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.

Summer Stashes: A session on Mt. Adams

All summer long, we will add to the growing list of places where you can find snowy terrain to beat the heat. This week we talked with skier and climber Andy Munas who took advantage of the remaining snow on Mt. Adams in the Cascades earlier in the season.

Swedish freeskier Matilda Rapaport dies in Chilean avalanche

FARELLONES, CHILE. On Thursday, July 14, 30-year-old Swedish freeskier Matilda Rapaport was injured in an avalanche while filming. Rapaport was buried for an estimated time of 30 minutes, and the lengthy burial induced a coma that eventually resulted in death, reports Ski Racing.

Austral Aspirations: Nat Segal talks skiing in the Land Down Under

For the next installment of “Austral Aspirations,” we caught up with Nat to chat about her experience growing up skiing in the southern hemisphere. We wanted to hear more about what the backcountry scene is like and what her objectives are for the next few months.

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