Fault Lines & Fracture Lines

How an M6.5 Earthquake Led to a Historic Avalanche Cycle in the Sawtooths Words by SMG co-owner Chris Lundy, Photos […]

Snow Safety and Freeriding in Kyrgyzstan

Words and photos by guide Doug Bernard Even after traveling for almost 72 hours across 11 time zones and knowing […]

Superstition and Ski Montages: the Key to Conjuring Pow

Words and photos by guide and winter hutkeeper Lara Antonello As ski resorts open across the country, many backcountry enthusiasts […]

What It Takes: One Guide’s Story of Chasing Prerequisites for the AMGA Ski Exam

Words and photos by guide Matt Scrivner The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) “Mountain Guide Track” is easy enough to […]

New snow, new faces, and other news

First major winter storm of the season Up ’til now, our fall has been characterized by high pressure and little […]

Reviewed: Salomon Shift Binding

By Drew Daly, AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Do you have a ski you want to use at the resort with your […]

Japan By The Numbers

SMG guide Marc Hanselman checks in with a report from this winter’s trip to Japan. Through his company Pro Alpine […]

Reviewed: Atomic Backland 95 Ski and Backland Tour Binding

  Chris Lundy To some extent, narrower skis are making a comeback in the world of ski touring. Part of […]

Midwinter Update: Winter’s Back!

It’s been a feast or famine season in the western U.S. Looking at the map to the right, it’s clear […]

Avalanche News for the 2017-18 Winter

Updated U.S. Avalanche Course Progression As outlined in a previous post, beginning this winter the avalanche course progression for both […]