Hugo Harrisson’s FWT Judges Perspective
And now, a word from the judges
Hugo Harrisson has a pretty good sense of what it takes to win a big mountain comp. He held the Freesking World Tour title from 2000 to 2003. Now, he’s judging events for the newly-combined Freeride World Tour.
Watch “Todd Ligare — In Technicolor”
What Todd Ligare thinks about in his sleep
TGR’s mission for quite a few years has been to expand out, to find new terrain. My crew’s mission for this year’s movie was quite the opposite. We were supposed to go back to where it all started and document our spin on this “old” classic zone.
What we found were all the things that made Valdez famous in the first place: big, consistent ramps and faces. Personally, I love this stuff. It’s what I think about in my sleep.
From a film standpoint, there isn’t always time in a movie for many full-length 3,000-foot lines, no matter how fast you ski them. But we rode them anyway because that’s what we like to do and that’s what Valdez is about. I present to you, “Todd Ligare – In Technicolor.” —Todd Ligare
The Base Grind: January 6
Derailments of all sorts
Over the holiday weekend between Christmas and New Year’s, Killington ski patrol was working overtime, attending to over a dozen skiers who got lost skiing out of bounds in the woods in five separate incidents. Kudos are owed to the Connecticut man who had enough mountain sense to build a snow cave for himself and his 11-year old son. The two were eventually rescued, deep in the night, eight hours after becoming lost.
What to do in Revelstoke
Local Izzy Lynch tells you where to eat, drink, and ski
With the season opening Freeride World Tour competition in Revelstoke starting Jan. 7, we spoke with local Izzy Lynch about where to eat, drink, ski and be merry.
Coffee: The Modern Café. “I’m sitting here now,” said Lynch on the phone. “I’m addicted to their cinnamon buns. It’s the hub of Revelstoke. You walk in and you’re bound to see somebody you know.”
POWDER Senior Photographer Lee Cohen releases a book of essays and photos
Alta – if you’ve been there, you know how the place consumes you. From Wildcat to the Goldminer’s Daughter, Alta will always be a part of every skier that drives up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Few know this better than Powder Senior Photographer Lee Cohen. Cohen, who’s been playing with the idea of releasing a book for five to seven years, recently debuted Alta Magic, a collection of photos and essays from 30 years of exploring the area and making it his home.
Who’s Your Favorite Skier? Final Day to Vote in Powder Awards Reader Poll
Vote for your favorite skiers now!
Voting for the 13th annual Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial concludes Jan. 2, 2013. The top skiers in the world, as voted by the fans, will be announced live from the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 17, 2013, with a live webcast at PowderAwards.com.
Junk in the Truck: Salomon Minim Down Hoody
Not a dude's down jacket
Salomon’s 650-fill down hoody packs up small and fits nice.
A Female Wolf Pack
Rachael Burks’ new site is a way for female athletes to gain exposure
Rachael Burks wants to be one of the wolves running with other wolves.
Two summers ago, laid up with an ankle injury and trying to make money for her next winter of filming, she got pissed off at the pay-to-play paradigm of ski movie appearances.
“My ski sponsor pulled out of the film company I was working with, so I had to get together $10,000 to film with them,” she says. “I thought, ‘that’s the only way for me to advance my career. Gosh, if I don’t make one of these movies, I’m backsliding.’”
MSP’s “Counting up to 20″ Episode 19
Chatter Creek in Attack of La Niña
Richard Permin, Sean Pettit, and Jacob Wester stumbled on surprisingly epic conditions during a late-season visit to Chatter Creek, B.C., in 2011. The resulting footage added up to one of the most exciting segments in ATTACK OF LA NINA, but all other shots were eclipsed by the two most impressive lines of the trip. The spines featured at the end showcased the prowess of both Pettit and Permin in the most challenging terrain that Chatter has to offer.
Episode 1 Soul Sessions and Epic Impressions
Episode 2 The Hedonist
Episode 3 The Tribe
Episode 4 Fetish
Episode 5 Pura Vida
Episode 6 Sick Sense
Episode 7 Global Storming
Episode 8 Ski Movie
Episode 9 Ski Movie II
Episode 10 Ski Movie III
Episode 11 Focused
Episode 12 Yearbook
Episode 14 Push
Episode 15 Seven Sunny Days
Episode 16 Claim
Episode 17 In Deep
Episode 18 The Way I See It
Mark Abma's athlete edit from MSP's Superheroes of Stoke
There are skiers that are highly-skilled athletes and then there are skiers like Abma that make everything look easy, accessible, and fun. Because, you know, those cork 7′s in the middle of AK lines are totally doable in the mind of every 13 year old. And this 27 year old. “Let’s go skiing!” is what these annual MSP re-edits make me say. Hell, it’s probably time to stomp that 720. You should too! Thanks for the inspiration Abama and MSP.*