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Opening Day @ Mammoth Mountain | Backflips, Frontflips, 540ºs, 360ºs, 180ºs, Screamin’ Semen, Spread Eagles, Rails, Boxes, & WORM-ROLLS

Words and video by Colin Farrell: There’s just something about being back on the hill and there’s something about Opening Day, no matter the conditions. Jimmy Greenleaf kicks off the … Read More

Glen Plake

Tero Repo – Photographers Favorites: Photo Gallery (You Got to See These Photos)

Tero Repo, one of top photographers in the game, shares with Unofficial Networks some of his favorite photos from over the years. Photos range from Jeremy Jones Deep project to … Read More

The Squaw Valley Palisades

Wanna Work At Squaw This Winter? | Squaw Valley Job Fair | November 11th, 2011

Photo Credit: sierrajournal How do some of the best Squaw skiers and riders cut their teeth getting to know the best inbounds terrain on the planet? They do it right, … Read More

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KT-22 Storm Days | Are They Screwed?

by:  Sir Drake, Once upon a time, the fabled KT-22 storm day was a day of absolute bliss. High winds & relentless snow would leave Squaw Valley virtually shut down. … Read More

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Video of Skiing Powder in Lake Tahoe on October 5th, 2011

Skip to 1:20 to get to the skiing. This video comes from our buddies Kris Thomas and Rylan Cordova as they get in some pretty damn good October powder skiing … Read More

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Off The Wall Sh#t!! | Baby Great White Shark Rescued by Surfers and Bystanders | Venice Beach, CA

This baby great white shark was hooked by a fisherman last week from the Venice Beach pier. The shark was brought to the beach, the hook was removed, and the … Read More


Killington Ski Resort Will Rebuild Base Lodge Destroyed By Hurricane Irene

Photo Credit: hereisyours The state of Vermont continues to rebuild after the devastating effects brought by Hurricane Irene. As we reported earlier, many ski resorts were hit hard in the … Read More

Reno Air Races Tragedy

11th Victim From The Reno Air Races Crash Identified

Photo Credit: As the Reno Air Races tragedy continues to unfold, an 11th victim of the crash has been identified. All 11 victims have now been officially identified, with … Read More

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“10% My ASS – Hey Northstar, Where is this Terrain You’re Claiming?” | A Letter to the Editor

Unofficialnetworks recently received a letter from an anonymous reader expressing concern about the legitimacy of Vail Resorts’ claim to be “increasing the skiable terrain by ten percent” as a part of … Read More


Some Thrilled To Be Hunting Bears In Nevada | Few Bears Have Been Killed Already | Others Still Pissed And Marching Today, Friday 9/2/11

The first ever legal bear hunt has continued to gain attention throughout the state of Nevada, especially in the Lake Tahoe Region where several mother bears have been taken down … Read More


Still Looking For A Burning Man Ticket?

Photo Credit: They’re out there. Your best best is either eBay or Reno Craigslist. The cheapest ticket on eBay is about $430 right now ($110 above face value). Just be … Read More

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Should “POWDER” Mag Change its Name to “WET RUBBER” Mag? | How Powder Absolutely BLEW it with their 1st Issue

by:  james fitzgerald (from oregonia) The winter 2010/11 was one of the most epic winters in North American history. So, what do North Americans wanna see? We wanna see deliriously-deep … Read More

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Portillo, Chile Conditions Report | August 22, 2011 | Still Holding POW | Super C Couloir | Chris Davenport |Update: 8/24/11

By:  Andrew Marshall M.D. After last weeks storm, the cruise ship called Portillo is still holding tons of good snow. With freezing temperatures at night and little to no wind … Read More


Sick Video | Yosemite Falls Highlining

Here’s a sick video of Dean Potter being, well, sick, highlining over Yosemite Falls. The commentary is pretty cool too. Enjoy!

Chains Required

High Fives EVENT: “Chains Required” at Bar of America on Aug 25th

Bar of America (Truckee, CA) and the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA) present, “Chains Required” on Thursday August 25, 2011. Join us for an evening celebrating the great summer … Read More


Ski Coach Headed To Jail For Providing Athletes With Performance Enhancing Drugs

Photo Credit: Walter Mayer, 54, is a former cross-country ski coach from Austria. This week he was sent to jail for 15 months for providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs.


2 Teenagers Arrested In Gardnerville Fire | Ray May Fire Now 50% Contained

Photo Courtesy of The huge plume of dark gray smoke coming from the SE corner of the Lake is not a prescribed burn. You may have noticed the thick smoke … Read More

Shaun White

Shaun White’s New Home Ski Resort = NorthStar At F#$King Tahoe!!!

This just in. Vail Resorts has just announced that Shaun White will represent all six of it’s resorts including Northstar as his home mountain and main training ground where he … Read More


A Sad Day for the New Zealand Ski Community | 2 Deaths this Summer

Photo Credit: Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand Last Friday was a tough day out on the skifields of New Zealand. Two snow sliders lost their lives in separate incidents.

Deer Mountain

A Snowboarder’s Body, Missing In The Backcountry Since March, Has Been Found In Alaska

Photo Credit: Deer Mountain is lookers right in this photo Michael Madden, 35, had been missing since this past March. The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad recently recovered his body … Read More


Homewood is Trying to Expand | Not Everyone is Embracing the Proposed Multi-Million Dollar Project

Have you ever skied at Homewood? If you haven’t, you should. While it may not have the terrain Squaw has, and lacks the steeps that so many locals and visitors … Read More


Open Season on Bears is only 18 Days Away | Proof that Nevada isn’t a Different State-It’s Another Planet

Photo Credit: This guy is feeling really good about himself. Why you ask? Because he just shot a huge black bear. Not because it was attacking him, his friends, or … Read More


Ski Mountaineering on Mount Rainier

By Andy Bond. Anyone whose flown into SeaTac Airport or been in Seattle or Tacoma on a sunny day has seen the massive slopes of Mount Rainier rise out of … Read More

Aaron Roberts

Aaron Robinson Passes Away In Chile

The Team at Unofficial send their regards to the friends and family of snowboarder Aaron Robinson, who passed away while doing road laps near El Colorado Ski Area in a … Read More

The Captain

Arguably the Hardest Route on EL Cap Repeated|

From El Cap Slanderfest Finally Put to Bed? Wings of Steel—likely El Cap’s hardest aid route and unrepeated since its first ascent 29 years ago—has finally been repeated. After … Read More


Bean Bowers: In Memoriam

Photo courtesy of He kept it nonmundane and dynamic, always. By Christian Beckwith at On December 23, 2010, Bean Bowers—climber, skier, writer, guide, devoted husband, bon vivant, resident of Denver, … Read More