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Finding skiing and avoiding Shaun White during Winter X Games in Aspen

Diehard fans of Bobby Brown, Tom Wallisch, and Torin Yater-Wallace are roaming Aspen’s streets looking for free swag and autographs; college students from Boulder are hydrating in preparation for the inevitable partying that goes down; and locals are hoping for the traditional “X Games Storm” that seems to roll through Aspen every year during the games.

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FWT Courmayeur Highlight Reel

The best skiing from the Italy stop of the Freeride World Tour

FWT Italy highlights

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Put a Bird On It

How Crow's Feet Commons became Bend's backcountry hub

But Marchi did more than just fill a backcountry void, he’s given us crusty enthusiasts a place where we can gather for coffee before heading out on a mission to Little Alaska, a backcountry zone outside town. Afterward, we can reconvene at Crow’s Feet for beers.

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Buy a Photo of the Year

We're auctioning off the prints that are in the running at POWDER Awards

We’re going to announce the winner of the Photo of the year tonight at the POWDER Award. There are five photos in the running, and we’re auctioning off a print of each of them.

Check ‘em out and bid here. All of the money goes to the High Fives Foundation.

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The Grass is Sweeter

Talking to Nick Waggoner, Sweetgrass Productions director

In our February issue, Associate Editor John Clary Davies profiled Sweetgrass Productions Director Nick Waggoner. He spent two weeks with him in Nelson, B.C., where Sweetgrass is shooting their next film, skiing, sleeping on floors, and getting Valhalla-ed. And he got this video of Waggoner, talking about where he gets his inspiration, why the grass is sweeter in Canada, and skiing for the bing! moment.

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AK the Dubsatch Way

A film about the great white north

The Dubsatch crew gets into some tiny planes and some big mountains in the last frontier.

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Morpheme: A Hero With Moobs

Remembering Glen Doherty, skier and Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi

I learned of Glen’s death through our friend Elf. He called and said that Glen was shot and killed on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. We sat without speaking. I can’t call it a comfortable silence, but it is understood. We weren’t searching for the right thing to say, because it doesn’t exist. I don’t know how long we stayed like that, but Elf finally said, “Dawn, I’m getting hungry.”

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Nominees Announced For 2013 Powder Awards

Awards to be presented January 17 from Park City, Utah, and webcast live

With just two weeks remaining until the 13th annual Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial natural spring water, POWDER magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 show. The prestigious event will take place for the first time ever on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival at Park City Live in Park City, Utah. The event is open to the public this year with select tickets going on sale this Friday, Jan. 4 at PowderAwards.com.

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Roots: Austria

Salomon Freeski TV goes back to the birthplace of skiing

Austria is the cradle of modern skiing. Chris Rubens and Mike Henitiuk explore the country’s obsession with sliding on snow from the Hahnenkamm to the Arlberg.

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Beacon Search Practice

Rescue Training Centers provide real life burial simulations

When Dean Cardinale uncovered yet another pair of dead backcountry skiers—these two buried just a few feet beneath the snow, the skiers’ friends all around—he decided he had seen too many fatalities. Something needed to change.

Cardinale, the Snowbird ski patrol director, president of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, owner of World Wide Trekking, and the U.S. representative for the International Commission of Alpine Rescue, took to education. But in the avalanche courses he started teaching he was surprised at how incapable his students were using their transceivers.

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