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:
- Alterra Mountain Company Announces The Ikon Pass: 23 Ski Resorts On 1 Pass – MountainJourney.com – Is this the best ski pass ever?
- Ski Icon And Filmmaker Warren Miller Dies At Age 93 – MountainJourney.com – RIP Warren Miller. You will always be remembered.
- Candide Thovex Skis The World Without Snow In New Audi Quattro Commercial – MountainJourney.com – Candide is the man. This is freaking cool.
- Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier Near Red Mountain Pass In Colorado (UPDATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Colorado.
- Missing Skier Safe After Spending Night In Colorado Backcountry – DenverPost.com – This skier had an uncomfortable night in the Marble backcountry.
- Two People Injured In Avalanche At Snowbasin – Good4Utah.com – Inbounds slide at Snowbasin.
- 133 Inches Of Pow Has Fallen In 8 Days In The North Cascades – PowderChasers.com – That’s a lot of snow!
- Avalanche Kills Ice Climber In Val Gardena In The Dolomites Of Italy – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Italy.
- Nanga Parbat, Elisabeth Revol found by Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko – PlanetMountain.com – Wild rescue efforts on Nanga Parbat.
- Marker’s Alpinist: A New, Lighter Tack For The Alpine Focused Brand – BackcountryMagazine.com – A new tech binding for next winter from Marker.
- Avalanche Kills Soldier After Mount Kusatsu-Shirane Erupts In Japan – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Japan.
- Avalanche Kills Local Man While Collecting Firewood in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Kyrgyzstan.
- Trump Administration Okays Road through Pristine Alaskan Wildlife Refuge – Adventure-Journal.com – A new road will cut through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
- Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler On Bjelasica Near Kolasin, Montenegro – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Montenegro.
- Avalanche Kills Two Ski Tourers In St. Stephan in Bern Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- Avalanche Injures Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Patroller – OregonLive.com – Close call at Hood.
- This Japanese Man Has Been Skiing 195cm Straight Skis Backwards For 25 Years – UnofficialNetworks.com – This dude loves skiing.
- 150 Evacuated In Italy After Avalanche, Snow Blankets Alps – ABCNews.go.com – It’s been a wild winter in the Alps.
- Avalanche Kills Mountaineer In Ziarska Dolina In Tatras Mountains Of Slovakia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Slovakia.
- The FWT Hakuba Event To Be Restaged Later This Season – FreerideWorldTour.com – The 1st stop on the FWT 2018 will be restaged at a later date.
- Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer On Geigelstein In Chiemgau Alps In Bavaria, Germany – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Germany.
- Avalanche Kills Backcountry Snowboarder In Northern Alps Of Nagano, Japan – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Japan.
- Bulgarians Rally Against Ski Area Expansion in National Park – USNews.com – Bulgarians don’t want new runs and lifts put in in Pirin National Park.
- Backcountry Skier Seriously Injured In Avalanche In Big Cottowood Canyon – Fox13Now.com – Scary situation in the BCC.
- U.S. Olympic Committee Announces 242-Member 2018 U.S. Olympic Team – TeamUSA.org – The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be here February 9-25, 2018. Who’s stoked?
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!