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.
A guided group triggered three slides, one of which turned out to be deadly, while attempting to ascend the Northeast Face of the Geierspitze.
Just a bad ass skier chick making cool videos in the Tetons. Simple. Perfect. The epitome of why we love to ski.
Associate editor PaddyO went to Japan with SASS Global Travel and, well...it was good. It was so, so good. Here's the footy for the boys.
When they weren’t busy splitting atoms, Manhattan Project scientists linked turns on nearby Pajarito.
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A collection of MC's favorite runs.
Most agree that the U.S. heli-skiing industry needs uniform safety rules and vigorous enforcement. But who writes the rules?
Sometimes you just have to zip up the tent on mother nature. Close her out. This is one of those times.
CEO of Dynafit and accomplished ski mountaineer, Benedikt Böhm, on risk, reward, and the art of omission.