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:
- Shaun White Scores Perfect 100 In Snowmass Halfpipe, Setting Stage For his Fourth Olympics – DenverPost.com – Shaun White is still crushing it.
- Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler Near Reas Peak In The Centennial Range In Idaho – MountainJourney.com – Sad new from Idaho.
- Helicopter Responds To Injured Backcountry Skier In Big Cottonwood Canyon – Fox13Now.com – Stay safe out there.
- Avalanche Kills Snowshoer On Pazolastock In Graubünden, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- Snow King Launches Avalanche Beacon Park – BuckRail.com – New place to practice your beacon skills in Jackson.
- Avalanche IN Alps Hits Childresn’s Ski Slope IN Valmeinier – TheTimes.co.uk – Luckily everyone was ok.
- Avalanche Kills Farmer In Bonneval-Sur-Arc In Savoie, France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- Marker Releases Alpinist Binding – Marker.net – There’s a new touring binding on the market next season.
- Columbia Makes ‘Difficult Decision to Depart Outdoor Retailer’ – GearJunkie.com – Columbia will not be at Outdoor Retailer this year.
- Avalanche Destroys 37-Year-Old Chairlift In Zermatt – 1815.ch – A slide destroyed a chairlift in Chumme that’s stood for nearly 4 decades.
- British Skier Missing From Tignes Ski Resort As Alps Hit By ‘Once-In-A-Generation’ Snowfall – Standard.co.ukl – Sad news from Tignes.
- Avalanche Kills Skier In Lizard Range Near Fernie, British Columbia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from BC.
- Huge Avalanche Near Bonneval Sur Arc – WePowder.com – The photos are incredible!
- Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer Near Piau-Englay In The Hautes-Pyrenees Of France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- 199mph Wind at Tahoe Last Year Certified as Record for California – SnowBrains.com – Sounds blustery.
- G3 Finds the Lost Ski Binding of ZED – WildSnow.com – A new binding from G3?
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!