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Sent From Above- The History of the Air Ambulance in Utah

Sent From Above- The History of the Air Ambulance in Utah

  The hour is growing late and a small group of backcountry skiers are facing some critical decisions.  Their companion has just sustained a fall and appears to have a broken leg.  It’s clear that he will not be able to negotiate the difficult terrain ahead and they’re deep in a drainage that has seen […]

Skiing Across the Range of Light

Skiing Across the Range of Light

Now that backcountry skiing has tickled the consciousness of mainstream skiers, all sorts of destinations have become normal fare for the average hardcore skier. From the Green Mountains of Vermont to the Washington’s Cascade Range, Wyoming’s Tetons, the Wasatch of Utah, or California’s Sierra Nevada, the tracks of backcountry skiers are plainly visible where there […]

Ski Touring-off the Beaten (skin) track

Ski Touring-off the Beaten (skin) track

Why climb for hours on skins from Alta or Spruces CG only to find your planned run has already been skied? Have you had enough of sharing SLC’s “Urban” backcountry with the masses?  Why not drive an hour north, south or west and not cross a track all day? Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons do […]