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).


Best Ski Edits This Week

Go higher, indie ski debut, steeze and tall Ts, and South America love

Our pick for the week’s best ski edits.


Week In Review: Free the Heel, Waterski Edition

Snow snorkeling in South America, rocks eat ski area, Saudi Arabia goes skiing—kind of

All the news fit for skiers the week ending August 1, 2014.


Greg Epstein on TGR’s Almost Ablaze

TGR's nonstop travel, mic'ing athletes, and Italy's record deep winter

TGR let winter keep them on their toes this year. With a crew of their standby athletes and a handful of talented newcomers, TGR put together a film focused on foot-powered trips and highlighting the challenges and fear that come with big-mountain skiing. We caught up with supervising producer Greg Epstein to learn a little more about their epic season.


VIDEO: Jaron Stadler’s Skills

La Familia and 4Reelmedia give us Stadler's season in two minutes

Jaron Stadler’s season edit is called the J-CHRONicles. And on the Vimeo page, he gives a shoutout to his sponsors, including Tall T Productions. Which is just amazing. Tall Ts and baggy, unzipped jackets are great. We could never pull them off—don’t think we have enough of those chronic skillz. But Stadler does. Watch him shred the park with steez in this edit, brought to you by La Familia and 4REELmedia.


VIDEO: More Sunny Pow from South America

POV from a wind buff, smooth day in Torrecillas, Las Leñas, Argentina

Skiers and riders Alejo Sanchez, Aymar Navarro, Adrià Millan, Txema Trull and Jordi Tenas give us a taste of the huge, buffed out terrain of Las Leñas, Argentina.


Junk in the Trunk: Mammut Zephir Altitude Harness

Rope up with a lightweight harness for your high alpine ski treks

The Zephir Altitude met all my basic criteria for a ski mountaineering harness: lightweight, a belay loop, and the ability to take on and off with skis on. After using this harness over the past year and a half, I am a full convert.


POWDER Is Hiring

Wanted: Fall digital media interns

POWDER magazine has one fall internship opening. To be eligible applicants must be able to receive college credit. Interns will need to report to the magazine’s San Clemente, California, office.

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