Communities

  • Tetongravity.com is a tight-knit group of international snowsports enthusiasts, and good resource for conditions and comedy alike.
  • Turns-all-year.com is a good resource for ski mountaineers who seek turns all year round, based and originating in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Splitboard.com is the preeminent resource for backcountry snowboard travel, and “the future of backcountry snowboarding,” providing awesome trip reports from splitboarders from around the world. Their Splitboard 101 page also provides answers to frequently asked questions about the sport.
  • Splitboard.it is the Italian version of splitboard.com. A great resource to see whats being slayed over in Europe.
  • Weather Resources

  • The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) provides local weather and avalanche conditions.
  • The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) predicts and records freezing levels and accumulations. See also their web cams for live images of your favorite passes.
  • For the most precise weather information, check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) site.
  • For conditions specific to Mt. Ranier, see the Mt. Ranier National Park Blog, an intimate guide to up-to-date happenings.
  • Affiliates and Friends

  • Jason Hummel maintains the photography portal, Alpine State of Mind, that features breathtaking photos of the Cascades and of the skiers who tackle their gnarly lines. He also chronicles his trips onCascade Crusades, another great resource for backcountry travel in the Cascades. Jason’s twin brother, Josh, and good friend Christy Kinney (also featured on the site) climb with Kyle frequently.
  • Amar Andalkars Ski Mountaineer website.
  • Scott Stuglemeyers blogs for Wend Magazine.
  • Ian Millers travels all over Japan via Dirty Little Creatures
  • Steve Romeo pushes the envelope of backcountry skiing in the Teton Range. His website is an excellent resource for information about touring in the area, and pioneering new lines in general.
  • Kyle Miller provides backcountry guiding and education opportunities for youth and adults in affiliation with the Crystal Mountain Snowsports School.
  • Drew Tabke is a phenomenal skier based out of the Wasatch region but mow resides in the greater Seattle area. Along with being a professional skier and traveling with the Freeride World Tour he is also focused on backcountry exploration.
  • Paul Holding is a year round adventurer who is based out of Norway and Frequents Chamonix for splitboard mountaineering objectives.
  • Wade Galloways site about riding in the Canadian Rockies.Treepilot.ca
  • Nikolai Samsons innovative site for NoBoarding, based out of the Monashee Mountains of British Coulumbia.