North Vancouver (BC), Canada – Outdoor apparel brand Arc’teryx announced this week that it’s expanding its product line next winter to include a new avalanche airbag and AT ski boot series. Five years in the making, 23 design iterations and 28 patents later, Arc’teryx worked with turbomachinery design firm Advanced Design Technology (ADT) to create its Voltair … Continue reading Arc’teryx Gets Into Hard Goods
Ogden, UT – Ski brands Atomic and Salomon have partnered to create Mountain Academy. Developed in collaboration with WePowder, Mountain Academy brings together elite mountain experts to offer in-depth, online snow safety education through digital instruction. Through a series of high-quality videos, pictures, animations and self-tests, Mountain Academy students gain fundamental knowledge in snowpack variables, identifying … Continue reading Atomic and Salomon Launch Online Snow Safety Curriculum
Ophir, CO – Two brothers skiing in the backcountry south of Telluride, Colo., survived two separate avalanches last Wednesday. Alex and Brian Holmes, both residents of Ophir and ages 27 and 26, respectively, were skiing from Trout Lake to Ophir and had begun their descent into the north-facing, above-treeline Fatwa Couloir area of Waterfall Canyon … Continue reading Brothers Survive Two Separate Avalanches in Telluride Backcountry
Park City, UT – Outdoor technology company Avatech has launched Avanet, the world’s first crowdsourced, real-time platform of mountain safety information. “At Avatech our mission is to build a safer mountain community. The Avanet platform helps everyone communicate and share information in the mountains more easily than ever before. Our global mountain community can now share real-time, geo-tagged … Continue reading Company Launches Crowdsourced Avalanche Info Platform
Munich, Germany – A new booking platform launched earlier this month that allows skiers to find certified mountain guides, ski instructors and customized mountain tours online for all mountain sports and activities. Based on the model of successful online platforms like Airbnb, Munich-based startup GuideBase.com is pioneering a means to directly bring together adventure-seekers and certified mountain guides. Whether you want to experience some … Continue reading New GuideBase Pairs Skiers with Guides
Bozeman, MT – A lone backcountry skier has been hospitalized in southwestern Montana after being impaled in the groin by a tree branch. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the unidentified skier, a man in his 20s, was skiing alone in the History Rock area of Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman, a low-angle … Continue reading Tree Impales Backcountry Skier’s Groin
Santa Fe, NM – After receiving reports last month of illegal ski runs cut in the Santa Fe National Forest, U.S. Forest Service officials have found more illegal glading and now count the number of felled Engelmann Spruce and Subalpine Fir trees at more than 1,000. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations official believe that … Continue reading Forest Service Investigators Find More Illegal Ski Runs Cut in N.M.