Archive for the ‘Avalanche Safety’ Category

Who is Teaching Your Avalanche Class

Posted: December 26th, 2012

  Just this morning I got an email from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center and After a quick follow up phone call I thought it was useful enough information… More

Avalanche Awareness Presentation With Steve Karkanen

Posted: December 3rd, 2012

Do you know what to look for in the backcountry to keep you safe in the winter? Do you spend time up high, playing in the snow? The Rocky Mountaineers… More

DPS Wailer 112 RP

Posted: November 16th, 2012

Skis sure look different these days, one look at our ski wall will solidify that statement. I remember a decade or more ago the ski publications were lamenting the death… More

Pray For Snow Party This Friday

Posted: October 1st, 2012

Pray for Snow  (formerly known as Burning Dog) a fundraiser for is the biggest party for skiers every fall.  100% of the profits are used to further the goals… More

Quiver Killers

Posted: February 2nd, 2012

Ever wish you had more flexibility in your ski set-up? Or ski your favorite skis for both AT and Tele? Now you can thanks to a company called Quiver Killers. Once… More

Black Diamond Zealots

Posted: January 19th, 2012

Black Diamond has slightly re-tooled the Zealots for this year, it has the same stiff flex, minimal sidecut, and 110mm waist (135-110-123 in the 182cm) as the previous model, but… More

La Nina vs. Missoula: Take Two

Posted: January 17th, 2012

After the last winter season, NOAA’s prediction that we would experience another La Nina season seemed to send the outdoor crowd in Missoula into a buzz. Last years winter started… More

Gecko Skins: Totally Glueless

Posted: December 27th, 2011

So what do your skins look like? No, not the fuzzy side, the sticky side? Covered in dog hair? Pine needles? If they are in good, clean, like new condition,… More

Help The West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation This Season

Posted: December 23rd, 2011

We would like to pass on a request from WCMAF, we use this resource to stay safe in the backcountry. Even though it is a non-profit there are still costs… More

Back Country Access (BCA) Float Packs Rise To The Top

Posted: December 21st, 2011

Who ever thought balloons would be on the backcountry packing list? Alright, not the kind you see at birthday parties but a compressed air self-deployed unit that fits in your… More