Junk In The Trunk: Ski Jackets
Five ski jackets reviewed—four for the guys, one for the ladies
Five ski jackets—four for the guys, one for the ladies—reviewed by POWDER staffers and contributors.
Ski Town Throwdown: Sweet 16 Analysis Video
POWDER editors preview the next round of match-ups
The votes are in and 64 ski resorts have been whittled down to 16. There’s been no shortage of madness with upsets like 16-seed Mount Baldy in Los Angeles advancing and Eaglecrest in Juneau, AK showing up for huge voter turnout. Match-ups last two days now and you can vote once every 24 hours. Here’s the schedule for round three of the Ski Town Throwdown, presented by Liftopia. For a complete bracket and schedule, go here.
The Sweet 16
• Mount Baldy, CA (16) vs Stevens Pass, WA (12)
• Schweitzer, ID (6) vs Kirkwood, CA (2)
• Mad River Glen, VT (6) vs Stowe, VT (7)
• Mount Bohemia, MI (1) vs Sugarbush, VT (5)
• Red Mountain, B.C. (3) vs Eaglecrest, AK (10)
Week In Review Nov. 8: Scot Schmidt Elected to Ski Hall of Fame & Goggle Tans En Vogue
Giray Dadali gets a helping high five, new Yoke Collection edit, & ski bodyguards
Week In Review Nov. 8: Scot Schmidt Elected to Ski Hall of Fame, Goggle Tans En Vogue, Giray Dadali Gets A Helping High 5, new Yoke Collection edit, and bodyguards for skiers.
POWDER Seeks The Greatest Intern
Needs to work remotely, have good manners
POWDER magazine has one winter internship opening. To be eligible students must be able to receive college credit. The intern will work remotely, for 20 to 30 hours a week, from December to April.
Rising Tide: Scot Schmidt
Exclusive POWDER interviews tease "The Rise," a 13-episode story about the history of freeskiing by TNF
In this exclusive interview series, POWDER Editor John Stifter sits down with the stars of “The Rise,” The North Face’s new 13-episode story about the history of freeskiing, told through the lenses of Teton Gravity Research, Sherpas Cinema, Stept Productions, and Mountain Sports International. In this first installment of “Rising Tide,” Stifter talks with Scot Schmidt about the early days and the mislabeling of extreme skiing to where we are today. Check back in the coming weeks to see interviews with Tom Wallisch, Maddie Bowman, and Nick Martini.
The first episode of “The Rise,” will air tomorrow, here on PowderTV.
Remembering Magnus Kastengren
Andreas Fransson on the death of his climbing partner
On Sunday, November 3, experienced Swedish ski mountaineer Magnus Kastengren fell to his death while descending New Zealand’s Mount Cook. He and Andreas Fransson, also an accomplished skier and mountaineer, had spent the last few weeks exploring New Zealand’s Southern Alps, one of a multitude of trips they had taken together. Fransson explained the circumstances surrounding Kastengren’s passing on his personal website, in an honest and raw post. His words provide compelling insight into the loss of his close friend as well as the life he and other mountain athletes lead.
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
The Odds Are Good: How To Survive November
It’s November that’s a real son-of-a-bitch. Each snowfall adds up, but it will still be a while before the getting is good.
The 100th Episode of Salomon Freeski TV
Dedicated to the memory of Magnus Kastengren
Salomon Freeski TV dropped their 100th episode today and dedicated it to the memory of their fallen friend, Magnus Kastengren.
Tom Warnick: 1991-2013
Street skier Tom Warnick dies unexpectedly in Boulder, Colorado
POWDER is sad to report that skier Tom Warnick passed away from unknown circumstances. Warnick, who turned 22 in October, was a member of Stept Productions and filmed annually with the Boulder-based production house.
The Latest From Nimbus: Trading Hits
Chris Benchetler and a sled trip to B.C.
Nimbus released their latest edit today, Trading Hits, filmed up in B.C. with Chris Benchetler and his friend Bryan Fox. The two go hit for hit in the backcountry and show the parallels between Benchetler’s style of skiing and Fox’s snowboarding.