Nipwitz’s Last Stand
Behind the brains of "Brain Massage"
Nipwitz, a Finnish-based group of skiers, has dropped countless mind-blowing edits over the years. They highlight ski trickery that forces viewers to pause, rewind, and mouth, “What the f*ck?” on a regular basis.
The Office Blog: Gouging Buyer’s Guide Eyeballs
Welcome to POWDER HQ
I’ve eaten two bags of Natural Vines strawberry soft licorice. My clock reads 7:14 p.m. and high tide at Trestles, and I’m late for dinner. And I still need to edit a feature story. But I just edited 50-plus ski reviews for the 2014 Buyer’s Guide Fantasy Draft (thank you, Emily Stifler, for knowing how to write). Modest Mouse’s “Lonesome Crowded West” blares from my 13-inch MacBook Pro speakers, allowing me to focus in on syntax and eradicate passive voice. After reading about progressive sidecuts, Flipcore, Power Rocker, and smear this, slash that, I want to gouge my hazel eyeballs.
It's more than deep powder that makes me happy to be a skier
T.M. and I hit it off and I ended up crashing on his floor for the next four days. It was my first time to Telluride, and he and his roommate, John, were kind enough to not just lend me shelter, but to show me around Bear Creek and vouch for me at the Lizard Lounge, the Telluride Ski Patrol’s speak-easy.
Week In Review June 9: Female Firsts and Video Trailers
Dont pet park city dogs, The Yoke Collection, and Aspen gets dusted
POWDER Magazine’s Week In Review June 9: Female Firsts, Video Trailers, dont pet park city dogs, The Yoke Collection, and Aspen gets dusted.
This Is The Best Lego Skiing We’ve Ever Seen
Somebody sponsor this guy!
This video is making the Internet rounds right now. Hand drags, backies, mute grabs—it’s the best Lego skiing we’ve ever seen. Sign this guy, Red Bull!
Great Moments In Skiing
Suzy Chaffee Saves the World
Suzy Chaffee was a politician, activist, Olympian, freestyler, pioneer, icon, and model. But she is probably best known for breaking the hearts of men throughout the world (or at least mine), and becoming Suzy “Chapstick.” Here, she goes mainstream in a montage of commercials, shreds some pow, slays ski ballet, and flirts with Catfish Hunter.
Watch Stept Productions’ Edit of Torin-Yater Wallace
Who said TYW is just a pipe jock?
Stept Productions followed pipe star Torin-Yater Wallace around Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain during the Winter X Games. Click on “Read More” to watch the 1:30 edit of mini-park footage and his X Games pipe run.
So They’re Skiing Powder In Chamonix…Still
Nate Wallace and the season that won't end
Nate Wallace started sending me videos of him and his friends skiing powder in Chamonix in September. It’s early June now, and they’re still coming. From skiing’s North Shore, it’s the season that won’t end.
How To Write Your First “Sponsor Me” Cover Letter
Right after you finish that "sick edit"
Another ski season’s in the bag and that means another 6,345,890 hours of murderously boring skiing POV footage was captured that Youtube shouldn’t allow on its servers. However, for the few talented kids out there, that footage might be worth editing to achieve the dream of “sponsorship.”
The Story Behind Super G TV Episode 23
Former POWDER intern, rapper, and current Smith Optics team manager talks about his 23rd video edit
You could call it the most voluminous discography of marketing manager ski edits with Super G TV. But Super G’s efforts are more than that. Combining soul with the most genuine stoke and stomps in the amateur big-mountain game, Super G and his 23 edits have been an inspiration to us all, especially when sitting behind an insurance salesman-like desk, trying to pen ski stories in Southern California.