All posts tagged Backcountry Skiing

Skiing in undeveloped or wilderness areas.

Early Avalanche Deaths

Early Season Avalanche Deaths This weekend was  deadly one for skiers in the West.  Avalanches in two states claimed the lives of two people.  One skier died while jumping into a closed area at the Mt. Rose ski resort near Reno, Nevada, and another in Montana near Cooke City while backcountry skiing. The snow is […]

Peter Grubb Hut Reopens

Peter Grubb Hut Reopens for Winter The Sierra Club’s Peter Grubb Hut has reopened after the first of a multi-year refurbishing effort for the winter of 2013-2014.  The 75 year old ski hut, located north of I-80, had been closed since March.  To make reservations call 800-867-6775. To support the efforts to upgrade the Peter Grubb […]

Yosemite’s Ostrander Hut Lottery is Open

Yosemite’s Ostrander Hut Lottery Open Until November 20 at 5pm Registration for Yosemite’s Ostrander Hut lottery for the upcoming winter is open.  You may register until 5pm on November 20. The lottery will take place on November 21, with the results being emailed or mailed on November 25.  Registration can be done online, by mail […]

Winter Trails Day 2013 – Tomorrow, January 12, 2012

National Winter Trails Day 2013 will be held nationwide tomorrow, January 12.  Events to promote and introduce people of all ages will be held at trailheads and cross country resorts throughout the country.  Take advantage of this great event to learn how to snowshoe or nordic ski for free. In the greater Lake Tahoe Area, […]

Winter News

Find out the latest in winter news in the kick and glide world.

Central and Southern Idaho

With extensive trail systems maintained by state, county and community organizations, Central and Southern Idaho is a mecca for cross country skiing.  Sun Valley/Ketchum bills itself as “Nordic Town USA”  and the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) is justly proud of its nordic trail systems in the Wood River and Sawtooth Valleys. These listings are for […]

Oregon

Oregon backcountry winter recreation means deep snows in the high volcanoes of the Cascades and diverse opportunity in several ranges rising above dry eastern plateaus.   The Cascades have deep evergreen forest punctuated by volcanic cones that rise  dramatically and receive deep maritime snowfalls.  Their west side has lush vegetation, while their east side is […]

Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a great deal to offer the kick and glider.  The Cascades, which begin in northern California and extend through Washington into British Columbia, Canada, include volcanic and non volcanic mountains.  

Utah

Utah boasts the greatest snow on earth, and its bounty is not confined to downhill ski resorts.  The Wasatch and Uintas provide classic ski opportunities for every kind of snow enthusiast. and Park City, vying for the title of best nordic town in the West, has multiple systems of groomed nordic track. Much of the […]

Greater Yellowstone and Tetons

Yellowstone National Park sits on a high plateau at the intersection of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, with vast meadows, lakes and river systems.  The area gets snow early and West Yellowstone is a popular training area for nordic athletes.  Snowcoaches make touring from and around Old Faithful easy, if you have the time.  Yellowstone Park has […]