Chris Davenport

432 Flips | 1 Magazine | 15 Likes | 11 Following | 1,520 Followers | @davsport | Renowned big mountain skier, guide, author, and ski industry ambassador. 2015 Hall of Fame inductee. Red Bull, GoPro, KastleSkis, Spyder @Steepskiing

Government Puts Outdoor Industry Size at $373 Billion

The outdoor recreation economy is officially a big deal. On Wednesday, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released numbers detailing the economic power of the outdoor recreation industry, showing it comprises 2 percent ($373.7 billion) of the entire 2016 U.S. Gross Domestic Product.<p>It’s …

The U.S. Women's Cross-Country Gold Is a Huge Deal

Early this morning, in the women’s skate team sprint, Team USA’s Jessie Diggins dove across the finish line under the lights of Pyeongchang’s Alpensia Cross-Country stadium. Collapsed in the snow, she reached out to her sprint partner, Kikkan Randall, and audibly cried, “Did we just win the …

Battle of the Ski Passes: Ikon vs. Epic

On Wednesday morning, we got more information on the much-anticipated Ikon Pass. The Ikon is seen as a competitor to Vail’s Epic Pass, which turned the industry on its ear when it debuted in 2008, offering unlimited access to a half-dozen world-class resorts for less than $600. It has since …

The Birthplace of American Sport Climbing: The Story of Smith Rock

Smith Rock, one of the world’s most iconic sport climbing destinations, wasn’t always a bolted sport climbing paradise. This is the story of Alan …

Temperatures in the Arctic Climb 45º Above Normal

In another indication of how climate change is having an impact on the polar regions of our planet, the Arctic is currently experiencing some of its …

Global Warming

Aspen and KSL Close $1.5 Billion Deal

The Crown family, owners of Aspen resorts, and KSL Capital Partners officially finalize the blockbuster acquisition of Intrawest Resorts and Mammoth …

Watch: Here’s How Truly Sharp Capitol Peak’s Knife Edge Is

Watch: Here’s How Truly Sharp Capitol Peak’s Knife Edge Is<p>It’s been a deadly summer on this Colorado 14er, and this tiptoe scramble is one reason why.<p>…

Check Out Pro MTBer Eric Porter’s Bikepacking Setup

Pro mountain biker Eric Porter has won his share of downhill races but he’s also bagged his share of long distance backcountry bikepacking trips. …

Bikepacking

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‘Stringbean’ Breaks Unsupported Speed Record on the Appalachian Trail

At 6:38 p.m. on August 31, amidst 70 mile-per-hour winds, hail, and rain, 25-year-old Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy made it to the top of Mt. Katahdin. …

How a Colorado hot spring got too popular to handle all its visitors

Dozens — and on busy weekends, sometimes hundreds — of overnight visitors hike in. Some even carry speakers and cases of beer. "It'll be like you've gone to someone's backyard for a pool party," Karen Schroyer, Aspen-Sopris district ranger, says.<p>When Schroyer came to this job three years ago, she …

Video: Exploring the Alaskan Range by Paraglider

In this video, we travel north to Alaska where we join Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner as they set out on an epic adventure across the Alaska Range. …

What Does the Climate Future Hold? Research Predicts Much Shorter Ski Seasons

Athletes on course in Rumford, Maine, at 2011 U.S. nationals, which were plagued by low-snow conditions. (Photo: flyingpointroad.com)“I think if …

More Overlooked Essential Pieces Of Gear

I am a trip prepper. Packing for an adventure brings me a lot of joy, maybe a weird amount actually. I get all sorts of excited when popping open …

AK the Easy Way

WORDS AND PHOTOS: Christian Pondella<p>As we boot closer to the top of the fluted, 60-degree couloir, it's so steep and deep my scruffy face brushes the …

Stockholder mounts legal challenge to Aspen’s purchase of Intrawest

Less than two months after its April buying spree rattled the skiing and snowboarding world, Aspen Skiing Company’s acquisition of Intrawest Resorts …

When warships go luxury: Is this the world's toughest superyacht?

The SeaXplorer is an ice-breaking vessel which takes superyachts to a whole new level. If you can afford the very exclusive price tag, it will allow you to leave the Med behind and tackle the Poles.

We Just Passed a Major Climate Milestone and There’s No Going Back

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when …

That Time a Ski Mountaineering Film Almost Won an Oscar

Ski mountaineering has become mainstream today, but in 1978, though, it had hardly been documented at all. So cinematographers and climbers Bob …

Sage's Early Years, Going Off on Utah’s Pryamid Gap - TGR's Top 21 Moments (14/21)

Griffin Post Hammers the East Face of the Middle Teton - TGR's Top 21 Moments (15/21)

Square Shooter: Steep Skiing’s Epic Life

Chris Davenport is the consummate professional–intelligent, well versed in current events, and a damn fine skier who is more than capable of guiding …

February’s mountain precipitation lowest in 30 years

×<p>February’s mountain precipitation lowest in 30 years<p>DENVER -– The USDA announced Friday that Colorado’s mountains had the lowest amount of …

Weather

GoPro: Best of 2015 - The Year in Review

Nanga Parbat: summit and first winter ascent by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon

On Friday 26 February 2016 Italy's Simone Moro, Spain's Alex Txikon and Pakistan's Ali Sadpara successfully carried out the historic first winter …

Mountaineering

El Niño to Pound California (Again, Finally)

Storms have returned to California, bringing with them much-needed rain and snow after February came up disappointingly dry. But while this influx of …