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Unpredictable Winters

Unpredictable Winters The discussion of climate change continues to be disputed internationally. The 2013-14 winter season has been quite whacky across North America and Europe. Some regions have been warm and dry while other areas have been inundated by a … Continue reading

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Sochi: An Inside Look at Snow Safety

Along the shores of the Black Sea, Sochi is Russia’s ritziest beach city and host to the 2014 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics. While snow in Sochi is rare, deep snow is found 2-hours east at Rosa Khutor, Russia’s newest … Continue reading

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RECCO reflector-equipped ORTOVOX avalanche transceivers

Starting fall 2013 ORTOVOX is including RECCO reflectors into all new transceivers. The combination of systems is new to rescuers and we want to provide you with some detailed information. Why put reflectors into transceivers? A reflector-equipped transceiver provides a … Continue reading

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Just Like The Old Days — Big Snows In California’s Sierras

“I’ve been here since 1954 and I have to frankly say this is the harshest, toughest winter that I have ever had up here,” said Norm Sayler, 78, president of the Donner Summit Historical Society. Through Monday, the California statewide … Continue reading

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China – Birthplace of Skiing

At last week’s ISPO-China I was privileged to speak at the Asian Pacific Snow Conference, but the highlight of my the day was listening to and meeting Mr. Shan Zhaojian, a Chinese ski historian. I would describe Mr. Zhaojian as … Continue reading

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The First US Avalanche Death?

Where do you think and when was the first reported avalanche death in the United States (or territories before statehood)?

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Swiss Off-Piste Accident May Change The Rules

An upcoming criminal trial regarding an off-piste avalanche may change how off-piste skiing in Switzerland is done. Last December, the Christmas holiday season was in full swing at Anzere (a medium-sized ski resort in Valais), and powder snow still blanketed … Continue reading

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