Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy!
- Voluntary Recall – Carbon Speed Tech Avalanche Probe – GenuineGuideGear.com – If you or anyone you know has a G3 avalanche probe read this. Share this with your friends ASAP.
- A 45-Million Tonne Avalanche Rumbles Down Yukon’s Mt Steele – Mining.com – A remote avalanche on Mt. Steele in the Yukon triggered seismic waves when it let go 45 to 50 million tons of ice and rock.
- Gus Kenworthy Announces He Is Gay – Freeskier.com – Freestyle skier and Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy came out this week. Way to go!
- Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival – BanffCentre.ca – This week is the 40th Anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The festival will be held in the scenic Banff from October 31 to November 8.
- FreePressMedia Launches ‘Freshies’ Ski Magazine – Burlington Free Press – Another ski magazine will hit the shelves this season. Check it out.
- Forest Service Investigators Find More Illegal Ski Runs Cut In N.M. – FirstTracksOnline.com – Last month officials discovered illegally cut ski runs near Santa Fe Ski Area. The USFS is offering a reward for any information.
- How Hard Is It To Become A Mountain Guide? – Adventure-Journal.com – Anyone can call themselves a mountain guide, but what does it really take to become a skilled, mountain professional?
- New Canadian Prime Minister Was Once A Whistler Ski Bum Staying In A Van – SnowBrains.com – Justin Trudeau was elected as Canada’s Prime Minister on October 20, 2015. Before he entered the world of politics, he was ski bumming in Whistler. Cool.
- Colorado High Counry Under Winter Weather Advisory As Snow Dumps – DenverPost.com – It’s snowing in Colorado! Winter is coming.
- The Newest Tool In Avy Control: Bomb Carrying Drones – OutsideOnline.com – Could drones make avalanche control safer? Maybe.
- FAA To Require Registration For Recreational Drones – OutsideOnline.com – Drones are relatively new technology and need proper regulation. It will be interesting to see how drones affect ski the industry this winter.
- OpenSnow Winter Ski Forecast For 2015/2016 – OpenSnow.com – The weather wizards over at OpenSnow have posted their predictions for snowfall in the US this winter. Road trip anyone?
- Marker Kingpin vs Dynafit Radical FT 2.0 – WildSnow.com – Which binding will you choose? We’re leaning toward the Dynafit.
- K2 Parent Jarden Raises $475 Million In Public Offering – SnowIndustryNews.com – The company that owns K2 and other backcountry brands is raising lots of money.
Have an awesome week!