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.
The Grass is Sweeter
Talking to Nick Waggoner, Sweetgrass Productions director
In our February issue, Associate Editor John Clary Davies profiled Sweetgrass Productions Director Nick Waggoner. He spent two weeks with him in Nelson, B.C., where Sweetgrass is shooting their next film, skiing, sleeping on floors, and getting Valhalla-ed. And he got this video of Waggoner, talking about where he gets his inspiration, why the grass is sweeter in Canada, and skiing for the bing! moment.
AK the Dubsatch Way
A film about the great white north
The Dubsatch crew gets into some tiny planes and some big mountains in the last frontier.
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.