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.

Mountain Policy: Utah’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz makes moves to protect the Wasatch

Federal legislation was presented by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Monday, July 11 with the goal of setting aside 80,000 acres of Forest Service land dubbed The Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area.

Summer Stashes: A guide’s guide to Mt. Shasta

For this week’s “Summer Stashes” installment we present Mt. Shasta, where Shasta Mountain Guide Rich Meyer pursues his favorite lines in late June.

Scott Schell takes over as new NWAC Executive Director

SEATTLE, WASH. The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) recently announced in a press release that the former NWAC Program Director Scott Schell has taken over the role of Executive Director from Benj Wadsworth as of July 1.

Summer Stashes: Getting turns on Independence Pass

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 caught up with Tami Razinger and Tim McClellan who spent four days skiing on Independence Pass.

U.S. avalanche fatality trend flatlines for 22 seasons

Our backcountry community will continue to do all we can to push the number of avalanche fatalities toward zero. However, we also need to take a step back and recognize that this flat line for U.S. avalanche fatalities is big deal.