VIDEO: Comeback Kid Eric Pollard
Evo releases exclusive unreleased edit of Pollard's comeback ski late last winter at Mount Hood
In February 2013, Eric Pollard suffered a near-career-ending injury while on assignment with POWDER in Russia. Last last season, he miraculously returned to snow, boosting hips, slashing wavy Mount Hood cornices, and skiing switch, all with his signature style.
Seven months ago, Nimbus released “Four Day Season” and this unreleased footage adds to the comeback portfolio.
Skiing as Craft: First Tracks
Whatever it takes to beat the crowd
It’s a Monday, a Tuesday, or a Wednesday. The details are blurry. Schools are closed. Cars are buried. Streets are chaos. The weekend annoyances of yeehaw cowboy characters from Calgary have vanished like ghosts. When we finally make it to the base of Fernie’s Elk Quad, snow hangs from every conceivable tree and roofline as a thick whipped frosting. The entire town is standing in line.
Honey, There’s an Avalanche At the Door
Urban avalanches happen; how one couple protected their home
A Tahoe couple finds their dream home down the street from a ski area. There was only one catch—the house was located in an avalanche zone.
Junk in the Trunk: Garmin Fenix 2
A watch built with skiers in mind
I have to say, though, that devices like Garmin’s Fenix 2 multisport watch have finally started to suck me into the wide world of data. That’s because the Fenix 2 can track information that I, as a skier, care about, like how much elevation I’ve gained and descended.
VIDEO: Ski Festa Italiana
Bomb Snow packs up the van and heads to the Dolomites
Spring break in the Dolomites. This is what happens when you pack nine guys and 18 pairs of skis into a Euro van and hit the road from Chamonix, France, to Cortina, Italy. Rumors of deep snow turned out to be haggard spring conditions. But these guys would never let a Euro road trip go to waste.
VIDEO: Niklas Karlstrom
Pillows, urban, and punk rock
Sweden’s Niklas Karlstrom dropped this four-minute edit that’s split 50/50 between British Columbia pillows and urban sessions in Kiruna, Sweden. We haven’t seen much from Karlstrom since his 2011 short film, Ski or Die, but yeah, he’s still here and isn’t going any where anytime soon. Which is fine by us.
Week in Review: How to Pull Off the Backseat Ski Drift
Plus burning lift towers! Double black diamond pot cookies! And the new Ukranian ski helmet!
All the news fit for skiing the week ending Friday, May 9, 2013
POWDER Wins Three Maggie Awards
WPA honors Deep: The Future of Snow, Frozen In Time, and PowderTV
POWDER won Best Series of Articles for DEEP: The Future of Snow In America and The Future of Snow in Europe, published in the September and December issues. Additionally, POWDER won Best Video Channel, for POWDER TV and Best Original or Replica of a Digital Publication for a Tablet for its multimedia feature, Frozen In Time.
Junk in the Trunk: TNF Base Camp Duffel
The only travel bag you'll ever need
There are only a handful of items that are pieces I can’t live without. One of them is my Base Camp Duffel from The North Face.
Week in Review: The Most Ridiculous Pond Skim Bails You’ll Ever See
Plus: Call of Duty joins X Games lineup, Eldora's new super pass, and three edits you shouldn't miss
All the news fit for skiing the week ending May 2, 2014