Scotty J at Powder Mountain. Photo courtesy of Suzi Johnson.
Written by Colin Korst Two years ago, the outdoor sport community lost a phenomenal young individual. That person was Nickolay Dodov. He was heli-boarding in Haines, Alaska when he tragically died in an avalanche. He was the son of two amazing parents named Alex and Natalia, who were both outdoor enthusiasts. Nick was born in [...]
Mountain Rider’s Alliance was founded in 2010 due to the growing concern that the ski industry was at a crossroads. While consolidation of ski resorts continues, smaller Mom and Pop, community ski areas continue to close. Along with our partners at Antelope Butte Foundation and SkiEssentials.com, we have combined forces to bring you the Community [...]
This week we get a behind the scenes look at an adventure of a lifetime called Shifting Ice and Changing Tides. This “human and wind-powered, female led expedition to the west coast of Greenland” aims to visually document glacial melt and some first descents of the ski variety. We were lucky enough to catch up with Meghan [...]
Written by Abbi Ness On January 18, 2014, there are only 50” of that white stuff that we NEED in order to make the sport that we love a possibility (aka snow) at the base of Mt. Hood Meadows. It’s forty-seven degrees and sunny up at the mountain and no snow in the seven day [...]
Written by Clark Gilman I grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. I rode the rope tow between my dad’s knees until I could reach the rope myself. While you might not have experienced Seattle spring skiing in a rain poncho, I’m sure we share a love of exploring new terrain, beautiful vistas, [...]
If you go down the right back roads in the northeastern United States, every now and then you might see an abandoned chair lift, or former ski trails overgrown. Believe it or not, in New England there are 608 “Lost” ski areas. This week we interviewed Jeremy Davis, who is a superhero trying to preserve the rich [...]
Written by Sam Finch While record-breaking low temperatures are pummeling the Midwest and East, I thought I would warm up the weather discussions with a story about the West. I just returned from a trip to Redding, CA to visit family and friends. Located in Jefferson State (although officially still part of northern California), Redding [...]