Rules of the Road

Thoughts from behind the wheel

Around this time every year, I find myself writing about the road. It happens to coincide with the same moment that people begin looking around their local mountains and ski hills and comparing how much of the white stuff has fallen there with everywhere else in the country.

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#PermMarch

Eight skiers with long-ish hair will get perms if they can raise $10,000 for High Fives

It all started with former POWDER Editor Derek Taylor, who successfully raised nearly $2,500 for High Fives by getting a perm two years. Taylor did the fundraiser in memory of C.R. Johnson, who could rock a solid fro. Inspired, Taylor went into the salon and asked the stylist to give him the tightest curls possible.

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FWT Finals at Verbier

Ducroz, Anthamatten, and de le Rue highlight wild card additions

Only the highest ranked 12 male skiers, five male snowboarders, five female skiers and four female snowboarders on the 2014 FWT overall rankings have qualified for the finals on the dauntingly steep and frighteningly jagged 500-metre rock face of the Bec des Rosses. Tension is rising over who will take home the four Freeride World Champion titles. The titles will be awarded using the four best results of the 2014 FWT season, including Verbier, for male skiers and snowboarders, and the best three results, including Verbier, for female skiers and snowboarders.

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Week In Review March 14: Drug-Packed Skis Busted and Destructive Slide at Crystal

Kicking Horse pow day POV, Mount Ashland still waiting for opening day, I Ski NY, Intrawest launches new collective pass

Kicking Horse pow day POV, Mount Ashland still waiting for opening day, I Ski NY, Intrawest launches new collective pass

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Video: Canadian Pride

Rob Heule and Mack rented an RV and hit the road for 40 days to film Meanwhile In Canada

The idea was simple enough: Travel over 5,524 miles to cover the length of Canada from the Pacific to the Atlantic, fueled by Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts, and hit as much metal and concrete as possible along the way.

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Junk in the Trunk: Warm Digits in the Backcountry

OR’s new heated gloves are made for cold days out of bounds

Outdoor Research recently announced that it’s launching a pair of heated backcountry gloves (Fall ’14), the Stormtracker Heated Gloves, that should help most of us keep our fingers warm.

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Video: Working for the Weekend, Episode 3

The White Mountain Chutes

Sometimes you get out there and you’re rewarded with untracked, blower snow and prime conditions. Other times you get out there and you’re rewarded with rain crust mank. But skiing is still fun either way. For all those weekend warriors, let Ben Leoni inspire you to just get out there. In the third episode of Working for the Weekend, Leoni heads to the White Mountain Chutes.

Read more about what’s new with Meathead Films’ and their new direction to stick to the world wide web.

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Revelstoke FWT Stop Cancelled

Organizers cite high avalanche danger; FWT athletes to split the $63,500-prize purse

The fifth stop of the 2014 Freeride World Tour cancelled due to high avalanche danger and snow conditions.

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Video: Raw 1.5

Forty seven seconds from Nimbus Independent

The latest clip from Nimbus Independent, shot in snowy Japan.

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Video: Welcome to the FWT Revelstoke

The fifth stop of the FWT is confirmed for Tuesday, March 11 at 9 a.m. PST

Due to high avalanche danger on the Mac Daddy (Mount Mackenzie) venue located in the backcountry outside the resort, the Freeride World Tour at Revelstoke has been postponed. The competition will not take place Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Event organizers are currently evaluating the situation. Stay tuned for more information.

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