Champocalypse: Dispatch From The Alps

Snow reports from the international desk

The world capital of alpinism is more known for black ice and crevasses than for deep snow, but the last couple of weeks in Chamonix were an early season tourist-free snorklely powder armageddon for the local storm crows. What POV-enthusiast Nathan Wallace blearily called a “Fifty-Year Event” when I spoke with him a couple of days ago has left the region absurdly stacked, and the storm track has extended all the way across the Mediterranean. The ran a gallery of people playing in the snow in Jerusalem and Damascus, and someone sent me a pov video from a ski descent on the Island of Crete. I repeat, Crete.


Ligety Wins World Champs Super-G; Mancuso Earns Bronze

Americans Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso land on World Championships podium

American Ted Ligety picked a marquee event to win his first-ever super-G at any level. The Park City resident won gold at the F.I.S. Alpine World Championships in Schladming, Austria, on Wednesday, finishing ahead of France’s Gautier De Tessieres and pre-race favorite Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway. The giant slalom specialist, who leads in World […]


Backstage at the PVAs: The Sarah Burke Foundation

Sarah's agent, Michael Spencer, acceped her reader poll award on her behalf

Proving that she still has a huge impact on skiers everywhere, Sarah Burke won second place in the Reader Poll at the Powder Awards. Her agent and good friend, Michael Spencer, accepted the award on her behalf and told the crowd about the goals of the Sarah Burke Foundation.


Lindsey Vonn Sustains Knee Injury in Schladming

The racer was airlifted off the Austrian Super-G course Tuesday morning

Lindsey Vonn was heli-evaced off the World Championship Super-G course in Schladming, Austria, with a knee injury Tuesday morning.

After four hours of course delay due to fog and inclement weather Vonn landed a jump badly on her right knee, lost her skis, and slid down the course before hitting a gate. She was attended on course for 12 minutes before being airlifted out.


The Base Grind: February 3

The drunkest town in Canada

The infamous Village Center in the Jackson Hole base village—the dumpy building that dispenses PBR tallboys from a walk-up window and houses Teton Gravity Research’s offices—is inching toward demolition.


Backstage at the PVAs: Movie of the Year

Josh Berman accepts for Level 1's Sunny

Josh Berman accepts for Level 1′s Sunny


Backstage at the PVAs: Best Female Performance

Michelle Parker talks about her well-rounded segment, and feeling like a filming rookie

Michelle Parker talks about her well-rounded segment, and feeling like a filming rookie


Backstage at the PVAs: Ingrid Backstrom

Ingrid wins the Women's Reader Poll

Ingrid wins the Women’s Reader Poll


Backstage at the PVAs: Elyse Saugstad

Elsye wins her first Reader Poll award

Elyse Saugstad celebrates her fifth place finish in the women’s reader poll.


Backstage at the PVAs: Photo of the Year

Yes, it was as fun as it looked.

Dave Treadway talks about the set up for shot that won Photo of the Year. He skied the line and Jordan Manley shot it.


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