarders named Jeremy Jones. This isn’t big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones from Truckee, Calif., founder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our … Continue reading Pro Snowboarder Jeremy Jones Seriously Injured in Backcountry Accident