January 27, 2010
Storms in the Pacific Northwest hamper visibility. So get some depth perception in the rocky chutes and protected tree runs accessed by Crystal Mountain’s Northway lift. Before the resort installed the 1,870-vertical-foot fixed-grip lift in 2007, this zone was a backcountry stash for locals. Now the chair helps disperse skier traffic and has increased Crystal’s lift-served terrain by 62 percent.
January 21, 2010
At Arctic Man, skiers and snow-machiners unite for one of skiing's weirdest races. There are busted bones, burning couches, and hopes of seeing Todd Palin. Surviving the 4.5-mile race is the easy part. We have helmet cam footage and in-depth account from last spring's race in Alaska.
January 5, 2010
Oregon's Wallowa Avalanche Center opened this fall as the Wallowa Mountains' first-ever avalanche forecaster. If only it'd been open one year ago, it could have saved one man's life.
December 14, 2009
Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Washington ski areas saw cold temperatures last week followed by new snow, currently creating snowpack instabilities. Avalanche warnings remain at high for mountain locations in these states.
December 14, 2009
Find out how your favorite ski resort stacks up on a new environmental scorecard put out by the nonprofit Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition. The winning resorts? Squaw, Aspen, and Buttermilk.
December 3, 2009
While most of us were preparing to stuff our faces on America's favorite holiday, skiers at Mt. Baker Ski Resort in Washington enjoyed faceshots the week before Thanksgiving. Black Diamond athlete, Zack Giffin, gives thanks by sharing his helmet camera documentation of the early season snow.
September 16, 2009
Best meat-infused cocktail, shortest lift lines, cheapest digs, and more. The rest of the awards from our 2010 Resort Awards.
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April 27, 2009
What happens when six female telemarkers pile into an RV and set out to ski some big, Alaskan peaks? First, they stuff the mobile home with a dozen skis, a hair dryer, cowboy boots, trashy magazines, ice axes, and whiskey. Then they bring a boy along to drive and fill up the propane tank. And finally, they ski some big peaks.