Category Archives: Backcountry

Ortovox’s New 3+ Avalanche Beacon Hitting Retailer Shelves

Hopkinton, NH – Following what an Ortovox spokesperson calls “nasty rumors” that the snow safety company wouldn’t make its own shipping commitment, the new 3+ avalanche beacon is now arriving on store shelves nationwide right on schedule.nLike other three-antenna beacons, the 3+ is designed to eliminate spikes and dropouts as you near the buried victim … Continue reading Ortovox’s New 3+ Avalanche Beacon Hitting Retailer Shelves

Ski.com Partners with Heli-Ski Operator CMH

Banff (AB), Canada – Mountain vacation provider Ski.com on Tuesday announced an exclusive partnership with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), the world’s largest heli-skiing operator. For the first time in their 45-year history, CMH is working directly with a travel provider based in the United States.nThrough this new relationship, travelers can use Ski.com to book four- … Continue reading Ski.com Partners with Heli-Ski Operator CMH

NZ Freeheel Challenge Broadens Scope Beyond Telemark Skiing

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand – The more physical and demanding forms of skiing will be on display at Treble Cone this weekend, as telemarkers and ski tourers descend upon the ski resort near Lake Wanaka for the Summit NZ Freeheel Challenge.nThe competition kicks off on Saturday with a classic giant slalom race offering divisions for … Continue reading NZ Freeheel Challenge Broadens Scope Beyond Telemark Skiing

Ski Club of Great Britain Schedules Avalanche Safety Talks

London, UK – With more skiers and snowboarders venturing from marked runs, it’s becoming increasingly important to have a knowledge of avalanche safety skills. The Ski Club of Great Britain has again teamed up with Henry’s Avalanche Talk, Arc’teryx and new for this year, retailer Ellis Brigham, to offer comprehensive mountain safety and avalanche awareness … Continue reading Ski Club of Great Britain Schedules Avalanche Safety Talks

Eagle Pass Heliskiing Flying Out of New Lodge This Winter

Revelstoke (BC), Canada – Officials at Eagle Pass Heliskiing have announced that they will base their operation out of 3 Valley Lake Chateau for the upcoming 2010-11 ski season. The new location is only minutes away from Eagle Pass’ terrain, providing quick access to the skiing.n 3 Valley Lake Chateau will be the new home … Continue reading Eagle Pass Heliskiing Flying Out of New Lodge This Winter

Powderwhore Productions Prepares to Release Their 6th Telemark Ski Movie, ‘TeleVision’

Holladay, UT – Noah Howell, co-founder of Utah’s Powderwhore Productions, says that last season’s El Niño winter forced them to climb further, dig deeper and flat out try harder in order to create “TeleVision”, this year’s film of the top telemark skiers in the world playing in untracked powder mixed with big lines, humor, flight … Continue reading Powderwhore Productions Prepares to Release Their 6th Telemark Ski Movie, ‘TeleVision’

Ski Club of Great Britain Launches Backcountry Ski Seminar Tour

London, UK – The Ski Club of Great Britain has teamed up with Salomon and Snow+Rock to present the Salomon Quest Backcountry Ski Seminar Tour this November. The tour will be presented by established mountain guide Nigel Shepherd and will take place at Snow+Rock stores across the U.K.nWith years of backcountry experience, Shepherd has traveled … Continue reading Ski Club of Great Britain Launches Backcountry Ski Seminar Tour