Thursday, November 4, 2021

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 11/4/21


--Forest Road 11 -- the road used to access the Sulphide Glacier and Baker River -- is out just before the Shannon Creek Campground. This was reported just a couple days ago, here. As such, it's not clear when it will be repaired.


--As a result of the Caldor Fire, it doesn't look like the Sierra at Tahoe Resort is going to open until after the new year. To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--Snowbrains is reporting that, "a skier triggered and was caught and carried in an avalanche on Loveland Pass, CO, on Friday October 29th, 2021. The slide occurred in an area locally known as the Kitchen Wall." To read more, click here.

--Affordable housing for ski area employees is nearly non-existent in some ski towns. To counter that, Loveland is leasing a motel 25-miles away to provide area employees affordable housing. To read more, click here.

--Snowbrains is reporting that, "Kirsten Lynch, previously chief marketing officer for Vail Resorts, was yesterday appointed chief executive officer and elected to the Company’s board of directors. Her predecessor, Rob Katz, was appointed executive chairperson of the board and will remain fully active and engaged in Vail Resorts’ key strategic decisions and priorities. Additionally, Ryan Bennett, previously vice president of marketing, lift revenue, was named chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--AAI Guide Wyatt Evenson was featured on The Crux Series, talking about what it takes to guide Denali. To read the piece, click here.

--Footwear News is reporting that, "REI Co-op has created an initiative aimed at helping founders of color with their outdoor-focused businesses. The retail giant has revealed Path Ahead Ventures, an effort it said will help founders of color who are starting and scaling their businesses. For this initiative, REI said it will partner with Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian American Pacific Islander entrepreneurs with a goal of helping then build their businesses faster. This effort includes an investment of $30 million in 300 founders." To read more, click here.

--The 2021 Pioets d'Or awards -- the biggest award in world alpine climbing -- have been announced. To see the winners, click here.

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