Recap From the U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Finals at Copper Mountain
Skiers push to lock down their spot for the Sochi Olympics
Aaron Blunck’s high-flying double cork in the halfpipe competition on Friday night earned the 17-year-old gold, placing him in the lead for the U.S. Olympic qualification standings.
Sherpas Cinema’s Nepal Vision Quest
Behind the scenes on Into The Mind
Into The Mind is a filmmaking exploration that has lead the Sherpas Cinema and Camp 4 Collective crews all over the globe. The two companies’ first collaboration took place in Nepal, in the heart of the Himalayan mountain range. In a rare opportunity, filmmakers Dave Mossop, Renan Ozturk, and athlete Rory Bushfield set out on a “Vision Quest” to capture the world’s most impressive mountains, using the latest time lapse and filmmaking technologies. Traveling light on the tail end of the monsoon season, the team is forced to improvise. Renan introduces Dave and Bushy to a local Sherpa named Karma Tsering, a man who allows them to capture the internal world of Nepalese culture and shapes the main vision behind the film.
Week in Review Dec 20: Paul McCartney’s Ex Freaks Out & Vincent Gagnier Pole Drives Mammoth
Dan Treadway drops 100-footer on sled, website charts acres per dollar, & Vail lands direct international flights
Week in Review Dec 20: Heather Mills freakout, Vincent Gagnier pole drives Mammoth, Dan Treadway drops 100-footer on sled, website charts acres per dollar, & Squaw scales back expansion .
Rising Tide Episode 7 – Comp Lifestyle with Wallisch and Martini
Previewing The Rise presented by The North Face, episode seven produced by Stept Productions
POWDER Editor John Stifter sits down with Nick Martini and Tom Wallisch, previewing The Rise, Episode 07 presented by The North Face. This episode is produced by Stept Productions and details competition lifestyle.
International Women’s Ski Day
Making the odds good
But it turns out that if you want to make sure there’s more than one girl at that party, you probably have to throw it yourself.
Junk in the Trunk: Dakine Pulse Hoodie
Mid-layer love for the hill or the street
For less than $200, this will be one of the most versatile and constantly used items in your closet this winter.
Candide Is Competing at the Copper Grand Prix This Weekend
An e-mail exchange between two CANDIDE superfans about HIS return to competition
Up in the start gate, the rest of the field cheers loudly for the guy that’s currently on course. These guys are skiers, and skiers are tribal. I foresee them cheering CANDIDE on all the way to the finals where, if HE lands his runs, HE’ll end up somewhere between sixth and 10th place. In our hearts, HE’s still number one.
Keep Tahoe True: Gunbarrel 25
Glen Plake and 25 laps of 1,600 vertical feet of moguls
“To find Heavenly’s most dedicated skiers, you have to look beyond the dancers and casinos and crowded groomers to what’s known as the Gunbarrel: a 1,600 vertical-foot face full of moguls.” —Matt Hansen
The third of a four-part series produced by POWDER TV that is based off the feature in our December issue, “Keep Tahoe True.”
Crested Butte, the Best Ski Town in North America
The 15-seed mountain in Southern Colorado that beat everyone else
CB is known for steep terrain and for hosting one of the longest running big mountain competitions in the country, but it’s also the kind of place where fundraisers are thrown for your neighbor’s dog who needs surgery—and the entire town comes out to show support
World Cup Recap: St. Moritz and Val d’Isere
Marcel Hirscher and Mario Matt lead a big weekend for the Austrians
In the giant slalom on the Face de Bellevarde in Val d’Isere on Saturday, two time World Cup giant slalom and slalom champion Marcel Hirscher claimed his 20th World Cup victory. Mario Matt rounded out a successful weekend for the Austrians by winning his 14th career slalom on Sunday.
Matt matched former teammate Benjamin Raich’s World Cup slalom record with his win and once again showed the Austrian domination in the technical events on the World Cup circuit.