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In recent years, backcountry skiing has seen a rise in popularity, with more skiers now than ever venturing out of bounds and into the backcountry. According to a study published by Snowsports Industries America on the 2016-17 season, 900,000 skiers and 1.1 million snowboarders reported skiing or riding in non-resort backcountry terrain. Compared to the
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French skier identified via social media 65 years after death In one of the weirder social media accomplishments of the year, a French skier has been successfully identified over half a decade after his death thanks to a viral social media post. Henri La Masne disappeared while in Italy's Aosta region while storm skiing on
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One of the best things about summertime-well, other than the increase in tourist traffic, back sweat, and ticks-is flooding your Instagram feed with your B-roll footage from last winter. As we learned in Instagram for Skiers 101, the absence of snow should not slow your daily post count. Instead, follow these tips for writing clever,
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Davy Ratchford already had his dream job by the time he was 28. Born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised playing soccer and boxing, Ratchford landed a job with Real Salt Lake, then an upstart Major League Soccer club. He ran marketing for the club as they built a new stadium, won a league title, and
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Marker has announced a safety recall for 2017-18 models of the popular Kingpin 10 and 13 bindings. According to a press release, "this voluntary recall is limited to 2017-2018 Kingpin models. Sales of some models of recalled bindings began in 2017 and some in 2018. Only the toe part of the bindings needs to be
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Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan Beck Miller, sat down with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to open up about the devastating drowning of their 19-month-old daughter earlier this year. Miller’s 19-month-old daughter Emeline Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool in early June. She died at an Orange County hospital the day after
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Another streak was broken this week, as I'm finally reporting good news from Vail after a 627-day negative spell. Thanks to a coalition made up of Vail Resorts, the Town of Vail, and several other local players, Vail has become the first destination in the world to be certified to the Mountain IDEAL sustainable destination
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On Sunday, July 22, history was made when Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel became the first person to successfully complete a full ski descent from the summit of K2. Standing on the China-Pakistan border, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world behind Mount Everest and is one of the world’s Seven Summits. The
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World Champ Ski Jumper Close to Tour de France podium And I thought logging a couple groomer laps on a snowboard was a triumphant double. Well, Slovenian former junior world champion ski jumper Primoz Roglic is upping the ante, in position to crack the Tour de France podium with less than a week remaining in
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Two years before Sarah Hoefflin won Olympic gold in slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, I met her on a secluded beach in Thailand. Hoefflin, a member of Switzerland's national ski team, was in Southeast Asia to recover from an ACL tear sustained during a training camp in Austria. Recovery was tough on
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Well, it's about time. After watching big air snowboarding from the sidelines of the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics, big air skiing will join the show in Beijing 2022 following an announcement by the International Olympic Committee last week. Several others events are being added to the Games, including women's monobobsled (real name), short track mixed
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It's out with the old and in with the new for many North American ski areas and resorts this summer, with 10 of the most notable ski destinations undergoing infrastructure changes. From new lifts, to revamped lodges, skiers can expect to see some upgrades and updates at their favorite resorts come winter. 1. Red Mountain
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Held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Modena Skipass winter sports and tourism trade show, the Modena World Cup will open the Snowboard and Freeski World Cup calendar in the northern hemisphere.
This post is sponsored by Silverton Mountain. Silverton Mountain is now offering $39 heli skiing, an exclusive private mountain day, and 42 free days with its season passes. The upcoming spring unguided season at Silverton Mountain will now begin at its earliest time ever on March 21, 2019, and run Thursday-Sunday through April 14, 2019.
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In addition to filming selfie park edits and spring break après parties, drones are filling a much more practical role in Colorado these days, becoming the newest tool for Aspen Mountain Rescue. The alpine rescue team has decided to adopt the technology, equipped with a 30x optical lens and an infra-red camera to locate lost
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Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the POW Action Fund will provide the training and tools for outdoor sports enthusiasts, athletes and business leaders to become effective climate policy advocates and an empowered voting bloc. Building upon Protect Our Winters’ decade of climate leadership in the outdoor sports community, today the Protect Our Winters Action
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David Wise went home from the ESPY Awards Wednesday in Los Angeles with some new hardware after winning Best Male Action Sports Athlete. Wise, who won his second consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang, was also nominated for Best Male Olympian this year, an award that ultimately went to snowboarder Shaun White. Related: Read our
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