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Actived: Wednesday Nov 6, 2019
"Why I Don't Use Ski Pole Straps" - SnowBrains
“Why I Don’t Use Ski Pole Straps” The Kerma grips have a thumb rest, but it is angled so your thumb would slip off under higher pressure preventing skiers thumb injury. If I could buy new Kerma grips, I would do so. The grips on the poles in this Ebay listing are almost identical except ours are black and have a big embossed K on the
Tree Well And Deep Snow Suffocation Safety Information
Tree well and deep snow suffocation is a serious problem in the Western USA and Canada. Incidents occur with deep snow accumulations and tree well immersions, where a skier or snowboarder falls into an area of deep, unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized. Since 2001, there have been more snow
Brain Post: If You Had to Cut Off One Finger, Which One
You want to cut off your middle or pointer finger. Seems wrong, right? But he went on to explain that anything you can do with your pointer finger, you can do with your middle finger. If you ever end up in some medieval situation where you have to elect which of your fingers gets cut off, remember to go for the middle or pointer.
North Americas Newest Ski Resort Will Offer Year Round
Skiers will be able to rip tree runs back down to the valley, explore ridge lines and steep chutes, or drop off the back side into a series of glaciated cirques. At the bottom of the latter, a lift will pop onto the top of Twilight, at 2,530m (8,301ft) for heli-ski style runs down a glacier and the potential for summer skiing.
How To Dive Off A CliffSAFELY! - SnowBrains
Keeping this in mind, here are ten essential tips for diving off a cliff safely. 1. Before you even think about diving off a cliff you must be an expert swimmer. Being comfortable in the water before hurling your body off a raised surface into an ocean, lake, or river is non-negotiable.
Cool? Or Cruelty? Viral Picture of Dog in Back of Truck
A photo taken by a driver in Colorado during the heavy snowstorm last week is dividing opinion on the internet. The picture shows a dog covered in snow in the back of a moving pickup truck. Related: Dogs Are Getting High by Eating Marijuana Laced Human Feces Veterinarian Dr. Missy Tasky says it can
Why Early Season Snow is Dangerous in Colorado | News
Sunny slopes are the first to melt off. If temperatures are warm enough, even shady slopes can melt back to bare ground. A prolonged spell of sunny, warm weather will leave slopes (especially those receiving direct sun) bare of snow, or dotted with thin, discontinuous snow patches. This would a good thing from an avalanche perspective.
Why Wearing a Vest Instead of a Backpack in Avalanche
Why Wearing a Vest Instead of a Backpack in Avalanche Terrain Can Be Dangerous: 16 thoughts on “ Why Wearing a Vest Instead of a Backpack in Avalanche Terrain Can Be Dangerous: ” Dan the amount of people getting simultaneously getting caught in a powerful enough avalanche to rip their secured gear off and then still need to dig out
When Is The Best Time to Ski & Ride in New Zealand
Are you getting bummed that your ski season is coming to an end, or worse off, already over? Not to worry my friends, the New Zealand ski fields are already getting snow and will be open within a month. It’s no small feat to make your way to the other side of the world for a ski trip, so let us help you with the trip planning.
What's The Most Important Piece of Ski Gear? - SnowBrains
[sponsored by Intuition Liners]. Duct tape ski boots? 3 toes? Q: What’s the most important piece of ski gear? A: Ski boots are the most important piece of ski gear. Hands down. No question. Ski boots are the only piece of ski gear that actually touch your body. The interaction between your ski boots and your feet is the most important interaction in skiing.
USGS: Chance of California Earthquake Of Magnitude 5 or
It is likely that there will be smaller earthquakes over the next 1 Week, with 250 to 3,600 magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks. Magnitude 3 and above are large enough to be felt near the epicenter. The number of aftershocks will drop off over time, but a large aftershock can increase the numbers again, temporarily.
