Week In Review June 9: Female Firsts and Video Trailers
Dont pet park city dogs, The Yoke Collection, and Aspen gets dusted
POWDER Magazine’s Week In Review June 9: Female Firsts, Video Trailers, dont pet park city dogs, The Yoke Collection, and Aspen gets dusted.
This Is The Best Lego Skiing We’ve Ever Seen
Somebody sponsor this guy!
This video is making the Internet rounds right now. Hand drags, backies, mute grabs—it’s the best Lego skiing we’ve ever seen. Sign this guy, Red Bull!
Great Moments In Skiing
Suzy Chaffee Saves the World
Suzy Chaffee was a politician, activist, Olympian, freestyler, pioneer, icon, and model. But she is probably best known for breaking the hearts of men throughout the world (or at least mine), and becoming Suzy “Chapstick.” Here, she goes mainstream in a montage of commercials, shreds some pow, slays ski ballet, and flirts with Catfish Hunter.
Watch Stept Productions’ Edit of Torin-Yater Wallace
Who said TYW is just a pipe jock?
Stept Productions followed pipe star Torin-Yater Wallace around Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain during the Winter X Games. Click on “Read More” to watch the 1:30 edit of mini-park footage and his X Games pipe run.
So They’re Skiing Powder In Chamonix…Still
Nate Wallace and the season that won't end
Nate Wallace started sending me videos of him and his friends skiing powder in Chamonix in September. It’s early June now, and they’re still coming. From skiing’s North Shore, it’s the season that won’t end.
How To Write Your First “Sponsor Me” Cover Letter
Right after you finish that "sick edit"
Another ski season’s in the bag and that means another 6,345,890 hours of murderously boring skiing POV footage was captured that Youtube shouldn’t allow on its servers. However, for the few talented kids out there, that footage might be worth editing to achieve the dream of “sponsorship.”
The Story Behind Super G TV Episode 23
Former POWDER intern, rapper, and current Smith Optics team manager talks about his 23rd video edit
You could call it the most voluminous discography of marketing manager ski edits with Super G TV. But Super G’s efforts are more than that. Combining soul with the most genuine stoke and stomps in the amateur big-mountain game, Super G and his 23 edits have been an inspiration to us all, especially when sitting behind an insurance salesman-like desk, trying to pen ski stories in Southern California.
Junk In The Truck: MFD Freetour 30L Backpack
From the creators of the ALLTIME binding, comes a new line of ingenious packs
I recently had the opportunity to test out the new MFD Freetour 30 backpack for a couple weeks of spring peak bagging and shredding in Colorado. I was lucky enough to be shooting photos of Chris Davenport and Ted and Christy Mahon so the pace was obviously quick. The MFD pack’s smart design helped with fast transitions and easy access to food, water, and other necessities while on the move.
Speedflying in AK
This is what flying feels like
Fresh tracks are enough of a reward for booting up a steep, narrow couloir. But flying? In this edit by Pryce Brown and ON3P Skis, this crew uses the beautiful, big lines of Alaska as launch pads to take to the sky.
Jumping Over Chairlifts at Mount Hood Skibowl
Gus Kenworthy, Jossi Wells, and T.J. Schiller at Mount Hood Skibowl
I grew up skiing at Mount Hood Skibowl. It has two chairlifts, one that accesses the Upper Bowl and one that access the mellower Lower Bowl. The top chair has a thick steel foundation with a wooden structure housing the wheels and gears and things that make it spin around in a circle. I’ve probably ridden that slow double thousands of times. Never once did the thought cross my mind that you could jump over the structure, or slide along the thick steel tubes hovering over the lift line. But that’s what these guys did. I guess that’s why I sit at a desk for a living, and these guys ski for money.