“It’s Probably One of the Best Jumps Ever”

At Nine Knights, it's not a competition but Oscar Wester still took first place in the big air

Indeed, after four separate triple corks were thrown and landed among several unique features, Zacek’s vision became reality, highlighted by 17 year-old Swiss skier Luca Schuler tossing silky smooth double cork 720s. Who knew a double could be thrown with such style, the speed of his rotation looking so slow and effortless.

Meanwhile, Swede Oscar Wester won the big air, with Schuler in second and fellow Sweded Jesper Tjader in third. Not to be outdone, Tjader threw a massive double back flip, transferring from one jump to the next. That’s pretty ridiculous, as it looks like gravity doesn’t apply to the Swede.

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Junk in the Trunk: F-stop Loka UL

A lightweight photo bag for the backcountry

The Loka UL is essentially a lighter version of their regular Loka, a large daypack that’s been a mainstay in the line for years. To minimize weight, f-stop did things like punch holes in the hip belt and take away straps and accessories. Without any cameras, the bag weighs just a kilo, or 2.2 pounds—more than a pound lighter than the original.

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Pavillard-Cain, Jillson Win Subaru Freeride Series at Big Sky

Big Sky marked the last stop of the Freeride World Qualifier season

The hopes of aspiring 2015 Freeride World Tour athletes hung on the Headwaters venue on Saturday at Big Sky Resort, Montana. The event marked the final stop of the 2014 Subaru Freeride Series (SFS) and Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) season with athletes eager to earn valuable points necessary to advance to the sport’s elite competition level, the Freeride World Tour (FWT).

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Week In Review: The Grand Reverse

Coors Light gets tight with urban skiing, SEABA closes for the season, and Mount Bohemia

All the news that’s fit for skiing the week ending April 4

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VIDEO: Vermont Backcountry

The latest Working for the Weekend episode follows the snow to the Green Mountains in Vermont

Ben Leoni is doing it right once again, taking advantage of his weekends to find the best snow on the East Coast. The latest from Meathead Films.

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Junk In The Trunk: The Archive Collection

Smith Optics' Archive Collection sunglasses and goggles are a legit throwback to the golden years

To embrace their upcoming 50th anniversary, Smith Optics dug out old frames from 1988, 1991, and 1993 and put those models back into production.

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VIDEO: Scot Schmidt

Everyone looks up to Scot Schmidt, even Mike Douglas.

As Mike Douglas says, Scot Schmidt, the original freeskier, influenced us all. So Douglas took a road trip to visit Schmidt at the Yellowstone Club to see whether Schmidt still has it at 52. The answer is obvious. If anything, he’s got it figured out more than ever, living slopeslide and skiing every single day.

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VIDEO: Park Edit du Jour

Back from the Olympics and doing their thing

Who would guess that Joss Christensen and Torin Yater-Wallace were in the Olympic spotlight a month ago? Now that the hype has died down, they’re back to doing their thing in Park City with Peter Adam Crook.

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VIDEO: The Best of the Xtreme Verbier

Watch the highlights from the Freeride World Tour finals

Watch the ski highlights from the Freeride World Tour Finals last weekend at the Verbier Xtreme.

Homepage photo: Women’s FWT Champion Nadine Wallner. PHOTO: Freeride World Tour

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Week in Review: The East Coast Is Getting Hammered, Again

Vail's latest move toward world dominance, apparently Tom Wallisch doesn't need his ACL, and a road is named after Sarah Burke

Vail’s latest move towards world dominance, apparently Tom Wallisch doesn’t need his ACL, and a road is named after Sarah Burke

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