Category Archives: Backcountry

New Heli-Ski Operator to Fly in Sierra This Winter

Truckee, CA – Lake Tahoe-area snowcat skiing operator Pacific Crest Snowcats will expand its operations this winter to include helicopter skiing and snowboarding.nIn concert with HeliTahoe, Pacific Crest Heli-Guides will access over 100,000 acres of remote privately owned ski terrain along the Sierra Crest this winter, the first helicopter skiing operation in decades in the … Continue reading New Heli-Ski Operator to Fly in Sierra This Winter

Black Diamond 17th Annual Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center

Salt Lake City, UT – It’s time for the unofficial precursor to the ski season along with Wasatch – Black Diamond’s 17th Annual Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center.nJoin Black Diamond, Uinta Brewing Company, Redwood Creek Wines and the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center on Thursday, Sept. 16, for their annual pre-season fundraiser bash … Continue reading Black Diamond 17th Annual Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center

Salomon Entering Alpine Touring Market This Winter with Quest Series of Ski Boots

From the outdoor gearheads at First Tracks!! Online Media Ogden, Utah – The limited but rapidly growing alpine touring (AT), or randonnée segment of the ski equipment market will have one more player this year, as Salomon will bridge the gap this winter with its new Quest series of boots.nThe boots will mark Salomon’s first … Continue reading Salomon Entering Alpine Touring Market This Winter with Quest Series of Ski Boots

Extreme Skier Fredrik Ericsson Dies in K2 Attempt

Pakistan – It has now been confirmed that Swedish high-altitude skier Fredrik Ericsson died in a fall on Friday during his latest attempt to ski the world’s second highest peak.nEricsson, 31, was in northern Pakistan attempting to climb and ski from the 28,251-foot summit of K2 when he slipped and fell over 1,000 meters (3,300 … Continue reading Extreme Skier Fredrik Ericsson Dies in K2 Attempt

Yellow Snow Cones from Ski Utah Benefit Avalanche Dogs

Salt Lake City, UT – The sweltering dog days of summer in Utah will eventually give way to a refreshing burst of winter, and Ski Utah will kick-off their official 100 day countdown to the ski season on Aug. 7 at the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market. Ski Utah will take one dollar donations in … Continue reading Yellow Snow Cones from Ski Utah Benefit Avalanche Dogs

Extra Run Costs Heli-Skiing Guide His Life

Methven, New Zealand – An unplanned extra run cost a New Zealand heli-skiing guide his life after he was swept away by an avalanche last August in the Ragged Range near Methven, according to the results of a coroner’s inquest.nJonathan Morgan, 38, was leading a group of guests with Methven Heliski when the incident occurred. … Continue reading Extra Run Costs Heli-Skiing Guide His Life

Expedition to Ski K2 Arrives at Base Camp

K2 Base Camp, Pakistan – Upon their arrival in Islamabad on May 30th, ski mountaineers Fredrik Ericsson of Sweden, and American Trey Cook were told of unusually deep snow conditions on the Baltoro Glacier. In the lead-up to their attempt to ski from the world’s second highest summit, the team thus changed their plan and … Continue reading Expedition to Ski K2 Arrives at Base Camp