Small Brand Shoutout: Worth Skis
Skis designed with East Coasters in mind
In their fourth season, Vermont’s Worth Skis was almost lost to a fire. Picking up where they left off, the company is reestablishing themselves for the 2014/15 season.
VIDEO: Matt Philippi’s “Just The Tips”
Spinning through the Montana/Wyoming backcountry
The view just above the tips of Matt Philippi’s skis ain’t bad. Philippi is probably one of the more underrated spinners and comes from the halfpipe. But based on this season edit he just dropped with POV footage from last season, it seems like he’s adjusting to the Montana/Wyoming backcountry just fine, skiing hot through a few straight lines and applying that spin off a couple kickers.
VIDEO: Ian Compton, a Weak in the Woods
On chickens, pizza blackouts, edits, and summer skiing
When Compton finally woke from his pizza party pandemonium (and after a bit of dirt biking around the backyard), he had a few things to say about chickens, edits, and summer skiing.
Arc’Teryx Alpha2 FL Shoes — Junk In The Trunk
New kicks to match your jacket
Arc’teryx, which never does anything half-assed, is now making shoes and all signs point to the same kind of manufacturing and design quality we’ve come to expect from the company. We recently got a first look at these kicks during an unveiling last month in Chamonix, France, and left wanting a pair, stat (they officially hit stores for Spring/Summer 2015).
VIDEO: New Zealand Backcountry Lines With Kiwi Sam Smoothy
Friends and Kiwis Sam Smoothy and Fraser McDougall explore the NZed backcountry
Ignore the gratuitous branding and watch Sam Smoothy, the runner-up in the 2014 Freeride World Tour overall, and friend Fraser McDougall explore the New Zealand backcountry on the Murchison Glacier. Reached by heli, the area where they set up basecamp is in the Mount Cook region in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The film was shot and edited by the CoLab Creative team of Jase Hancox and Will Lascelles.
The POWDER Library: Advanced Class
Getting ready for the ski season, '80s style
Looking back to POWDER Magazine’s 1987 article “Advanced Class.” Asking the Advanced Class crew for advice about the first day of the season.
Week in Review July 18: Ski On Top of a Danish Power Plant
Battle of the Brands! Turkish ski jump collapse! Okemo bun toaster! Aussie pow!
All the news fit for skiing the week ending July 18, 2014
Best Ski Edits, Week of July 18
Water jumps, Tanner Hall, park shoot at Mount Snow, and a doc on urban skiing
A solid mini documentary on urban skiing and night jibbing. T Hall shreds the last bits of snow in Nor Cal. Inspired takes on Mount Snow in the Style Files. Give me a cold lake, a water ramp, and a pair of skis and I’ll call that a perfect afternoon.
Chilean Freeskiing Championships Kicks Off Freeride Series
First event out of five runs August 20-25 at El Colorado, Chile, on Santa Teresa venue
“It’s very fitting to kick off the 2014-15 Freeride Series in the world class terrain of El Colorado, which always promises to challenge the best of riders,” said Freeride Series Event Director Bryan Barlow. “Freeride’s growth in Chile is very apparent, and I can’t wait to see the local Chilean riders rise up to compete against some of the world’s best freeriders.”
Video: Long Live Glacier (and Grass) Season
Adrian Dingle skis everything from rock to water in his summer edit
Just in case you were wondering, even when the thermometer reads 70 degrees, the stoke is alive and well. Want proof? Check out this edit from Adrian Dingle. As a messenger from the ski gods, Dingle came forth and shows us that the will to shred has not been forgotten. Sure, his skis probably got a healthy dose of core shots from jumping over boulders, and yeah, he ate it while skiing over grass. Regardless, Dingle has the right idea. When summer comes around, put on a short-sleeve T, hike up a glacier, pond-skim your way down, and make a reggae-infused edit to show for it. Winter has passed for now, but skiing always lives on. Now shred on, shredawons.