Chilean Freeskiing Championships: Q&A with Max Kuszaj
Kicking off the 2015 Freeride Series
The sixth Chilean Freeskiing Championships will be held at El Colorado, Chile. August 20-25. We caught up with Max Kuszaj, Freeride Series host announcer, to see what the event has in store for the ski world.
Week In Review: Ski Thief Smacks Police Car
South American dreamin', TGR makes bike movies, brown-chicka-pow
All the news fit for skiing the week ending July 25, 2014.
Small Brand Shoutout: Worth Skis
Skis designed with East Coasters in mind
In their fourth season, Vermont’s Worth Skis was almost lost to a fire. Picking up where they left off, the company is reestablishing themselves for the 2014/15 season.
VIDEO: Matt Philippi’s “Just The Tips”
Spinning through the Montana/Wyoming backcountry
The view just above the tips of Matt Philippi’s skis ain’t bad. Philippi is probably one of the more underrated spinners and comes from the halfpipe. But based on this season edit he just dropped with POV footage from last season, it seems like he’s adjusting to the Montana/Wyoming backcountry just fine, skiing hot through a few straight lines and applying that spin off a couple kickers.
VIDEO: Ian Compton, a Weak in the Woods
On chickens, pizza blackouts, edits, and summer skiing
When Compton finally woke from his pizza party pandemonium (and after a bit of dirt biking around the backyard), he had a few things to say about chickens, edits, and summer skiing.
Arc’Teryx Alpha2 FL Shoes — Junk In The Trunk
New kicks to match your jacket
Arc’teryx, which never does anything half-assed, is now making shoes and all signs point to the same kind of manufacturing and design quality we’ve come to expect from the company. We recently got a first look at these kicks during an unveiling last month in Chamonix, France, and left wanting a pair, stat (they officially hit stores for Spring/Summer 2015).
The Trailer Park
Every single ski movie trailer of the season, parked right here for your viewing pleasure
May we present the 2014-15 Trailer Park, where every single ski movie trailer is parked in one spot. So you can kick back on this hot summer’s day, crack open a cold can, and start daydreaming about the first snowfall. Be sure to check back regularly because we’re scanning the Internet on the daily to find all the trailers as soon as they drop.
VIDEO: New Zealand Backcountry Lines With Kiwi Sam Smoothy
Friends and Kiwis Sam Smoothy and Fraser McDougall explore the NZed backcountry
Ignore the gratuitous branding and watch Sam Smoothy, the runner-up in the 2014 Freeride World Tour overall, and friend Fraser McDougall explore the New Zealand backcountry on the Murchison Glacier. Reached by heli, the area where they set up basecamp is in the Mount Cook region in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The film was shot and edited by the CoLab Creative team of Jase Hancox and Will Lascelles.
The POWDER Library: Advanced Class
Getting ready for the ski season, '80s style
Looking back to POWDER Magazine’s 1987 article “Advanced Class.” Asking the Advanced Class crew for advice about the first day of the season.
Week in Review July 18: Ski On Top of a Danish Power Plant
Battle of the Brands! Turkish ski jump collapse! Okemo bun toaster! Aussie pow!
All the news fit for skiing the week ending July 18, 2014