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:
- The 2018 Winter Olympics Complete Event Schedule | Ski & Snowboard – UnofficialNetworks.com – The Olympics have begun!
- Inebriated Norwegian skier stopped by police due to poor technique – TheLocal.no – Now that’s funny.
- First Freeride World Qualifier to Take Place in the Middle East – Powder.com – A free ride comp in Lebanon? Awesome!
- Falling Cornice Kills Ski Tourer On Etale Massif Near La Clusaz, France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Presents Kings And Queens Of Corbets 2018 – Watch The Winning Runs! – MountainJourney.com – The inaugural free ride comp in Jackson was sweet!
- Watch The Winning Runs From The Freeride World Tour 2018 Hakuba, Japan | Staged In Kicking Horse, BC – MountainJourney.com – Love free ride comps? Watch the winning lines from the FWT!
- Massive Avalanche Triggered By Canadian Transportation Workers – WashingtonPost.com – Watch this avalanche footage.
- Frightening Moment An Avalanche Of Snow Crashes Onto A Moving Train And Nearly Wipes Out Passengers At Railway Station – DailyMail.co.uk – Be careful if you’re riding trains in Moscow!
- Watch The Winning Runs From The Freeride World Tour Kicking Horse, BC 2018 – MountainJourney.com – Don’t miss the action from the FWT Kicking Horse!
- Expedition Scales 6 Peaks On Antarctica That Few Have Climbed – CBSNews.com – Solid work!
- Avalanche Kills Off Piste Skier In Nassfeld In Carinthia, Austria – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria.
- L.L. Bean Ditches Legendary Return Policy
– GearJunkie.com – Hope you didn’t have anything to return to LL Bean.
- Avalanche Kills Schoolboy In Danaurovka In Tatarstan, Russia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Russia.
- Rogers Pass Winter Permit Violations Cause Concern For The Future Of The System – RevelstokeMountaineer.com – This is not good. Please follow the rules. They are rules for a reason.
- Avalanche Kills Freerider On Mount Izraski Golets In Kemerovo, Russia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Russia.
- Avalanche Kills Two Off Piste Skiers Near Campo Felice In Abruzzo, Italy – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Italy.
- Utah Snowmobiler Surives Being Buried In Wyoming Avalanche – SLTrib.com – Close Call in the Tetons!
- Vail Snowboard Instructor Dies In Backcountry Outside Resort – TetonGravity.com – Crazy story from East Vail.
- President Signs Bill Naming Alex Diekmann Peak – GreatFallsTribune.com – Peak 9765 in Montana’s Madison Range will now be called Alex Diekmann Peak. Cool!
- Avalanche Kills Snowboarder In Khibiny Mountains Near Kirovsk in Murmansk, Russia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Russia.
- Winter Storm Warning in Hawaii with over a FOOT of Snow Expected in the Mountains – SnowBrains.com – Hawaii seems to be getting all the snow!
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!