Snowsports

Say hello to the slopes of the Blue Ridge! Here’s your top news on ski and snowboard resorts, backcountry snow adventures, snowshoeing destinations, and cross-country trips. Boarders and skiers of any variety, from freestyle and alpine to nordic and telemark, can find all the events, guides, reports, and gear reviews they need to enjoy the winter.

Almost Heaven

My kids are only eight, but they understand that there are no friends on powder days, and it’s okay to miss work or school if you can get solid turns in.
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A series of unfortunate events: snowboard edition

An avalanche sent three snowboarders tumbling down the mountainside at Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen Highland ski area this past week. Fortunately, all three survived, only to be charged by a moose shortly after rescuing themselves. According to the Aspen Times, the three boarders had been filming higher up the ridge that day and decided…
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U.S. biathlete makes history

Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid, New York became the first ever American, male or female, to win gold at the International Biathlon Union World Championship. The biathlon is the only winter sport the U.S. had failed to win gold for in the Olympics or World Championships until now. Bailey finished the 20-kilometer race in 48…
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Outdoor Updates: Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding, dies at age 65

Photo of Jake Burton Carpenter tweeted by Burton Snowboards Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding, dies at age 65 Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards has died, officials from this company announced on Thursday. Carpenter fought testicular cancer in 2011 and told employees just this month that the cancer had returned. Carpenter…
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GEAR UP: Top Picks for Great Gear

This year’s hottest products are here and just in time for the holidays. Get in gear! Want to get your hands on some of this gear? Enter to win the GIVEAWAY! Icemule Boss Ultimate portability. Ultimate ice retention. Ultimate ease of use. No wonder the ICEMULE BOSS™ is the ultimate cooler. Premium, multi-day ice retention…
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Happy Birthday West Virginia!

Every year on June 20th, the Mountain State celebrates a very special day – its birthday! This year West Virginia is turning 156 years old. How much do you know about the east coast’s best-kept secret? West Virginia is home to… Nearly 50 state parks and forests. Outdoor adventure of all kinds can be found all…
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All-Women Adventure Film Festival Heads to Brevard, NC in April

No Man’s Land Film Festival, the premier all-women adventure film festival, is coming to Western North Carolina for the second year in a row. The festival features short films about inspirational women showcasing a wide array of women-identified athletes and adventurers. The April 3 screening in Brevard, NC will take place at Oskar Blues Brewery…
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Can We Join the Party?

The climate and demographics of snowsports are changing. Today’s world is changing, both in a literal and philosophical sense. Winter sports are a sector, grappling with the direct effects of that change. Here, leaders and participants have had to evaluate and adjust their expectations of the utility gained from playing in the mountains when the…
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