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Avalanche Report: Snowmobiler Killed at Portal Creek near Big Sky

Our thoughts are with the loved ones of Burton Kenneth Gibson, who perished in an avalanche near Big Sky in Montana. Gibson was snowmobiling with his son and his son’s friend in the Onion Basin near Eaglehead Mountain when he was buried and killed in the slide. Read more about Gibson here.

Avalanche Report: Snowmobiler and Skier Killed in Separate Avalanches

It is with a heavy heart that we report the first avalanche fatalities of this winter. Snowmobiler Rex J. Andersen, 39, was caught, buried and killed in a slide near Palisades Peak, west of Jackson, Wyoming but just a couple miles inside the Idaho state line. Read more about the Palisades Peak avalanche here. Jackson resident […]

Powder Magazine: Launch of the International Avalanche Nest-Egg

WORDS: Erin English On April 20, Colorado’s Sheep Creek avalanche claimed the lives of five backcountry skiers and snowboarders, and ever since that tragic day, the fiancé of one of the victims has found solace in an unlikely activity—building a new nonprofit from the ground up. The mission of Elizabeth Lamphere’s organization, called the International […]

IAN Fund Launch Party

The event was very successful. Special thanks to our very generous sponsors, providing us with more raffle items and big ticket silent auction items than we expected. The bands were honored to be a part of the event, especially as two of the band members were formally in Ian’s band, Named By Strangers. Nectars were […]