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BD Athlete and Eleven Experience Guide Mike Barney Chases Pow in the French Alps
Some call it the center of the universe. Here's why.
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BD Athlete Mary McIntyre: Skiing & Climbing in the Argentine Andes
Watch BD Athlete Mary Mac explore the climbing and skiing readily accessible from the famed Refugio Frey.
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The Making Of: The Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner
In 1995, Black Diamond launched the world's first wire-gate carabiner designed for climbing. This is the story of how two BD designers envisioned a piece of equipment that changed the game forever.
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Wasatch Classics: Skiing The Whipple With Noah Howell
BD Athlete Noah Howell takes you down the icon Whipple ski descent in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
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Wasatch Classics: Skiing the Y Couloir with Noah Howell
BD Athlete Noah Howell takes us on a tour of a classic ski descent in the Wasatch mountains.
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Exum Files—Part 3: Ski Transitions in Technical Terrain
Exum Guide Zahan Billimoria explains transitions and efficiency in technical ski terrain.
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Lines Upon the Water
BD Athlete Antte Lauhamaa explores the steep skiing of Norway’s Northern Islands.
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Connections
The early winter season is all about re-connecting with what it means to be a skier again, as this film reminds us.
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Mary Mac’s Winter Dreamin’ Playlist
Listen to BD Athlete Mary McIntyre’s favorite songs for shredding.
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Get Up To Get Down: 3 Backcountry Rituals To Practice This Winter
In this article, we explore three rituals, or good habits, to practice every winter so you can optimize your days in the backcountry.
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Live.Ski.Repeat: Our Winter Ritual
There’s a certain ritual every winter. At Black Diamond, backcounty skiing is ours.
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Exum Files—Part 2: Helpful Ski Techniques With Guide and World Champion Jessica Baker
Lead Exum guide and former freeskiing champion Jessica Baker shares basic techniques to improve your skiing.
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Ready When You Are
Working for BD isn’t just a job. It’s a lifestyle. Check out this film captured entirely by BD employees and athletes.
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The Exum Files—Part 1: The Extended Column Test
In the first installment of the Exum Files, Senior Exum Guide Bill Anderson discusses how extended column test results affect in-the-field choices.
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QC Lab Playlist
Pushing gear to the ultimate breaking point requires a rocking soundtrack.
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Andrew McLean: Skiing Through Kashmir
BD Ambassador Andrew McLean finds a Shangri-La of powder in South Asia.
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The Turns I Earned: Noah Howell and the Line He’ll Never Forget
BD Athlete Noah Howell remembers the backcountry ski run that stands out among the rest.
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Get Up to Get Down: 6 Skinning Tips From Pros That Know
BD Athletes Tobin Seagel, Kim Havell and Jordan White share their hard-earned tips for skinning efficiently in the backcountry.
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Tobin Seagel: A Return to Climbing
BD Athlete and big mountain skier Tobin Seagel rekindles his love for climbing after a 10-year hiatus and realizes the two sports have something in common that he still loves.
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Tobin Seagel: Protect Our Winters
BD Athlete Tobin Seagel believes we can turn climate change around. Here’s how.
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Johnny Collinson: The Sickle
Johnny Collinson is a sucker for adventure. So when Sherpas Cinema pitched him the idea of skiing a gnarly, 2000-foot line in the Canadian Rockies, Collinson was all in.
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Jordan White: Skiing Alaska’s Thunder Mountain
Black Diamond Athlete Jordan White loves Alaska. It’s his chance to unplug and get away from work, ski lifts and a busy life. In Alaska, White’s only work is putting one foot in front of the other while his skins serve as the area’s ski lifts. This spring, he and a crew headed back to “the last frontier” with an eye on a prime line. And as usual, Alaska did not disappoint.
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Antte Lauhamaa: Discovering Norway’s Hidden Ski Paradise
Black Diamond Ambassador Antte Lauhamaa went hunting for powder on Norway’s rugged coastline. What he found is an island he thinks will be a Norway’s new premier ski destination.
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Tobin Seagel: Chasing Dreams in the Monashee Mountains
BD Ambassador Tobin Seagel recently spent four days in the BC backcountry with a crew he thought he had nothing in common with … until they all skied some “unifying” powder.
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Thomas Gaisbacher: Skiing and Guiding in the Wild Yukon
When Sherpas Cinema wants to film the raddest skiers and snowboarders ripping in the remote Yukon, they hire Black Diamond Ambassador Thomas Gaisbacher as their head guide. For three weeks in April, a crew of shredders pillaged powder under the watchful eye of Gaisbacher, who kept everyone out of harm's way … oh, and he also squeezed in a few epic runs too.
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Jordan White: Finding the First Turns of Winter
Black Diamond Ambassador Jordan White explains why the old phrase, “you don’t know ‘til you go,” is everything when it comes to early season ski touring.
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Jordan White: Skiing the 13ers of Colorado's Elk Mountains
Black Diamond Ambassador Jordan White has climbed and skied every 14er in Colorado. Now he’s set his sights on the rugged 13ers in the Elk Mountains.
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Live.Ski.Repeat
We’re all looking for something out there. Success, happiness, meaning, the perfect line—call it what you want. Where is it hiding? And how far will you go to find it? Watch why we Live.Ski.Repeat.
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Will Cardamone samples Japan with PowderWhore Productions
Black Diamond Athlete Will Cardamone joins Jay Beyer, Dan Abrams, Megan Michelson, Eric Balken, and Jonah Howell of PowderWhore Productions for two weeks of legendary powder in Niseko and Fursno, Japan.
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BD athlete Will Cardamone and the Skiers Chalet
Will is spending his winter in one of Aspen's last ski bum strongholds, the Skiers Chalet.
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LIVE.SKI.REPEAT
A tribute to the skiing life.
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Thomas Gaisbacher skiing in British Columbia
Thomas Gaisbacher heads to the Skeena Mountains of northern British Columbia to ski untracked pow and epic pillow lines.
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Evidence of Things Not Seen
On a traverse of the Icelandic ice cap, Sune and Lindsay Tamm were faced with a choice: find a proper map or have an adventure. They chose the latter.
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A Question of Risk: Samuel Anthamatten
Continuing our discussion with the world’s top climbers and skiers on the risks inherent to their passions, competitive freeride skier, climber and mountain guide Samuel Anthamatten weighs in.
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A Question of Determination: The Gender Gap
In Argentina, the mountains' close proximity does not always mean easy access, especially for women. Brigid Mander explores the cultural factors that affect the female faction of Argentina's greatest skiers.
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