Big Surprises at First World Cup Races - Snow conditions result in unpredictable leaderboad for first stop on the tourSnow conditions resulted in unpredictable leaderboad for first World Cup races in Solden, Austria.The post Big Surprises at First World Cup Races appeared first on POWDER Magazine.
How it Started for Sammy Carlson - On this epsidoe of the "Sponsored" podcast, Sammy Carlson says one skier changed his lifeSammy Carlson’s start began with a fateful powder day in which he missed a ski training on Mount Hood. On this episode of the “Sponsored” podcast, presented by Powder Radio, Carlson tells host Mike Powell that after he missed the training, his coaches wouldn’t let him ski in a big race. So he and a
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Light and Packable Warmth - Nemo's Sonic 0 Down sleeping bag is like sleeping in your favorite down jacketBeing cold while camping sucks. And carrying a heavy sleeping bag on winter camping trips can be equally as infuriating. For years I’ve been a cheapskate with certain camping gear; opting instead to use money for ski gear and trips, neglecting certain necessities for the few times a year they’re needed. My heavy and old
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- Housed in Turin’s iconic Fiat Lingotto factory, the Renzo Piano-designed bookshop is a place to wander and wonder – a tribute to books, art and designImagine a huge car factory whose design followed the production process that went up through the building: raw materials going in at the ground floor; on the first floor, the assembly line; and on the roof a 2.5km track for testing newly built vehicles. For most of the 20th century, Fiat Lingotto, which opened in 1923, was Turin’s
- Photographer Genie Austin returns to her homeland, and captures a side of the island she feels is fast disappearingContinue reading...
- One lucky male and one lucky female will be the winners of today’s prize from Outdoor Research. Gifting away a new addition to their backcountry apparel line, OR is proud to showcase the Skyward Jacket in Men’s and Women’s styles. Designed with the company’s new Electro-spun membrane—a microfiber weaved to exponentially increase breathability, this jacket
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- Salem, Massachusetts, is famous for one thing: witches. The tourism authority is keen to promote the city’s other attractions, but while living there for the city’s month-long Halloween party, JW Ocker finds that witchery is far from dead‘Witch tourism is on the decline.” In the build up to Halloween, that statement would be a surprising one to hear anywhere. But in Salem, Massachusetts – AKA Witch City – it’s enough to stop a whole neighbourhood of tric
- PHOTO: Reuben Krabbe There’s a difference between backcountry ski boots made to climb uphill and those made to ski downhill. Many sacrifice one for the other. We selected the following ski boots for their excellent performance in both categories. Certainly, they are not as stiff as a hybrid or resort ski boot. Nor are they
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- PHOTO: David Reddick It’s 4:30 in the afternoon. Wednesday. February. Montana. I’m at work, but I’m not at work. My focus fizzled around 4. Okay, maybe it was a little earlier. I stare at words on my computer screen without thinking anything in particular and wait for the right moment to duck out early. Tonight
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- Lukas Joas in Bulgaria. while filming for Ruin & Rose. Photo courtesy of Matchstick Productions
By Helen Olsson
There are certain harbingers that the ski season is upon us: Leaves fall. The air turns crisp. Arapahoe Basin opens. And the annual crop of ski movies hits theaters.
For our family, going to a ski flick from Warren Miller Entertainment or Matchstick Productions is a tradition that’s the perfect psych-up to ski season. And if you were ever going to see a Warren Miller movie,
In Banff, I’m Alive: Pt. Two - My life changed when I came to Banff. But for locals, it’s been this way as long as anyone can remember.My life changed when I came to Banff. But for locals, it’s been this way as long as anyone can remember. SPONSORED CONTENT Over 130 years ago, a few workers on the Canadian Pacific Railway stumbled across a cluster of hidden hot springs. Deciding the surrounding land was too beautiful to be owned by one
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- A video animation shows the layers of air traffic associated with each of London’s five major airports over a 24-hour period. Made in July last year the visualisation illustrates the buildup of more than 3,000 flights a day handled by air traffic controllers as well as more passing over the capital Heathrow airport expansion gets government approvalPolitics liveContinue reading...
