Rising Tide: From Valdez to Sochi, The History of Competition

Schmidt and Wallisch go in depth about the history of freeskiing competition

POWDER Editor John Stifter talks with Scot Schmidt and Tom Wallisch about the history of competition in freeskiing, previewing The Rise, Episode 4 produced by Mountain Sports International. From the World Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez, Alaska, during the early ’90s to Sochi, Russia, in 2014 for the inaugural appearance of ski halfpipe and slopestyle in the Winter Olympics, Schmidt and Wallisch cover the spectrum.


POWDER Launches The Safe Zone and Avalanche Clinic – Sign Up Now

Microsite on Powder.com dedicated to avalanche education and backcountry resources. The Safe Zone Clinic is open to the public with 50 spots.

POWDER is proud to announce the official launch of The Safe Zone, a new microsite dedicated to avalanche education and backcountry resources. In conjunction with the new site, the first ever avalanche awareness and snow safety clinic, called The Safe Zone Clinic, hosted by POWDER will take place at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Dec. 13-15, 2013

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Junk In The Trunk: Puffy Jackets

Five puffies we like that will keep you warm

Five puffy jackets we like that will keep you warm.


VIDEO: Three Weeks Until the Revelstoke FWT

A teaser to the first stop of the 2014 Freeride World Tour

The SWATCH Freeride World Tour by the North Face 2014 season commences at Revelstoke, British Columbia on December 18, 2013. In its second year as a globally unified tour, the 2014 season will feature seasoned FWT athletes competing against ambitious newcomers who have recently risen through the Freeride World Qualifier system. This year for the first time, the top three riders of the overall rankings at the end of the season will receive additional prize money of $5,000 for each world champion, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place. Fans around the world can watch the action live here on Powder.com and on FreerideWorldTour.com. The event webcast is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PST (6 p.m. CET) the day of competition.


Video: Dane Tudor’s Bump in the Road

Coming back from a serious injury and returning to skiing

A dislocated hip last January took Dane Tudor out for the rest of the season. Here’s a video sharing a few of his thoughts about the recovery process, staying positive, and what it takes to get back to skiing.


Week In Review Nov. 22: Lindsey Vonn Injured & Peer-to-Peer Ski Rentals

Whaleback Mountain reopens, Sammy Carlson Hood edit, & frivolous lawsuits.

Week In Review Nov. 22: Lindsey Vonn Injured, Peer-to-Peer Ski Rentals, Whaleback Mountain reopens, Sammy Carlson Hood edit, & frivolous lawsuits.


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.


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