Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Cimbing and Outdoor News from Here and Beyond - 3/10/21


--North Shore News is reporting that, "The BC Coroners Service is investigating after a 50-year-old Delta man died from a skiing accident at Cypress Mountain Resort in West Vancouver on Saturday (March 5). West Vancouver Police Department confirmed that just after 10:30 a.m., officers responded to a call after reports of an injured skier. The BC Ambulance Service and Cypress Mountain ski patrol were tending to the injured skier; however, the man was later pronounced dead at the scene." It appears that this individual lost a ski then hit a tree. To read more, click here.

Mt. Hood in June

--Antelope Valley Press is reporting that, "A climber died and another was in critical condition, Monday night, after falling on Mount Hood, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. The two climbers fell about 200 feet in the Leuthold Couloir area of the mountain, late Sunday. Both climbers were injured." It is possible that the fatality was due to a delayed rescue in poor conditions. To read more, click here.

--Crystal Mountain Ski resort is expected to raise season passes from approximately $1000 to $1700. They will be making several capitol improvements on site...that season passholders won't really care about. To read more, click here.

--King 5 is reporting that, "Washington state’s glaciers are not only shrinking but melting away entirely. The National Park Service has studied glaciers for more than a century in Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades national parks. The Olympics and North Cascades have lost more than half their ice since 1900. Rainier has lost 3%. Yet the amount of loss since the late 1970s has accelerated, based on National Park Service surveys of these mountain glaciers." To read more, click here.


--SnowBrains is reporting that."the highly anticipated $65 million Base-to-Base Gondola at Palisades Tahoe, CA, will be completed for the 22/23 winter season, Alterra Mountain Company announced last week." To read more, click here.

--SnowBrains is reporting that, "Remaining evidence of the ski resort formerly know as Squaw Valley will be removed soon after the Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the renaming of three county-maintained roads that still contain the racist slur." To read more, click here.

--The Sierra Wave is reporting that, "The Inyo National Forest is pleased to welcome Julie Hall, the District Ranger for the Mt. Whitney Ranger District. Julie fills the position behind David Andersen, who recently accepted a newposition on the Umpqua National Forest. Julie has strong ties to the Eastern Sierra and the Inyo National Forest. Her father retired from the Inyo National Forest in 1992 as the Forest Recreation Staff Officer and he still lives in Bishop. Her family relocated to Bishop with his job and she attended high school here." To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

--ENR Southwest is reporting on a new trail from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon: "Construction is set to start next year on a planned $100-million bike and hiking trail from Las Vegas’ western suburbs to scenic Red Rock Canyon. The long-discussed 20-mile Red Rock Legacy Trail will run alongside Nevada State Route 159, a busy thoroughfare that’s currently shared by motorists and bicyclists." To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--It appears that an individual died while descending a route in Eldorado Canyon State Park. To read about it, click here.

--Out There Colorado is reporting that, "A backcountry skier was seriously injured after triggering an avalanche east of Parrot Peak in the La Plata mountains on February 26, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) announced on Saturday." To read more, click here.

--Gripped is reporting that, "Colorado’s popular Eldorado Canyon might only allow visitors into the park if they’ve registered for a permit starting this summer. Over 540,000 people visited Eldorado Canyon last year, which has The Parks & Wildlife Commission considering to implement an online ticketing system on summer weekends. The timed-entry pilot would run weekends and holidays from July 1 to Sept. 15 this year and from May 15 to Sept. 15 next summer, with evaluation planned for the fall of 2023." To read more, click here.

--The Outside Business Journal is reporting that, "A Colorado district judge ruled late last month that Colorado-based Cocona Labs, creators of 37.5 Technology, can move forward with two separate lawsuits accusing The North Face (TNF) and Columbia of patent infringement. The two cases date to 2016, when Cocona sued VF Corporation (TNF’s parent company) and Columbia Sportswear Co., alleging that the apparel brands had illegally incorporated Cocona’s patent-protected thermoregulating technology into their products." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Developers are planning an indoor ski resort in Texas. Images of the potential indoor resorts look dumb.

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