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How To Build a Winter Snow Shelter

By Erin Rooney Doland on Jan 13, 2020
Photo by Molly Hagbrand

Winter is in full swing in the northern hemisphere and snow camping is in the forecast. People who regularly camp in below-freezing temperatures and piles of snow know it has numerous advantages over warm-weather camping. That’s right, advantages.

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Topics: snow, skiing, camping, winter camping, skills, winter, education, backcountry skiing, quizhee, snow camping

Meeting the Experts: NOLS Winter Instructor Kate Koons

By Caleb Walker on Dec 18, 2018
Photo by Kate Koons

Kate Koons has a love affair with winter sports.

It began when she learned to ski as part of an after-school program in northern New Jersey.

"There was one lift and one Poma and many of my first memories revolved around trying to push my sister off the Poma lift, or not fall down while skiing the icy moguls to the bottom."

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Topics: winter camping, winter, NOLS Teton Valley, backcountry skiing, inspiring women, snowboarding, splitboarding, women in leadership, stories, instructor-stories

11 Ways to Get Outside This Winter

By Molly Herber on Dec 16, 2015

Photo by Kristen Lovelace.

We know it's chilly outside, but all that snow (if you live in a place that gets snow) is the perfect opportunity for you to get outside and play!

Can't think of anything to do beyond watching episode 246 of whatever television series you're on? Here are a few ideas.

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Topics: winter camping, adventure, Live the Dream, winter, backcountry

How to Prevent Frostbite

By Molly Herber on Dec 9, 2015
Photo by Adam Swisher.
 

Winter is a time for all sorts of amazing activities—skiing, snowboarding, curling—but cold weather brings its own special hazards. One of the most common first aid situations you’ll see when it gets cold is frostbite.

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Topics: leadership, winter camping, wilderness-medicine, WMI, backcountry, Wilderness Medicine, hypothermia, frostbite