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Is It Getting Hot in Here?

Is It Getting Hot in Here?

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE COULD IMPACT THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH AND WHAT’S BEING DONE TO SAVE IT. In September 2007, Governor Jon Huntsman’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC) expressed “very high confidence” that most global warming in the past half-century has been caused by human-generated increases in greenhouse gas concentrations. Yet, in […]

Life and Death Skiing in the LaSals

Life and Death Skiing in the LaSals

Whoomph! The sound stopped me in my tracks and raised the hair on my arms and neck. The entire five-acre meadow of snow had collapsed under my skis. Though I was clear of any avalanche run out zones, I instinctively cringed against an onslaught of tumbling snow and made a quick scan of the surrounding […]

Sunday Super Bowls at Steam Mill

Sunday Super Bowls at Steam Mill

  The sun’s warmth feels so good. I close my eyes and tilt my head back to face the sky. It’s the first time I’ve seen the sun in three days, and of course it arrives on the final run of our last day ski-touring from the Steam Mill Yurt in the Bear River Range. […]

Life in Snow-Stories of Two Avalanche Gurus

Life in Snow-Stories of Two Avalanche Gurus

For the past few decades, the responsibility of keeping Utahns safe from the threat of avalanches has largely fallen upon the shoulders of two professional snow rangers. Liam Fitgerald was the first Director of Snow Safety at Snowbird, eventually becoming the lead avalanche forecaster for the Utah Department of Transportation. Bruce Tremper has had decades […]

Old School

Old School

Perhaps you have noticed this snow sliding endeavor that most outdoor adventurers engage in in one form or another in winter time – that of lift serviced skiing and riding, which has always been one filled with trends, fashions and even gimmicks. Consider rear entry ski boots, Burt “retractable” bindings, or Spademan bindings- those with […]