It’s time to slide down the ethical slope guilt-free by convincing your boss that more time on the sled will boost your job performance this winter. Here’s how to talk your boss into letting you work less and sled more.
I absolutely the love the idea of avalanche airbags. They are an amazing safety tool that has been shown to save lives by reducing the chance of a full burial in an avalanche. I fully recommend wearing one. But where do they realistically land on the list of mountain preparedness must-haves? And what should come first: an avalanche airbag or education?
Arctic Cat has recently published a sequel to its first Destination Elevation short film, and it’s a beautiful piece of work. The film and several short episodes that have dropped since are produced by the same Alaska production company, Hybrid Color, that put together Winter Project a few years back.
SLEDFILM—the biggest film and awards show in the winter motorsports industry—once again hits the screen and stage in Bend, Oregon on November 9th and 10th, 2018 for SLEDFILM 19. Riders, athletes, industry icons, filmmakers and guests from around the world come together for a weekend of fun and film.
The USDA Forest Service has acknowledged that due to software update, there was a problem with comment submissions appearing correctly, including some appearing to be related to issues in the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, rather than the Chugach National Forest, for which they were intended.
It’s a fresh season with new dreams and goals. However, before heading deep into the backcountry, it’s time to arm yourself with information about avalanche gear and training! Now is also the best time to test out all your gear, and make sure that you and your riding buddies are all on the same page with regards to skills and best practices this winter!
Most guys don’t go out and buy a brand new F-350 Super Duty for their first set of wheels. It’s usually more like a rusty Madza 323 with a leaky gas tank, or some other P.O.S. with hardly any brakes and even less chick magnetism. The same holds true for sledders buying a used sled.
I’ve made some serious mistakes in avalanche terrain, and I knew damn well they were bad ideas at the time I made them. Thankfully, nobody was hurt—but they could have been.
In an effort to help foster an environment of open, honest communication, I am sharing the following mistakes that I’ve made.
Fernie, BC will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) at Traynor Hall on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes both avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics.