Skiing with Trolls in Iceland
Compared to other European ski destinations, Iceland is a relative new arrival to the global ski scene. Geographically isolated from the rest of Europe, the local economy was based on fishing and whaling, which gathered little attention to the first traveling skiers of the early 20th century. However the economic boom experienced by Western Europe [...]
Hazel Birnbaum FWT Skier Caught in Fieberbrunn Avalanche
Professional freeskier Hazel Birnbaum from Kirkwood, California was caught in a nasty avalanche while competing in the Freeride World Tour event at Fieberbrunn, Austria. Leading up to the days event the competition had been canceled due to heavy snowfall and recent winds creating slabs across the entire competition venue. The snow safety team had dropped [...]
How to Use a Snow Shovel for Avalanche Rescue
Hitting the backcountry with a group of buddies is what snowboarding is all about. Fresh powder, lines for days, and beautiful scenery make it all but impossible not to have fun. But backcountry riding is not without its dangers. Prime among them are avalanches. Learn more below : An avalanche can occur at any time [...]