Vandals Cut the Cable Of Sea-To-Sky Gondola in Squamish
The Sea-To-Sky gondola on the ground after someone deliberately cut the cable. image: RCMP The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is reporting that they believe someone purposefully cut the 5.5cm (2.16″) diameter cable of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish, BC near Whistler at 4am yesterday
Timberline Lodge, OR Is Opening Up The Palmer Lift For
Timberline is pleased to announce it will be opening Palmer Snowfield on weekends for skiing and snowboarding starting Oct. 7 and 8 (weather permitting). The Palmer Chairlift will operate from 8am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Lift tickets are $61 each and will be available at Guest Services in
Brain Post: How Far Does the Average Human Walk in a
@Tom and others but mainly him. you took this to literally. first off they say equator so pay attention. second im sure they were not including elevation changes. third the whole what to wear and where to sleep thing is fucking foolish to even mention. lets just say a human was to walk non stop from the moment they can walk till they are unable to. so im sure the average person can make it 3
Brain Post: The Origin of Cheers - SnowBrains
In ancient times people believed the sound of glasses clanking together would scare away evil spirits. Therefore, people clanked their glasses together when drinking to ward off said evil spirits. This is also the reason that Jehovah’s Witnesses will not ‘Cheers’. Since it’s superstitious, they will have no part in it.
Direct Weather Winter Forecast: Here's What Winter 2019/20
i’ve seen very unusual weather since living in 3 locations in western kentucky. on april 12 of 2004 or 2005 a very intense low pressure was over the great lakes. that morning we had 5 inches of wet snow from a long band of lake affect snow off of lake michigan that extended to the foot hills of nashville tennessee.
World's Largest Supervolcano Sits Underneath California
It’s important to start off by saying this absolutely doesn’t mean there is any imminent danger. Experts at the United States Geological Society (USGS) are actively monitoring the supervolcano, and while there has been an uptick in activity over the past four decades, there are no signs of an eruption. What Is the Long Valley supervolcano?
Ski Patrol: One of America's Worst Paying Jobs - SnowBrains
Where the statistics review annual wages, it is for workers that identify themselves primarily as Patrollers and other RPS Workers, and those wages likely include non-ski patrol work off season. The average annual salary was $20,890 around the US, with a median annual salary of $19,040.
Austria Is Destroying A Glacier To Build A Ski Resort
At the end it comes down to supply and demand. As long as there is more and more people who want to practice their snow sport, there will be development of ski areas. Most of them prefer wide flat slopes where even beginners (think they) can go fast and log their kilometers and altitudes on apps to compare and show off.
Want Discounted Colorado Lift Tickets? The Gems Card Is
The Gems Card for the 2019-2020 is now on sale for Colorado ski resorts. Credit: Colorado Ski Country USA What is a Gems Card? A Gems Card is a discounted promotional ski-pass with big discounts at 11 Colorado ski resorts. It’s currently on sale. For just $30, the Gems Card provides your choice of either: Two 2-for-1 lift tickets or; Two 30% off lift tickets
Story of Survival: Falling 50-Feet Into a Crevasse in
February 17, 2015 was my first full day in Chamonix. I came here to ski the infamous slopes of the Mont-Blanc region and ski-tour in the birthplace of alpinism. For my first day I joined a group of two other Americans for a day of off-piste skiing with a local guide. Our morning run was up the
Safety Bar Talk: Up, Down, When Does it Matter?
It’s really that simple, stupid people fall off chair lifts . And yes I am smarter than you. I recently experienced an overbearing boyfriend harass his girlfriend the whole ride up the chair, he is the type that falls off chair lifts . Get off the cell phone and pay attention to what you are doing.
