Up your dryland game
Want to be fit for next season? A couple of Scandinavians think it’s time to turn your airport commute into a workout with this fully awesome luggage resistance training system. Looking sharp, guys.
Chillin' in Chile with Bomb Snow
In honor of the Southern Hemisphere getting painted this week (most of Australia got two feet, while Portillo finally got the goods), Bomb Snow TV posted a South American vision quest on the Internet that makes me want to set up an email alert and call in sick for the next two months. Thanks, guys.
SBC Skier closes up shop
This isn't a fun one to report. SBC Media, the publishing company that owns the source for everything skiing in Canada, SBC Skier, has filed for bankruptcy and is ceasing production effective immediately. SBC has churned out some of the best ski writers in the biz, and we hope they figure out a way to get back in the game as soon as possible.
The French Revolution hits snow
Far from the runways of Paris, the French style revolution is happening in Les Deux Alpes, and it's led by a guy who boosts out of the halfpipe in a bank-robber ski mask. Fast and utterly unrefined, this is Joffrey Poilet-Villard and friends, ladies and gents.
Shredding on Pluto?
In a short current-events brief, add Pluto to the list of potential interplanetary ski destinations, as the New Horizons control center reported snow fields on the dwarf planet's surface. Think Japan is played? Here's the next great horizon for powder chasers. See you in 2115.
Silverton vying for more heli terrain
The double-chair-centric Colorado mountain has branched into heli skiing over the years, and is working with federal officials to shift its reach into 150,000 acres of new terrain adjacent to the area's base. According to the BLM, Silverton will not gain more heli access, they will simply be moving to new terrain. The public has until July 17 to let their opinions be heard until the agency makes its decision.
But seriously, is it Japanuary yet?
Hipmunk reported an inordinate spike in Asia sales shortly after the release of this edit from Rusutsu on Japan's north island.