Review of Almost Ablaze Premier in SF and Tahoe

“The Edge…There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” -Hunter S. Thompson On a cool, foggy evening the moisture seemed to dance in the air around the slow procession of people walking into the Palace of Fine Arts […]

Whitefish – Basecamp for the Northern Rockies (Continued)

Who started Whitefish Ski resort? Back in the 1930’s a group of men led by Lloyd “Mully” Muldown and Ole Dalen started skiing what was called “Big Mountain.”  This would later become fittingly named, Big Mountain Ski Resort.  The noticeable thing about Montana is the philosophy of “Support Local” was there long before it became fashionable.  It comes as no […]

California Avalanche Workshop

On October 18, 2014 the Sierra Nevada Mountain Community took a big step towards snow safety. Backcountry enthusiasts, community leaders, industry professionals and emergency personnel gathered to share knowledge and prepare for the snow season at the first annual California Avalanche Workshop. To be considered such a cutting edge state, California sure is behind the […]

Powderwhore’s Some Thing Else – Premiering in Lake Tahoe and Reno

There are a lot of films coming out year after year, but Powderwhore Productions takes a fresh new look compared to other film companies and focuses on the backcountry experience and the lifestyle that it means.  In their 10th installment they are focusing on their deepest days last season in some of the most remote […]

Really? Gotta! Wanna!

Athletes have continually pushed the limits of what is snowboarding.  Initially it was a game of one up-manship on who could go the biggest or spin the most rotations.  Then it grew into taking freestyle tricks from the park to the streets and now the freestyle tricks are going into the backcountry on big mountain lines.  Throughout this evolution it […]