Week In Review January 30: Mariachi Ski Racers and Comp Round Up

Vice premieres freeskiing doc, panty park session, Palmer Lift remains open all January for the first time,

Vice premieres freeskiing, movie, panty park session, Palmer Lift remains open all January for the first time,

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The Low Angle Cure for Sadness

The Odds Are Good: When 25-degree meadow skipping fights back the sad and the scary

There has been a lot of talk lately about blame and shame, and how to process the consequences after an avalanche. You can be theoretical and analytical about snowpack and slope angle and group dynamic, but it’s harder to quantify sadness.

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Behind The Cover With Chris Tatsuno

February cover boy Chris Tatsuno puts the fun in skiing, one spraffy at a time

Since making the cover of the POWDER February issue, Chris Tatsuno has become a sex god, pioneer of fun, expert beer chugger, and legendary ski bum. Or actually, he has always been all of those things. But now he can add cover boy to the list.

Pick up a copy of our February issue, on newsstands now, or click here for the digital version.

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Junk In The Trunk: The Rebirth of Wool

Wool is warm, doesn't smell (as much), and is a great mid-layer

Nowadays dozens of outdoor brands are back to relying on this natural fiber, and below are five of my favorite pieces I’ve been using this winter to stay warm.

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DEEP Tour Hits The Road

Spreading the word about climate change and disappearing snow in 25 cities on the East and West coasts

The DEEP Book Tour is stopping in 25 cities and resorts on the East and West coasts this winter—spreading the word about climate change and disappearing snow.

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Slideshow: Thread The Needle

Working threads and doing research for next year's outerwear apparel guide

The best way to learn how a product works is to go ski in it. It’s not rocket science, but this can mean different things to different skiers.

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VIDEO: TGR’s Austria Pow

The segment from 'Way Of Life' that won Best Powder at the 14th Annual POWDER Awards

“Day one was super deep, over the head, as good as it ever gets,” says Sage Cattabriga-Alosa about his trip with Teton Gravity Research, Dylan Hood, and Colter Hinchcliffe to Fieberbrunn, Austria. This is the segment that won Best Powder at the 14th Annual POWDER Awards, and recently, it also won Best Powder at the Cold Smoke Awards.

To learn more about what went into this segment, watch this interview with Sage and Colter backstage from the 14th Annual POWDER Awards.

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Video: Tom Wallisch’s Discretion

A look into Wallisch's difficult season competing in the Olympic qualifiers with a torn ACL

After finishing the 2013 season as a top-ranked American slopestyle skier, everything was going exactly as planned for Tom Wallisch. But after a fall in New Zealand that resulted in a torn ACL, Wallisch was faced with the most difficult decision of his career.

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Week In Review January 24: Japan Envy and Remember Sarah Burke

Russians say women shouldn't jump, rent a ski bunny, Mount Washington for sale, and snowblading champs

All the news that’s fit for skiing in the week ending January 24.

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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

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