Closing Day is coming fast, April 14th at Vail, and it’s time to decide where to end it all. I know where I’ll be and here are a few reasons why. It’s Vail Not only is it a world class resort but Vail- the second largest resort in North America- [...]
With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.
As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet. The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.
Some reports are saying that backcountry ski equipment sales are up 65% for the 2012/2013 season over last year, which makes it the fastest-growing segment of the snowsport industry.
Every year, more and more people are discovering the thrill and beauty of backcountry skiing and splitboarding. The ability to climb uphill without using mechanical means provides good exercise, solitude, and pretty much an unlimited amount of powder, conditions willing.
The transceiver is an essential tool when backcountry skiing or splitboarding. It is one of three essential items that will aid in rescuing a person if they get buried by an avalanche. It is designed to both transmit and receive (but not at the same time) a 457hz radio signal.
For an artist, Englishman Simon Beck’s creative process is a relatively short one; from start to finish, his average piece requires 10 hours of work. But considering his ‘work’ involves trekking across vast frozen fields to leave distinct impressions in the fresh snow, 10 hours seems like a long, cold [...]
The allure of the Backcountry continues to draw an ever increasing group of people into a lifestyle that gets you into great shape, frees your mind of distractions, and grants access to an unbelievable experience
If there is one thing that you can learn in the mountains, it is to respect their power. But even the most prepared parties can be caught off-guard,
While layering is a very basic concept for folks interested in outdoor activities, there’s always someone who needs to learn the whys and wherefores of layering. Maybe you just got into playing in the outdoors,