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!
- 7 Students, 1 Teacher Killed In Avalanche At Nasu Onsen Ski Resort In Japan – Mountain Journey – Tragic news from Japan.
- Avalanche Kills 4 Workers On Bishkek-Osh Road In Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Kyrgyzstan.
- Avalanches in Northern Xinjiang Block Main Roads – CGTN.com – Massive avalanches in China have blocked all access.
- Alaskan Capital On Edge After Series Of Avalanches – CNN.com – An avalanche hit very close to homes in Juneau, AK.
- 35 Years Since Deadly Alpine Meadows Avalanche – SnowBrains.com – A quick reminder of the tragic avalanche on March 31, 1982 that struck Alpine Meadows in CA.
- Snowmobilers Race Against Time To Save Stranger Buried Alive Near Terrace – CBC.ca – A solo snowmobiler was buried in a slide near Terrace, BC. Luckily others in the area were there to rescue him.
- Amer Sports Buys Freeski Brand Armada For $4.1M – Fall-Line.co.uk – Armada was bought by the company that owns Salomon, Atomic, Suunto, Arc’teryx, and Wilson.
- Why Russia Gave Up Alaska, America’s Gateway To The Arctic – USNews.com – 150 years ago, Russia gave up Alaska. Here’s why.
- Public Should Have Heard About Blackcomb Slide Sooner: Advocates – CTVNews.ca – An inbounds avalanche at Blackcomb is raising questions about avalanche safety.
- Himalaya Spring 2017: Kilian Jornet Returns to Attempt Everest Speed Record – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – Kilian is heading back to Everest. Best of luck!
- New #100M Year-Round Ski Resort In B.C. Gets Approval – GrindTV.com – The BC government approved the Valemount Glacier resort. This is big news!
- VIDEO: Best Job In The World? | Jim Niehues Paints Ski Maps By Hand – SnowBrains.com – What a cool job!
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!