GNFAC Forecasters

The GNFAC is a tremendous resource for our backcountry community and I’m stoked they’re letting me spend a day in the field with them. As an active reader of the daily avy forecasts the center puts out, I’m pretty interested to see how the cake is made, as they say.

Counteracting Heuristic Traps

We’d like to thank everyone that participated in the I Heart My Avy Center Essay Contest. In all, we received 25 unique essays representing 15 different avalanche centers! It was inspiring to hear all the great work that avy centers are doing in their mountain communities all over the US and Canada.

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Essay Contest Official Rules

Tag Your Riding Partner Rules

An Interview with Spark R&D Team Rider Rafael Pease discussing his 3-year splitboard / adventure travel documentary film: Yugen.

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The 2018 Bozeman Splitfest

It’s early March in Bozeman, Montana. I’m standing on the back porch of Map Brewing Co. which faces east offering up majestic afternoon views of the Bridger Mountains. The east aspect also means it’s shaded and under normal March conditions it might be a little chilly, but on this afternoon, I’m surprised with how mild

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When you think about venturing out the gates or deep into the mountains to ride, you know that at a minimum you need a beacon, shovel, probe, partner, and of course your avalanche training. Just as important, but often overlooked is some basic to advanced wilderness medical training.

Few at Spark have a longer tenure than our Machining Manager, Ethan Marcoux. He is the epitome of the work hard, play hard mentality that is common here at our HQ in Bozeman, MT. During the winter Ethan puts as many days on snow as just about anyone in the shop. His love of the

Ahhh, summer. Warm nights, long days, and endless opportunities to go out and explore. Like the populations of many mountain towns, Bozeman is full of people that love their winter recreation, but crush it just as hard in the summer. Here’s a look at what some of us are doing this summer to have fun and