Week In Review Feb. 21: Inside Edition Discovers ‘Safety Meetings’
Court rules inbound avalanches as 'inherent risk', the last Olympic post, and the case of the laughing filmer
All the news that’s fit for skiing from the week of February 21, 2014.
Weekend Warrior: Ben, Jerry, and Skiing
Michael Hayes has no shortage of ice cream or face shots
During the week, Michael Hayes is the digital marketing manager for Ben & Jerry’s, the eclectic, hippie ice cream makers with such flavors as Chunky Monkey, Phish Food, and the latest Ron Burgandy-inspired Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch. On the weekends, Hayes is a skier, trekking to Stowe, Jay Peak, and Killington to get another kind of frozen treat.
New POC helmet knows when its life is over
Green is go. Red is dead.
At the moment, it’s hard to tell when to replace your ski helmet. There are rules of thumb, but nothing definitive. That’s where POC’s new Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS helmet comes in.
Video: Boulder Hut Adventure
The Bomb Snow crew's annual pilgrimage north to British Columbia
The guys at Bomb Snow took a helicopter into the Boulder Hut, located west of Cranbrook, British Columbia, in the Purcell Mountains. Despite high pressure and questionable avalanche conditions, all went well, especially that double BN run (watch it ’till the end).
State of the Snow
The winter that started in February, unless you live in Colorado
While Colorado enjoys one of its snowiest winters in recent history, the rest of the country is just starting to catch up.
Breaking the Ice
New events give countries a shot at first ski medals
Slopestyle and halfpipe skiing have given the 2014 Winter Olympics an added dose of excitement. But they’ve also provided something else: a legitimate podium chance to countries with little Winter Olympic success.
Subaru Freeride Series Results
Locals dominate Crested Butte stop of FWT qualifier
There’s a reason Crested Butte’s Big Hourglass is a permanently closed zone within the ski area. It’s as steep as 50 degrees and is littered with pillows, 60-foot cliffs, and trees. There is not a straightforward way down. Skiing from the top to the bottom is a great success in itself. On Saturday, conditions lined up to open the venue for this 4-star Freeride World Tour qualifier for the first time since 2009.
Superstitions run deep for skiers in Sochi
Sometimes all the skill and preparation in the world can get trumped by Lady Luck. To keep karma on their side as much as possible in Sochi, the following are a few rituals our athletes perform before hitting the slopes.
Next Stop on the FWT is Snowbird
With another drought year and low snow conditions, FWT Organizers moved fourth stop from Kirkwood to Snowbird
Even though the last storm brought 80 inches of snow to Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, salvaging what may be one of the worst drought seasons in recent history, the Freeride World Tour announced today that it would relocate its fourth stop from Kirkwood to Snowbird, Utah.
Week In Review: Gus Kenworthy Has Valentines Day On Lock
The Americans swept men's slopestyle, the latest street skiing from Quebec, s*$t f@#k skiing fails, and someone else is pissed at Vail
The Americans swept men’s slopestyle, the latest street skiing from Quebec, and S%*t f@#k skiing fails