VIDEO: Scot Schmidt
Everyone looks up to Scot Schmidt, even Mike Douglas.
As Mike Douglas says, Scot Schmidt, the original freeskier, influenced us all. So Douglas took a road trip to visit Schmidt at the Yellowstone Club to see whether Schmidt still has it at 52. The answer is obvious. If anything, he’s got it figured out more than ever, living slopeslide and skiing every single day.
VIDEO: Park Edit du Jour
Back from the Olympics and doing their thing
Who would guess that Joss Christensen and Torin Yater-Wallace were in the Olympic spotlight a month ago? Now that the hype has died down, they’re back to doing their thing in Park City with Peter Adam Crook.
VIDEO: The Best of the Xtreme Verbier
Watch the highlights from the Freeride World Tour finals
Watch the ski highlights from the Freeride World Tour Finals last weekend at the Verbier Xtreme.
Homepage photo: Women’s FWT Champion Nadine Wallner. PHOTO: Freeride World Tour
Week in Review: The East Coast Is Getting Hammered, Again
Vail's latest move toward world dominance, apparently Tom Wallisch doesn't need his ACL, and a road is named after Sarah Burke
Vail’s latest move towards world dominance, apparently Tom Wallisch doesn’t need his ACL, and a road is named after Sarah Burke
VIDEO: This Webisode Is Absurd
Pow, vodka, go-go dancers, MI-8 helicopters, go-go dancers… Who the hell are these guys? I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure I want to hang out with them.
Junk In The Trunk: The Rise of the Hybrids
Apparel that mixes and matches materials for versatile results
Companies are mixing and matching materials to make jackets, pants, puffies, and baselayers that are multi functional. Here are five of our favorite hybrids.
Brown Bags Not Welcome
The modern plight of skiing’s homemade lunch
In a world of $150 lift tickets and ski-up valet parking, I find temporary solace in my homemade PB&J—it’s simple, effective, and even tricks me into thinking I’m not spending my life savings on a day pass. So when an attendant at a resort’s mid-mountain lodge told me my lunchtime masterpiece wasn’t welcome on the premises, I was a bit—how should I put this—pissed.
Junk in the Trunk: Marmot Nabu and Isotherm Hoody
New offerings from Marmot stand up to demanding Teton tours
The point of being in this somewhat precarious spot was to hopefully ski it, of course, but also to test a couple of the latest apparel items from Marmot and Polartec. Given the situation—and no doubt the performance of Marmot’s Nabu Jacket and Isotherm Hoody—I forgot all about what I was wearing.
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.
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.