- North Wales is the only UK region in the publisher’s annual Best in Travel list, thanks to new adventure attractions such zip wires and an inland surfing lake North Wales has been named among the top places in the world to visit in 2017 according to Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel list. Placed fourth on the list of regions to visit, North Wales is the only UK destination to be featured in the rankings, which are compiled by a panel of the travel publisher’s writers and ex
Powder 8s with The Jaded Local - Key numbers in skiing; smells in your ski town apartment; steps to internet fame for skiersEight key numbers in skiing: 1. Triple cork 1440 2. 8,000 meters 3. 45 degrees 4. 223 cm 5. 150 days a season 6. Any amount of Hobbs Time in a helicopter 7. Double Daffy 8. Happy Hour 4-6 Eight distinct smells in my ski town apartment: 1. Dude 2. Bong water in carpet 3.
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31 Days of Giveaways—Faction Skis - Win a pair of Standard Ten5 skis, Darwin jacket, and Edison ski pantsToday is your chance to have One of Those Days, with the opportunity to take home brand new gear from Faction. The updated Ten5 ski features a 105mm waist, a combination beech and poplar core, camber underfoot and slight tip rocker to keep you afloat in every snow condition. A full layer of Titanal adds
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- Yoko Ono is among the artists taking part in Blackpool’s festival of lights, a showcase of 30 installations, sculptures and performances across town
Plus more UK winter lights festivalsBlackpool – the town famous for its autumn illuminations – launches a new festival of light this weekend, featuring installations from renowned artists including Yoko Ono and Bob & Roberta Smith.The first LightPool festival, which takes place from the 28 October to 2 November and coincides wi
- Police confirm four people were killed in an accident on one of the park’s rides after being ‘injured by a conveyor belt’Dreamworld Australia accident: follow the latest updates hereFour people have died in an accident at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast.The park initially confirmed three deaths in a statement on Tuesday afternoon. Police subsequently raised the death toll to four. Continue reading...
- Police confirm serious injuries after an incident on one of the park’s rides at about 2pm Four people have been critically injured after an accident at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast.A spokesman for Queensland police said they were alerted to an “incident” on one of the rides shortly after 2pm local time and emergency services were dispatched. Continue reading...
A New Mega Resort Is Coming to BC - Valemount Glacier Destination could be open and spinning lifts to vast, high alpine terrain by December 2017PHOTO: Andru McCracken Even at 70-something years old, wind crust had nothing on Oberto Oberti. The diminutive Italian-Canadian banked turns through shin-deep snow with a breakable plate crust like it was six inches of fluff. I couldn’t decide if I was more in awe at his form or of his vision for this run we
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Dew Tour Reveals Reimagined Course and Competition Details - Individual, Team Challenge, and Streetstyle formats confirmedFor immediate release: October 24, 2016 (CARLSBAD, Calif.)—Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced today new details around the winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition, which is coming to Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado on December 8-11. The first big competition of the season is turning the traditional format on its head by building
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- via NY Ski BlogThe first turns of the season are always memorable. Deep all natural October turns may have the advantage of #humblebrag, but even riding the white ribbon during Christmas break is special. They can also be an awkward equalizer. When you haven’t skied in months it doesn’t matter if you’re Pirmin Zurbriggen or a simple Nose Picker, you’re not going […]
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- Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo travellers wanting to meet like-minded peoplePrices are per person and do not include flights unless stated Continue reading...
- Bollé Eyewear, known for its high-performance optics, is giving away a trio of gear to today’s lucky winner. The Tsar goggle, new for this year, implements Bollé’s latest technology: B-Flex. Using memory foam and a flexible frame, these goggles are designed to sit perfectly on your face, no matter the individual. An anti-fog lens coating
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- The combined ski resort of Folgaria, Lavarone and Fiorentini offers good beginner and intermediate skiing in a relaxed small-town atmosphereOnly 95km or about 90 minutes from Verona airport, Folgaria is a mid-sized resort in the Trentino region of northern Italy that has a reputation for being in a snow pocket. It also has impeccable ski history credentials, as the first ski lift in Italy was built here, in the 1930s, and a full ski resort created shortly after the war. Continue reading...
- via SkiingJosh Jooris and J.T. Miller also scored for the Rangers, while goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves. The Rangers improved their record to 4-2-0.
