Skiing / Sports

Jackson Hole Closes For The Day Due To Wild Weather + 'HIGH' Avalanche Danger

Feb 21 3:20pm Unofficial Networks
Jackson Hole ski patrol has decided to not open today after heavy winds and snow blasted the resort in the last 24 hours, making it (...)...
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VIDEO: Ski Helmet With Integrated Detachable Bluetooth Headphones

Feb 21 2:35pm Unofficial Networks
Unit 1 Gear about to launch an Indiegogo campaign to fund their newest product, The SOUNDSHIELD, a (...)...
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Wild Women of the Wasatch | ep.07 | Local Pioneers

Feb 21 2:22pm Read About the Latest Happenings on the Slopes
Ski Utah guest blogger, Amy David, back to share a few legendary stories of local pioneers. Within every community, natural leaders tend to emerge to create a lasting impact. This episode highlights several influential women who have played an integral role in developing their local ski communities. We’ve got a few legends on our hands!...
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VIDEO: Parlor Is Asking The Homeless And Disabled To Help Design Ski Graphics

Feb 21 2:21pm Unofficial Networks
To create a unique piece of art, the artist itself has to espouse a unique perspective of the world. Related: Mike Douglas Talks (...)...
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Noreastah Slams Sugarloaf - Maine ski area receives five-plus feet in 10-day storm cycle, making for All Time conditions

Feb 21 2:12pm Videos – POWDER Magazine
All Time, produced by Powder Productions, is brought to you by Abom. Filmer Taylor Walker still can’t get over how light and deep it was. Over a 10-day period, starting in early to mid-February, 10 feet of snow fell in the Northeast—specifically, Sugarloaf, Maine. But on the morning of February 13, Walker and his crew The post Nor’eastah Slams Sugarloaf appeared first on POWDER Magazine.
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WATCH: Russian Startup Creates The World's First Manned Hoverbike

Feb 21 2:05pm Unofficial Networks
The Russian startup Hoversurf just posted this trailer for their Hoverbike Scorpion-3.  While it may be dismissed as an oversized (...)...
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WATCH: Behind The Scenes Look At Avalanche Mitigation In The Swiss Alps

Feb 21 1:53pm Unofficial Networks
LAAX takes promotional videos to a cinematic level with this incredibly well produced behind the scenes video entitled (...)...
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Vermonts Stowe To Be Bought By Vail Resorts For $50 Million

Feb 21 1:48pm Liftopia Blog Ski & Snowboard
Colorado-based Vail Resorts announced today that it entered an agreement to acquire Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort from the Mount Mansfield Company for $50 million. The deal has Vail Resorts acquiring all of the assets related to the mountain operations at... Read More → The post Vermont’s Stowe To Be Bought By Vail Resorts For $50 Million appeared first on Liftopia Blog.
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Leo Ahrens new short film ties an entertaining narrative with kickass skiing

Feb 21 1:45pm Freeskier Magazine
Powder hunter Leo Ahrens just released a new short film, titled The Shadow Of Mackenzie, featuring a Western-inspired editing style and some burly skiing, all taking place at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Here’s how the filmmakers describe the plot: “They say… no man who enters the shadows comes out alive. The allure of Mount Mackenzie’s dark […] The post Leo Ahrens’ new short film ties an entertaining narrative with kickass skiing appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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NASA Begins Trials To Measure Snow Data from Satellites

Feb 21 1:35pm Unofficial Networks
“It would be, I would say, a monumental leap in our ability to forecast water supply if we had this kind of (...)...
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The Ski Utah Burger Roundup 2017

Feb 21 1:06pm Read About the Latest Happenings on the Slopes
I’ve traveled far and wide, risking pant size and cardiac health, to find out for myself the state of burgers in Utah’s ski world. I have discovered that burgers abound, that bacon seems to be the go-to topper, that it’s all about the bun, and that the average price of a decent burger is about $13.
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Leaving Whistler and skiing powder; get to know Canadian pro skier Callum Pettit

Feb 21 1:02pm Freeskier Magazine
This season, ski and outerwear company Black Crows has been releasing episodes as part of its The Black Crows series. Each video sheds light on the unique characters that make up its team. From the company’s graphic designer to some of its top athletes, each one is well worth a watch. The newest episode features […] The post Leaving Whistler and skiing powder; get to know Canadian pro skier Callum Pettit appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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First Whistler, Now Stowe | A Timeline Of Vail's Rise To Ski Industry Dominance

