Week in Review—The Future of Backcountry Packs is Here!

Lindsey and Tiger hit Splitsville! Whistler stays alive! Chuck Mumford explains Extreme!

Hit the trail with the Whipsnake trekking pack
With backpacking season around the corner, I don’t care what gear you have, if you aren’t rocking the Flextrek Whipsnake, you aren’t doing it right. No word on their backcountry line, but sure it’s equally stellar. WHIPSNAKE.

Reverse the curse: Whistler extends season
Despite a bummer snow year, Whistler Blackcomb has rebounded enough to extend its closing date an additional three weeks until June 7. It may be too little, but it’s never too late to get a few turns in up on the glacier.

Tina Maze takes year off, Tiger and Lindesy split, alpine conspiracy theories anyone?
Two-time Olympic champ Tina Maze is taking a one year break from skiing according to the Associated Press, and the time couldn’t have been fishier as power couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have called it quits after three years as the darlings of seasonal sports. Is Tiger working his way up the alpine ladder? Will we see a new supporting act in the next Tina Maze music video? Oh the juicy world of alpine ski racing.

What is Extreme Skiing?
American Ski Actor Chuck Mumford has the answers to all of the tough questions.

Jamie Crane-Mauzy recovery going well
Great news from the Crane-Mauzy camp as Jamie Crane-Mauzy is back on her feet after a ski crash forced her into a coma earlier this spring. According to a post on her Facebook page, Crane-Mauzy is eating real food, climbing stairs, and working well with her speech therapist giving hope that we may see her back on skis in the near future. Right on, Jamie!

Jamie Crane-Mauzy gets by with a little help from her friends. PHOTO: Jamie Crane-Mauzy Facebook page.
Jamie Crane-Mauzy gets by with a little help from her friends. PHOTO: Jamie Crane-Mauzy Facebook page.

Faction Collective gets spring fever
Every time a new Faction edit comes out I feel like I’m at the coolest ski beach party around. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but it’s an observation nonetheless.