This is a great infographic that tells exactly which action sports are the most dangerous. There is some very interesting information in here like: Snowboarding is more dangerous than skiing Mountain climbing in the Himalayas above 6,000m (20,000ft) gives you a great than 10% chance of death Bungy jumping is safer than bike riding Surfing is so safe its not even on this list! […]

“The magic feet, the long shoes, the slippery sticks we manufacture then bolt, strap and heli-coil ourselves onto. These are the peacemakers of humanity and mother nature. Without them, we have limitations, with them, we have none. Newcomer urban skier Cam Riley joins the likes of Kye Petersen, Wiley Miller, David Wise, Eric Hjorleifson and Thayne Rich in 4FRNT’s 5th annual feature team film, Shaping Skiing.” – 4FRNT Skis

This means either you ski the most recently groomed run possible, or go looking for bits of off piste like lower slopes that aren’t too hacked up and get warm enough to soften, or those snaking drift lines at higher altitudes where the wind packs the snow smooth and chalky. I skied Valle Nevado from La Parva yesterday and had a fun day in spite of a lack of grooming (which makes a big difference). While I try to avoid bashing ski areas, some constructive criticism is needed. VN has […]

A 6-year-old girl is being sued for $38,530 USD for causing a ski collision accident that seriously injured a woman in Austria. It’s being reported that injured woman can no longer ski due to this accident. The accident took place at the Hochhäderich ski resort near the border with Germany. The 6-year-old girl was in a ski school group at the time of the accident. She allegedly made a sudden turn into the path of the woman. The case has been brought to court and will be heard by a […]

Three bodies frozen bodies were found on 20-565-foot Chimborazo in Ecuador by mountain guides this past Saturday. Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest mountain and is very popular among mountaineers. Officials in Ecuador suspect that these bodies are from a team of 7 French and 3 Ecuadorian climbers who disappeared on the volcano in 1994 after being struck by a large avalanche. The bodies were found still […]

This movie shows us young legend Kye Petersen going off in every kind of terrain. The kid is good, the kid is young, already a legend, and he’s not going anywhere. “In Search” is a short film covering a skier seeking adventures into deep backcountry zones on skis and showcasing a fun and innovative approach to riding all aspects of the mountain. From ski-touring technical pillow lines, to hitting tricky natural hits, to free riding deep spine lines and spending cold nights camped out in pursuit of remote peaks. This project […]

The freedom to chase storms from behind the wheel of your very own van. To live life on the fringe, rigged and outfitted for sleeping through the coldest nights in the most unusual locations all the while going weeks on end without showering. Van Life. The ability to unbound yourself from those societal rules that say you’re suppose to have a […]

Over the years, Warren Miller Entertainment lost Warren but they gained some perspective. Nowadays they hire the big boys and gals and have some quality segments. You be the judge: For the fall of 2015, Warren Miller Entertainment releases Chasing Shadows, the 66th annual winter sports film. Warren Miller once said, “A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom,” and this year, we’re chasing the world’s biggest names in skiing and snowboarding as they find that very freedom. Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits

25-year old TGR Co-Lab finalist Josh Wirta lost his battle against bone cancer this month. Josh was a ripping skier from Greenwater, WA, the town just before you get to Crystal Mountain ski resort. Josh skied well and lived well and we’re devastated to hear of his passing. Here are some kind words […]

Vail Resorts will invest approximately $110 million to $115 million in resort improvements for the upcoming 2015-16 season to elevate the guest experience, bringing its five-year resort investment total to more than $500 million. The centerpiece of this plan will be linking Park City and Canyons, […]

Lindsey Vonn broke her ankle last week in New Zealand, came home to the USA, then flew to Mexico and bikini partied with her friends. She got a large henna underboob tattoo while there and proceeded to show it off all over instagram and more. Lindsey, the winningest female ski racer in history, has been training super hard and likely needed this mental and physical break from the gym and snow. Regardless, Lindsey knows how to make a Mexican vacation look fun.

In this trailer, it appears that snowboard movies will continue to be better than ski movies for at least another year. Absinthe got it done again handing over raunchy urban riding mixed with pristine big mountain smashing in Alaska. These guys ride hard and aren’t looking for second chances. “Can you remember your first time? …the first moment you knew you were hooked …the moment you knew you would find a way to make it happen again.

Start planning your Canadian ski trips now. The Canadian dollar just dipped below 75 cents USD for the first time since 2004. This means that you’re getting 25% extra money when in Canada for free. The Canadian dollar closed at 74.96 cents US yesterday. If you live in the US of A, this is a very good thing and you really might want to book a Canadian ski/snowboard trip now while the Canadian dollar is so weak. Cat skiing, heli skiing, a trip to […]

We didn’t even know they had heli skiing in Portillo, Chile. Apparently, they do and apparently Warren Miller Entertainment took full advantage of it. Ian McIntosh and Ingrid Backstrom went heli skiing for Warren Miller’s cameras on some Alaska style terrain. All this great footage coming out of Portillo is starting to make us jealous…

In celebration of the potential El Nino, the end of summer, and the final Truckee Thursday, Granite Chief is holding a Pro Snow Party this Thursday, the 27th, and invites you to come to down town Truckee and join in the fun. There are going to be great prizes and plenty of good vibes […]

Emerald Pools, CA is a legendary place. Amazing cliff jumping, great swimming, gorgeous views, terrific hiking, friendly water snakes, and plenty of room for adventure. Working your way down stream seeking out cliff jumping spots and solid swimming holes is a great way to pass the day. These boys give us a show of what can be done off the bigger cliffs at Emerald Pools. Goliath is a monster, both literally and figuratively. To get to Emerald Pools is easy. Just turn off 80 onto 20 and pull of the highway where the water flows uphill.

This is pretty sick. This guy took advantage of the new snow in Banff, Canada last week and sent Collier Peak. Here is his story of skiing these peak via Well, after last week’s adventures a storm came in. I was skeptical, but it ended up dumping a good load of cold snow to quite low in the rockies. It’s smoky like crazy here, so it’s […]

What you must know is that Burning Man is a VERY SOPHISTICATED POLICE STATE, EXTENSIVELY PATROLLED and MONITORED by State and Federal Officers. They literally motor by your camp every twenty minutes looking for someone ‘anyone’ to bust. Not to mention Camp Spies in costume and Special Operations sporting night vision goggles and underage shills. And their interest is simple – they’re dying to give you a citation. They could care less about what you’re doing, what they’re […]

Nepal’s tourism ministry granted a Mount Everest climbing permit to Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki on Sunday. This was the first climbing permit issued since the terrible earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people this past April that killed 18 people at Everest base camp and was the worst disaster in Everest history. “The main purpose of my

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