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.

A series of unfortunate events: snowboard edition

By Liam Gayter | 23 Feb 17
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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

By Liam Gayter | 17 Feb 17
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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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A Letter to My Winter Self

By Matt Dhillon | 16 Feb 17
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Matt Dhillon lures himself away from the warm woodstove and his written plans and out into winter adventure.

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Iditarod Changes Course Due to Lack of Snow

By Liam Gayter | 14 Feb 17
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Iditarod starting line moves 360 miles north due to lack of snow.

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Seasonal Affected Disorder

By Graham Averill | 10 Feb 17
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I don’t feel so great. It’s possible that I have the beginnings of a cold or the flu, but I suspect that I’m just suffering through the intense stage of ennui that hits just before a midlife crisis. I’m not really sure what a guy like me does for a midlife crisis. I still like…

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BRO-TV: Mountain State Fat Bike Champs

By Jess Daddio | 09 Feb 17
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Fat biking is gaining popularity here in the Mid-Atlantic, but it’t not as easy as it looks. See for yourself in this month’s episode of BRO-TV.

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Mountain Mama: The Importance of Ski Lessons

By Ky Delaney | 06 Feb 17
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Signing your child up for ski lessons is one of the best parenting moves you can make on the slopes, says Mountain Mama.

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Richmond Mountaineer Jeff Reynolds Climbs Seven Summits

By Jess Daddio | 01 Feb 17
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S2 Mountaineering owner and Richmond-based mountaineer Jeff Reynolds just successfully completed his decade-long bid for the seven highest summits of the world.

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The Putin

By Graham Averill | 23 Dec 16
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We’re way too old to behave this way, on a Wednesday, but we’re all self-aware enough to realize that’s exactly why we have to do it.

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On Thin Ice

By Jess Daddio | 14 Dec 16
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An in-depth look at the small but dedicated North Carolina ice climbing scene.

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Best in Snow: Top Winter Gear Picks Revealed

By Graham Averill | 13 Dec 16
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Very few people get more days on the snow than Phillip Yates, the terrain park manager for Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Here are his picks for the best winter gear.

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Outdoor D-Bags

By Rachel Walker | 01 Dec 16
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It’s time to meet the worst people in the outdoor world.

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Powder Day

By Graham Averill | 12 Feb 16
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It doesn’t matter what you drink in these days. Wild Turkey at 10am is good though.

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Kick, Glide, Jib, Huck: Cross Country Skiing in the South

By Graham Averill | 11 Feb 16
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Cross-country skiing is not just for flatland touring. Today’s cross is a whole new sport, where anything on skinny skis is possible and the whole world is a terrain park.

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Man Down

By Graham Averill | 05 Feb 16
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Injuries are bound to happen when you do stupid shit in the woods.

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