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!
- Two Climbers Killed After Avalanche Buries Them 10 Meters Deep In Crevasse On Mont Blanc Massif – A Mountain Journey – An avalanche claimed the lives of two climbers who were swept into a crevasse on Mont Blanc.
- Panda Poles, Point6 Socks, and Evo Giftcard Giveaway! – A Mountain Journey – Only a few more days to win this giveaway. Will you be one of the 3 lucky winners?
- Colorado Mountain College Will Offer In-Depth Avalanche Technician Program Starting Fall 2017 – A Mountain Journey – This could be the ideal course if you want to work in the snow world.
- Yukon Avalanche Forecasts To Rely On Mobile App Users This Season – CBC.ca – The Yukon will rely on crowdsourcing to compile avalanche beta this winter.
- 20 Best Handmade Ski Brands – ReddyYeti.com – Discover some of the smaller handmade ski brands that make exist in the ski industry. Buy your skis from these companies.
- Proposed Law Would Give You A Tax Deduction On New Skis & Lift Tickets – UnofficialNetworks – Every skier can support the new Personal Health Investment Today Act which promotes healthy lifestyles through physical activity – and tax deductions on gear!
- Alaska & BC Forecast To See Up To 8-Feet Of Snow In Next 10 Days – SnowBrains – A monster storm system will hit AK and BC this week. Winter is off to quite the start in the north.
- 13 Grizzly Bears Gather On The Rocky Mountain Front – BillingsGazette.com – It’s rare to spot 13 grizzly bears together, but it happened in Montana this week.
- Beacon Checker At Bridger’s North Exit Gate – YouTube.com – The Friends of The GNFAC installed a beacon checker at the Bridger backcountry gate near Bradleys.
- Skiing Rocky Mountain National Park – Powder.com – Austin Porzak is on track to ski the 50 highest peaks in RMNP. Good work!
- Turns All year: 120 Consecutive Months Of Self-Propelled Backcountry – MountainLifeMedia.ca – Andy and Mike Traslin have put in 120 months of consecutively making turns. That’s a full decade of skiing. Good work!
- 10 Common Missteps Of Avalanche Pros – Adventure-Journal.com – A good read for everyone before they head into the backcountry this winter.
- The Bishop Is Pregnant – TelemarkSkier.com – Bishop Bindings is coming out with a new telemark binding. It’ll be available in 75mm or NTN. We’re super excited to see these in action.
- Skiers Rescued On Mt. Washington – FirstTracksOnline.com – Two skiers had to be rescued in the New Hampshire backcountry last Sunday.
- Powder Mountain Works Towards North America’s Biggest Ski Resort Expansion EVER! – UnofficialNetworks.com – When this is complete, Powder Mountain will be the biggest ski resort around.
- 15 Of The Most Popular Ski Resorts In North America Sold In Massive Deal – SnowBrains – After two years, CNL Lifestyle Properties finally sold off 15 major ski resorts this week.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!