Feb 21 12:58pm Unofficial Networks
What started as a dream shared by two Aspen ski patrollers has evolved into the biggest single entity in the ski industry–Vail (...)...
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Lake Tahoe ski resorts facing limited operations due to extreme winds, heavy snowfall

Feb 21 12:22pm Freeskier Magazine
A wet, stormy winter continues to affect the Lake Tahoe region of California, as well as the state as a whole. The current storm engulfing the area is producing a ton of moisture and intense wind. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported wind gusts of up to 193 miles per hour at Squaw […] The post Lake Tahoe ski resorts facing limited operations due to extreme winds, heavy snowfall appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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American Skier Goes Missing At Hakuba Happo-One Winter Resort in Nagano Japan

Feb 21 11:20am Unofficial Networks
“Mat Healy, a wonderful father of two small children, has gone missing while skiing [Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort] in (...)...
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Peak Retreats Offers Free Easter Sledging in Les Arcs

Feb 21 11:19am InTheSnow
This winter, Les Arcs and tour operator Peak Retreats have joined together to offer even more value to families. Book any accommodation in Peisey Vallandry with Peak Retreats and buy two adult Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry or Paradiski lift passes, and for an Easter treat, Peak Retreats is offering free passes to the very special Mille8 or… The post Peak Retreats Offers Free Easter Sledging in Les Arcs appeared first on InTheSnow.
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Callum Pettit On Why He Flew The Whistler Coop [Black Crows Skis]

Feb 21 10:58am Unofficial Networks
Former ‘Line of the Year’ winner and overall bad ass skier, Callum Pettit recently decided to ditch his Whistler home for (...)...
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Avalanche Covers Mt. Rose Highway With 20 Feet of Snow At Summit

Feb 21 10:57am Unofficial Networks
Mt. Rose Highway is buried under 20 feet of snow after wet weather triggered a slide, shutting down the highway indefinitely. (...)...
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Vail Resorts to acquire Vermonts iconic Stowe Mountain Resort

Feb 21 10:31am Freeskier Magazine
On the heels of its purchase of Whistler Blackcomb in August, Vail Resorts announced today an agreement to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort from Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc (MMC) for $50 million. The deal was reached on February 17, 2017. Stowe will be the first East Coast resort that Vail Resorts will have in its portfolio […] The post Vail Resorts to acquire Vermont’s iconic Stowe Mountain Resort appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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WATCH: Skier Digs Out Fully Buried Squaw Snowboarder Following Botched Huck

Feb 21 9:54am Unofficial Networks
The following video is a scary reminder that even inbounds terrain can be just as deadly as beyond the gates. Related: Miraculously (...)...
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BREAKING: Vail Resorts Announces Plan To Buy Stowe For $50 MILLION!

Feb 21 9:33am Unofficial Networks
Vail Resorts announced this morning that it will buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million according to a press release published this (...)...
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New Spa at Les Menuires

Feb 21 8:19am InTheSnow
A new Ô Pure® Spa has opened in the new MMV Résidence “Le Coeur des Loges” in Les Menuires. It features an indoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and wet rooms, relaxation baths, rain showers, beauty treatments and well-being massages, examples of which include the “Grand Froid” signature experience that heats… The post New Spa at Les Menuires appeared first on InTheSnow.
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Kicking Horse Snow Report 20 Feb 2017

Feb 21 8:09am InTheSnow
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Jump In Number of Brits Skiing Japan

Feb 21 6:19am InTheSnow
Japan’s national tourist organisation says that the number of Brits heading to Japan grew by almost half last winter. The exact figure recorded was a 46.4\% increase in the number of overnight ski resort visitors, in comparison with 2014/15. Japan Ski Experience, a ski holiday operator specialising in Japan, believes that the season ahead is… The post Jump In Number of Brits Skiing Japan appeared first on InTheSnow.
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The 3 Commands For First Time Skiers

Feb 21 6:12am Powder White Ski & Snowboard Blog
Are You First-Time Skiers? Here Are 3 Things You Must Know First Time Skiers. If you’re counting down the days or weeks to a ski break, we have just the blog post for you. In and amongst the packing and making sure you have all the right insurances set up – cover against mishaps on the snow is vital if you’re hitting the slopes – you’re probably glad of a few more helpful hints when it comes to things to remember. Have you got your … Continue reading → The post The 3 Commands For First Time Skiers… appeared first on Powder White Ski & Snowboard BlogbyGeorge Biffen.
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Schloss Schneeberg In Innsbruck / Austria Snow Report Feb 20 2017

