Trailer: Dynafit’s From The Road
Team Dynafit embarks on a human-powered quest to Alaska's Chugach
Dynafit’s upcoming short film revolves around the idea of human-powered exploration and its unlimited potential, but it’s about a lot more, too. From the Road goes back to the site in Alaska’s Chugach Range where Dynafit’s Eric Henderson, a former professional ski guide, fell and broke his neck. Any skier who has recovered from any major injury knows the uncertain feeling of standing on skis after a recovery and skiing down a challenging line again. In From the Road, Henderson faces the darkest moment of his past and goes back to ski the very line that nearly killed him. Here’s the trailer for From the Road.
Week in Review: Locals To the Rescue
Lost Valley Ski Area saved, Maine goes solar, and Sherpas profile the old man on the mountain
All the news fit for skiing the week ending October 3, 2014.
Ski Town Throwdown III: Coming Soon
A complete guide, schedule, and bracket for the most popular tournament in the world
Where’s the best place to ski in North America? Last year it was Crested Butte. The year before, Rossland/Nelson shared the title. It’s time for Ski Town Throwdown III. It’s time for you to decide a new champion.
In Loving Memory of Liz Daley
A tribute written by her fiance, Davide De Masi
Editor’s Note: Liz Daley, 29, an AMGA-certified mountain guide and snowboarder from Tacoma, Washington, died in an avalanche on Monday, September 29, in the Fitz Roy Massif region outside El Chalten, Argentina. She was with a group of skiers, including Drew Tabke and POWDER Contributing Photographer Chris Figenshau, on an Eddie Bauer trip. As a member of our snow community, Daley is memorialized below by her fiancé, Davide De Masi, who sent this to us early this morning.
VIDEO: Shared Solitude
Hit refresh with this video by Arc'teryx at the Great Cairn Hut in Canada
Arc’teryx athlete Christina Lusti shares her thoughts on collaboration, inspiration, and motivation on a backcountry skiing trip to the Great Cairn Hut in Canada’s Northern Selkirks. The video is a nice reminder of the solitude and reflection we gain from the mountains.
A Tribute in Videos to J.P. Auclair and Andreas Fransson
May they rest in peace
Videos of J.P. Auclair and Andreas Fransson
Deep in the Andes
Four Chilean skiers explore the steeper aspects in their homeland
While Chile contains many modern ski resorts, these mainly lie to the western edge of the mountains. Meanwhile, the biggest mountains in the vast interior of the range near the border with Argentina remain very difficult to access. In order to expose these remote valleys and their enormous ski potential, a small team including local North Face athletes Sebastián Rojas, Vicente “Vicho” Sutil, and siblings Soledad and Cristóbal “Chopo” Diaz boarded two helicopters and flew 40 minutes east from Santiago into the mountains.
VIDEO: Dane Tudor’s Comeback
Tudor's season edit for your Monday morning
Dane Tudor is back at it, dropping his 2014 season edit a week after placing second in the ESPN Real Ski Backcountry competition. Tudor, who lives in Rossland, British Columbia, dislocated his hip last year and went through extensive rehab, but from the looks of this edit and his X Games silver, Tudor’s made a full recovery and is back in the mountains, skiing giant lines and deep snow.
Week In Review: East Coast Making Snow Up In Here
KFC ski Jumping, Wolf Creek in trouble, and Finland skis cool
All the news fit for skiing, the week ending Friday, September 26, 2014.
VIDEO: “Faces of Dav” Trailer
Red Bull Media House presents new webisode series that follows Chris Davenport
This morning, Red Bull Media House dropped the trailer for the upcoming eight-part webisode series, The Faces of Dav. Touted as one of the world’s most accomplished big-mountain skiers, Chris Davenport, 43, is also a two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion, ski mountaineer, product designer, and father of three boys. Where his bottomless well of energy comes from, we may never know. But this series, launching with the first episode on October 8, frames Davenport as a “legend in the making” and will give viewers more insight into Davenport’s private life.
Filming for this Red Bull Media House original series started last winter and took place in Aspen, Colorado; Spitsbergen, Norway; and Bella Coola, British Columbia. The show will air every two weeks from October to January.