After four years in the making, Vermont ski film Leave Nice Tracks to be released

For the Vermont-based Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA), their film journey’s been a long one, but one now close to its debut. Editor in Chief Lucy Higgins first chatted with the men behind the film, Marius Becker, Dan Crienza and Kyle Crichton, in 2015 as they began documenting the alliance’s mission to develop a purpose-built backcountry ski network in the central Green Mountains of Vermont.

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival kicks off its 15th year

On October 25, the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 15th year in Boise, Idaho with another round of films geared toward documenting the human-powered backcountry experience. At each show, Backcountry Film Festival Manager Melinda Quick says that viewers will be able to enjoy subject matter ranging from the topics of climate change to issues of accessibility in the backcountry

Watch Utah locals log summer turns down Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Suicide Chute

On July 10, photographer Steve Lloyd and snowboarder Justin Morgan decided to take advantage of the unseasonably thick snowpack in the Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and tag one of the more aesthetic lines Little Cottonwood Canyon has to offer, Mt. Superior’s alluring Suicide Chute.

Tico Gangulee tags first ascent and descent of Pakistan’s Chashkin I

IFMGA guide Tico Gangulee, 41, is a life-long devotee of high alpine pursuits. He began rock climbing as a kid in New York’s Shawangunk Mountains (the Gunks) near his home in New York.

Teton backcountry Alliance releases survey to measure backcountry user conflict on Teton Pass

On Saturday, April 15, The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that a survey administered by the Teton Backcountry Alliance was released with the goal of gauging the level and type of winter recreational use on Teton Pass. The Jackson Hole News explains that because Teton Pass sees more than 100,000 ski runs a year, user safety and conflict must be managed better to avoid future potential tragedies.

Freeskier Dave Treadway dies in Pemberton, B.C. crevasse accident

On Tuesday, April 15, Freeskier Dave Treadway, 38, died after sustaining injuries incurred from falling more than 90 feet into a crevasse in the Pemberton, B.C. backcountry.

Skier dies near Mt. Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine

Yesterday, April 11, a skier was killed while descending New Hampshire’s 6,288-foot Mt. Washington. The accident occurred in an area referred to as Raymond Cataract, located to the northeast of Tuckerman Ravine. T

Solo skier dies in Bridger Range, Mont. avalanche

Yesterday, February 26, a skier was caught and killed in an avalanche in the Bridger Range outside Bozeman, Montana.The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) reports that the victim, who has not yet been identified, was carried around 1,000 feet. At this time, the cause of death is thought to be related to trauma from the fall.

Inbounds avalanche at Swiss resort claims the life of a ski patroller

On Tuesday, February 19 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, four skiers were caught in an inbounds avalanche. All who were buried were recovered and transported to a hospital in nearby Sion, Switzerland where a nine-year ski patrol employee of the resort later died of his avalanche-related injuries.

Avalanche claims two Aspen, Colo.-based skiers while training for the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse

In an accident following the February 15 storm that dropped two feet of new snow on the Crested Butte, Colo. area, Aspen resident Owen Green, 27, and Carbondale resident Michael Goerne, 37, were killed in an avalanche in the East Brush Creek area dubbed Death Pass.

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