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
Rocky Mountain West Finals
Sun Valley, ID (16) versus Crested Butte, CO (15)
Great White North Finals
Revelstoke, BC (1) versus Eaglecrest, AK (10)
The Far West Finals
Stevens Pass, WA (12) versus Kirkwood, CA (2)
The Big East Finals
Mount Bohemia (1) versus Mad River Glen (6)
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.
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 thenorthface.com/freeskiing.
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.