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State of the Backcountry 2014: XIV | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

And then it snowed. After 20+ days of high pressure, bluebird conditions in the Chugach, something was bound to give. At the end of our previous week the writing was … Read More


The 7 Best Ski Destinations on Earth

These are not really ski trips; they’re pilgrimages. Being present in any of these places at some point in your life, and arcing turns down a local mountain are experiences … Read More

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Squaw Valley 1999-2001 = Highly Entertaining!

Sean Wood brings us a look back at the glory days of Squaw Valley.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cottonwood Canyons | Or Anywhere for that Matter

  Story By: Hannah Follender You’ve seen them. The guys and gals sporting a perfect hitchhiker’s thumb signaling that they’re in need of a lift. These beings sport a variety … Read More

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Watch Tanner Hall and Sander Hadley Absolutely Shred Squaw Valley

Tanner Hall and Sander Hadley at Squaw Filmed 100% on the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition at Squaw Valley Resort over 3 afternoons of riding. Skiers: Tanner Hall, Sander Hadley, … Read More

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Closing Day on KT-22 | Yes, KT-22 is CLOSED For The Season!

Closing day on KT-22 April 14, 2014 Video by, david saputo   Yesterday marked the last day of the season for KT-22. Following a very late opening of February 14th KT was open for just … Read More

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Unofficial Closing Dates For Tahoe Resorts

Tahoe Ski Resorts Closing Dates 2014 Below is a list of the unofficial closing dates for this 2013-2014 ski season in Lake Tahoe.  Alpine Meadows: April 20, with weekend skiing … Read More

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Submit A Condition Report And Win Free Stuff!

Unofficial Ski Reports For Skiers By Skiers We are happy to announce a new feature to Starting today we are welcoming you to join the team by submitting Unofficial Condition Reports … Read More


The Time Is Now To Help Decide The Future of Squaw Valley!

The time is now to help decide the future of Squaw Valley! Goal of Incorporation Incorporate Olympic Valley’s mission is to protect the spirit of our valley through incorporation as … Read More


Big Sky FWQ Stop | Result, Photos, Rundown

  Big Sky, Montana Subaru Freeride Series     All Words and Photos: Diane Harrington Big Sky, Montana was the third and final stop of the Subaru Freeride Series here … Read More

"Dan O's" is always one of my favorite places to leave a few tracks. Photo: Wes-Slay Stomp-Son

State of the Backcountry 2014: XIII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

It was another banner week for PNH Tour Camp. While everyone’s fired up that it’s finally snowing in the zone after almost three straight weeks of a proper Rex Block, … Read More

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Highlights From Yesterday @ Squaw Valley

Some highlights from yesterday, April 2nd @ Squaw Valley, CA. Video by Aaron Delly

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Old School Shane McConkey Talks About Freeskiing Competition and IFSA

Shane McConkey started the International Free Skiing Association (IFSA) in 1996.  The IFSA now has over 1000 members worldwide.  Shane was the organization’s founder, president, and an athlete. “The beauty … Read More

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The Second 4th Annual Frank World Classic | Alta Spring Shenanigins

Every Spring the the snow starts to melt, the leaves begin to turn green and most of the skiers from Alta make their way down the canyon to find Summer … Read More


Tahoe Skiers Enjoy The Best Day of The Season

Image from Sugar Bowl‘s parking lot.  Following a depressing few months, Tahoe finally got the goods. Many skiers and riders are reporting that yesterday, March 30, was the best day of the … Read More

Brian enjoys a picturesque run down the West Face of "Sluffhead".

State of the Backcountry 2014: XII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

  With high pressure in place, Tour Camp continued to fire this past week in the Chugach. Under sunny skies with workable stability, fantastic skiing was found on almost every … Read More

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Epic Alert For The Sierra!


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March Madness | Brandon Craddock

Everyone in Tahoe was hoping for a ‘Miracle March’ when it was really just ‘March Madness’. It was pretty bad but pretty good at the same time, it was a … Read More


Epic Alert For The Sierra | Waist Deep Likely By Late Wednesday & Again This Weekend! EPIC ALERT!    The Sierra is going to get blasted with 2 significant storms.  The first moves in Tuesday night and peaks on Wednesday morning.  Temps will crash to the valley floors Wednesday-Thursday … Read More

Weather Map

Several Feet Of Snow Forecasted For Tahoe

Starting on Tuesday afternoon the Tahoe region will see a change from Spring conditions to full on winter with two back to back snow storms. The storms are forecasted to drop multipul feet … Read More

There's no shortage of eye candy in the Chugach, especially an area like "Snaggle" as seen from the Tour Camp LZ.

State of the Backcountry 2014: XI | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

It’s the beginning of spring and the 2014 Alaskan ski season is firing on all cylinders. In Cordova, the Points North Heli-Adventures Tour Camp is off and running having weathered … Read More

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SHORTER Official Trailer: 4th Annual Pain McSchlonkey Classic

4th Annual Pain McSchlonkey Classic | SHORTER Official Trailer From the producers who brought you “Weaker” and “Smaller” comes the third and final Chapter, “Shorter”. While this film might never … Read More

One of my favorite turns from the last week of powder skiing in the Tahoe backcountry.

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: X | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

Since the last State of the Backcountry report, we’ve said goodbye to the quasi-spring cycle that had been in place, and welcomed a series of moist storms that’s left anywhere … Read More


Snowbird Freeride World Tour Stop | Photo Tour

Snowbird FWT Photo Tour | Photos: Diane Harrington The venue: Silver Fox  

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Freeride World Qualifier Profile | Davis Souza

Davis Souza   Where did you grow up skiing? Alpine Meadows, Ca Where is your home hill now? Alpine What is your favorite thing about your home hill? It’s home. … Read More

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Snow Still On Track For The Sierra & Rockies

SNOW IS STILL ON TRACK FOR THE SIERRA AND ROCKIES- UPDATE Almost 7 inches has fallen thus far at Kirkwood as heavy snow will continue through the day.  Moisture will increase … Read More