Feb 21 6:09am InTheSnow
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Jasna Slovakia Snow Report Feb 2017

Feb 21 6:03am InTheSnow
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Chinese Resort Names 2022 Olympic Ski Run After US Resort

Feb 21 3:56am InTheSnow
In a gesture of friendship and solidarity, the Chinese 2022 Winter Olympic destination of Genting Secret Garden, which will host freestyle events, has named the run that will be used for the moguls competition in five years’ time after the Californian ski resort of Squaw Valley, its sister resort in the US. The naming ceremony… The post Chinese Resort Names 2022 Olympic Ski Run After US Resort appeared first on InTheSnow.
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WATCH: In The Offseason Tom Brady Is Just A Proud Dad Of A Skier Kid

Feb 20 10:47pm Unofficial Networks
“That’s my girl! Pizzaing when she’s supposed to pizza, French frying when she’s supposed to French (...)...
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NOAA: Pineapple Express Crushing The Tetons | Up To 30" Of Heavy Snow Forecasted!

Feb 20 6:39pm Unofficial Networks
A warm, atmospheric river continues to affect the west and is currently dumping its payload on the Tetons where snowfall rates are (...)...
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99-and-a-half-year-old George Jedenoff is skiing powder and stealing our hearts

Feb 20 6:29pm Freeskier Magazine
At 99-and-a-half-year-old, George Jedenoff has completely stolen our hearts. Jedenoff started skiing Utah’s Alta and Snowbird resorts 57 years ago in 1960 and he returns every year to make some turns. He is someone we can all aspire to be like one day, but in the meantime, take some of George’s advice on happiness to […] The post 99-and-a-half-year-old George Jedenoff is skiing powder and stealing our hearts appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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FUNNY: Snow Blades, Backflips, and Kachina Peak | Taos Presents 'This Is Freeride'

Feb 20 5:10pm Unofficial Networks
Long planks, short planks– who gives a shit? Whatever the case, Taos Ski Valley wants you to let that freak flag fly in anticipation (...)...
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Video: Skiing knows no age | 99-year-old Utah powderhound

Feb 20 4:47pm Ski Vacation Blog Ski Vacation Blog
As passionate skiers and snowboarders, we all hope to be like George Jedenoff some day. The 99-year-old really loves skiing and gets out on the slopes as much as he’s able—no matter what the conditions are. George is no fair-weather skier; he’s a true enthusiast. For the third ski season in a row, Ski Utah […] The post Video: Skiing knows no age | 99-year-old Utah powderhound appeared first on Ski Vacation Blog.
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WATCH: Family Dog Helps Save 3 People Buried In Snow Fort Collapse In Canada

Feb 20 4:32pm Unofficial Networks
“The dog dug in and started to pull the back of my jacket and I knew at that point, if I could get an arm or a leg free (...)...
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WATCH: This Snowy Marriage Proposal At Snowbird Will Warm Your Heart

Feb 20 4:11pm Unofficial Networks
Props to this guy who guy dropped to one knee in snowpants and proposed to his girlfriend with the help of some friends at Snowbird. (...)...
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FUNNY: Best/Worst Pickup Lines From TAOS

Feb 20 3:21pm Unofficial Networks
“The must be doing avalanche mitigation on the mountain today because I just found a bombshell.” If you have (...)...
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Wasatch Wonderer - A short film by Angelos Media and Andrew Muse

Feb 20 2:56pm Read About the Latest Happenings on the Slopes
Winter of the Wasatch Magazines Faultline Film Festival Snow Sports Category!...
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Skiing wizard Dane Tudor tackles vertical Alaskan spine lines by foot

Feb 20 1:52pm Freeskier Magazine
Over the years, video segments showcasing the big-mountain skiing capital of Alaska have more often than not utilized helicopters to access jaw-dropping spine lines. Recently, with human-powered travel trending among skiers, more and more athletes have taken to ascending Alaska’s mighty mountains via the use of their own two feet. Dane Tudor—Rossland, BC resident and […] The post Skiing wizard Dane Tudor tackles vertical Alaskan spine lines by foot appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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John Carpenters The Thing Comes To Indoor Snow

