December 10, 2009
It takes years of training and experience to become an expert in avalanches and backcountry safety. We sat down with Brian Lazar, the executive director of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, to talk about getting buried, why being a guide makes it tough to have a relationship, and skiing in Russia.
December 9, 2009
Who can afford to ski the real Haute Route during a recession? What we need is a domestic version, a tour connecting, say, nine ski areas in Colorado. It’s out there for any mountain yokel willing to hoist a heavy pack, bribe snowmobilers, and break trail where trails aren’t meant to be broken. It starts in luxury and ends with nearly rotten mayonnaise—conditions permitting.
December 4, 2009
Another reason to love Canadians this winter. Canadian Mountain Holidays’ is teaming up with ski mountaineer Greg Hill and Arc’teryx to give away a seven-day helicopter-assisted ski tour with Hill in British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains.
November 18, 2009
Skiing Magazine's Senior Editor Sam Bass is logging a lot of vertical this week. Check out his images to see what skiing in Antarctica is like.
November 17, 2009
Steep couloirs, lap after lap of skiing, and a white-tablecloth lunch of fish and chips. Sam Bass gives us a ski report from Antarctica.
November 16, 2009
After the Zodiac ride and the fornicating penguins, there is a day of skiing and shooting with the Warren Miller cameramen and a team of athletes. Sam Bass checks in from the south pole.