Category archives for Skiing

Skiers Continue to Get Caught in Avalanches. Here’s Why They Overlook the Dangers.

On January 13, at around 4 p.m., a French schoolteacher from the Lycée Saint Exupéry in Lyon escorted a group of teenage students past a ski patrol fence at the Les Deux Alpes ski resort and onto a temporarily closed run called Bellecombe. In the week leading up to January 13, about a foot of…

A Year in the Wilderness: The Sled Dogs Arrive – Week 13, Post #7

Our best Christmas presents arrived a few days late this year, and instead of being delivered on Santa’s sleigh, they arrived by dog team. On January 2, our 102nd day in the wilderness, we spotted a dog team gliding silently across Newfound Lake. Eight dogs lopped along in unison, pulling local musher and county commissioner,…

Where to Ski This El Niño Winter

After months of speculation, El Niño has arrived—and it’s poised to be one of the strongest on record. Resorts throughout the U.S. West have been hammered by powerful storms that have produced the best early-season conditions they’ve seen in years. The question is, Where to ski? Look no further. We’ve put together the definitive guide…

The Best Adventure Films of 2015

This year, we saw adventure films rise above the expected action and adrenaline to tell rich stories of the triumph of the human spirit. With abundant winter storm warnings across the country, what better time to cozy up on the couch with some of the year’s best—after your powder turns and hot tub soaks, of course.…

Watch: Skier’s Gravity-Defying Descent Makes ‘Powder’ History

Last weekend at the annual Powder magazine awards and soiree, 25-year-old skier Angel Collinson became the first woman to win the coveted Line of the Year award. Her winning ski descent in Alaska’s Neacola Mountains appears in the Teton Gravity Research film Paradise Waits. The Salt Lake City–based skier also won Best Female Performance and…

Climate Change Could Melt the $60 Billion Snow Sports Industry. Can COP21 Make a Difference?

Winter sports is a $60 billion industry that props up 900,000 U.S. jobs, but because of climate change it could be melting away before our eyes. Since the 1960s the Northern Hemisphere has lost nearly a million miles of spring snow cover and that trend shows no signs of stopping. “Even if we stopped everything…

Video: Skiing the Solar Eclipse in Arctic Norway

It was the coldest I’d ever felt, but I only needed to last a couple of more minutes. Then frostbite or starvation or the apocalypse or whatever was going to take me could do so. As the moon eclipsed the entirety of the sun, my fingers and toes screamed through layers of neoprene, down, synthetic,…

Watch: Four Friends Attempt to Climb and Ski North America’s 3rd Tallest Peak—in a Weekend

Looking back on our expedition to climb and ski Pico de Orizaba, the third highest peak in North America, in a weekend, and comparing it to every other weekend I have had since, I can’t really even draw a line. We set out to push our limits and go big. What we found both surprised us and gave us…

Adventurers Complete Quest to Climb and Ski Colorado’s 100 Highest Peaks

One of skier Chris Davenport’s most vivid memories as a kid was being 13 years old and riding the chairlift at Attitash Mountain in northern New Hampshire, where he was born and raised. “I was with my friend, Justin Chandler, and we were just having a great day, and we kind of just casually said,…

Video: Sun Dog – A Skier and His Dog Share a Love of the Mountains

It’s no secret: We love our dogs. And I would venture to say that people in the mountains really love their dogs. Sun Dog, the latest film from Sturgefilm and DPS Cinematic, captures this unique and joyful bond between skier Santiago Guzman and his dog Conga in the rugged and wild peaks overlooking Bariloche, Argentina.…