Photo Gallery: Winter is Coming to Whistler Blackcomb

With a healthy amount of snow coverage over the weekend and more forecasted this week, winter has arrived early at Whistler Blackcomb. The winter wonderland only has 31 more days until opening day, which will greet thousands of guests to the resort in BC Canada. Whistler sent Coast Mountain Photography up the slopes with the …

JP Auclair Video Tribute (1977 – 2014)

JP Auclair Video Tribute (1977-2014) Over the years, The Ski Channel Television Network had the honor of documenting the late JP Auclair’s epic adventures around the world, as he changed the face of freeskiing forever. His presence will be dearly missed, but his influence in the mountain will live on forever. JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson, two …

Photo Gallery: Mammoth Mountain First Snow of the Season

With warm summer air turning to brisk fall wind, the anticipation heightens for the 2014-2015 ski season. This past weekend Mother Nature gave us a taste as she struck Mammoth Mountain with her first dusting of the season. Set to open on November 13, the countdown for Mammoth has officially begun. Check out the photo …

RIP JP Auclair & Andreas Fransson, Freeskiers Killed In Patagonia Avalanche

We are sorry to report that Canadian freeskier, JP Auclair, and Swedish skier, Andres Fransson, have been killed in an avalanche in Patagonia. The two skiers were reported missing Monday, September 29th, and their bodies were found lifeless on Tuesday. Their bodies were spotted by a Swedish hiker on Mount San Lorenzo, the border region between Chile …

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass set to open Nov. 27

As temperatures continue to drop in the high-country, Aspen Snowmass received more snow atop the surrounding peaks last night marking the highly-anticipated approach of the 2014-15 winter ski season. Coming off a great season last year, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass have officially announced they will open the winter season on November 27. Nearby Aspen Highlands and …

Mammoth Acquires Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Introducing Cali4nia Pass

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts in Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Mountain Resorts includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, the largest and most popular of southern California’s ski and snowboard resorts that …

VIDEO: Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Returns to Bear Mountain

The 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails returns to Bear Mountain Resort this Saturday, September 27. An estimated 140 tons of ice will be chipped into snow to create an expanded event course that will include a sprawling urban-style layout, while placing the crowd in the middle of all of the action. The competition begins …

686 Introduces Entirely New Collection

Michael Akira West has always believed in freedom of expression. During the early eighties, West found himself drenched in the middle of the progressive street skateboarding scene in Venice, CA. As the freedom of skateboarding provided inspiration, ideas began popping into West”s head. Soon after, West was introduced to snowboarding, and the ideas reached an …

FILM: "Beyond Skiing Everest", The Greatest Kickstarter of All Time

Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt and Jim Gile have over 25 years of expeditions to some 40 of the highest peaks in the world, without Sherpa, oxygen, drugs and all the amenities. They have gone to places so cold that most manufactured gear cannot tolerate the temperature, and are forced to innovate in order to make their own gear. …

Vermont Ski Resort Improvements for 2014-2015 Season

Vermont’s 2014-15 ski and snowboard season is already abuzz, as the early forecast calls for a snowy and cool New England winter. Vermont will also add to fresh snow from mother nature with a huge statewide snowmaking upgrade that will not only make the slopes more enjoyable to ride, but will extend the season, decrease …

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