Category Archive: Backcountry News

Nov 10

Vermont Backcountry Ski Forum – Thurs. 11/14/13 in Rochester, VT

Don’t miss what promises to be a great discussion around the future of backcountry skiing and riding in Vermont and beyond. Thank you RASTA and to all those attending and involved! Ski you there! – Brian LINK to “Like” AdventureSkier.com on Facebook. Thanks!

Jul 05

Photo of the Week: New Ski Trails in the Adirondacks?

The newly formed Adirondack Powder Skier Association (APSA) is embracing the evolution of skiing in the Northeast while providing a growing voice for the backcountry skiing community in the Adirondack Mountain region. In response to the relative dearth of accessible backcountry skiing terrain and trails for skiers of all abilities, the APSA is advocating for …

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Mar 30

Photo(&Vid) of the Week: Descending Katahdin’s Chimney

It’s not often that the steep, alpine gulley known as the Chimney on Maine’s Mt. Katahdin becomes skiable. Dropping over 1500′ from Katahdin’s Knife Edge Ridge, the remote Chimney is known more as a ice- and rock-strewn alpine climb (Class 4/ NE II) than it is as a ski line. Yet, this past week, a …

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Feb 14

Upcoming Events to Support VT’s Bolton Valley Backcountry

It seems as though the winter calendar is still filled with some great skiing adventures this season, and two events coming up are no exception. These events are also important fundraisers for the conservation of Vermont’s Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Lands – an incredible opportunity for Northeastern skiers that, if successful, will secure some …

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May 27

Help Protect Vermont’s Bolton Backcountry

This past winter, the land encompassing Vermont’s Bolton Valley Nordic Center and adjacent backcountry was placed on the market by its owner, Redstone. With the fate of the land uncertain, the Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic and Backcountry was formed with the intent of securing long protection of and access to this prized stretch of …

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Mar 08

Adirondack High

As we shared a couple of weeks back (link), the late-winter snow pack in the Adirondacks has been luring us to explore some of the many new landslide paths created by Tropical Storm Irene last August. And after several recent adventures in the Dacks, it’s become clear that Irene has dramatically expanded the scope of …

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