Thread the Needle
POWDER’s apparel event returns for year two
The opening night of POWDER’s second annual Thread the Needle, an apparel summit in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon, mostly included jeans, earwarmers, and impaired vision. But of course, while a pair of Carhartts might be all you need, it probably isn’t all you want while skiing this winter.
Backstage at the PVAs: Best Powder
The Meatheads crew celebrates their win. They are pretty OK at partying
Meathead Films won Best Powder at this year’s POWDER Awards for their Jay Peak segment. Their East Coast moment of glory beat out clips from places like Chatter Creek. They were slightly excited about it.
Junk in the Truck: Smith Maze Helmet
The anti-Spaceballs helmet
The Smith Maze is light, vented, and won’t make you look like a bobblehead if you have a huge dome.
Kitzbuhel World Cup Recap
Italian wins 73rd Hahnenkamm downhill on Streif course
Amidst the countless flags of 50,000 spectators, Italian Dominik Paris prevailed in the 73rd running of the renowned Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria. With a time of 1:57.56, the Italian beat second place finisher Canadian Eric Guay by .13 seconds. Austrian Hannes Reichelt rounded out the podium, assuring the home country a podium finish. The crazy […]
Venue Preview: Chamonix
Time to get creative on the Freeride World Tour
In any freeride competition, the ultimate goal is to leave some sort of lasting impression on the judges. Whether it’s through massive air, trickery, creativeness, or even just enthusiasm, the goal is to stand out. Odds are, if the judges can’t remember a run off the top of their heads, that athlete probably isn’t ending up on the podium.
Jackie Passo Goes Back To Chamonix
Last year's winner on this year's tour
Jackie Passo, who won the Chamonix stop of the Freeride World Tour last season, talks about crashing in Revelstoke, following the guys, and her plan for this season.
How To X
Finding skiing and avoiding Shaun White during Winter X Games in Aspen
Diehard fans of Bobby Brown, Tom Wallisch, and Torin Yater-Wallace are roaming Aspen’s streets looking for free swag and autographs; college students from Boulder are hydrating in preparation for the inevitable partying that goes down; and locals are hoping for the traditional “X Games Storm” that seems to roll through Aspen every year during the games.
FWT Courmayeur Highlight Reel
The best skiing from the Italy stop of the Freeride World Tour
FWT Italy highlights
Put a Bird On It
How Crow's Feet Commons became Bend's backcountry hub
But Marchi did more than just fill a backcountry void, he’s given us crusty enthusiasts a place where we can gather for coffee before heading out on a mission to Little Alaska, a backcountry zone outside town. Afterward, we can reconvene at Crow’s Feet for beers.
Buy a Photo of the Year
We're auctioning off the prints that are in the running at POWDER Awards
We’re going to announce the winner of the Photo of the year tonight at the POWDER Award. There are five photos in the running, and we’re auctioning off a print of each of them.
Check ‘em out and bid here. All of the money goes to the High Fives Foundation.