That Girl: Kt Miller integrates adventure and conservation for a new take on ski photography

Kt Miller was more or less born on skis. “My dad skied like 100 days a year, so he started putting me in a backpack when I was a baby,” the 25-year-old Cooke City, Mont. resident says. “I think I’ve been skiing since I was two.” That early outdoor immersion resulted in a livelihood based […]

MOUNTAIN SKILLS: TIPS FOR CLEAR COMMUNICATION

Early last winter I was skiing some sheltered powder on a treed slope near Teton Pass in a group of three experienced backcountry skiers. We assessed the snow, discussed safe zones, and dug a quick, hasty pit to confirm prior observations. Feeling good about the slope, the first skier dropped in and made a quick […]

Snow Shooter: Blake Jorgenson

Photographer Blake Jorgenson has been taking photos for a long time—before the era of digital, when the average kid still knew Fujifilm was a photography company and didn’t assume it was just a movie about the tropics. His experience has given him a perspective on communication and what it means to be an artist. We […]

Tim Petrick, former CEO of K2, talks about his new job as COO at Silverton Mountain

In early December, Silverton Mountain announced the hiring of a new, high-profile employee: Tim Petrick, former President and CEO of K2, who is now the COO of Silverton Mountain. This is a big change for Petrick—moving from K2 headquarters in Seattle, Wash. to Silverton, Colo. a town with a year-round population of fewer than 600 […]

Bolton, VT to host 24-hour backcountry race that gets back to the basics

Races don’t run themselves and the newly formed Stowe, Vt.-based events company, Native Endurance, is working hard to bring new challenges to New England’s endurance athletes. Their debut race is a 24-hour AT/skimo competition to be held at Bolton Valley Resort on March 19 and 20, where there will be no need to fight through electrical wire or torrents of color—just the raw exhaustion of skinning for a full turn around the clock.

Snow Shooter: Jason Hummel

Photographer Jason Hummel and his twin brother, Josh, have a ski streak lasting 203 months. This means Jason and his brother, age 36, have been skiing every month since they were teenagers. While this is an impressive feat, it is just one of Jason’s many achievements. We learned of other feats and mishaps in a […]

Weirdness & Wisdom: Essays and Escapades in Biff America’s New Book, “Mind, Body, Soul”

To hear him tell it, perhaps no one was more surprised to see his work published in a book than Biff America, the nom de guerre of Jeffrey Bergeron. But now, too many years after the publication of the first volume of his riotous columns from this magazine—“Biff America: Steep, Deep and Dyslexic”—he’s back with more and expressing even greater disbelief that there remains demand for his snort-worthy wit and questionable wisdom.

From Bins to Boots: Newell Rubbermaid purchases parent company of K2, Line, Völkl and other ski brands for $15.4 billion

Rubbermaid is a household name that evokes college-dorm storage and pencil organizers. But the company Newell Rubbermaid, known for its host of container and organizational products, recently purchased Jarden Corporation, the parent company for K2, Line, Völkl, Marmot, Dalbello, Marker and many more well-known ski brands.

Arc’teryx Launches Voltair Avalanche Airbag

Vancouver, B.C. Arc’teryx, veteran to mountaineering apparel, is venturing into new territory: hardgoods. Early last week, they debuted their Voltair Avalanche Airbag and Procline boot in their Vancouver headquarters and then, later in the week, provided testing opportunities in the Callaghan Wilderness outside of Whistler Olympic Park.

Arc’teryx Forays into Hardgoods with AT Boot

Vancouver, B.C. Four years ago, Federico Sbrissa, Arc’teryx’s Product Line Manager, began designing a boot for the outdoor expert, a “technical, summit-focused winter alpinist.” Now Sbrissa, who has previously worked for Salomon and Dynafit—he was instrumental in creating the Dynafit Dy.N.A and TLT5 boots —and Arc’teryx announce the fruits of their labor. The Procline Boot debuted at […]

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