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Experienced Skier Recalls Alaska Range Avalanche That killed his friend

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.09.2014 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Looking back on it now, Hopper said Monday with a sigh, the two men -- who had both taken avalanche training courses -- missed a key warning sign about the avalanche danger.

Understanding an Avalanche: An Interview With Ken Wylie

Stacy Bare | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports
Stacy Bare

I was surprised, in both reading the book and speaking with Ken, how many parallels there were with his experience in the mountains and my coming home from war and the role mountains have played in my welcoming home.

Idaho's Hidden Gem: Schweitzer Mountain

Monica Bennett | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Monica Bennett

"Where you heading young lady?" a curious, wizened old man fueling up nearby asked as I hopped out of the truck. Fumbling in the freezing cold for the pump, I replied, "Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint.

Aspen Women's Backcountry Ski Hut Trip (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The three-day, two night all women's backcountry ski hut trip in the 10th Mountain Hut Trail System, led by Aspen Alpine Guides, promised ski touring, powder skiing, scrumptious food and wine.

2 Skiers Rescued From Avalanche Make It To Hospital

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two backcountry skiers were hospitalized following their rescue from an Eastern Oregon mountain where two of their companions d...

Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skiers

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 02.12.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two backcountry skiers were killed and two others were seriously injured when an avalanche in eastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountai...

A Few Words for the Dude Bros

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Stacy Bare

There seems to be a belief that only certain people, maybe only those who drink a certain kind of energy drink, belong in certain places until some mythical level of dude-ness is reached that allows you keys to the kingdom.

Ski Safari vs. Backcountry Ski Tour In the Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

Both options feature convenient lift service, usually within the confines of a resort so no matter how you choose to experience the mountains, you'll be able to get to where you need to be quickly and easily.

Ski Mountaineering: Gear Guide

Liftopia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Annie Agle tells it like it is: Editor's note: This is Part 2 of Annie's Ski Mountaineering guide, check out Part 1 here. Annie's Ski Mountaineerin...

PHOTOS: The Most Extreme Slope On Earth

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel

GULMARG, India — There are very few ski resorts in the world where you see a soldier in uniform waiting for the gondola with a snowboard in one ...

PHOTOS: British Columbia's Brutal Backcountry

Mark Sissons | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

If you're like me, all that poisonous self-loathing will evaporate the moment you finally reach the top of that ridge and look down upon an untamed ocean of white.

One Year After Epic Snowfall, A Lackluster Ski And Snowboarding Season for Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Rain drizzled down at Alyeska Resort on Monday afternoon, putting a further damper on what has so far shaped up as the ski year from hell. Though it w...

Avalanche Education Shifts Gears

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 03.18.2013 | Denver

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. -- Steve Hamill first ventured into the backcountry three years ago, drawn by a desire to be in the woods during the winter. Bu...

'A Life Ascending': The Mountain of Before and After

Deborah Stambler | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

In A Life Ascending, filmmaker Stephen Grynberg follows acclaimed mountaineer Ruedi Beglinger and his family through the daily life they've created in the remote mountains of British Columbia.

Wyo. Resort Handcuffs, Arrests 78-Year-Old For Skiing Uphill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

JACKSON, Wyo. — A 78-year-old retired doctor was handcuffed and hauled away on a toboggan for skiing uphill in Wyoming, but he won't face charge...

Notorious Land Developer Tom Chapman Strikes in the Heart of Bear Creek

The Watch Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TELLURIDE -- Tom Chapman, a real estate speculator notorious for his involvement in controversial land trades with the federal government, has purchas...

Telluride Ski Resort Is in the Backcountry Business

Deb Dion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Deb Dion

The Forest Service issues permit for backcountry trips in Bear Creek. Will the adventure of what was once a dark and mysterious playground disappear with tourism?

WATCH: Freeskiing World Tour In Crested Butte: 8 Great Moments From Past Tours (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the eyes of the world looks toward Vancouver for the Winter Olympics, Crested Butte will be the focus of a more obscure, but equally passionate sno...

Colorado Avalanche: 19-Year Old Man Survives Avalanche Near Copper Mountain (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 19-year-old man from Eagle County was injured in an avalanche in Summit County on Halloween as he was back-country skiing on Bartlett Peak between C...