After a mild North American winter and with a free place to stay, Pip Hunt, McKenna Peterson, and Amie Engerbretson made a 12-day trip to Mürren, Switzerland in search of soft snow, sun, and big mountains. The three were shooting a segment for a Poor Boyz-produced K2 team movie and Lynsey Dyer’s upcoming all-women ski film, Pretty Faces.
It’s mid-April and you have a good goggle tan. Thanks to the armor of skin provided by those dark days in January, your face doesn’t get cold anymore. Your legs go top-to-bottom no problem. You know exactly where the rocks are, what speeds you need for certain jumps, and which runs get clogged by the tourists. Your ski posse is firmly established, and you know which friends have certain obligations—spouse, kid, busted transmission—that make up the rest of their lives.
The first-ever Junior Freeride World Championships wrapped up Saturday at Snowbird. The two-day event, modeled directly after the Freeride World Tour, brought international skiers to Utah for the first junior event of its kind.
Day one brought five inches of snow on Silver Fox and bad visibility. The boys weren’t able to finish their runs due to the weather. On the girls side, eventual winner Maude Besse finished the day 10 points ahead of the next skier.
There are certain traditions in skiing that everyone must experience: first chair on a powder day with 100 of your best friends; last chair on an average day with nothing but a sunset; storm skiing in the trees; and a trip far from home. And then there’s the bump off, a skiing birthright too often [...]
It's starting to feel like spring down here in the lower 48, but in Alaska the season is just starting to ramp up, and it goes for a while. You can ski through July, which sounds pretty good as things are getting melty here in California. We sent photographer Garrett Grove to AK last summer to ski and fish with Chugach Powder Guides during their Kings and Corn trip. This is what he saw.