- Restlos Glücklich’s meals taste all the better for knowing that they’re made from veg rejected by supermarkets because of damaged packaging or their odd shapeOn a quiet side street in the otherwise buzzing Berlin-Neukölln is what looks like just another cosy vintage cafe: exposed brick, mismatched furniture, candles in jam jars. But Restlos Glücklich is Germany’s first anti-food waste restaurant, serving delicious dishes using discarded food. It was opened in Jul
- This Channel Islands wellness bolthole offers a ‘detox without realising it’ by marrying the two disciplines and serving guests healthy, vegetarian meals Does everyone start a health retreat this way, I wonder, downing a large glass of wine, eating a Bounty and whizzing off work emails as I sit waiting for my delayed plane at Gatwick. Three days later I am doing a sun salutation, feeling the rays on my skin and looking over a vast, near-empty beach filling the horizon.My first attemp
- Less money and more demand mean that Britain’s urban green spaces are in decline. Now a parliamentary inquiry will assess the threatBritain’s public parks are locked in a “nightmare scenario”, “facing their jaws of doom” and have “reached the tipping point”, according to parks professionals preparing for Monday’s opening of a select committee inquiry into the funding of parks.“Since 2010, public parks have been in the cross-hairs of aus
- The Sani people face a choice between encouraging ecotourism to their rainforest – one of the world’s most biodiverse – and allowing in the oil companiesFernando was sitting on his veranda listening to the whoops and whistles of the jungle. Our visit was a surprise, but the old man was soon answering my questions, keen to talk.“I arrived here in about 1960,” he told me. “A group of us came to start a new life. Hunting was easy. The animals were almost tame. We
- via SkiingThe defending champion defeated Mikaela Shiffrin at Soelden, Austria, and then said, “I had to fight against my head as I had been thinking too much in the past 24 hours.”
- Part of the maverick Peach chain, this pub/hotel in upmarket, leafy Edgbaston is swanky and handsome, but it doesn’t always hit the mark on the food frontIn life, people like moral certainty. Not least in the world of hospitality, where, for we Guardian types in particular, the superiority of indie, owner-operated pubs, restaurants and hotels is an article of faith – one usually borne out by reality.We disdain chains as cynical corporate behemoths which, pumped full of private equity
- Built from scratch by the tsars, imperial St Petersburg was at the epicentre of the Russian Revolution. Harriet Green scours its streets for Lenin’s legacyFrom the counter, where a woman is pouring buckets of tea into an urn, the queue snakes as far as the front door and out into the street: students, businessmen, women in Prada – and one very elderly, bent lady clutching a paper bag and munching doughnuts. Welcome to the Pyshki cafe, purveyor of greasy Soviet-era doughnuts, treacly
- These wild acres are an oasis in busy south-west London – and even kids left cold by the many migrating birds will love the otters and adventure playgroundA watery world of lakes, lagoons and marsh linked by flat paths, where 180 species of birds have been seen. It’s vibrant in spring and summer with chicks galore, the pond ripe for dipping and meadows bright with flowers and insects, but autumn and winter have their own appeal. Stroll around the main lake and duck into one of the si
- About 31 Days of Giveaways, presented by The-House: For the entire month of October, we’ll be dishing out awesome prizes from the best brands in the outdoor industry. Your chance to win refreshes every single day. Skis, boots, helmets, goggles, lift tickets—you name it, we’ve got it, and it could become yours with a few
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- Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ is often just a starting point for exploring the rugged west, but with 24 annual festivals, a cracking food scene and great pubs, there are plenty of reasons to linger “It’s always Cork first and Ireland second,” said Roy Keane in a 1997 RTE documentary, Have Boots Will Travel. Keane, now the national football team’s assistant manager, was describing how he replies when people ask where he’s from. However, the reality is this
- October 21, 2016 – Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Photo: Katherine Rainbolt for CSCUSA
Arapahoe Basin First Ski Resort in the Nation to Open for the Season
Colorado’s 2016-17 ski season is underway today as a crowd of enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders celebrated with the first runs of the season at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. At 9:00 am, atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top o
- Two-year project maps shortest possible journey to visit 25,000 pubs It’s a pub crawl that could last a lifetime but, thanks to the dedicated work of an international team of mathematicians, roaming ale drinkers of the UK can rest easy in the knowledge that the shortest possible route to visit every pub in the country has finally been plotted. Led by Professor William Cook from the University of Waterloo, Canada, the two-year project is an example of the “travelling salesman problem&
- Two-year project maps shortest possible journey to visit thousands of pubs across the countryIt’s a pub crawl that could last a lifetime but, thanks to the dedicated work of an international team of mathematicians who have plotted the shortest possible route to visit 25,000 boozers across the country, roaming ale drinkers of the UK now have a serious new challenge to consider. Led by Professor William Cook from the University of Waterloo, Canada, the two-year project is an example of the &
Skiers Charge in Shades of Winter’s “Between” - Athletes celebrate the life of Matilda Rappaport at world premierePHOTOS: Courtesy of Shades of Winter From vast powdery slopes deep in the Canadian Monashee Mountains to the venerable Swiss ski resort of Engelberg, from the remote reaches of Abisko in northern Sweden to the unlikely turns on the 4,200-meter Hawaiian volcano Mauna Kea, Between takes viewers on a thrilling odyssey, while celebrating freeskiiing. Six
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- The Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T was born in 1985 and remains as timeless, comfortable, and functional as it has always been. And that’s the genius of Patagonia, a company famous for contrarian advertising campaigns and an environmentalist ethos promoting the values of a life rooted in adventure and minimalism. But this was not always the case.
