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The access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift offered some of the easiest access to sidecountry terrain, which the resort argued was a big part of the problem

That shiny sheet of plastic you have wadded up at the bottom of your daypack can help you stay alive. Will it help you stay comfortable? That’s a different story.

A hard carrying case is being issued to solve potential issues with DSP beacons switching modes accidentally

Mountain guide Mark Smiley released a digital snow safety course. Here’s how it stacks up to the real thing.

When an avalanche killed Caroline Gleich’s brother, it didn’t end her pro skiing dreams. But it did change her approach to the mountains.

A poem to remind you to stay safe out there

Know the risks, the terrain, and the gear you need before your maiden voyage into the backcountry

Versatile lids that keep your noggin safe, inbounds and out

A harrowing backcountry rescue at 11,000 feet exposes the precarious situation first responders are in thanks to the coronavirus pandemic

Yes, getting outside is good for anxiety, but you should think twice about crowding backcountry trailheads and risking getting hurt

We included this insulated bottle in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Whether you’re hunkered down waiting for a rescue snowplow or returning from a hot summer day trip, the ChuteMag’s double-wall insulation will ensure your water doesn’t freeze or get too warm.

This beacon has all the functionality you need in an actual avalanche without the fancy features that could get in the way. The Tracker S’s usability won it a spot in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best snow safety gear. It includes three antennas, a 164-foot…

The latest video from Sweetgrass Productions profiles the ski patrollers keeping the harrowing slopes of Alta, Utah, safe for the masses 

Three skiers died at Silver Mountain, Idaho, on January 7. In the wake of yet another ski-area avalanche tragedy, it's time to awaken our mountain sense. 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort​​​​​​​ created this video to celebrate the women of its ski-patrol team

What to do if you've gotten yourself so stuck that you can't dig out with a shovel and traction aids

Skiers and others venturing into the backcountry often end up too far apart to help each other when an avalanche strikes

It all starts with having the right tools stashed in your vehicle

Wes Siler explains the basic skills you need to drive safely

Melting snow for drinking water isn't as easy as it sounds

State-of-the-art protection, minus that clamped-down feeling

The entire chair fell from one gust of wind, which makes us feel totally safe and not at all concerned

Although it’s minimal, this kit contains the most commonly needed first aid products, including gauze, scissors, band-aids, and ibuprofen.

Gear, classes, and other resource recommendations for those who want to get far, far out there in the winter

Safety first! In this episode of The 101, Bryan Rogala​​​​​​​ walks us through the basics of buying a ski helmet and goggles

Education is the best investment you can make while learning to backcountry ski

It’s time we made America’s prime backcountry skiing and snowboarding terrain safer and more accessible. First step: bombing slopes in the way-out-of-bounds.

This beacon is among the smallest and lightest on the market. It automatically switches to search mode when light hits it and features a flagging option for multiple burials.

Yellow snow is a no-go. But that's not all you need to know.

Two men died in one of the worst inbounds avalanches in decades. What happens now?

A slide off Kachina Peak—steep, rowdy terrain at the New Mexico ski resort—buried two men on Thursday

It's not all throwing bombs and having the mountain to yourself—but those are big perks

Put the beers in the snowbank. Drinking while shredding—or running or biking—is for Joes, Chads, Barts, and Squis

Gear that’s got your back, should things go sideways

It's no surprise that travel nursing makes for a great occupation if you like adventure.

Study finds that high-elevation areas in the Himalaya are seeing wetter, more frequent slides

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