Category Archives: Backcountry

Montana Skier Dies in Avalanche

Lolo, MT – Even though it’s June, skiers and riders must still practice safe backcountry travel. That’s the lesson to be learned from an announcement from the Missolua County, Montana Coroner’s office, which announced that a backcountry skier died in a slide on Lolo Peak last Tuesday.nThe body of 37-year-old Chris Spurgeon of Missoula was … Continue reading Montana Skier Dies in Avalanche

Big Mountain Skier Arne Backstrom Dies in Peru

Cordillera Blanca region, Peru – Big mountain skier Arne Backstrom has reportedly died in a fall while on a shoot with Colorado-based film producer Sweetgrass Productions in the Peru’s Cordillera Blanca region. He was 29.nDetails regarding the incident remain sketchy, including whether the incident occurred while climbing or skiing. Sources indicate that Backstrom and his … Continue reading Big Mountain Skier Arne Backstrom Dies in Peru

Ericsson Tries Again to Ski K2

Skardu, Pakistan – Swedish ski mountaineer Fredrik Ericsson is already in this village in northern Pakistan, en route to again attempt his dream of becoming the first person to ski the world’s three highest mountains: Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga. Arguably, the toughest challenge of the three is his expedition to the world’s second highest … Continue reading Ericsson Tries Again to Ski K2

Ski Gear Maker Black Diamond Equipment Sold

Salt Lake City, UT – Backcountry ski and climbing gear specialist Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., has signed an agreement to be purchased by Clarus Corporation for $90 million.nClarus was formerly a provider of e-commerce business solutions until the sale of substantially all its operating assets in December 2002, and has since been engaged in pursuing … Continue reading Ski Gear Maker Black Diamond Equipment Sold

Massive Avalanche Rips Through Bridger Bowl Sidecountry

Bozeman, MT – At approximately 11:10 a.m. Tuesday morning, a large avalanche pulled off the steep, wind loaded northeast slope of Saddle Peak adjacent to Montana’s Bridger Bowl ski area, resulting in a large fracture that went to the ground and ran close to 2,000 vertical feet down the mountain. No one was witnessed being … Continue reading Massive Avalanche Rips Through Bridger Bowl Sidecountry