Morpheme: A Hero With Moobs
Remembering Glen Doherty, skier and Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi
I learned of Glen’s death through our friend Elf. He called and said that Glen was shot and killed on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. We sat without speaking. I can’t call it a comfortable silence, but it is understood. We weren’t searching for the right thing to say, because it doesn’t exist. I don’t know how long we stayed like that, but Elf finally said, “Dawn, I’m getting hungry.”
Nominees Announced For 2013 Powder Awards
Awards to be presented January 17 from Park City, Utah, and webcast live
With just two weeks remaining until the 13th annual Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial natural spring water, POWDER magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 show. The prestigious event will take place for the first time ever on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival at Park City Live in Park City, Utah. The event is open to the public this year with select tickets going on sale this Friday, Jan. 4 at PowderAwards.com.
Salomon Freeski TV goes back to the birthplace of skiing
Austria is the cradle of modern skiing. Chris Rubens and Mike Henitiuk explore the country’s obsession with sliding on snow from the Hahnenkamm to the Arlberg.
Beacon Search Practice
Rescue Training Centers provide real life burial simulations
When Dean Cardinale uncovered yet another pair of dead backcountry skiers—these two buried just a few feet beneath the snow, the skiers’ friends all around—he decided he had seen too many fatalities. Something needed to change.
Cardinale, the Snowbird ski patrol director, president of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, owner of World Wide Trekking, and the U.S. representative for the International Commission of Alpine Rescue, took to education. But in the avalanche courses he started teaching he was surprised at how incapable his students were using their transceivers.
USSA Grand Prix Live Webcast
Watch all the action go down from Copper Mountain
WATCH HERE: See all the action go down from Copper Mountain on Powder.com.
The Orage Masters Returneth
Mike Nick explains it all
The Orage Masters, branded as the “anti-comp,” was brought into the freeski event calendar in 2003 when the “contest” was becoming a dull exercise in who could land the best switch 1080 mute. With ski brands fielding costumed teams that would shotgun beers and session a fun course come springtime, the Masters was professional freeskiing’s annual chance to party like hell and keep that element of “free” alive.
The last Masters was held in Whistler in 2010, but the Olympics almost a year away and practically no non-traditional contests on the scene, Orage’s Mike Nick and company decided it was time to revive the legendary event. We sat down with him to get the full story.
Junk in the Truck: First Ascent Nail Driver Pants
These pants are good for a lot of things
Sometimes you do more than ski in your pants.
Tickets for POWDER Awards on Sale Now
Get a ticket to the 13th annual POWDER awards
A select number of tickets for the 13th annual Powder Awards are on sale now. Tickets can only be purchased online at PowderAwards.com and cost $10. All ticket proceeds benefit the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBRescue.com). Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call at the Park City Live venue the night of the show. Doors open to ticket holders at 7 o’clock before the live show starts at 8 p.m.
Hugo Harrisson’s FWT Judges Perspective
And now, a word from the judges
Hugo Harrisson has a pretty good sense of what it takes to win a big mountain comp. He held the Freesking World Tour title from 2000 to 2003. Now, he’s judging events for the newly-combined Freeride World Tour.
Watch “Todd Ligare — In Technicolor”
What Todd Ligare thinks about in his sleep
TGR’s mission for quite a few years has been to expand out, to find new terrain. My crew’s mission for this year’s movie was quite the opposite. We were supposed to go back to where it all started and document our spin on this “old” classic zone.
What we found were all the things that made Valdez famous in the first place: big, consistent ramps and faces. Personally, I love this stuff. It’s what I think about in my sleep.
From a film standpoint, there isn’t always time in a movie for many full-length 3,000-foot lines, no matter how fast you ski them. But we rode them anyway because that’s what we like to do and that’s what Valdez is about. I present to you, “Todd Ligare – In Technicolor.” —Todd Ligare