Freeride World Tour: Watch the Courmayeur Highlights
Rookie Loic Collomb-Patton of France took first, followed by Kirkwood's Josh Daiek
Despite challenging visibility that stopped the Freeride World Tour midway through the competition’s first attempt last Friday, the first stop of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by the North Face concluded yesterday. In the men’s skiing competition, FWT rookie rider Loïc Collomb-Patton of France managed the win with a high score of 88.50. Collomb-Patton’s run consisted of an incredible high speed double right at the top of the venue and a huge 360 at the bottom. Running early in the start order, Collomb-Patton anxiously watched the remaining skiers who aimed to steal his lead.
Following Collomb-Patton closely with a score of 87.5 was Josh Daiek of the United States. Daiek’s dynamic and fully charged run proved speculations that he is seriously pursing to regain a championship title this season. In third place with a score of 82.25 was Jérémie Heitz of Switzerland. There was little sign that Heitz is returning to the tour after injuries last season as he charged into the venue with a triple air right out of the start gate.
Homepage photo: Skier is Loic Collomb-Patton. Photo by Jeremy Bernard/Freeride World Tour
Junk In The Trunk: Forsake Hiker Boots
A pair of boots influenced by skate shoes that will get the job done, anywhere, anytime
Fast forward to the new Forsake Hiker. I’ve worn them to shovel my porch in a few inches of snow, check out a ski movie premiere, hike through mud, and attend a family dinner party during the holidays. At nearly every function, someone said, “Cool boots.” Thanks Forsake.
POWDER Hires Online Editor and Video Editor
Julie Brown and Rupert Walker joing editorial staff
With the February issue now on newsstands and the launch of the Sochi Olympics microsite on Powder.com, POWDER is pleased to announce the additions of Julie Brown and Rupert Walker to the editorial staff. A former POWDER intern and contract online editor, Brown takes the full-time reins of the online editor position. Walker becomes the first full-time video editor in the history of the title.
Salomon Freeski TV: 24 Hours in Freeskiing
A day-in-the-life with Mark Abma, Bobby Brown, and Seb Eaves
In the most recent episode of Salomon Freeski TV, 24 Hours, we criss-cross through the lives of athletes Bobby Brown, Mark Abma and Seb Eaves over a 24-hour period. It’s a day-in-the-life of freeskiing like you’ve never seen it.
Week In Review January 17: Snowboarders Sue Alta
Orage Masters head to Retallack, China hosts pet ski Olympics, Breckenridge Grand Prix cancelled
Okay Altaholics, I have good news and bad news. Good news first, you say? Well, the Alta Ski Patrol has a new avy puppy, and it’s friggin’ adorable.
Rising Tide: The Future of Competition
In episode 11 previewing The Rise by Mountain Sports International, Maddie Bowman talks about competition
In episode 11 of Rising Tide, we preview The Rise: The Future of Competition by Mountain Sports International. The North Face athlete Maddie Bowman talks about sit down with POWDER Editor John Stifter to talk about her thoughts on slopestyle and halfpipe contests in the future…
Junk In The Trunk: Scott Komati Jacket
A puffy layer that's worth a second look
Scott Komati Jacket
MSRP: $170 (women’s)
Former POWDER intern Abbie Barronian gives you the rundown on this lightweight and versatile puffy from Scott.
The Meatheads’ New Plan
Changing the menu, Meathead Films abandon full-length ski movies for webisodes
This past fall, for the first time in over a decade, Meathead Films did not release a feature-length film. Instead, Geoff McDonald and Chris “Rooster” James have moved exclusively to the digital age with web-based projects that they are releasing on Ski The East.
VIDEO: Wyoming Shrednecks From KGB Productions
KGB goes primal in the Wyoming wilderness
You gotta hand it to the KGB boys. While everyone else in the ski media world gang-tackles the Wasatch, Tetons, Silverton, Mount Baker, and Whistler, this Jackson-based film crew sets out to discover new zones that have long been overlooked by other skiers. In the past several years, they have explored areas of Wyoming that are more likely to see slednecks, hunters and wolves than skiers. Their goal and message is simple: There are snow-covered mountains all over the world, and half the fun is exploring them to see what is possible, even if it’s right in your own backyard.
In their latest segment, “Mountain Monkeys,” they head to the remote Box Y Ranch deep in the Wyoming Range, where they use snowmobiles to access numerous virgin lines. They also have brotherly sing-alongs and howl like monkeys, which is all right and fine deep in the Wyoming wilderness. Because, really, who’s going to hear you?
Cool Your Jets: Dealing With Bob Costas
And the side effects of being on the biggest stage
A quick note to all the skiers and snowboarders up in arms about Bob Costas’ comments comparing ski and snowboard slopestyle to the Jackass TV series: Relax.