High Five The Wave

High Fives Non-Profit takes a ride down to San Clemente, California, for an adaptive surf camp

For the last few years, High Fives Non-Profit Organization has been the official charity of the Powder Video Awards for a variety of reasons. From helping athletes get back on their feet, supporting their families during the healing process, or simply providing a positive experience, High Fives is something we believe in at The Skier’s Magazine.

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Junk in the Truck: The North Face Gonzo Jacket

Going, Going Gonzo

The North Face’s Gonzo may be the jacket-of-choice for King of Afterbang Tom Wallisch, but it’s a good fit for cord rippers, park rats, and powder hounds, too. The Gonzo doesn’t discriminate—whatever your steeze, this jacket has you covered like jam on toast.

I was worried that when TNF moved into freeskiing they’d abandon their hard-nosed mountaineering mentality for flashy graphics and secret stash pockets. But my fears were kiboshed after demoing the Gonzo. TNF sticks to what it knows: Creating outerwear geared to battle Old Man Winter. The Gonzo features waterproof HyVent technology, which will keep you dry in showers at Shawnee Peak as well as champagne at Chamonix. In addition, an adjustable hem system along the waist and fixed hood lock in heat when weather turns for the worse.

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Review: The Education of Style

The latest from Hall, Harlaut and Casabon premieres in Newport Beach, California

The Inspired Media crew took over the Lido Theater in Newport Beach, California, for the world premiere of The Education of Style. One of the more unique ski films in recent years, Tanner Hall, Phil Casabon, and Henrik Harlaut put their own spin on the modern ski movie.

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Four Major Independent Ski Resorts Form The Mountain Collective

Unprecedented Collaboration Allows Skiers and Riders to Enjoy Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows on One Pass

In an unprecedented move, four of the premier independent mountain destinations in the West have created an alliance to form the Mountain Collective™, offering a groundbreaking pass for the 2012-13 season: the Mountain Collective™ Pass.

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September 2012 Issue On Newsstands

Featuring a Sarah Burke tribute, Revelstoke, B.C., feature, and a 61-page Buyer’s Guide

Coming in hot, volume 41 of Powder magazine has arrived on newsstands and in mailboxes.

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Season in Review: Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown tells us about his season

What Mr. Brown got up to this year. Including, but not limited to, sorority formals.

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Robin O’Neill’s MSP Photos

Canadian eye candy

Whistler-based Robin O’Neill, who might just be the most underrated ski photographer out there, just posted a gallery of photos she shot during production of this year’s Matchstick Productions film. They’re beautiful. You should look at them right now. Or maybe you shouldn’t because you’re going to want to move to Pemberton, and spend all your money on heli drops.

Check them out here.

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Junk in the Trunk: Scott Rove Helmet

Our intern tests Scott’s newest headpiece

Football players aren’t the only ones worried about the effects of head injuries. With jumps getting bigger and lines getting tighter, skiing is leaving more people dazed and confused than a Snoop concert. Scott hopes to quell the rise of cranial catastrophes with its new Rove helmet. The freeride brainbucket utilizes MIPS technology, a low-friction zone between two protective layers, which reduces crash force. This means the hard outer shell absorbs most of the shock while your head and the helmet’s inner layer rotate within it to avoid serious impact. Think mild headache instead of mild concussion after your next tomahawk (and a 50 percent reduction in rotational acceleration from a standard helmet).

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Shred Sauce Time Waster

A new video game developed by Newschoolers.com member Malcom

A member of Newschoolers.com has created a new video game just in time for summertime cabin fever. The game features jumps, rails, and a character straight out of Montreal. Go Expos!

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Who is the skier on the September 2012 cover?

We gave September cover boy Chris Rubens a call to tell him the news

Not to toot our own horn, but being on the cover of POWDER is kind of a big deal. Coming in hot for the first issue of volume 41, Canadian and all-around good dude Chris Rubens is the September 2012 cover boy, kicking it off with a fresh powder shifty from Mount Baker, Washington. The photograph was taken by longtime POWDER photographer Grant Gunderson. Rubens had no idea until yesterday when we tricked him into agreeing to a Skype interview. Click “Read More” below to watch his reaction.

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