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!
- Watch The Winning Runs From The Freeride World Tour Haines, Alaska 2017 – Mountain Journey – The FWT 2017 stop in Haines was off the hook. Watch the highlights and enjoy.
- Swiss Mountain Guide Could Face Negligent Homicide Charges After Fatal Avalanche in Austria – SnowBrains.com – Tough charges after the avalanche accident on Jochgrubenkoph in Austria.
- Rapidgrass Presents ‘I-70 Release Me’ Music Video – Mountain Journey – If you’ve ever been stuck on I-70 heading to the mountains, this song was made for you.
- Canada’s Earliest Recorded Avalanche Happened In Labrador, Geologist Says – CBCNews.ca – Interesting read about the 1st recorded Canadian avalanche.
- Snowboarder Killed In Avalanche In Gunma Prefecture In Japan – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Japan…
- We Have Some Good News On The California Drought. Take a Look. – NYTimes.com – Is it time for a road trip to CA for some spring skiing?!
- Top 13 Snowfall Totals In North America | 1 Resort Has Over 700″ of Snow This Season – SnowBrains.com – That’s a lot of snow. What a season!
- Rocky Mountain National Park Avalanche Beacon Park Believed to Be First In National Park – ReporterHerald.com – What a cool addition to RMNP!
- Salt Lake City Ponies Up $1.5M Toward Bonanza Flats Preservation – SLTrib.com – Always stoked to see preservation efforts.
- Father and 4-Year-Old Son Caught In Blackcomb Avalanche – GlobalNews.ca – This is just shocking.
- The Joy Of A Sufferfest – Powder.com – Why do we suffer in the mountains in order to have fun?
- Utah Passes Law To Lower Legal Limit To .05 BAC | Après Skiing Will Be In Jeopardy – SnowBrains.com – Just in case you’re cruising through Utah.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!