Tag Archives: Backcountry

Uphill Weekend Planned at Buttermilk

Aspen, CO – The City of Aspen and Aspen Skiing Company are partnering to extend the season for uphilling by hosting a full weekend of free access at Buttermilk Mountain the weekend of Apr. 8-9. Although the lifts will not be running, crews will groom 70% of the terrain to all three mountain portals — Tiehack, … Continue reading Uphill Weekend Planned at Buttermilk

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

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

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