Far Out: Skiing Ice Spikes in the Bolivian Andes

Salt Lake, Utah-based photographer Jim Harris has built a portfolio of high-altitude badassery. And with trips to Antarctica, Mongolia and Patagonia checked off the bucket list, Harris is no stranger to traveling to the unknown to get the shot. For this edition, Harris talks about a trip to Bolivia, which came to fruition after he was contracted in 2010 for the Sweetgrass Productions film “Solitaire,” his first video shoot.

Far Out: Macedonia’s turns and tunes

The Photo Annual is on the newsstands, and across the U.S., winter is gearing up. To keep that stoke rolling, we present “Far Out,” a new web series where some of our contributing photographers share their wildest and most remote adventures.

Ski Free or Die: New Hampshire welcomes the Granite Backcountry Alliance

In recent years, backcountry alliances have gained momentum as a popular vehicle for advocacy in the backcountry skiing world. These organizations are seen as effective and central lobbying voices for recreational interests, and also serve as a go-between for government agencies and private landholders.

Build Skis, Not Bombs: Romp Skis Lands Contract with US Army Special Forces

Romp Skis designs and produces custom boards with a direct-to-consumer model. This method has attracted a growing following over the past few seasons in large part due to Romp’s adaptability to a client’s particular needs. So, when Uncle Sam came a calling, Romp jumped on the opportunity to take on a military contract for the 10th Special Forces Group of the US Army.

Last Tracks: UVM alums tell a story of skiing and climate change

Warm winters and below-average snow totals have brought the issue of Climate Change to the forefront of many backcountry skiers’ minds, but understanding its impacts and how to pursue solutions can be overwhelming. To make this issue more tangible, University of Vermont alums Isabelle La Motte and Micah Berman, have turned to video to tell the climate story and inspire people to action.

2016 International Snow Science Workshop highlights and recap

Over the past several decades, The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) has attracted a growing audience of professionals in the snow safety field. ISSW’s mission is to, “merge theory and practice,” and this is accomplished by aligning preeminent snow science researchers from universities and government agencies with daily practitioners in the field.

Vermont Huts Association: New nonprofit seeks to develop hut system in Green Mountains

The idea to connect existing huts, yurts, cabins and lodges around Vermont to promote multi-day backcountry trips isn’t a novel one. But while other U.S. mountain ranges boast such hut-to-hut systems, discussions in Vermont have remained at the meeting table—until now. On August 22, the Vermont Huts Association (VHA) gained its nonprofit status, marking the […]

Summer Stashes: Mt. Timpanogos provides August turns

For this installment of “Summer Stashes,” we talked with Logan Tuura about his annual pilgrimage to Utah’s Mt. Timpanogos.

Austral Aspirations: Allie Rood talks ski mountaineering and life abroad in New Zealand

For our next installment of “Austral Aspirations,” we talk with Allie Rood, lodge manager at Temple Basin Ski Club in New Zealand. This is Allie’s first “endless winter” and she plans to make the most of it by exploring the Southern Alps of Kiwi country.

Summer Stashes: Mt. Owen still holds the goods in July

All summer long, we will add to the growing list of places where you can find snowy terrain to beat the heat. For this installment of “Summer Stashes,” we talked with Tom Cuddy, a Masters student at Western State Colorado University, about his trip to Mt. Owen in Colorado’s Elk Mountains.

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