Articles Related To: Backcountry
After completing the backcountry introductory class in February, I was waiting for the opportunity to get out into the great wide-open and ride some fresh lines. With the perfect storm of March 17 – 19, Brighton Ski Resort received 35” of new snow prompting shredders to get out and ski some amazing, fluffy face shots.
Brighton's Backcountry 101 class provides the basic essentials from instruction on decision making, using the UAC (Utah Avalanche Forecast Center) forecasts, route selection and safe travel practices, partner rescue techniques and more.
The week of February 13th was declared Backcountry Awareness Week in the State of Utah. Educating adults and children about the dangers of the backcountry is very important. Forrest Shearer and Caroline Gleich gave advice to Brennan and Emily about the backcountry.
The old adage, ‘when it rains it pours’ can be flipped when it snows in Utah to read, ‘when it snows it dumps!’ With 4’ of accumulation in five days and another 12” – 14” on the way tonight, January is shaping up to be a record-breaking month in snow totals. The “million dollar storm” as it’s been referred to hit late Wednesday and will continue with a series of storms until next weekend.
For one insane week each winter, the worlds’ top action sport filmmakers and athletes, along with cutting–edge bands and DJs and key figures from the entertainment industry, gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, to celebrate action sports culture at the annual X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival.
Experience Utah’s Wasatch backcountry by interconnecting six resorts in one day.
Powder Mountain is now offering guided tours to Wolf Canyon, known locally as DMI. Wolf Canyon encompasses approximately 1,000 skiable acres and has a 3,000 foot vertical drop for anyone willing to take a short hike up to James Peak, the resort's highest peak. The pristine terrain includes huge, wide open bowls, gladed trees and numerous steep chutes.
A recent visit to Pinecone Ridge at PCMR reminded me there are still some wild places within the ropes of local resorts.
When people talk about the Ski Utah Interconnect Tour they usually think of the 6 area tour that goes through Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird. But the 4 area Interconnect Tour going through Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, and Solitude offers an arguably better backcountry experience. Check out the photos from yesterday's 4 area tour.
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) are partnering to offer the first annual Freeride Avalanche Summit, Dec. 17-18. The two-day clinic targets advance and expert skiers and riders who want practical and professional instruction on avalanche awareness, safety and rescue.
Come on out to Canyon Sports free Avalanche Awareness Classes and the 2nd Annual BREW*SKI Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center.
A pair of upcoming Avalanche Awareness Lectures in Park City will not only educate the snowriding public, but also benefit the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center.