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- The sparsely populated US state’s austere beauty is a magnet for creative and independently minded people, says the Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer of The Snow ChildI was very young when my parents moved to Alaska. My earliest memories are of swinging in a hammock between spruce trees while grown-ups roasted black bear meat on a campfire; fishing for trout with my parents on Wolverine lake; playing outside our house when I was about six, cutting out blocks of snow to build an igloo because
31 Days of Giveaways—Anon Optics - Win a pair of M3 Goggles, the Prime MIPS helmet, and MFI XL Hooded ClavaAnon Optics is about to prime you for the next powder day. Upping the ante with their new, Magna-tech magnetic lens changing system, which utilizes 18 rare earth magnets around the frame of the goggle, swapping the two provided spherical lenses requires no extra effort. A facemask that comes included also attaches magnetically to the
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- Political upheaval, air crashes and fears over security at ancient sites have devastated the country’s tourism industry – but the return of flights from the UK to Luxor is a welcome step towards recovery At 9.30am in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, the sun is high in the sky and inside the famed 63 tombs it’s starting to get humid. This should be peak time for visitors, but there are few footprints in the dust leading to each tomb. About 50 tourists stroll in and out of the
- Opening day at Loveland Ski Area, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo by Jack Dempsey for Colorado Ski Country USA)
In case you haven’t heard, the #RaceToOpen is over and Opening Day is tomorrow October 21st at Arapahoe Basin. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland have had a friendly rivalry to see who can open first for years and this year A-Basin came out on top. But there are no losers in this race and We The People are all winners. If you’re new to Colorado or have never paid attention t
- Fight to save phone box on Cairngorm in Scotland gathers momentum as the local council joins campaign by residents, mountaineering bodies and businesses The traditional red phone box, which sits 2,150 ft up Cairngorm at the skiing base station, is an iconic feature at the resort. But after the resort ranger found a note from BT inside it, saying it was to be scrapped to save money, locals have been fighting to save the UK’s highest phone box, claiming it not only serves as a popular touris
- BT agrees to keep “life-saving” phone box on Cairngorm in Scotland after community campaign by residents, mountaineering bodies and businesses The UK’s highest phone box has been saved, after a successful community campaign to stop BT scrapping the Cairngorm “lifeline”. The traditional red phone box, which sits 2,150 ft up Cairngorm at the skiing base station, is an iconic feature at the resort. But after the resort ranger found a note from BT inside it, saying it w
The Making of Monumental - Hear from the people behind Monumental: Skiing our National Parks, on this episode of the "Storytellers" podcastLast winter, POWDER sent athletes, filmmakers from KGB Productions, and photographers to five National Parks—Yellowstone, Olympic, Glacier, Yosemite, and Grand Teton—to celebrate their 100th Anniversary while highlighting the amazing skiable terrain and solitude that can only be found in these treasured places during the winter. The premiere of the film is on October 20, in
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- Korean photographer Jongwoo Park’s shot of red-hatted Khampa horsemen on the Tibetan plateau is part of a series on Himalayan nomadic people Continue reading...
- A good hybrid ski boot is like the guy at the party that everyone gets along with. He’s super nice, very accommodating, comfortable to hang out with, and down for a long walk. Then, when things get rowdy, he’s right there, sending it on the mountain and all the way to last call at 2
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- PHOTOS: Courtesy of Ötzal Tourismus And so it begins: 21 weeks on the road traversing three continents and a dozen countries with stops at 30-plus venues, by any measure a grueling competitive schedule. The men and women of the World Cup start their season-long pursuit of a Crystal Globe, the coveted prize for earning a
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