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:
- Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler In Salt River Range In Wyoming – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Wyoming.
- U.S. Marines to Spend $7 Million on New Ski Equipment – TheInertia.com – Who knew the military spent so much on ski gear?
- Why Everyone Should Take An Avy 1 Course – Powder.com – If you haven’t taken an avy 1, you need to do it asap.
- Avalanche Kills Slovenian Skier In Obertauern In Salzburg, Austria (UPDATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria.
- Avalanche Kills Snowboarder At Vasilitsa Ski Resort In Greece – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Greece.
- Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer On Col Des Fours Near Val-d’Isere In Savoie, France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- Self Described “Crazy Grandma” Attempting Seven Summits – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – Good luck to Lisa Walker!
- SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – SWE % Of Normal – December 25, 2017 – MountainJourney.com – Find out where the snows at!
- The Seriousness Of Slackcountry – CrowfootMedia.com – Slackcountry is backcountry.
- Avalanche Kills Skier On Hofathorn In Valais, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- Avalanche Kills Skier On Glattwang In Graubunden, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- Avalanche Kills Hiker On Meidspitz Near St. Luc In Valais, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- Climbing Team Attempts To Summit 6 Mountains In Antarctica – CBSNews.com – Good luck!
- VIDEO: 4 Snowmobilers Were Buried By An Avalanche In Utah On 12/26/2017 – SnowBrains.com – Close Call in Utah.
- Four Spaniards Survive Avalanche In The Pyrenees – SN.at – Close call in France.
- Loveland Ski Area Worker Dies In ‘Magic Carpet’ Accident – UnofficialNetworks.com – Tragic situation in CO.
- ISSW 2018, 07.-12. October 2018, Congress Innsbruck – ISSW2018.com – Are you going to the next ISSW?
- Avalanche South Of Lincoln Buries Car, Causes Truck To Crash – NBCMontana.com – Montana.
- Interesting Facts About Matterhorn – MountainJourney.com – What do you know about the Matterhorn?
- Avalanche Injures Skier West Of Bridger Bowl – BozemanDailyChronicle.com – Close call in Montana.
- 150 Skiers Rescued After Being Trapped In Chair Lifts In French Alps – TheGuardian.com – Not the best way to spend the holidays.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!