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  • #unepicadventures: Skiing the Gore Trifecta: Three Couloirs, Three Lines


    Can an unepic adventure be memorable and an amazing experience? I find that sometimes I have the ability to put expectations on certain outings. These outings are usually on my tick list of things I want to accomplish. One of these objectives we called the “Gore Trifecta” and simply consisted of skiing the Silver Couloir on Buffalo, the Big Bad Wolf on Red #1, and What Big Eyes You Have on Little Red.

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  • #unepicadventures: Sledding Deep in the Cariboo Backcountry


    Sledding and ski touring are two very similar ways to enjoy the Cariboo backcountry with one major difference; the terrain that we’re able to cover in a single day on a snowmobile is far greater. When covering such large distances—and reaching such remote terrain by sled—it’s even more important not to make mistakes.

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  • Backcountry Rescue from Ouray Colorado Avalanche


    While boot packing up the Naked Lady Couloir, another party backcountry skiing above Ross Minton’s ski mountaineering group above released an avalanche. The slide caught Ross and carried him around 400 feet down the couloir. Luckily he was not buried. And luckily his guide and party knew the basics of post-avalanche patient care and backcountry evacuation.

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  • #unepicadventures: Two Dudes, Two Sleds and some Classic Heuristic Traps on Togwotee Pass


    #unepicadventures: The day had started so simply, two dudes on two sleds out on an exploratory mission into the Tetons, scouting potential ski lines and routes for summer fun as well. Two experienced wilderness professionals find themselves at the nexus of some classic heuristic traps on Togwotee Pass in Jackson, WY.

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  • #unepicadventures: Matching Objectives to Snow Conditions in the San Juan Range


    In this third installment of #unepicadventures, BCA ambassador Matt Wade of Peak Mountain Guides foregoes a classic 14’er descent off Mt. Sneffels to score blower pow on nearby Stony Mountain, in Colorado’s majestic San Juans.

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  • 2016 Snow & Avalanche Workshops

    The Colorado Avalanche Information Center presents the Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop in Breckenridge, Colorado, October 9, 2015.

    Mark your calendars and get educated at one of the 2016 U.S. regional snow and avalanche workshops. These pre-season gatherings of snow travelers are a great way to share knowledge, learn, laugh, and network. Workshop schedule for recreationists and professionals published here.

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  • Freeskier Gear Review: BCA Stash 30™ Backpack Best of 2017


    What good is all the gear you’re getting for this season without the proper pack? No good at all. Make sure you’re transporting all of those valuables properly, whether it’s to and from the mountain, up and down the mountain or anywhere in between. Freeskier has selected the BCA Stash 30 backpack as one of its top packs of 2017.

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  • Wildsnow Gear Review: BCA Float 32™ Avalanche Airbag Pack


    WildSnow has reviewed various generations of the BCA Float avalanche airbag packs, and Michael Arnold has been using the redesigned BCA Float 32™. Here’s his take.

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  • #unepicadventures: A catastrophic avalanche, witnessed from a safe distance in the Selkirks


    #unepicadventures: The most terrifying part of witnessing a catastrophic avalanche isn’t the sound, the scale, or the sheer power. It’s the complete disregard an avalanche has for anything but physics. Kyle Hansen recounts an avalanche that happened without him and his crew, as seen from the comfort of their tents while winter camping in the Selkirks.

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