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 Killed In Avalanche Near Obergurgl, Austria – A Mountain Journey – An avalanche accident occurred on 11/26/2016 that killed one Dutch skier. A second victim died in the hospital on 11/27.
- Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Begins Lift-Accessed Guided Backcountry Tours – SnowBrains.com – Looking for some easy access backcountry? Check out Alpenglow Expeditions in CA.
- La Liste – Redbull.TV – Jeremie Heitz’s La Liste is ready to watch on RedBull.tv. Highly recommend this one.
- Adam Ondra Climbs The Dawn Wall On El Capitan In Just 8 Days – A Mountain Journey – Adam Ondra sets a new record on the Dawn Wall. Congrats!
- Patagonia Will Donate 100% Of Black Friday Sales To Grassroots Environmental Groups – A Mountain Journey – Black Friday is over, but Patagonia always donates 1% to the environment every day. Shop at Patagonia now.
- La Grave – Let’s Keep It Wild – A Mountain Journey – La Grave needs your help. Learn more now.
- Arapahoe Basin To Add A New Lift, 338 Acres Of Intermediate And Expert Terrain – DenverPost.com – A-Basin just go approval to get bigger and better. Woohoo!
- How To Wax Your Skis – OutsideOnline.com – Your skis need a tune. This is how you do it.
- Rooftop Ski Slope To Be Built On Super-Green Power Plant in Copenhagen – Telegraph.co.uk – Skiing on a power plant? Denmark’s doing cool stuff.
- North Cascade Highway Closed Until Spring Because Of Avalanche Risk – Q13RFox.com – WA State Route 20 is closed for the winter.
- Obama Administration Blocks New Mining Claims On 30,000 Acres In Paradise Valley – BozemandDailyChronicle.com – Big news in Montana as mining claims are blocked near Yellowstone.
- Jordan White: Skiing The 13ers Of Colorado’s Elk Mountains – Black Diamond – Check out what our friend, BD Ambassador Jordan White, is up to in Colorado.
- 27-Year-Old Snowboarder Dies at Whistler Blackbomb, B.C. Yesterday – SnowBrains.com – Sad news from BC. Be safe in deep snow this winter.
The Holidays are here. Get gift ideas for your favorite skiers here:
- Stocking Stuffers For Skiers (Under $30)
- Cool Gifts For Skiers Under $100
- The Backcountry Skier’s Gift Guide ($100+)
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!