By now, you may have seen the viral video of Jonathan Buckhouse riding a full day at Area 51, followed by the last run where he and his crew are stopped by Mountain Safety Patrol for ”aggressive” riding and sentenced to a safety class. The video documents an example of recurring and escalating conflicts between … Continue reading Escalating Conflicts with Yellow Jackets!
Author: Fred Winter
Silver Moutain Avalanche Results in Fatality
An Inbound Avalanche at Silver Mountain Resort near Kellogg, Idaho occurred at approximately 11 am on January 7, 2020, resulted in 1 fatality and 5 injuries. Silver Mountain is current withholding further details out of respect for the family and their privacy. We will update this article as more details are released. The Idaho Pan … Continue reading Silver Moutain Avalanche Results in Fatality
Ski Vacation Cost Breakdown
There is truth to the argument that winter sports are, unfortunately, a rich person sport. According to the HomeToGo Ski Price Index, the average daily cost for ski rentals, lift ticket, lunch, and accommodation is on average $325 and it is quite possible to spend over $500 a day making a day of it in … Continue reading Ski Vacation Cost Breakdown
Safety Check Up – A Lucky Hut Trip!
My wife and I walked out of our first avalanche awareness class terrified and immediately reflected on a trip we took the year before the Fowler Hillard hut, part of the 10th mountain division hut systems. We humbly share this story, so you know we don't always have things dialed. We also take full responsibility … Continue reading Safety Check Up – A Lucky Hut Trip!
Safety Check Up – Protect Your Melon
So far this season, there have been eight deaths on the slopes in Colorado. Two were tramatic brain injuries, three have been cardiac or other natural deaths potentially complicated by attitude, and three were backcountry accidents. Historically, there are typically between 35 and 40 deaths per year. Before we get too far, our condolences to … Continue reading Safety Check Up – Protect Your Melon
Choose the Path Less Traveled By, Explore the Trees
The snowpack for Colorado has been incredible so far this season. With massive terrain openings, there has been more terrain to explore than my legs have been ready for. What was bare ground a year ago at this time, is a winter wonderland for all to enjoy. Many resorts are touting opening of the … Continue reading Choose the Path Less Traveled By, Explore the Trees
The Bullwheels are Turning, The Bullwheels are Turning!
Welcome to the 2018 /19 ski season! The lifts are turning and just on time... Ullr Provides! By now, you may have heard that the traditional early bird ski areas of Arapahoe Basin and Loveland have been turning the bull wheels, including the newest chair Chet's Dream High-Speed Quad, for a couple weeks. In … Continue reading The Bullwheels are Turning, The Bullwheels are Turning!
Avalanche Warning for Aspects Exposed to Amendment 74!
This is a reprint of our submitted Letter to the Editor of the Denver Post. We’ve heard a lot about Amendment 74 recently. By now, we know the deceptive wording benefits Condemnation Attorneys and Oil and Gas firms seeking retribution for policy changes, like Proposition 112. The resulting lawsuits will cut funding from critical resources. … Continue reading Avalanche Warning for Aspects Exposed to Amendment 74!
TGR’s latest film – Ode to Muir
Ode to Muir, the latest film from Teton Gravity Reseach, starting Jeremy Jones and two-time Olympian Elena Height as they venture through the John Muir Wilderness on a 9-day adventure of splitboarding, winter camping, and epic lines. We were lucky enough to be able to buy tickets to the sold-out World Premiere of the … Continue reading TGR’s latest film – Ode to Muir
Camp Hale – Where America’s Passion for Skiing Began can be Preserved Forever!
We are excited to be supporting Senator Bennet and Representative Polis for their commitment towards protecting the nearly 100,000 acre landscape in Eagle and Summit Counties as part of the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act. We encourage Senator Gartner to also support this project. We believe committing to this project is simply good business … Continue reading Camp Hale – Where America’s Passion for Skiing Began can be Preserved Forever!