Junk In The Trunk: Mountain Hardwear Stretchstone Jeans

The pair of jeans you'll wear every day this winter

The Stretchstone jeans do well when H2O is falling because they have a DWR finish that keeps most of the water out.


VIDEO: Tim McChesney Goes To France

How you say... zis edit is awesome?

Superunknown VII finalist Tim McChesney taps into the Frenchie ski magic at La Balme, Candide’s stomping grounds in La Clusaz, France.


Chilean Freeskiing Championships Cancelled

Low snow conditions forced cancellation of event at El Colorado, Chile, later this month

“Unfortunately we had to make the decision to cancel the championship,” stated Jorge Jaqueih, marketing manager for The North Face Chile. “This winter was not what we expected and with the current conditions it`s not possible to produce an event with the quality we look for. As a brand, we have always aimed to make the best events in the Southern Hemisphere, but we have no indication that assures us we will have the conditions to do it. The decision to cancel the event is based on the lack of snow and a forecast that is not favorable for future days. We deeply regret what this means for athletes and all who love the snow and big mountain freeriding.”

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Week In Review: Aspen Gets Physical

Gay Ski Week in trouble! Who skied it better?! Call me Katy Perry!

All the news fit for skiers the week ending August 8, 2014.


Video: Sierra Quitiquit Is a Ray of Sunshine

In classic Sierra fashion, the lovely lady heads to New Zealand for a dreamy summer vacation.

THE SMILES! THE GIGGLES! PINK! SUNSHINE! It’s all too much. Seriously, how is there so much sunshine? I’m knee-deep in a So Cal summer, and I’ve never seen that much sunshine. But what do I know? The sun always shines down on Sierra. Nothing is more right than this all-around sparkly good time in which Sierra kills it in the beautiful kiwi mountains then attempts to hug some sheep, who seem cute but turn out to be kinda rude. Either that, or intimidated by Sierra’s inexhaustible good vibes. Sheep, why won’t you hug her? I’ll hug her.


Launching The Lab

Two New Englanders are grinding to bring the East Coast's first indoor freestyle facility to Boston

One in particular had more legs than the rest: An indoor freestyle ski and snowboard center, and an answer to the seasonal void plaguing the East Coast’s terrain park-crazy market.



Tribe Called Quest plus The Bunch

Chill out with A Tribe Called Quest soundtrack and some summer skiing from The Bunch.

For more, here’s an interview with The Bunch’s Magnus Graner.


Armada Rotor Pullover Hoody — Junk In The Trunk

Armada makes great skis, and some fine mid-layers, too

What I liked most was the built-in balaclava. Instead of having to take off my gloves and dig through my bag when it got balaclava-cold, all I had to do was reach back and pull it up. Plug and play.


Video: Sean Pettit Is Back

And here's the edit to prove it

Ever get that feeling that there’s just something missing? The Office without Michael Scott? Nachos without guacamole?

That’s kind of the way things felt last ski season with the notable absence of Sean Pettit, who blew up his ankle before ever really getting going in 2014. Well thank Ullr, those dark days are finally over. Pettit returned to skis this summer up on Horstman Glacier and just put out his first edit in almost nine months. Sure it’s not the big mountain bangers that we’ve come to expect from Mr. Pettit, but hey, he’s back, and things are finally looking up again. —Kade Krichko

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Video: That One Time It Snowed in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe's Janky Films documents the storm that dropped six-plus feet of snow, in April

Better late than never. That was the mantra for Tahoe skiers last season when winter finally arrived in April after a soul-crushing season of high pressure. Lake Tahoe’s Janky Films documented the storms that came through the Sierras in late March/early April. The crew skied South Lake Tahoe’s perfectly spaced glades in the backcountry, hit Squaw Valley’s KT-22 on a storm day, and caught one of the only Palisades sessions of the season (around the 8 minute mark).


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