Mt. Shasta, CA Report: Shasta's Going Off Right Now - Come
Come one, come all, to one of the great centers of California backcountry summer skiing: Mt. Shasta, CA. People certainly got the memo that Shasta has been going off. I rolled up to the usually sleepy and very rural Brewer Creek trailhead (still impassible to cars to the actual trailhead due to snow
The Truth About Stance: "It's All in the Hips" - SnowBrains
The Truth About Stance: “It’s All in the Hips” To feel where this joint flexes, lift one knee off the ground while keeping your spine neutral. Note where the crease in your leg occurs after flexing. If you have pockets on the front of your pants, the crease may be across the top of your pockets. Feel around and notice that the bony
Aggressive Goats Addicted to Human Urine Airlifted Out of
Hundreds of mountain goats in Olympic National Park, WA have become so addicted to the salt found in human urine and sweat that they are an aggressive menace to national park visitors, charging at hikers and trampling vegetation. They have a taste for salt and minerals in human urine, and sweat on
Farmers’ Almanac 2019/20 Winter Outlook: - SnowBrains
Spring will be slow to start with winter lingering across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England. Occasional wet snow and unseasonably chilly conditions will hang on for a ride that you may not be able to get off until April! Hopefully lots and lots of this in 2019/20 in the USA! skier: Miles Clark. image: Andrew Chad Photography ***
Old Farmer's Almanac 2019/20 Forecast for Canada: Prepare
While parts of Quebec, the southern portions of Alberta, and British Columbia will be spared the worst of the winter snows, they won’t be entirely off the hook: These areas should expect rain, freezing rain, and sleet throughout the season. SnowBrains at Revy on 12/10/18. Same again, please! Credit: Erica Good. BC’s Big Chill
Fire Rips Through Operations Buildings at Mount Snow Ski
Firefighters say it’s too early to know the cause of a blaze that ripped through the operations building at Mount Snow Ski Resort, VT although it looks like the Tuesday evening fire started in the carpentry shop. Thankfully nobody was in the building when the fire started, which burned down the
Yellowstone, MT Police Are Blasting Out AC/DC to Clear
Related: Metallica Frontman Contacts Woman Who Blasted Metallica Music to Scare Off Cougar; And while bison might not like AC/DC, we know that mountain lions have a distaste for Metallica. One female hiker scared off a big cat last month by playing Metallica from her phone.
Northstar California Resort to Charge For Parking this
Vail Resorts owned Northstar California Resort announced on Tuesday that starting this upcoming season it plans to charge guests to park at the Village View Lot. Free parking will still be available at the Castle Peak Lot. Related: Solitude Ski Resort, UT Will Charge $20 For Parking In 2019/20
Mammoth Mountain's 2019-2020 Season Is About To Pop Off
For all of us regular people, the end of October means carving pumpkins, picking apples, and crafting the spookiest costume. But in the midst of all of the PSL drinking and Oktoberfest parties, the friendly folks at Mammoth Mountain, CA were hard at work preparing for yet another epic winter. There
Three Climbers Killed by an Avalanche on Iconic Alpamayo
It sounds like both the guide and your brother were swept off together thus no chance for one to arrest or stop another from a fall. I do know that the female climber’s, Eva, rope was broken at or near the anchor point. That suggests a large force moving at speed hit and snapped the rope. It sounded like the actual anchors, made of the ice
The Top 10 Tips For Buying and Selling Gear At The Ski Swap
As the seller, it’s to your advantage that most people have no clue and just assume everything is a good deal. Most ski swaps are also going to take a commission off the top of your sale price, so keep that in mind. 4. Discount heavily. If your swap allows for a discount period towards the end of the sale, price your gear to sell.
SnowBrains - Page 9 of 4544 - Snow Ski & Ride News
We know it has been incredibly dry for California lately, and sadly there are no storms on the horizon through the middle of the month. So the big question is: Does having little or no snowpack in early November mean that it will be a dry winter? Related: Mammoth Mountain’s 2019-2020 Season Is About To Pop Off Thankfully, the answer is […]
Final Details Emerge in Montana Avalanche Death & Suicide
Inge Perkins’ avalanche transceiver was turned off and in her backpack when her body was located by rescuers. The two skiers had not done a beacon check. Rescuers located Inge with avalanche probes on October 9th, 2017. Nine search and rescue volunteers, including 2 avalanche dogs, searched the avalanche debris for the missing skier.
Long Period of Heavy Snow Headed For WA | 2-3 FEET of Snow
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Washington. It is in effect from early Thursday Morning - Saturday Morning. This storm will consist of an extended period of heavy, accumulating snowfall for the mountains and the valleys. 2-3 FEET of Snow In The Mountains Thursday Morning - Saturday Morning In Washington.