Feb 20 1:44pm InTheSnow
The Thing, John Carpenter’s famous scary movie set in an Antarctic research station, is to be given a special screening at an indoor snow centre this month. Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real-snow facility, is set to use its sub-zero real-snow setting to put the chill in dozens of horror-film fans when it hosts… The post John Carpenter’s The Thing Comes To Indoor Snow appeared first on InTheSnow.
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Ski School Offers Wingjumping

Feb 20 1:19pm InTheSnow
Ski Cool in Val Thorens have a fun new way for kids aged five to 12 to learn to ski. Designed like a parachute, a Wingjump suit is worn like a cape and attached to the child’s ski poles. The Wingjump cape inflates with air as the child picks up speed, providing a light, safe… The post Ski School Offers Wingjumping appeared first on InTheSnow.
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Mammoth Mountain will be open through July 4th

Feb 20 1:07pm Ski Vacation Blog Ski Vacation Blog
By now, you’ve probably heard that Mammoth Mountain is having a banner snowfall year! The snow just keeps piling up. The California ski resort just hit 40 feet of snow thanks to a weekend storm which dropped another 50-plus inches. Plus, the resort reported that more snow has fallen in January 2017 than in any other […] The post Mammoth Mountain will be open through July 4th appeared first on Ski Vacation Blog.
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Top 5 Easter Ski Resorts

Feb 20 1:01pm Powder White Ski & Snowboard Blog
Why is Easter skiing one of the best times to go? Easter Ski Resorts  With the days lengthening, bluebird days and cheaper prices compare to February Half-Term prices, it can be a great time for all the family to enjoy a dose of snow. The one thing I would say is to stay high. There is always a chance of powder dumps to happen during March and April time. You can read more reasons to ski in spring skiing in my previous blog. In the Alps you … Continue reading → The post Top 5 Easter Ski Resorts appeared first on Powder White Ski & Snowboard BlogbyGeorge Biffen.
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Gregor Schlierenzauer ready for Lahti

Feb 20 12:46pm FIS-Ski.com - Ski Jumping - News RSS
Only two weeks after his crash during the Ski Flying World Cup in Oberstdorf (GER), Gregor Schlierenzauer is now fit again and will be able to participate in the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, which start this week with the competitions on the normal hill.
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The award-winning Seeking Nirvana series is back for season 2; watch the new episode now

Feb 20 12:18pm Freeskier Magazine
Last season, the Seeking Nirvana series captivated our minds with its combination of character, amazing cinematography and incredible skiing. This season the team is back—with skiers Mike Henitiuk, Joe Schuster, Matt Margetts, Riley Leboe and Josh Bibby, cinematographers Jamie Tanner, Taylor Loughran and Dylan Ross and editor Leigh Powis—and if this first episode is proof […] The post The award-winning “Seeking Nirvana” series is back for season 2; watch the new episode now appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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10 Scenic Green Runs That Every Skier & Snowboarder Will Love

Feb 20 12:00pm Liftopia Blog Ski & Snowboard
Once skiers and boarders progress to a certain ability level, they often scorn those tame trails marked by green circles. However, a select few green runs offer such tranquil beauty that it would be a mistake to dismiss them just... Read More → The post 10 Scenic Green Runs That Every Skier & Snowboarder Will Love appeared first on Liftopia Blog.
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Top Tips for Getting Toddlers on Board with Skiing and Snowboarding

Feb 20 11:29am Colorado Ski Country USA Blog
For seamless days on the slopes with the family, you need to strategize. There is little in this world more precious than the vision of a toddler bundled in a snowsuit, helmet, goggles and ski boots. Talk about a photo op. But getting the smallest of skiers and riders—the toddler set—onto the slopes can feel [&hellip The post Top Tips for Getting Toddlers on Board with Skiing and Snowboarding appeared first on Colorado Ski Country USA Blog.
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IFSA, Monarch Mountain look to build local big-mountain freeride scene

Feb 20 11:01am Freeskier Magazine
On March 4, 2017, Monarch Mountain will host its first-ever International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association event. The competition is part of the Regional IFSA Junior Series and will include young skiers ranging in age from 10 to 14 years old, with skiers in the 15 to 18 range allowed to participate but not earn IFSA […] The post IFSA, Monarch Mountain look to build local big-mountain freeride scene appeared first on Freeskier Magazine.
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New SIX-Seater at Kleinwalsertal

