Freeride World Tour

Freeride World Tour Schedule

Jan. 18, 2014

Courmayeur, Italy

Jan. 25, 2014

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Feb. 1, 2014

Fieberbrunn PillerseeTal, Austria

Mar. 1, 2014

Snowbird, Utah, USA

Mar. 10, 2014

Revelstoke, Canada

Mar. 22, 2014

Verbier, Switzerland

FWT Xtreme Verbier Finals Confirmed For Saturday

Live webcast from famed Bec de Rosses venue starts at 9 a.m. CET on Powder.com

After a week of waiting, organizers have confirmed the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014. On Verbier’s mighty Bec des Rosses north face, riders will fight for the world titles in freeride skiing and snowboarding. Thanks to the recent heavy snowfalls, the 34 participants and the spectators can look forward to great conditions at this concluding event of the FWT season. The competition will be broadcast live on the Internet on Powder.com at 9:00 AM CET.

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FWT Verbier Xtreme Finals: Ian Borgeson Q&A

Colorado native made it to the show by going big

If you’re of the thinking that the Freeride World Tour doesn’t hold much influence on the youth demographic, remember the name Ian Borgeson. The 20-year-old from Dillon, Colorado, made the leap this season from the junior tour to the adult tour, achieving the one goal most seasoned Freeride World Tour skiers aim for: to finish in the top 12 in order to earn a coveted spot in the Xtreme finals on Verbier’s legendary Bec de Rosses venue.

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Salt Lake City’s Sander Hadley is Winning the Internet

The new P.O.V. guy who didn't want to be the P.O.V. guy

After Googling around and tracking down both his edits and phone number, I gave Sander Hadley, 21, a call to discuss his Internet fame, skiing hardpack, and getting props (and then some) from MSP Films.

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VIDEO: Salomon Freeski TV Spring Break

Not exactly Cancun, but some late-season antics involving a sit ski

While Cody Townsend, Leah Evans, and Josh Daiek wait for the spring snowpack to set up in British Columbia, Josh Dueck shows them a thing or two about sit skis. Not surprising, sit skiing is really hard.

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Week In Review, March 21: K2 Factory Could Turn Into Pot Factory

Plus Wiley, Candide, Banzai!, pond-skimming takeout, and the Ski Bum Bandit...

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, K2 turned into Weed Factory, Wiley Miller’s sick edit, Ski Bum Bandit, Pond Skim Takeouts, and Faction delivers great webisode.

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VIDEO: The Pain McShlonkey Classic Proudly Presents Shorter

From the producers who brought you 'Weaker' and 'Smaller' comes the third and final chapter

In honor of the 2014 Pain McShlonkey Classic, which is next weekend at Squaw Valley, the producers who brought you Weaker and Smaller are proud to present the third and final chapter, Shorter.

The fourth annual Pain McShlonkey Classic will see another group of snowbladers and snowlerboarders test themselves against the extremes in the Chinese Downhill and, new this year, Snow Blade Ballet at Squaw Valley on Saturday, March 29. Spectators are encouraged to cheer, dance, and heckle, and drink Jack Daniel at the afterparty that night.

To find out more information about the 2014 Pain McShlonkey Classic, click-over to ShaneMcConkey.org.

You should also catch last year’s award-winning production, Of.Course.I.Can..

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Junk In The Trunk: Rocker Ski Rack

Finally, a ski rack that doesn't harsh on a ski's rocker profile

Too often now, I find myself jamming my rockered skis into racks that makes me feel as if I’m affecting the true profile. But regardless if your skis are rockered or possess full camber, the Rocker Rack keeps your skis nice and aligned in a neutral position free of profile manipulation. To boot, the spreader bars that fit all sorts of skis and boards also act as good hooks and pegs for gear accessories, like packs, skins, helmets, poles, etc.

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Junk In The Trunk: Climbing Skins

Three choices for all your backcountry adventures

With a quiver that includes all three of these climbing skins, you will have what you need to make sure you can get to the goods next time it goes blue and the race is on again for fresh tracks.

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Backcountry Skiing in the Golden State: Desolation Wilderness

The higher you get, the higher you get

From the summit, we could see that the deeper and higher peaks in the distance—a place called Desolation Wilderness—were completely plastered with Sierra cement, like cream cheese frosting spread on the side of a layer cake. While the lower elevations had seen mostly rain, the mountains in Desolation were as fat with snow as either of us had seen in recent years. Without hesitation, we hatched a plan to head out for one of the classic Desolation tours the following day.

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POWDER is Hiring a Graphic Designer

Graphic Design your thing? Dream about InDesign? Love skiing? Apply for this job.

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POWDER Magazine is looking for a full-time graphic designer to work on a contract basis from June 2 to October 1, 2014. You will report directly to Art Director Mike Taylor and help him with projects that are directly related to Volume 43 of POWDER Magazine and POWDER’s various digital mediums, including Powder.com, Facebook, and other social channels. Qualified applicants should send their resume and a cover letter directly to Taylor at Basher@Powder.com.

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