We’ve been having problems with the amount of data being pulled off Wildsnow.com (our web host will eventually want more money, groan). Turns out quite a few people are hotlinking to images here at wildsnow.com (meaning automatic links that display our content on other websites). Please don’t do this. Not only does hotlinking steal our bandwidth, but all images here are copyrighted under a compilation copyright and hotlinking violates our copyright, as well as the copyright of our contributors.
Please be clear that we encourage you to link to anything at Wildsnow.com provided such a link leads the browser to this website and the webpage you’re interested in linking to. “Bandwidth theft” means linking to our backcountry skiing and other content in such as way as it automatically displays on another website. Not only does this cost us money, but it’s illegal since our content is copyrighted.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.