Communities speak out in Patagonia’s Jumbo Wild short

Patagonia has a history of environmental do-gooding, and their latest mission revolves around preserving British Columbia’s Jumbo Valley, which has been threatened by development for more than 20 years. Partnered with Sweetgrass Productions, Patagonia recently released a short taken from the feature film Jumbo Wild, highlighting the human and environmental communities at odds with the proposed development in the area.

Powderwhore is Dead: Long Live Powderwhore

After 10 films, the makers of the notorious Powderwhore ski movies are calling it quits. A post last week on the Utah-based production company’s Facebook page confirmed the news. Drew Tabke caught up with Noah and Jonah to talk about their journey, why they’re hanging it up and what’s ahead.

The Offseason: T-Bar Films Gears Up For Winter

“We’re gearing up for what is going to be a big 2015/2016 winter,” Tyler Wilkinson-Ray says in an interview in the October 2015 issue. He’s half the two-brother team behind Vermont-based T-Bar Films, known for producing “United We Ski” and “Vasu Sojitra: Out On A Limb.” While editing their latest film, Tyler shot and produced a short, capturing his motivation, inspiration and outlook for the upcoming winter.

Apogée: Celebrating JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson

Last year, Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair set out to film a project they called Apogée, which means the highest point in the development of something. The project was cut short, a year ago yesterday, when the both Fransson and Auclair died in an avalanche on Monte San Lorenzo on the Chilean/Argentine border. Exactly one year after their deaths, close friend Bjarne Salén, of Endless Flow Films, released a 15-minute cut of the film.

Patagonia and Sweetgrass Productions Release “Jumbo Wild” Trailer

For 25 years, backcountry skiers and the First Nations tribes of Invermere, British Columbia have fought against the development of the 1,500-acre Jumbo Glacier Resort. Now, Patagonia and Sweetgrass Productions are releasing a documentary—titled Jumbo Wild—that tells the story of this ongoing fight in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains.

Skiing and Science: Shifting Ice team releases documentary teaser

For some, sailing from Iceland to Greenland might conjure thoughts of seasickness and unpleasant weather. For others it invokes visions of adventure. The later was the case for six women who set sail in April 2014.

Vermont’s Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance Seeks Funds to Develop Glades

Vermont’s Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), a pilot chapter of the Catamount Trail Association, has launched a summer fundraising campaign to support their backcountry initiatives throughout the Braintree Mountain Forest. With fundraising help, the organization plans to construct a parking lot, renovate the existing Bell Gates backcountry cabin, build a trailhead kiosk and further develop glades throughout the forest.

Backyard Roots: The Sleeping Giant

For those embedded in mountain towns, backyards hold more than just a grill and a patch of grass. Stepping outside to explore often means heading into National Forests, remote mountain ranges and untracked snow. It also means managing risks and respecting the natural landscape. Montana natives Beau Fredlund and photographer Kt Miller do just that in their […]

Chamonixoxo: A Tribute to Liz Daley

In February 2014, photographer Kt Miller and professional skier Caroline Gleich met up with late snowboarder Liz Daley for two weeks of steep skiing in Chamonix. The trio accomplished famous and technical descents like the Y Couloir of Aiguille de Argentiere and the West Couloir of Aiguille du Chardonnet, polishing their ski mountaineering skills and surprising […]

Video: Forbidden Traverse

Photographer Jason Hummel, brothers Andy and Mike Traslin and Jeff Rich recently knocked off the Forbidden Traverse, a noteworthy North Cascades multi-day route first pioneered by Martin Volken in 1999. The group spent three days on the route, which begins along Highway 20 before passing over Forbidden Peak (8,816 ft.) and Eldorado Peak (8,868 ft.), the descent of which, Mike Translin says, was the highlight of the trip. “Good weather and good snow stability made it a good time to slog up some mountains,” he adds. Here’s a video from the traverse.

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