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America’s 10 Most-Visited Ski Resorts

Photo by, Scott Limbird America’s 10 Most-Visited Ski Resorts The most popular ski resorts in the United States by annual skier visits.   No. 1 - Vail Mountain, CO Annual Skier Visits: 1,634,250 … Read More

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10 Things You May Not Know About Snow.

10 Things You May Not Know About Snow 1.  An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water. 2.  Around 12% of the Earth’s land surface is … Read More

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The Most Ridiculous Chalet In Zermatt

Chalet Zermatt Peak is a luxury 5*+ catered chalet / boutique hotel. With uninterrupted views over the village of Zermatt and to the iconic Matterhorn. This five bedroom chalet features … Read More

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World’s Most Dangerous Mountain Roads

Photo: Pajhwok Afghan News  1.   The Road From Jalalabad to Kabul (Afghanistan) Where: The Kabul Gorge – Taliban territory Why So Dangerous? This road would be at the top of any … Read More

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Maxxtracks = Probably the Coolest Thing You Can Buy For Your Deer Valley Basement.

 Forget about the NordicTrack, Maxxtracks is where it’s at. Who wouldn’t want one of these things in the basement of their Deer Valley Home?  Maxxtracks is the premier brand in skislope simulators. … Read More

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Watch: 10 Year Old Girl’s First K40 Ski Jump [Classic Post]

Watch this 10-year-old girl conquer her fear and step up to a K40 ski jump.  

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

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Crash of the Week – Ted Ligety Crash In AK | Tumbles Off Cliff

This is what Ted Ligety had to say about the video of his Alaska crash, and obviously it describes what you see in the video better than I can: “I … Read More

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The 6 Best Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Korea

Here is a look at the 6 best ski and snowboard resorts in Korea. Hopefully we will soon be able to add North Korea’s new ski resort once it’s completed. … Read More

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10 Incredible Mountain Images From Space

10 Incredible Mountain Images From NASA Over the years, NASA has built an incredible library of images taken from the unique perspective of space. Here are 10 of the most stunning … Read More

Jeff Dostie and Barrett Young greet the first light of day on the West Shore.

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

Funky. With everything from rain above 9k feet, to Sunday’s bluebird powder day, funky is an accurate way to describe the range of backcountry skiing conditions found in the greater … Read More

After the Nordic Ski Demo Event on Saturday, March 1st, it all comes to a close on Sunday, March 2nd with the 38th anniversary of the Great Ski Race. Photo: gotahoenorth

The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery III

Welcome to the final installment of a three part series highlighting this one-of-a-kind, two-week winter festival celebrating human-powered outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe. If you missed the first two blasts, here … Read More

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Hannah Kearney Takes Moguls Bronze Behind Canadian Sisters

American, Hannah Kearney, took the bronze in moguls behind Canada sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe. More on the event from ESPN.  

A photo from the first Nachtspektakel at the base of Squaw valley's famed KT-22 chairlift. You'll never know how fun this event really is unless you go! Photo: stateofthebackcountry.com

The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery II

Welcome to the second installment of a three part series meant to dial you in on this one-of-a-kind, two-week winter festival celebrating human-powered outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe. It’s already … Read More

Jillian Raymond finds her happy place, backcountry skiing in Lake Tahoe.

The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery

Welcome to the first installment of a three part series meant to dial you in on this one-of-a-kind, two-week winter festival celebrating human-powered outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe. Over the … Read More

If this shot doesn't get you fired up, hopefully the latest forecast will. Rider: Julien Hanna

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

On the heels of a much needed journey to find a snowier state of winter, the return home to Tahoe brought two important things to light. The first is that … Read More

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

Jackson? Utah? Montana, the Pacific Northwest (PNW), Canada? Where’ve you been running off to in order to get your ski fix? While ski conditions in the greater Tahoe area continue … Read More

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Glen Plake Describes His Love For California Skiing

The native Californian talks about the Golden State’s many options for amazing ski resorts, and why skiers should give the state a try. However, you might want to wait till … Read More

Exploring for shredability in the Eastern Sierra. Photo: Jules Hanna

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

Do you enjoy long walks in the mountains? If so, you’re in luck because if you want to slide on anything resembling snow in the Sierra, you’re going to have … Read More

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Snowboarding in 86′ | The Good Ol’ Days

  This video comes before almost everything snowboarding that is today. Before triple corks, double corks, or even corks in general. Before the internet, iphones, mp3s and DVDs. It came … Read More

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Custom Ski Boot Liners | Which One Should You Buy?

Conformable VS. Intuition I should start out by saying that either of these products will be a 100% improvement over the stock liner that comes with your boots. Each product … Read More

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The Sugarbush Sh*t Show

The Sugarbush Sh*t Show by Grant Gary I’ve been skiing at Sugarbush since 2002.  I absolutely love the mountain and the people that ski there.  Yesterday should have been one … Read More

While thin cover and instabilities exist, selective panels were exceptionally bottomless after the storm.

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2013-2014: II | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

  It’s one of the many reasons why being a Sierra Nevada snow slider is so special. Go to sleep one night with bare ground, wake up the next morning … Read More

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Classic Post: Scared of Heights? These Russian Kids Ain’t

Are these Russian teens fearless of just plain stupid? High above the recently completed Russky Island Bridge, which finally connects the very isolated island in eastern Russia with Vladivostok and the mainland two teens … Read More

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Best POV in a long long while | Bring the Alta | Jarrett Smith 2013 Edit

Jarrett Smith and his buddies have put out a few great edits in the last year or two under the Frothing Grommets label. The first 0:40 does not have too … Read More

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#TBT – Juicy Fruit Snowboard Commercial from 1987

“Strap your snowboard on. Grab a stick of Juicy Fruit. The taste is gone Move Ya!” Mammoth Mountain Facebook Page: In 1986 Mammoth’s sister resort, June Mountain, became the first *ski* … Read More