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!
Let’s take a look at this week’s mountain news:
- SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – SWE % Of Normal – December 13, 2017 – MountainJourney.com – Looks like low tide out there in the US mountain west.
- Avalanche Kills German Skier Near Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis In Tirol, Austria – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria…
- Avalanche Kills Italian Skier Near Ovronnaz In Valais, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland…
- 5 Soldiers Missing After Avalanches Hit Military Posts Near Line Of Control In India Controlled Kashmir – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Kashmir…
- Up To 270 CM Of Fresh Snow In The French Alps – WePowder.com – The French Alps, the Italian Piemonte, and the Italian Aosta Valley just got hammered with snow. Check out these photos!
- Three Skiers Convicted After Causing Avalanche That Injured Two Others – TheLocal.ch – After an avalanche in Anzere that injured 2 in 2009, these skiers were convicted by Switzerland’s highest court. Interesting read.
- Pro Skier Aims to Raise $5.5 million for Super Bowl Ad on Climate Change
– Powder.com – He’s got until 12/22. Help Julian Carr meet his goal!
- Denver, CO Has Gone 62 Days Without Measurable Snowfall | The 4th Longest Period Of Time Since Records Began – SnowBrains.com – Hopefully things turn around for Colorado soon!
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!