Avalanche Hits Hotel in Italy – 4 More Survivors!

FARINDOLA, Italy – A hotel in Central Italy was hit by a deadly avalanche Thursday afternoon. It was reported that over 30 people were missing during this natural disaster as Italy’s civil protection agency scrambled to their assistance. This natural disaster was triggered by a series of earthquakes that hit this region the previous day. …

Freeride Chronicles: Northern Escape Heli Ski

Welcome back to another episode of Free ride Chronicles! If you haven’t checked out last weeks episode Powder Highway, you can watch it here. If you love pow, then you’ll LOVE this episode. Do we have you hooked yet? The host of the Freeride Chronicles Bob Legasa flies us over the Skeena Mountain Range and …

Freeride Chronicles: Powder Highway

This week’s episode of Freeride Chronicles is ACTION PACKED, as the crew hits British Columbia’s, Powder Highway. This is a new resort known for leg crushing vert, mega dumps, and some of the best inbound powder skiing anywhere! Revelstoke Mountain Resort is known for snow quality and snow quantity. The resort get a consistent average …

Whistler Blackcomb Dress Like Santa Ski Day

Whistler Blackcomb Press Release ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the resort, Santa was spotted skiing, his favourite sport. Santa and Mrs. Claus caught the first chair, in hopes that fresh tracks soon would be theirs. Whistler Blackcomb’s annual Dress Like Santa Day returned to ring in the holiday season on Saturday, December …

Extreme Athletes – Derek DePiero

Derek DePiero is a skiing daredevil! Watch him inch his way to a cliff and hop off with no hesitation. He even launches into a bed of fresh pow unable to get out! This guy brings the rebel out in all of us and seems down right insane with some of the maneuvers he attempts, …

Freeride Chronicles – Northern Escape Heli

WOW, is an understatement after experiencing what Northern Escape Heli Skiing had to offer. The Freeride Chronicles team recently returned from NEH located in Terrace, BC, which is approximately an 1.5 hour flight and a 16 hour drive north of Vancouver, BC. This should give you a better perspective just how far north this operation …

Let the End of Season Shenanigans Begin!

The bad news:  Yet another ski season is coming to a close. The good news:  It’s time for all the spring skiing end of season shenanigans! Every year all of us go through the end of the season withdrawals all skiers, boarders, snowskaters, snowbladers (do you still exist?) and every other form of snow sliders …

Which Heliski Operators Do Catskiing Backup, and Who Does It Best?

The obvious advantage is that you ski and snowboard every day, regardless of the weather. The is less drama surrounding the weather report in the morning.   You will be heliskiing or catskiing (or heliboarding or catboarding). Without catskiing backup, bad weather can mean a bad day. This especially true for shorter trips. One down day …

Taos Ski Valley Sold To Conservationist Louis Bacon – Inside Story

December 12th, 2013 the Blake family announced they are selling the New Mexico ski area, Taos Ski Valley, to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon. Photo: The Ski Channel / Taos Ski Valley Taos Ski Valley has been in the Blake family for almost 59 years, founded in 1955 by skiing pioneer Ernie Blake. The ski area has been …

National Geographic’s ‘First Skiers’ Ancient Skiing Culture

National Geographic’s December 2013 issue introduces an ancient skiing culture that originated thousands of years ago known as Altay mountain skiers, ‘First Skiers’. This ancient skiing community, tucked up in China’s Altay mountains, might very well be the worlds first ever skiers. The Altay community lives on among the descendants of the semi nomadic Tuvan clans, possibly skiing as …

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