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[ Thu, 2010-03-18 20:56 ]
This helmet camera footage shows a ski flyer—someone with skis and a parachute—literally soar from the top of Chamonix's 12,600-foot Aiguille du Midi, over an avalanche, to the valley floor. You're going to want to watch this—trust us.

This helmet camera footage shows a ski flyer—someone with skis and a parachute—literally soar from the top of Chamonix's 12,600-foot Aiguille du Midi, over an avalanche, to the valley floor. You're going to want to watch this—trust us.

Being Prepared Means More Than Just a Helmet

A-Basin helps you tackle the backcountry safely at the eighth annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day on Saturday, Feb. 6. The day will include an avalanche transceiver competition, various avalanche-related demonstrations and clinics, a raffle, silent auction and après ski party.

After dozens of seasons on the slopes, taking the same runs year after year, you’ve finally decided it’s time to try something new: the backcountry. Chances are you’re thinking about new territory, new challenges, fresh tracks.... What you probably aren’t thinking about is avalanches. The people at Arapahoe Basin and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center are hoping to change that.

What Now: Inbounds Avalanches

What Now: Inbounds Avalanches
Heads Up: Mt Baker, Washington
Four deadly slides at U.S. ski areas last season—the most since 1982—highlight a grim truth: Avalanches know no boundaries.

A few minutes after noon on Dec. 14 last winter, as Snowbird skiers celebrated the opening of Mount Baldy for the first day of the season, the cry rang out: “Avalanche!” A slab of snow the width of a house had broken loose from a traverse atop the Utah resort and was charging downhill. Witnesses shouted warnings to a lone skier below on Fields of Glory, but there was no escape.

[ Fri, 2009-09-25 07:17 ]
What It's Like to Survive an Avalanche
Helmet-cam captures heliskier's brush with death

We bring you this via gizmodo: head-first footage of what it's like to be caught in an avalanche. This unnamed skier decided to strap on a helmet cam while heliskiing near Haines, Alaska. He also decided to bail on a final snow check and drop right in -- along with a big chunk of surly snow. We'll let the source on the scene take up the story:

What's New at Fernie Resort for 2008-2009

Parking, Glades, and Direct Air Service all included for on-mountain improvements

Photo by Henry Georgi

First Snow at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fresh snowfall on Oct. 7, 2008, marked the beginning of Fernie's winter season as the resort gears up for skiers.

CALGARY, AB – October 7, 2008 – Ski season is on its way, with snow falling at Fernie Alpine Resort on Tuesday. With a whopping 1,118cm (37 feet) of snow last season, we can hardly wait to get going this year!

Getting to Fernie’s Legendary Powder is now even easier. Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce new direct service on Delta Airlines between Salt Lake City, UT and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, BC starting on December 17, 2008.

Expedition: Kirkwood to host special events, clinics in March

Kirkwood announces an impressive lineup of courses designed to expand the boundaries of mountain exploration for skiers and riders.

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