Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy!
- Skier Killed In October Avalanche In Zillertal Alps In Austria – A Mountain Journey – An early season avalanche fatality claims the life of a ski tourer in Austria.
- Glacier Park Lodge to Be Demolished By Parks Canada – A Mountain Journey – After a series of legal battles Parks Canada has chosen to demolish the iconic hotel located on Rogers Pass.
- A Second Massive Ice Avalanche In Tibet – NASA.gov – A massive ice avalanche in July in the Aru Range of Tibet. In September a similar avalanche has occurred and glaciologists are baffled.
- Skier Triggers Huge Avalanche On Mont Blanc Massif With A Ski Cut – A Mountain Journey – Don’t miss this awesome avalanche footage posted on Instagram by @tof_henry.
- Video: NOAA’s Official 2016/17 Winter Outlook For USA – SnowBrains – Here’s what NOAA says is going to happen this winter. Hope they’re right.
- A Skier’s Journey – China – A Mountain Journey – Don’t miss the latest episode of A Skier’s Journey.
- Will Planet Earth 2 Be The World’s Greatest Nature Documentary? – A Mountain Journey – We all loved Planet Earth. Now the nature documentary is back. Woohoo!
- How Social Media Can Lead to Avalanche Accidents – Adventure-Journal.com – Social media definitely plays a role in our backcountry decision making. Are you aware of how it affects you?
- Skeletal Remains Found In Snow Boot At Ski Resort Identified – Coloradoan.com – The human remains found in a snow boot at Eldora in Colorado have finally been identified.
- Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Is The First In North America To Open Terrain – SummitDaily.com – A-Basin opened up for the 2016/2017 season on Friday, October 21. Let the fun begin!
- Crested Butte Proposes Grooming Terrain For Fat Bikes – USFS – The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association wants to create groomed fat bike terrain on USFS land.
- Purgatory Owner Buys State’s Largest Backcountry Snowcat Ski Operation – DenverPost.com – James Coleman who owns numerous ski resorts just purchased a 36,000 acre snowcat operation in SW Colorado .
- ISSW – Time Lapse Skier Behavior At Bridger Bowl – WildSnow.com – Here’s an interesting study of backcountry behavior from MSU that was featured at ISSW 2016.
- Boulder’s Neptune Mountaineering Facing Eviction Over $70K In Unpaid Rent – DailyCamera.com – The future of Boulder’s iconic gear shop looks bleak.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!