Ski Town Throwdown: The Elite 8 Matchup Previews

POWDER Editors and Contributors analyze the next round of match-ups

The matchup previews for the Elite 8 in the Ski Town Throwdown, presented by Liftopia.


Ski Town Throwdown: Elite 8 Analysis Video

POWDER editors analyze the next round of matchups

Who’s going to the Final Four? POWDER editors John Stifter and John Clary Davies discuss all the Elite 8 action in this very serious and sophisticated Ski Town Throwdown presented by Liftopia video. For a complete bracket and schedule, go here.

The Elite/Epic 8

November 20-21

Rocky Mountain West Finals
Sun Valley, ID (16) versus Crested Butte, CO (15)
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Great White North Finals
Revelstoke, BC (1) versus Eaglecrest, AK (10)
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November 25-26

The Far West Finals
Stevens Pass, WA (12) versus Kirkwood, CA (2)

The Big East Finals
Mount Bohemia (1) versus Mad River Glen (6)

Read match-up previews from correspondents Kade Krichko and Mike Rogge.


Junk in the Trunk: Patagonia Men’s Synchilla Snap-T Hoody

It’s 1984 again, and it feels really good

Nostalgia reins supreme in Patagonia’s line of Synchilla fleeces.

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The Rise (and Fall) of Mustachactivsim

The Odds Are Good: If you’re gonna grow a mustache, grow a mustache.

First, I want to be clear about a couple of things. I like mustaches. A lot. And I don’t like cancer. But I am le tired of Movember.


Salomon Freeski TV: Ghost Town

The crew finds their own fortune in the mining towns up in BC

This week’s Salomon Freeski TV takes Josh Daiek, Mike Henitiuk, and Kieran Nikula up to the haunts of old mining towns in British Columbia. “As the crew explored deeper into mining country, it seemed to get better and better,” says Daiek. “We found natural step downs over frozen mining chutes, old tram towers to blast through, and run down trains to boost over. The further we traveled, the cooler the features were.”


Junk in the Trunk: Marker Ampire Otis Helmet

It'll keep your dome safe

The Marker Ampire Otis, the flagship model for Marker’s helmet program, sets the bar for helmets. It’s best feature is the custom fitting Ortema protective foam which pads the back part of your head, forehead, and temples, the most common areas of impact during a fall.


Video: Radical Into the Mind Street Segment

J.P. Auclair and Tom Wallisch from Sherpas' Into the Mind

J.P. Auclair and Tom Wallisch take to the streets in this segment from the Sherpas Cinema film, Into the Mind. National Geographic recently named Auclair one of their Adventurer of the Year nominees, while Wallisch is up for several Powder Awards..


Week In Review Nov. 15: Village Cafe Finds New Home & Doctors Find A New Knee Ligament

Corey Vanular is back, Jack Peak pow edit, Meathead Films Mini-Series & Logan Imlach boo-hoo's Olympics

Week In Review Nov. 15: Village Cafe Finds New Home, Doctors Find A New Knee Ligament, Corey Vanular is back, Jay Peak pow edit, Logan Imlach boo-hoo’s Olympics, and rain forest deforestation diminishes snowfall


Rising Tide Ep.2: Scot Schmidt

Exclusive POWDER interviews tease "The Rise," a 13-episode story about the history of freeskiing by TNF

In this exclusive interview series, POWDER Editor John Stifter sits down with the stars of “The Rise,” The North Face’s new 13-episode story about the history of freeskiing, told through the lenses of Teton Gravity Research, Sherpas Cinema, Stept Productions, and Mountain Sports International. In this second installment of “Rising Tide,” Stifter talks with Scot Schmidt about how he broke away from racing through “free skiing.” Check back in the coming weeks to see interviews with Tom Wallisch, Maddie Bowman, and Nick Martini.

To watch The North Face’s “The Rise” series go to


Nimbus Launches Trailer For “Compass” Series

Pianos, pillows, pow

This trailer teases a three-part series to Russia, Italy, and Japan. According to Nimbus, the series is a further departure from a mass appeal approach to ski movie making.

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