VIDEO: Shooting For Perfection

Parker White tells what it's really like to make ski films

Only a modest number of skiers know what’s it like to watch themselves on screen and ski for a living—Parker White is one of these riders. White nabbed “Best Male Performance” at last year’s International Freeskiing Film Festival (IF3) for his segment in Level 1’s Sunny, and he will be back for more in L1′s Partly Cloudy. Sharing his inner thoughts in this short edit, White discusses what it’s like to be featured in ski films. From freak-outs, to a sense of accomplishment, to the unglamorous side of filming segments, and skiing for a living, White divulges the life that most skiers dream of, but few actually experience.—Sarah Ward

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The Mountain Collective and Protect Our Winters (POW) Announce Innovative Partnership

Partners – including POWDER Magazine – to collaborate to further mobilize the winter sports community on climate change

The Mountain Collective, an alliance of independent mountain resorts, and Protect Our Winters (POW) are proud to announce a new and innovative partnership with the mission of uniting the winter sports community on the important issue of climate change. Both groups have worked independently to promote this environmental cause, and this collaboration will make an even bigger impact.

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VIDEO: Hood Crew’s “Freed The Streets”

Sometimes we need some Captain Crunch with our kale

Don’t tell my girlfriend, but I kind of like kale. I’m getting older and therefore paying a little more attention to what’s going into my body. Good nutrition, after all, is important and I’m told the stuff that used to be called garnish is a superfood.

Media is like food in that respect. When you’re young, any old thing with enough flash and sugar is good enough. As you get older, taste gets more refined. You’d rather have a healthy serving of a well-made All.I.Can. instead of one thousand edits of Fritos and French Onion Dip. But even with a lot more locally grown, farm-to-table, kick-ass meals, I still fall in love with the occasional bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Variety is the spice of life and it isn’t going to kill you.

In that respect, “Freed The Streets” is a big old bowl of C.T.C. The Hood Crew wants you to know they don’t give a fudge. Their almost-28-minute epic is filled with obnoxious music, antics, and skiing. It’s refreshing to see and fun to watch. Sure, films like “Into The Mind,” “Supervention,” and the much-anticipated “McConkey” will feed your soul, but films like “Freed The Streets” tastes pretty good going down too, even if you have a minor stomach ache and diarrhea at the end. It was worth it! Thanks Hood Crew, you’re the sugary cereal in my ski media diet.

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Junk in the Trunk: Skullcandy Icon 3 Headphones

Taptech and thug beats

Admittedly, at first I thought these were just another pair of headphones—same stuff different color type deal. I was wrong. The features of the Icon 3 keep up with modern-day expectations. A button on the outside of the left earpiece accesses the pause, play, skip, and go-back function of most MP3 players.

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Morpheme: Without This Mountain

That thing – the place that made you who you are – isn’t what it seems

This is where I learned to ski. It’s not much, but this mountain is everything. Without it, I would’ve never made a turn or lifelong friends. I never would’ve night skied. I wouldn’t have learned a 360. I wouldn’t have those memories of teaching a girl from another school how to ski, and learning that one thing you should never do is teach any girl from any school how to ski.

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VIDEO: EOTC 3 – Team Valdivieso

Carston Oliver has a special announcement

Carston Oliver attended and won Sony’s Eye of the Condor in 2011 with Team Dubsatch Collective after both their photographer and cinematographer dropped out last minute. Back this year with Team Valdivieso—members include skier Eliel Hindert, skier Drew Tabke, photographer Adam Clark, and cinematographer Bridger Nielson—Oliver is ready to reclaim the podium. -Sarah Ward

Check out more EOTC team invite videos here.

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Week In Review July 26: Tamarack Fraud and Whaleback Auction

Steamboat wants night skiing and NY officials butt heads at Belleayre

Week In Review July 26: Tamarack Fraud, Whaleback Auction, Steamboat wants night skiing and NY officials butt heads at Belleayre.

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Scott Gaffney On Filming Shane McConkey

An excerpt from 'McConkey'

Matchstick Productions and Red Bull released this clip from their highly anticipated film, “McConkey,” this week. Scott Gaffney, codirector of Matchstick Productions, lived with Shane in Tahoe and the two were close friends. Film critics and skiers, fans and strangers alike praised “McConkey” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, where the documentary premiered in April. “The profile of the extreme-sports pioneer Shane McConkey is both remarkable to look at and, at a screening I attended, didn’t leave a dry eye in the house,” the L.A. Times wrote in an article following Tribeca. The documentary will tour cities across the U.S. this fall. For more informaiton, visit McConkeyMovie.com.

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VIDEO: MSP Announces 2014 Film

"Days of My Youth"

This year, Matchstick Productions won’t be releasing a ski porn film. Its entry into the 2013 fray is “McConkey,” which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. But this morning, the ski film giant announced its 2014 film release, “Days of My Youth.” Here’s the teaser to the teaser.

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VIDEO: Andy Partridge Lights Up Windells

The progression of a former POWDER Young Blood

In 2011, at 15 years old, Andy Partridge was featured in POWDER’s Young Bloods collection, naming the best 20 skiers 18 and under. Fast forward to this summer and Partridge is more than proving his inclusion in that list. Here he lays down park complexities with the smoothness of a seasoned veteran. Video by Saga TV.

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