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**UPDATED** Snowbird Spring Schedule | New Operating Hours and Lifts

I’m sure most all of you reading this have moved on to new activities for the summer, however there are still a lot of diehard skiers, weekend warriors, and those … Read More

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Dean Potter | Free Solo Slackline 6,000 Feet High

Dean Potter is a bad-ass and has proven it once again.  Potter just crossed a slack-line stretched across the Enshi Grand Canyon in China.  The span he crossed was about … Read More

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Himalayan Glaciers Are Growing, Not Receding | Global What?

Regardless of what your views on Climate Change are or aren’t, it’s a known fact that our glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.  One of the greatest examples of … Read More

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Indian Man Devotes Life To Plant A Forest | 1360 Acres

In 1979 there a large devastating flash flood in the Assam Region of India.  After the waters receded, Jadav “Mulai” Payeng found snakes everywhere that had died in the heat, … Read More

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Update | Snowbird’s Proposed Mountain Coaster

In light of recent compromises and a potential re-wording of the Foothills and Canyons Overlay Zone ordinance, Snowbird may after all be able to build a mountain coaster.  Due to … Read More

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Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago conducted an experiment where they tested if beer drinking can help males solve brain-teasers. Here is what they found. They found that … Read More

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Conditions Report | April 12th & 13th

Little Cottonwood Canyon has been going off the last 2 days!  The atmosphere is always rich with excitement and powder fever when the weatherman is wrong in a good way.  … Read More

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Roner Vision | Skiing POW in Haines Alaska

Erik Roner just finished shooting for the newest TGR film with Seth Morrison up in Haines, Alaska.  He is now off to do some more skiing and filming in Valdez.  … Read More


One More Powder Day This Season!

With temperatures in Salt Lake City around 80°F today, it was hard to even think about skiing or snow.   Most people had their minds set on hiking, biking, and climbing … Read More

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The Last of The Great Unknown | Canyoneering The Grand Canyon

The Last of The Great Unknown is a documentary of the trials and tribulations one must face to explore the innumerable remote slot canyons of The Grand Canyon.  In the … Read More

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**UPDATED** | When Will Snowbird Close? | Spring Schedule

All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately that applies to winter even if it wasn’t the greatest thing this season.  I had a fantastic winter with many … Read More

3D Map of Snowbird | Color Coded Slope Angles

For the adrenaline seekers among us, it is necessary to find the next hair raising adventure on the slopes.  3D Ski Maps has embraced this need and found a solution.  … Read More

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Skier Slides 200 Feet Over Sharp Rocks!

Skip to 30-seconds for the action. It seems today everything is captured on a GoPro, whether it’s good or bad.  That was the case last week at Aspen Highlands on … Read More

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10 Most Challenging Ski Slopes | Do you think your resorts slopes are tough?

Do you have nerves of steel, balls of fury, and at times a lack of better judgment?  If you answered “yes” to any of these, start planning a trip to … Read More

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-Team RDTM composed of Joe Otremba, Jason Feins and Missy DeJourno took the win and the season passes for next year for the most money raised after turning in a whopping 3,880.00 dollars.

“Love for the Ladies” Team Park Jam for Breast Cancer Research | Beaver Creek, CO

By Drew Rouse Beaver Creek Colorado – The fourth annual Love for the ladies team park jam took place today in perfect conditions, sunny with not a cloud in the … Read More

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Tahoe Kids Throwing Flips | Tahoe Junior Freeride Series Sugar Bowl

by:  Parker Russell The fist stop of the TJFS was sick. Tons of backflips and flatspins went down. The venue was icy but everyone still killed it. The best terrain … Read More

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Squaw Creek vs. Red Dog | Time To Pick a Side Squaw People

By:  BetterThanYou Squaw Valley is still chuggin’ along…choo…choooo.  We’ve got two runs, as you already know:  Red Dog & Squaw Creek.  I no longer feel confident that anyone at Squaw … Read More


Stowe is in the Flow = Better Skiing in Vermont than Tahoe.

Since the Christmas Day storm, Stowe has gone through two cycles of rain to sleet to snow to just plain cold.  To some this may sound like a cluster of … Read More

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GQ’s Top 20 Sexiest Women of 2011

Got 3 minutes of your life to waste?  Here’s a good place to waste it.  GQ has 143 photos of their picks for sexiest ladies of 2011.  The photos are … Read More

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Letter Home from a True Local. Gapers Beware!

By  Adolf Oliverbush So I’m riding the chair today, at work, up that one really famous lift at that one mountain in California that is super gnarly. I’m accompanied by … Read More

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The Empire Strikes Again – KSL Capital terminates iconic ski shop – Squaw Valley Sports Shop

(Unofficial Networks received this write up by email from one Thomas Como. We felt it was worth posting) The Empire Strikes Again – KSL terminates iconic ski shop. By: Thomas Como  … Read More

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Snowbird Conditions Report | 6 Inches of Powder

By Kyler Roush December 13th, almost felt like winter. I am afraid that it is just a tease from Mother Nature though. It was a fun tease however. According to … Read More

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Big Wave Surfer & Cage-Fighter = Best Friends & Hard Core Partiers Battling Life in “Fighting Fear” Movie

“Mark and I have been mates since as long as I can remember.” – Richie “We surf as hard as we could and partied even harder.  The difference between me … Read More

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8 Hours Left for Evo’s 20% Off Everything Sale

Trying to figure out how to get in on this Cyber Monday thing?  Here’s your in. A sale this time of year is an anomaly, but Evo has the guts … Read More

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Danny Toumarkine’s Journey from Ripping to Major Injury to Ripping | “Moving Forward”

“On January 3rd, 2011 Danny Toumarkine took a horrible fall while snowboarding in Montana. Danny was care flighted to a local hospital where he spent the next 33 days. During … Read More