Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017: A snowy winter brings more backcountry events and the Telluride Mountain Film Festival

From February 18 through 26, the fourth annual Alpenglow Mountain Festival, hosted by Alpenglow Sports, will take place in Tahoe City, Calif. The festival is host to touring clinics, AIARE avalanche courses, yoga workshops and much more. And for the first time, the festival will be showcasing the Telluride Mountain Film, playing nightly.

Four snowboarders die in Tignes, France avalanche

Four snowboarders were killed Monday, February 13 after being caught in an avalanche that was triggered out-of-bounds near the Tignes resort boundary in Southern France’s Rhône Alps.

Colorado and Utah Avalanche Centers to launch “Go Before You Go” campaign

Building on the success of their “Know Before You Go” avalanche safety campaign, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) announced today a new backcountry awareness initiative dubbed “Go Before You Go.”

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Route Finding

In this episode, Andrew McLean navigates his way to safe pow turns with helpful route-finding methods. Each week, Basecamp TV, in collaboration with Andrew McLean, brings you new skills to help grow your ski mountaineering gray matter and improve your understanding of how to move in technical terrain.

Amid power outage, Jackson Hole, Wyo. avalanche danger spikes to extreme

As of Thursday morning, Teton Pass is closed after multiple natural avalanches covered the road in more than 12 feet of debris. The high winds are responsible for the formation of windslabs that reportedly range from six inches to four feet thick in certain areas, and the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center warns that windloading at higher elevations will continue.

Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S.: Week of February 5

High winds and a combination of surface and deep snowpack instabilities keep rearing their heads and elevating the avalanche danger to high. This week is a time to play it safe.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Helmets

For our 2017 Apparel Guide, we focus on the timeless and the trending. These are classics that we know and love, alongside the best in new materials, styles and tech. For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce helmets to keep your dome safe, warm and unencumbered.

More than 100 dead after tragic avalanche cycle on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border

Over the past week, tragedy has struck the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have lead to the deaths of more than 100 people and have buried two entire villages.

Rubies in the Rough

In 1977, along with business partners Binx Sandahl and Carl Fischer, Joe founded what’s now one of the longest continuously running heli ops in the U.S. That first year, they had just 17 guests over a short season that started on St. Patrick’s Day. But through the subsequent decade, business swelled to 32 guests every three days, and Joe became the sole owner of Ruby in 1981 before meeting his future wife and business partner.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Cook Tent

In this episode, Andrew McLean keeps the fire of stoke burning with cook tent setup techniques. Each week, Basecamp TV, in collaboration with Andrew McLean, brings you new skills to help grow your ski mountaineering gray matter and improve your understanding of how to move in technical terrain.

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