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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
POWDER is Hiring a Graphic Designer
Graphic Design your thing? Dream about InDesign? Love skiing? Apply for this job." />
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.
Video: Pep Fujas Night Skiing Pow
From Nimbus Independent, Raw 1.6
The latest glimpse behind what Nimbus Independent is up to.
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.
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.
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.