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 Near Reas Peak In Centennial Mountains Of Idaho – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Idaho. This is the 2nd avalanche fatality near Reas Peak this month.
- Avalanche Kills Swedish Skier At Gulmarg Ski Resort In Jammu & Kashmir, India – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Gulmarg.
- Avalanche Kills 5 Soldiers During Military Operation In Bitlis, Turkey – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Turkey.
- Rare Winter Storm Sees Sahara Desert Powdered In Snow – Mashable.com – Snow in the Sahara? It’s a crazy world we live in.
- Avalanche Kills Solo Skier Near Chamrousse In Isere, France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – SWE % Of Normal – January 15, 2018 – MountainJourney.com – A quick look at the snowpack across the western US.
- One Man’s Mission to Ski Every High Point in the American West – Adventure-Journal.com – Drew Petersen has a pretty cool mission on his hands.
- Perrons de Vallorcine new ski descent by Bruchez, Felisaz, Guerin – PlanetMountain.com – Congrats to Vivian Bruchez, Jonathan Felisaz, Thomas Guerin for tagging this new ski descent.
- Avalanche Kills Dutch Skier Near Ovronnaz In Valais, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- Julia Mancuso, most decorated women’s skier in U.S. history, retires before Olympics – WashingtonPost.com – We’ll miss watching Julia Mancuso rip up the race course!
- 22D’S Lynx – Low Tech Powered By NTN – TelemarkSkier.com – Twenty Two designs is releasing a NTN tech binding? Who’s going to pick up a pair?
- Skier Missing After Avalanche Near Dombai Resort in Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia (Updated) – MountainJourney.com – Eyewitnesses saw it happen…
- Avalanche Kills 2 Snowmobilers In Khakassia, Russia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Russia.
- VIDEO: Massive, Natural Wet Slab From Tuckermans That Released Naturally – UnofficialNetworks.com – Crazy slide in Tuckermans.
- First Look: Marker’s Alpinist 2-pin binding – EarnYourTurns.com – A closer look at Marker’s 245 gram Alpinist tech binding.
- Avalanche Kills Mountaineer In The Bucegi Mountains Near Busteni, Romania – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Romania.
- Dead Body Found In Vail’s Gore Creek, Right Below Chair 8 – MountainJourney.com – Not the way you want your ski day to start.
- G3 2018-19 Gear Sneak Peek – VIDEO – BackcountrySkiingCanada.com – A quick look at the 18/19 G3 Zed binding from the crew at BackcountrySkiingCanada.com.
Did we miss any mountain news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!