Hiker Missing in 'Treacherous Conditions' in North
“Search crews reached the cabin at Hidden Lake and the missing hiker was not located. The search crew is actively searching for her on their way down off the mountain,” Skagit County Undersheriff Chad Clark said in an update Tuesday afternoon, adding that the search will resume Wednesday.
VIDEO: 4 Snowmobilers Were Buried By An Avalanche In Utah
One person saw the avalanche breaking and yelled to the other three. The tried to get away but all 4 were caught and partially buried. Three were able to get out on their own. The fourth deployed his air bag backpack. He was buried face down with only one boot and part of his air bag showing. The other three dug him out.
Lance Armstrong on Twitter "I Just Blew The F'ing Doors
I can’t drop many people on a bike these days but I just blew the fuckin’ doors off Mike Pence on a Nantucket bike path. Day. Made. — Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) August 10, 2019. Lance then said it was a joke while again rubbing in that he did blow his doors off.
103-Year-Old Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, MT
The Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, MT being threatened by the Sprague Fire on August 27th, 2017. The fire burnt down the chalet on August 31st, 2017. The 103-year-old Sperry Chalet burned down yesterday in Glacier National Park, MT. “Thursday afternoon at approximately 6:00 pm, the main
Monarch Mountain, CO Partners with Arapahoe Basin
Monarch Mountain, CO has come to an agreement with Arapahoe Basin, also Colorado, for the 2019-2020 season which will allow pass holders from both mountains to receive three free reciprocal days, with no blackouts. “Friends will be friends. We’ve always had a strong connection with A-Basin due
It's Not Too Early for Avalanches | This Skier Triggered
This size 2 avalanche took place on Sunday 20th October on Idaho Peak in the Slocan Valley of the Selkirk Mountains BC. The Crown was 45 cm (18″) deep and ~60 m (200-feet) wide. The Avalanche ran ~350 m (1,150-feet) into the small trees below. It was skier triggered and there were no injuries
Brain Post: 10 Powerful Reasons BEER is Good for You
Many studies have come out about beer over the years and the overwhelming conclusion is: “beer is good for you.” Granted, you can drink 10 of ‘em and expect it to be beneficial. But 2 or 3 day is actually gonna help. So now you can feel good about the aprés ski beer or 3 at the hill.
VIDEO: Huge Avalanche on Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand Closes
Kia ora everyone, the avalanche work undertaken today at Tūroa shows why we take the time to get up on the slopes and make it safe. Two avalanches were set off this morning, flowing through the ski area boundary and out the other side, leaving debris and a significant track in its place.
Brain Post: Why Are These Goats on This Dam - SnowBrains
These goats are able to pull off these stunts safely because of their special hooves. “Unlike horses, goats have hooves comprised of two split toes. The outer part of each toe, which is shaped like a parabola when seen from below and is labeled “Wall” in the diagram below, is hard; the part marked “Sole” on the diagram is soft and
Eyewitness Account of Terrifying Moment Woman Slipped to
Eyewitness Account of Terrifying Moment Woman Slipped to Her Death Off Half Dome, Yosemite, CA CragBrains | September 11, 2019 Climbing. Half Dome Cables. image: EarthTrekkers.com. Last week a 29-year-old woman fell 500-feet to her death while hiking up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in California.
Top 9 Off-Slope Activities at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho
Riders can test their fitness and skills at the Snowball Special Fat Bike Race that will kick- off the Sun Valley Nordic Festival in early February. The annual event is named after the train “Snowball Special” that carried a merriment of skiers from Southern California to Sun Valley, Idaho from 1958-1972.
VIDEO: It's Not Winter. But it Will Be | Share the Stoke
We all wish it was winter again. Those powder days, unforgettable face shots, and road-trips around the country chasing the snow, making the most of our Ikon Pass. But fear not! As the heat of the summer sun seeps into our skin, the Ikon Pass community shares a constant celebration that the next
Which U.S. State Has The Most Ski Resorts? - SnowBrains
During the 2018/2019 ski season, 476 ski resorts were in operation in the United States of America, a slight increase over the previous season. Of the 37 states with operating ski resorts, New York leads by an astounding number – 51 ski resorts operating in the state in 2018/19. Related: Top 11