Tag Archives: Backcountry

New One-Day Helicopter Ski Touring from Kimberley

Kimberley (BC), Canada – Kimberley Alpine Resort and Boulder Hut Adventures have launched helicopter-assisted ski touring from Kimberley. It’s a professionally guided, one-day helicopter-assisted backcountry touring adventure in the backcountry of the Purcell Mountains. Start your day with a helicopter pick-up at Kimberley Alpine Resort. You and your guided group will be dropped off at a ridge … Continue reading New One-Day Helicopter Ski Touring from Kimberley

Backcountry Skier Dies in Whistler Avalanche

Whistler (BC), Canada – A 33-year-old Vancouver man died in an avalanche on Saturday while backcountry skiing in the Callaghan Valley south of Whistler. Whistler RCMP officers indicate that a group of 14 skiers notified them of the 11:15 a.m. incident by cell phone. Searchers with Whistler Search and Rescue located the body of Corey Lynam at around 4 … Continue reading Backcountry Skier Dies in Whistler Avalanche

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