James Niehues dropping coffee table book
Everybody's favorite trail map maker, James "J Scribble' Niehues has decided to preserve all of his (many) trail maps in a single coffee table book. Featuring over 200 maps hand-painted by the master himself, the book also details Niehues' exhaustive creative process and the impact he's made on our schussing industry. The Kickstarter has already crushed expectations, but if you want to score first tracks on the work of skiing's Bob Ross, pledges are being accepted until January 3.

Niehues may paint the maps, but he won’t give away your secret stash. PHOTO: Kickstarter.

World Cup slalom comes to Killington, Shiffrin cruises
Mikaela Shiffrin continued her early World Cup domination with a closely-contested slalom victory in Killington, Vermont over the weekend. While the rest of us were dealing with post-turkey regret, Shiffrin was delighting a home crowd, taking her 34th World Cup victory in the process. The win puts her just one shy of the all-time mark set by Austria's Marlies Schild. America!

Swiss invent sweat-dumping ski jacket
Tired of being the sweaty friend? Well, thanks to the land of chocolate, banks, and political neutrality, those days might be numbered. A jacket made by Swiss apparel company KJUS boasts a new, electronic moisture removal technology to pump out sweat from your underoos. The tech, dubbed, "Hydro_Bot," runs via a Bluetooth-enabled phone app and is 60-percent guaranteed to help reduce après funk at the Foggy Goggle. If the $1,699 price tag seems a little steep, you could always use that money to…you know…go skiing. Or buy deodorant.

VIDEO: Finding 'Perks' in the peaks
Euro rippers Nikolai Schirmer and Flo Bastien take a Dr. Suess-inspired shred trip to some of the cooler mountain features we've seen this ski movie season. A perfect excuse to let the mind wander and dream of deeper days.

Latest powder report: It’s snowing!
Washington is open for business, the East Coast keeps getting deeper, and Colorado is already bored of early season face shots.

Keep the good times rolling, and be safe out there, kids. Plenty of deep days on the horizon.