Skiing As Craft: How to ski the Ice Coast

One glass of rosé at a time

It was the man who’d been drinking wine on the lift, arms raised high, cackling with joy and headed back to the lift for another run.

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Junk in the Trunk: Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

The do anything, take anywhere jacket

“If you could only have one jacket for the rest of your life,” I’d immediately know my answer: the Atom LT Hoody from Acr’teryx.

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Video: Sander Hadley’s Sunny Bird

Spring skiing at Snowbird

Sander Hadley and co showing us once again how to get creative in the resort. The latest from Hadley—spring skiing at Snowbird.

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The Great, American Skier

God bless us

In any case, as an American Skier, it’s important that we all take a moment today to reflect on the great events of our sport’s history and culture.

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Week In Review: College Gone Wild

GoPro worth $100 million! Austrian ski resort on sale for 1 euro! Vail is one lawsuit closer to world domination!

All the news fit for skiing the week ending May 23, 2014.

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Junk in the Trunk: Smith Heyburn Ruck Sack

Sack up from the Sierras to San Francisco to Haiti and everywhere in between

The Heyburn Ruck Sack is a great go-anywhere bag ideal for treks through the slum town of Jalousie in Haiti, morning walks to Bernie’s Coffee Shop in San Francisco, or an early afternoon shredding park laps at Squaw Valley. Simply, this bag is good for any activity, anywhere.

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Skiing as Craft: Falling In Love With Skiing

Getting the ski bug, one yellow school bus at a time

Like a lot of people that love this sport, I owe my life as a skier to a yellow school bus. My mom’s ski bus went to Multipor Ski Area, a 500-vertical-foot hill on the flanks of Oregon’s Mount Hood with an A-frame lodge operating as a base area, a rope tow, and a T-bar. After countless pileups and torn gloves from that rope tow, my mom got good at skiing. She loved moguls. She met my dad in college, and then they too took the ski bus, from Corvallis to Central Oregon’s Hoodoo Ski Area near the summit of Oregon’s Santiam Pass. They fell in love, and they fell in love with skiing. Ultimately, they shared the sport with me and my siblings.

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All Time: Mid-May Blower in Colorado

The phantom storm that came through at the last hour

By 3:30 p.m., we could take it no longer. It was still dumping and visibility was poor above treeline, so we packed our bags and headed to the ski area. I felt like a werewolf finally emerging under the full moon. Trees were caked. The air was still. Main Street was empty. Temps were in the teens.

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VIDEO: Candide’s Last Run

Because he literally couldn't ski any farther

Just another 45-second POV from Candide ripping down a silky spring snowfield to a sliver of snow between dirt to… grass? And that’s the season ender.

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VIDEO: Spring’s Rite of Passage on Tuckermans

Meathead Films wraps up this season with a tribute to the famous East Coast backcountry zone

If you’ve never experienced the circus that is a sunny spring day on Tuckerman’s Ravine, this edit from Meathead Films gives you a pretty good idea. Massholes and fat suits, dogs and skiers of all ages descend on the popular backcountry zone off Mount Washington. Some stomped their lines, others left with stitches, but all in all, it’s easy to see why hiking en masse to ski off the top of Tuckermans is something every East Coast backcountry skier must do.

That’s a wrap on Meatheads’ webisode series, Working for the Weekend, this season. To watch a few more episodes, Ben Leoni hiked into the Green Mountains in Vermont, scored in the White Mountain Chutes, and skied lines beyond Tuckermans off Mount Washington.

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