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Erik Roner jumps Shane McConkey's snowmobile off 800-ft cliff

Professional skier Shane McConkey pushed the limits of possibility in big-mountain terrain. As a friend and mentor to Erik Roner, his 2009 passing …

Dent Blanche First ski Descent of the WSW couloir

<b>Version française un article plus bas.</b><p>André Roch, Robert Gréloz Jean Weigle, TD, August 3, 1944, this route is very dangerous because of rock …

Heat Map: Ski Country's 10 Hottest Hot Tubs - Curbed

It's not really a ski vacation unless you have a hot tub to hop into after a day in the steep and deep. From secluded and scenic to wild and crazy, many of our Essential 38 ski town hotels, along with a few key others, take tubbing to the next level, whether it's secluded and scenic, cozy and …

Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard

Challenge yourself this year and pick a new mountain to tackle—one that’s a favorite of a former Olympic contender.<p>Nothing says winter fun like a …

Top travel websites: rent out your bike or ski gear

Spinlister.com allows you to rent outdoor gear from other users. Plus we look at more useful sites for cyclists<p>The majority of people don't use their skis or snowboards except for one or two weeks of the year. Even many bikes spend more time in the shed that out on the road. But they don't have to …

Frostbite: A Bunch Of Naked People Skiing Together

Note: Video is NSFW for reasons of BUTT NAKEDNESS (which, coincidentally, is my favorite reason for NSFWness).<p>This is a segment from Sweetgrass …

Truth: Bobbie Burns

Bobbie Burns talks brass balls, hotdoggin', and the resurrection of a legendary ski.<p>Author:<p>Tucker Neary<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>2<p>2<p>SHARES<p>Ski-film …

Ski Mountaineering: An Introduction

Annie Agle tells it like it is:<p>A few months ago, I awoke to a perfect morning in the Swiss Alps. My partners and I jumped up like kids on Christmas morning, housed the minimal breakfast and were in our skis by 4:30. It was a balmy -6 degrees with a wind chill factor of I-wish-I-had-another-layer as …

Cops in the Chilean Backcountry

There goes the neighborhood. Some of the expansive backcountry accessed from El Colorado’s lifts. PHOTO: Tom Winter<p>It was late July 2013 when Oscar …

Is Uphill Skiing an Uphill Battle?

Skiers are shunning lifts to earn their turns. Will This Become a problem?<p>Author:<p>Paul Tolme<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Nikki LaRochelle arrives …

CL!CK Carabiner Launches Kickstarter Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<p>San Diego, CA--CL!CK Carabiner has just launched a Kickstarter Campaign and introduces the world to the first alpine ski tool in …

From the archives: Vintage skiing photos

The New York Times produced a wonderful essay of vintage ski photos, which inspired us to delve into our own photo archives and see what sort of …

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Week In Review Nov. 8: Scot Schmidt Elected to Ski Hall of Fame & Goggle Tans En Vogue

<b>Scot Schmidt Elected to U.S. Ski Hall of Fame</b><p>It's really no surprise that legendary extreme skier and part time flamingo herder Scot Schmidt was …

Best Aprés-Ski Spots Around the World

Leave it to Aspen to introduce the world’s first ski-in, ski-out Champagne bar to the slopes. Starting Presidents’ Day Weekend, this bar on skis will …

Turning The Page

Tracy Valentine and Terri Woods created a children’s picture book about skiing to help them mourn the loss of their friends who died at Stevens Pass …

Ski Town Throwdown: Sweet 16 Analysis Video

The votes are in and 64 ski resorts have been whittled down to 16. There's been no shortage of madness with upsets like 16-seed Mount Baldy in Los …

Her Line

Female professional skiers take media into their own dainty little hands.<p>Author:<p>Brigid Mander<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Like so many other …

Ski areas: Who’s open, and a word of caution

<b>Who’s open? The list grows.</b><p>In the Sierra, it’s still just Boreal near Tahoe and Mammoth down south. Here’s what mighty Mammoth looked like on opening day:<p>Colorado is faring better, with Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Loveland and the famously snowy Wolf Creek in operation.<p>Utah has …

Skiing On Icebergs In Antarctica – In Pictures

Daredevil Chris Davenport climbed a 60ft iceberg in the Antarctic – and then skied down it, coming perilously close to taking a dip in the icy waters below. Photographer Greg Von Doersten captured the moment from a nearby zodiac. The team also took on giant peaks and mountains in the remote …

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In The United States For 2014

This is the list for 2014 — There is an updated Forbes Best Ski Resorts List For 2015, which can be found here. Rankings for all 221 of the best ski resorts in North America are here.<p>As we arrive here at the precipice of a new winter, we’re pleased once again to offer you the Forbes Top 10 U.S. Ski …

Six ski resorts are already open: Powderhounds, what are you waiting for?

Record snow and cold temperatures in B.C. and Colorado mean the ski season begins early for several resorts. Check out these recent photos

Mountain rescue: ski co-operatives blazing a trail in Canada

"Whatever happened to that simple joy?" asks the narrator of Valhalla, the latest ski film from Sweetgrass Productions. The film features a fictional ski community who eschew fast chairlifts and expensive mountain restaurants for a purer, gentler life in harmony with the mountain. It is rich in …