Greg Hill: Revelstoke, B.C.’s high-powered skier passes it on

He’s pushed away from classic ski touring, and I think he was at the forefront of exploratory ski mountaineering in this area; he’s part of that newer generation. There have been people ski touring and doing traverses for a very long time, but, in some ways, he’s changed the way people in this area look at terrain. Greg was the person who started that new era of ski-mountaineering touring in Revelstoke.

How one trailbuilder is reshaping access to Vermont’s winter landscape

Hardy Avery has a knack for scoping lines, and it’s a skill that’s established him as one of Vermont’s most sought-after trailbuilders—no matter the season. Avery’s best known work is often of the mountain-biking flavor, with signature trails in Waterbury, Hyde Park and Stowe—including his namesake trail, Hardy’s Haul—drawing visitors from near and afar. In […]

The Elusive Glen Poulsen: Traveling the world with a quiet skintrack crusher

The name Poulsen is well know in California’s Lake Tahoe area—in 1938, Wayne Poulsen bought land in the Squaw Valley area upon which he later developed a world-renowned ski area. Glen, Wayne’s son, grew up on the slopes with his family, but from a young age, he ventured deeper into the Eastern Sierra to see what the world beyond ski areas had to offer.

How Rod Newcomb influenced a generation of avalanche education

Through his career, Newcomb has influenced generations of students and guides, including Sarah Carpenter, who now owns AAI with her husband, Don, and business partner Don Sharaf. Here’s what Carpenter had to say about her long-time colleague and teaching inspiration.

Carl Skoog: Remembering an icon of Washington ski mountaineering and photography

Before his untimely death in 2005 at age 46, Carl Skoog logged innumerable first ascents and descents and shot dramatic imagery in his home mountains—Washington’s Cascade Range—where he explored with his brothers, Lowell and Gordy, and many friends. And for Cascade-based photographer and adventurer Jason Hummel, Skoog’s work provided inspiration aplenty to continue the tradition of adventure ski photography in the state’s rugged ranges.