Feb 20 8:19am InTheSnow
The Kleinwalsertal ski area in Austria’s Vorarlberg province is investing €30 million (around £26 million) in updates over the next two years. A sizeable chunk of this spend has gone on the new Olympiabahn six-seat chairlift, which replaces a drag lift between the mountain terminal and the Ifenhütte lodge this winter. In addition, snowmaking is… The post New SIX-Seater at Kleinwalsertal appeared first on InTheSnow.
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Experience the magic of Telluride from above

Feb 20 6:03am InTheSnow
Telluride is one of the most visually striking destinations in the world. Whether the lush, green summer, the striking gold fall, or the snow dusted frosty winter, the peaks and natural landscape are unforgettable. But don’t let us sway you, discover Telluride winter for yourself from a truly unique aerial perspective. The post Experience the magic of Telluride​ from above appeared first on InTheSnow.
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66% of Brits Have Never Been on A Winter Sports Holiday

Feb 20 4:55am InTheSnow
Research carried out on behalf of “the world’s largest online travel community” has revealed that 66\% of Brits interviewed have never been on a ski or snowboarding holiday. Wintersports participation in the UKL was the lowest of the seven European nations which were covered by the survey, with 40\% of British people saying they avoided… The post 66\% of Brits Have Never Been on A Winter Sports Holiday appeared first on InTheSnow.
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Review: BD Glidelite Mo-mix Skins

Feb 20 1:12am EarnYourTurns
Like any decent pair of climbing skins, Black Diamond’s Glidelite climbing skins, the mohair mix variety, is a product guaranteed to get you to the goods and plaster your face with at least a smile, if not a giggle of delight for the face shots. As with most climbing skins, the grip and glide quotient … Keep making backcountry turns...
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Review: BD Ultralite Mo-mix Skins

Feb 20 1:12am EarnYourTurns
Like any decent pair of climbing skins, Black Diamond’s Glidelite climbing skins, the mohair mix variety, is a product guaranteed to get you to the goods and plaster your face with at least a smile, if not a giggle of delight for the face shots. As with most climbing skins, the grip and glide quotient … Keep making backcountry turns...
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VIDEO: Cliff Jumping Over A Raging McCloud Falls

Feb 19 8:59pm Unofficial Networks
This video just goes to show how much precipitation has occurred in California this winter. Also, it looks cold AF. *Video courtesy (...)...
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The Unofficial POW: Sierra Summits Could See Up To 7+ FEET | Colder Temps By Mid-Week

Feb 19 8:54pm Unofficial Networks
[Forecast courtesy of Powderchasers] You can still chase double digits each day if you choose wisely. I chased from Mammoth yesterday (40-50 (...)...
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WATCH: Two Brothers Get Swept Away In Rogers Pass Avalanche

Feb 19 8:27pm Unofficial Networks
Well that’s settled. I’ll be having nightmares tonight. This video just goes to show you how important it is to designate (...)...
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WATCH: Scary Demonstration of Tree Well Danger

Feb 19 7:44pm Unofficial Networks
Sobering demonstration of tree well danger from the good folks up at CMH Heli. Share this around with your buddies and (...)...
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Stratton, Vermont serves as the perfect grand finale on the Elevated Aprs Tour

Feb 19 7:34pm Freeskier Magazine
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NOAA: 'Several' FEET Of Snow Forecasted For The Lake Tahoe Region This Week!

Feb 19 3:58pm Unofficial Networks
A winter storm is clobbering the Sierra and it’s only the beginning according to the meteorologists at NOAA. (...)...
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The Legend of the Monastery

Feb 19 3:50pm Great Canadian Heli-Skiing
As if life here in the mountains isn’t magical enough, there are times when the first light of day chases the Moon down the ridges. A definite jaw dropper that can be enjoyed from our helipad or patio. What you’re about to witness in this time lapse video though happens only once a year. We... Read more » The post The Legend of the Monastery appeared first on Great Canadian Heli-Skiing.
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Exceptional Alpine World Ski Championships close in St. Moritz

Feb 19 10:49am FIS-Ski.com - Alpine Skiing - News RSS
After thirteen days of top level sports action and excitement filling the tribunes and the town centre alike, the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (SUI) closed on Sunday, 19th February. During the 11 competitions, many nations had a chance to shine.
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