Adventure

It’s Time to Embrace Ski Guiding

Long stigmatized in the United States, wider adoption of guided backcountry skiing will boost knowledge, reduce gatekeeping, and promote human-powered skiing on public lands

Marc Peruzzi
Feb 26, 2021

The Final Descent of Dean Cummings

From the outside, things seemed perfect for the former world extreme skiing champion: he had a family, a successful guiding business, and unending adventure out his front door in Valdez, Alaska. But something dark festered beneath the surface.

Devon O’Neil
Feb 22, 2021

Is This Winter’s Sketchy Snowpack the New Normal?

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Heather Hansman
Feb 19, 2021
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