Summer Stashes: Photographer Abby Cooper explores the fading snow of Whistler

For this installment of “Summer Stashes,” we talked with photographer Abby Cooper about her summer missions in the Whistler area.

Southern Storm: Aaron Rice skis Argentinian powder on his way to 2.5 million vertical feet in 2016

In Argentina, nothing quite works the way it’s intended to and everything takes a bit longer than it otherwise should. But eventually you end up where you’re supposed to be.

Old Farmer’s Almanac 2017 winter weather report: is it more accurate than last year’s?

The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac is out, and with it comes the annual discussion about whether their winter weather predictions are accurate or may need to be taken with a hefty grain of salt. The prediction for this winter? “Above normal snowfall in the north,” reports the Almanac. “Winter will be much colder than last winter.”

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.

Cinema Season: The Winter Wildlands Alliance preps for Backcountry Film Festival submissions

Autumn is right around the corner. With the cooling temps comes the beginning of film festival season, a time for generating stoke for the approaching winter. One organization prepping for a cinematic onslaught is the Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA), a nonprofit whose mission is to promote and preserve winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands.

Summer Stashes: Celebrating friendship with summer turns at Colorado’s Rollins Pass

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 skier Jamie Seiffer who returned to his inaugural Colorado backcountry zone in the Indian Peak Wilderness with a little help from his friends.

Austral Aspirations: McKenna Peterson talks surfing, political protests and skiing the Super C Couloir

For our next installment of “Austral Aspirations,” we talk with Freeride athlete McKenna Peterson, who hopped a jet to Chile in mid July to film with Outside Television. While she was there, the La Niña skies opened on Portillo, and she was able to experience the Andes in knee-deep powder. Here is what she had to say about her recent trip.

Austral Aspirations: Donny Roth talks guiding in Chile

For our next installment of “Austral Aspirations,” we talk with AMGA Guide Donny Roth who started out in South America as a ski instructor. Thirteen seasons later, Roth is now the owner and operator of Chile Powder Adventures, a guiding business that customizes ski trips into the Andes.

Summer Solitare: Aaron Rice talks solo skiing on his path to 2.5 million vertical feet in 2016

When I chose to attempt to set the record for skinning and skiing the most vertical feet in one year, I knew skiing solo was going to be a reality. Most people aren’t into repeated 10,000-vertical-foot days or skiing in marginal June conditions.

Dynafit recalls Khion ski boot: replacement or full refund offered

In a July 15 press release, Dynafit announced the recall of the Khion ski boot. The Khion, released for winter 2015-16, is a four-buckle freeride boot that was intended to balance chargeability on the descent with lightweight movability on the ascent. This voluntary recall pertains to all North American-distributed men’s and women’s models of both the carbon and non-carbon Khion.

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