Update 1/21am: Head to this link for some highlights from the final day at the event. Brothers Lars and Silas Chickering-Ayers, who were raised skiing Vermont’s Mad River Glen, skied away with first and third place finishes, respectively, at this year’s US Freeskiing Extremes in Crested Butte this past weekend. Their wins follow Lars’ first […]
It was nearly ten years ago when we first ran into our good friend Brennan Severance (aka “The Leather Booted Ripper”) while sniffing out a nice powder stash somewhere along Vermont’s Long Trail. Since then, we’ve enjoyed countless ski adventures with Brennan across the northeast U.S., on Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula, Alaska’s Kenai and in East […]
We made the most of the shortest day of the year by enjoying fresh tracks in some higher elevation, off-piste terrain that’s been tempting us for days, and by enjoying a nice wood-fired sauna with a few friends. The warmth and light of the sauna soothed our souls and recharged our bodies. And now, with […]
Here’s something a little different…cool footage captured by Warren Miller, featuring off-piste skiing in the Austrian Alps back in the early 1960s. You’ve got to love the soundtrack! And check out the faceshots the third skier in the last scene gets – at approx. 1:28… Enjoy!
Our friend Dylan Crossman grew up skiing in Vermont’s Green Mountains and Mad River Glen, and after moving out west to explore his love for skiing, he went on to dominate the competitive telemark (and later the alpine) big-mountain/freeskiing scene – winning the US Telemark Extremes on FIVE times, and in 2008, skiing away with […]
Fellow Montana-based writer and photographer, Aaron Teasdale, recently embarked on a seriously inspiring, pedal-powered family vacation that will undoubtedly have the Teasdale family in great shape for the coming ski season… Check out what they are up to HERE. Photo credit: Aaron Teasdale
We’re not really sure how old this sign really is, but we thought it was worth sharing with everyone. We recently spotted it while skiing past the old “practice slope” near the Adirondack Loj trailhead in New York’s High Peaks region. – Brian
Boise, ID – Winter Wildlands Alliance is seeking entries for its 6th annual Backcountry Film Festival. The Backcountry Film Festival seeks to promote the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of backcountry, nonmotorized recreation and environmental preservation. Do you have a compelling story, some quality footage and a keen eye for […]
Former French extreme skiing pioneer, Sylvain Saudan – also known as “the skier of the impossible” – trained for his extremely challenging and oft-unrepeated ski descents in the French Alps and in the Himalaya, by skiing down snow-free mountainsides. Aside from the training element of this kind of skiing, it seems clear that Saudan was […]
In late March, Vermont-raised Jack Hannan – a inspirational and passionate skier, husband and friend of many – was taken by a Class 3 avalanche in British Columbia’s Coast Range. Local contributor to AdventureSkier.com, Dave Aronson (aka “Baker Dave”), who was a very close friend of Jack’s, shares with us below some personal thoughts about […]
Jonesing for some fresh snow here in the northeast, we came across this priceless video footage while looking for footage of the recent big dump the Wasatch. We hope the skier, who thought he need to straddle the rope, instead of grabbing a hold of it with his hand, has fully recovered at this point.
We forgot to mention in an earlier post about Lars’ win at the Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird, UT this March 2010 that his younger brother Silas (watch video of Silas here) stood on the podium that same day, at a junior event at Jackson Hole, WY. Way to go Silas! Anyhow, check out this […]