Ways to be safe and responsible on the mountain during the age of COVID, based on CDC and regional mountains’ COVID-19 policies and safety protocols.
On Jan. 7, 2020, Annie and Abbey rode the gondola to the summit of Silver Mountain Resort—their steady brown eyes conveyed the seriousness of their search and rescue mission. Each wore a ski patrol harness, red with a white cross, matching the jacket worn by dog handler Jeff Thompson, a ski patroller from Schweitzer Mountain
By Dig Chrismer There’s a good chance if you spend any time in the village at Schweitzer you’ll run into Mark and Colleen White. These two unofficial Schweitzer greeters are hard to miss with their welcoming smiles, infectious laughter, and endearing Texas drawls. Spending time with them on the mountain is delightful in any season.
There are many species that will actually grow a new limb when one has been lost in some kind of wildlife duel. Unfortunately, humans are not one of them and despite lacking this particular super power, we do have a myriad of other rather miraculous regeneration abilities. Some of us can even grow entire humans.
Four key essentials to prepare for winter travel to ensure safer drives on mountain roads and urban streets.
Getting Ready for Another Epic Season Dreams of 10,000 foot days still haunt me, even though I’ve been more likely to bonk or cramp up after climbing less than half that on backcountry ski tours these past few busy years. So I’m writing this in part to motivate and inspire myself to set bigger goals,
Riding season is upon us, including the influx of powder-enticing ski/snowboard movies. As we watch in awe as the pros rip and slash through the scenes, the allure of riding powder in the backcountry becomes ever more present in our own dreams. We think, “Maybe this year I will venture out into the side/backcountry,” to