Oh nothing, the little divots are just killing people as usual. In five years at British Columbian resorts, tree wells accounted for 75 percent of the "non-avalanche-related snow-immersion deaths, or NARSIDs as they are known in tragic circles, and six of the total 32 inbounds terminations. Trying to understand the M.O. of these homicidal snow ditches, B.C. experimenters recently tossed six skiers and four snowboarders headfirst into their clutches. Those who managed to click out of their bindings only fell deeper into the sugary abyss. None—zip, zero, nada—rescued themselves. But then, none were wearing vintage Luke Skywalker Utility Belts, complete with timber-destroying lightsaber and life-saving grappling hook. Foolish Canadians.
Sure, traverses can be tricky and annoying. but they preserve powder and teach mountain sense too.
This is the gear Arc'teryx athlete and ACMG assistant ski guide, Christina Lustenberger, trusts for long days of ski guiding in the hills. Photos by Bruno Long.
Rocky Mountain Freeriders coach, Garrett Capel, has been skiing at Lake Louise for 15 years. Here's his advice on how to ski it right.
Montana's remote Rocky Boy Reservation, home to the Chippewa Cree, might seem an unlikely place for skiing. But on the slopes of Bear Paw Ski Bowl, powder meets purpose.
The pro skier, BASE jumper, and speed rider, who grew up chasing Jonny Moseley, Tom Day, and others, knows every inch of Squaw. Here are some of his favorite spots. By Ryan Dionne
Mining the goods in Michigan’s copper country. It’s true what you’ve heard about the skiing at Mount Bohemia
All Stuck up on her Rocky Mountain Vistas and Sierra Snowpack, yet vaguely unfulfilled, a Massachusetts girl ventures back to her roots for a reality check. Face-shredding tree ...
A Mountain Collective pass will now get you two days at 11 amazing resorts. By Leslie Hittmeier
We loved watching big mountain crushers, Angel Collinson and Hadley Hammer give park skiing a go in this hilarious Mt. Hood edit.
Until the employees get paid, nobody can ski at this popular ski area in Bariloche. By Leslie Hittmeier