Extreme Skiing and Backflipping Off Cliffs

Andrew Whiteford is a straight up badass. The daring skier soars over gaps, ledges, and backflips off cliff sides, all while starting mini nonchalant avalanches behind him. This guy knows how to have a good time on the backcountry, and this extreme skiing video is living proof. One of the most unique things about this …

Avalanche Mitigation in Utah

The Avalanche Mitigation Manager at Solitude Mountain Resort walks us through the process of assessing snow stability in respect to avalanches. Their job is to ultimately reduce the chance of an avalanche by mitigating the hazard. To take action, there are a handful of options for the team and crew, one of them being to …

VIDEO: Ski Patrol at Solitude Mountain Resort

“Everyone joins ski patrol so they can ski more powder, but of course, we have to do some rescues along the way.” Safety is not taken lightly as Solitude Mountain Resort. Their highly trained staff includes four avalanche dogs to help ensure no one is left behind in case of an emergency. Assistant Ski Patrol …

Exposure – Heli Photographer Clark Fyans

In this Ski Channel exclusive, professional photographer and free skier Clark Fyans explains how he turned his childhood passions into a full-fledged career. At the age of two years old, skiing had already consumed his life. To Clark, skiing was a magical connection with nature and sliding across the ground made him feel like he …

VIDEO: Surviving an Avalanche with Clark Fyans

I usually can keep my cool in really intense situations, but I just remember being like ‘this is the time I’m going to die.’ –Clark Fyans Helicopter ski guide and action sports producer, Clark Fyans, gives The Ski Channel a detailed encounter of surviving an avalanche in Chile. Despite being faced immediately with a life …

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Surpasses 4,000

Nearly 4,000 people have been pronounced dead in Nepal, India, and China after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the landlocked nation of Nepal. In addition to the high death toll, more than 6,500 people have been injured according to the National Emergency Operation Centre. In response to the devastation, tent cities have been created in …

Avalanche at Freeride World Tour

Kappl, Austria The Freeride World Tour was brought to a screeching halt on Tuesday after French skier Julien Lopez triggered a large slide.  Lopez was hiking to retrieve a lost ski after losing it in a crash off a cliff.  As he hiked the 40X100m 50cm deep slab came loose and carried him down the …

U.S. Ski Team Members Caught in Soelden Avalanche

  SOELDEN, Austria (January 5, 2015) U.S. Ski Team members Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, were caught in a slide while skiing near the Rettenbach Glacier outside of Soelden.  The other four skiers in the group were able to escape the avalanche unhurt. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO, Tiger Shaw, …

UPDATE: 32 Deaths Confirmed in Nepal Trekking Disaster

What started out as 17 bodies recovered from the Himalayan mountains, has now turned into 32 confirmed deaths so far. According to ThinkProgress.org, 85 trekkers still haven’t been accounted for, so search and rescue teams will continue to work hard to find them. The trekking disaster hit one of the most popular trails called the …

Nepal Blizzards Kill 17 Climbers in Himalayas

At least 17 international trekkers were pronounced dead on Tuesday after being trapped in heavy snowfall in the Himalayan Mountains. According to CNN, Nepal’s Annapurna region is mourning the loss of sherpas and visiting climbers after “one of the deadliest tragedies in the history of Nepal”. Another five bodies were found in the neighboring Manang …

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