And the Powder Awards Guest Presenters Are…
Stump, Schmidt, Bobbie Burns, Rahlves lead an all-star cast at the Powder Awards
This year’s show, taking place this Friday, December 6, at The Depot in Salt Lake City, will likely have a youthful flair, since many of today’s most incredible ski feats on film are achieved by those under 30. But it’s also a time to honor the skiers who built the foundation for what is now possible.
Video: The Forest Segment in Valhalla
How Sweetgrass pulled off a ski segment in the rainforest in the summer
Sweetgrass Production’s Valhalla is mind-bending in a lot of ways, with huge skiing, hallucinatory editing, and a story line straight out of the 70s. The most mind-bending segment of all, however, is completely organic.
World Cup Recap: Beaver Creek and Lake Louise
History is made over the weekend at World Cup stops at Beaver Creek and Lake Louise
Ski racing star Lara Gut tamed the challenging Raptor course with back to back wins at Beaver Creek, and Aksel Lund Svindal’s win in the Super G at Lake Louise this weekend awarded him two new World Cup records.
This year’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup speed events began with the ladies downhill on Beaver Creek’s debut Raptor course on Friday.
Swiss sensation, Lara Gut, was the first racer to win the Raptor with a winning time of 1:41.26 in the downhill, proving she can deliver on race day after having two of the three fastest training runs earlier in the week.
Ski Town Throwdown: Final 4 Matchup Previews
Eaglecrest vs Bohemia. Stevens vs Crested Butte. Who is going to the finals?
From 64 to 4, who is going to the finals in POWDER’s Ski Town Throwdown, presented by Liftopia? Read on for matchup previews of the Final Four.
Compass, Russia: Nimbus’ First Episode Of New Series
Nimbus accompanies POWDER to Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Watch the edit and read the feature story in the October 2013 issue.
Nimbus Independent is proud to release “Russia” the first of a three-part series, called Compass. This trip is the same story featured in POWDER’s October 2013 issue. The Compass series captures the full spectrum experience from ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to ski and travel abroad. For Nimbus, the series is a further departure from a mass appeal approach to ski-movie making.
Rising Tide: From Valdez to Sochi, The History of Competition
Schmidt and Wallisch go in depth about the history of freeskiing competition
POWDER Editor John Stifter talks with Scot Schmidt and Tom Wallisch about the history of competition in freeskiing, previewing The Rise, Episode 4 produced by Mountain Sports International. From the World Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez, Alaska, during the early ’90s to Sochi, Russia, in 2014 for the inaugural appearance of ski halfpipe and slopestyle in the Winter Olympics, Schmidt and Wallisch cover the spectrum.
POWDER Launches The Safe Zone and Avalanche Clinic – Sign Up Now
Microsite on Powder.com dedicated to avalanche education and backcountry resources. The Safe Zone Clinic is open to the public with 50 spots.
POWDER is proud to announce the official launch of The Safe Zone, a new microsite dedicated to avalanche education and backcountry resources. In conjunction with the new site, the first ever avalanche awareness and snow safety clinic, called The Safe Zone Clinic, hosted by POWDER will take place at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Dec. 13-15, 2013
Junk In The Trunk: Puffy Jackets
Five puffies we like that will keep you warm
Five puffy jackets we like that will keep you warm.
VIDEO: Three Weeks Until the Revelstoke FWT
A teaser to the first stop of the 2014 Freeride World Tour
The SWATCH Freeride World Tour by the North Face 2014 season commences at Revelstoke, British Columbia on December 18, 2013. In its second year as a globally unified tour, the 2014 season will feature seasoned FWT athletes competing against ambitious newcomers who have recently risen through the Freeride World Qualifier system. This year for the first time, the top three riders of the overall rankings at the end of the season will receive additional prize money of $5,000 for each world champion, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place. Fans around the world can watch the action live here on Powder.com and on FreerideWorldTour.com. The event webcast is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PST (6 p.m. CET) the day of competition.
Video: Dane Tudor’s Bump in the Road
Coming back from a serious injury and returning to skiing
A dislocated hip last January took Dane Tudor out for the rest of the season. Here’s a video sharing a few of his thoughts about the recovery process, staying positive, and what it takes to get back to skiing.