• Canadian Government Investing $25 Million in Avalanche Safety

    Canadian government investing $25 million in avalanche safety Our neighbo(u)rs to the North are putting their money where their mountains are, as Canada’s federal government announced a $25 million investment in Avalanche Canada, the country’s authority on avalanche safety, for next winter. The money will go towards expanding the non-profit’s reach into underserved areas and Read More
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  • Forbes Names Vail Resorts One of “America’s Best Employers for Women”

    Vail Resorts named one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” While we give plenty of flack to the Epic Empire, it’s important to give credit where credit is due. This week, Forbes named Vail Resorts as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women,” making it one of only 13 travel and leisure companies on the Read More
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  • The Best Tailgate Gear for Summer Adventures

    One of my favorite things to do in the summer after a long hike, run, or bike ride, is pop out a chair at the trailhead, fire up the grill, and bask in the satisfying glow of the big day we just completed. Unlike midwinter ski tours, summer adventures usually end at a pleasant and Read More
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  • Police Bust Cocaine Shipment Headed to Australian Slopes

    Police bust cocaine-laced excavator headed to Australian slopes This week, the Australian Border Force intercepted 384 kilograms—or roughly a metric s#%t ton—of cocaine hidden in an excavator en route to a group of Australian ski resorts. Picked up in a Sydney shipping port, the load was said to have a street value close to $144 Read More
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  • Sport 400 Charlevoix

    The towering new bolted climb first came to my attention when I noticed the announcement of it last summer on EscaladeQuebec. The topic was popping with comments on their social media. The cliffs — in remote parts of Quebec — have an esoteric appeal and the website, in French, contributes to that. There is little subtlety in statements like “Biggest Sport Climb East of the Flatirons, Colorado” and the Flatirons are a great point of reference for the 5.6ish Sport » R
  • Man With Zero Experience Heroically Steps Up to Buy Struggling Ski Area

    Hours after the listing went live, Vinnie O., a 54-year-old Wisconsin-based Zamboni operator with an overgrown mullet, contacted the listing agent to make an offer.
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  • What Can’t He Do? Candide Skis The Waves

    VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Candide’s wave Skiing Every year I promise myself I’m going to stop being a total Candide fanboy and then every year (or every damn day, really) Mr. Thovex reminds me that some things ain’t never going to change. I don’t even remember the last time Candide was got skiing on Read More
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  • 8 Classic Ski Movies You Can Watch for Free Right Now

    When the summer days seem a little too long and that swamp of sweat stains feels a little too, well, swampy, there’s no better way to trigger those happy memories of snowier days than with a few classic ski flicks. Because we love you like that, here are some of the best ski movies available Read More
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  • Women’s Lightweight Shells for High-Output Days

    Like a first aid kit, spare ski straps, and at least four ounces of emergency chocolate, a shell is a piece of safety gear that no backpack should be hauled up a mountain without. High mountains are unpredictable, and even in the summer I find myself reaching for a windproof layer to fend off the Read More
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  • Yes, the Women’s World Cup Soccer Team is Celebrating in Ski Goggles

    Of course, I know you did not miss watching the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday—the highest-rated soccer telecast in the history of the sport. (Ratings from Nielsen showed that 27 percent of all the TVs in use at the time were tuned into the game, not to mention Read More
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  • Skiers Could Be Held Liable for More Next Season

    MOUNT MOUNTAIN INTERNAL MEMO: It has come to my attention, as legal counsel to Mount Mountain Ski Area Resort, that our document detailing the lift ticket purchaser’s assumption of risk, waiver of certain legal rights, and indemnity agreement may benefit from some additions in advance of the 2019-2020 ski season. My very specific recommendations for Read More
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  • Skiers Could Be Held Liable for A Lot More Next Season

    MOUNT MOUNTAIN INTERNAL MEMO: It has come to my attention, as legal counsel to Mount Mountain Ski Area Resort, that our document detailing the lift ticket purchaser’s assumption of risk, waiver of certain legal rights, and indemnity agreement may benefit from some additions in advance of the 2019-2020 ski season. My very specific recommendations for Read More
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  • Backcountry.com Founder, POWDER Editor John Bresee, Remembered as a Wildman

    John Bresee, editor of POWDER Magazine from 1998-1999, died in his sleep early on June 29, likely from diabetic cardiac arrest after a 180-mile motocross ride across the desert. Together with Jim Holland, Olympic ski jumper and current Park City local, Bresee founded Backcountry.com. “Backcountry would not be Backcountry without John. The original idea for Read More
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  • Piermont Marsh Kayak

    Piermont is a cool little town. It sits on the southwestern edge of the Tappan Zee, the wide spot on the Hudson River that forms a sort of a quasi-lake near the NY/NJ border. It has cool restaurants and shops, a bunch of expensive new condos and marinas full of fancy boats. But it also has neighborhoods filled with charming little houses and people who have lived there since long before the hipsters arrived. The pier that gives the town » Read More »
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  • Red Heads Ski Free At English Indoor Resort

    Red Heads Ski Free at English Indoor Slope Gingers, start your engines. Summertime can be a rough go for those of light complexion, so one ski area has decided to address this issue head on. With a massive heat wave stretching across Europe, Chill Factore, an indoor ski area based in Manchester, England, offered red-headed Read More
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  • How to Throw a Bachelor Party on Skis

    Congratulations! You are the best man at a wedding. What a high, high, very costly and expensive and all-your-vacation-time-for-the-year honor you have been given! Yes, you’ll give a toast and be responsible for the rings when the wedding comes, but, not to be forgotten, you are also responsible for the bachelor party. It’s on you Read More
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  • Upper Body Workout for Skiing

    In addition to leg strength, you need upper body strength to get down the mountain. Developing your upper half will help you master your turns, dodge trees and other skiers, and avoid the injuries — shoulders, back, arms — that result from falling. This piece goes through a simple upper body workout for skiing. A wise man once said: “You’ll look a whole lot better coming down the slopes if your arms aren’t flailing and your skis aren’t controlling you.”
  • Denver Landfill Plans Year-Round Skiing

    Castle Rock, a former Denver metro area landfill, might also be its newest ski area, and a year-round one at that. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Denver, the trash heap ski hill is part of a bigger development plan.
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  • Paralympians See a Big Welcome in a Small Title Change

    The United States Olympic Committee has become the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. “We’ve arrived,” a four-time Paralympian said.
  • Upset Backcountry Skier Demands to Speak to Manager

    “Where was my powder this winter?!” a local man cried last weekend from the summit of his home ski area, which this past season reported a snowpack exactly 69 percent of normal, for the third winter in a row. “What about us and our turns?!” According to bystanders, the man, who has been identified as Read More
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  • The Best Technical T-Shirts for Men Who Sweat

    We’ve put the best technical t-shirts through the wringer, so you don’t show up at a BBQ smelling like you rolled in fresh manure.
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  • Lyon Mountain Hike

    During my hike up Lyon Mountain, I felt like I could almost touch the sky. Whether it was the open feel of the forest — not as thick as the woods of the High Peaks — or the intense sunshine shafting down to light the trail, I don’t know. I could stand on my tiptoes, reach out, and it was there. I chose Lyon for two reasons. On Saturday night, I went to the Executive Disorder concert for the release » Read More »
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  • The Most Comfortable Clothes For Your Next Road Trip, Ladies

    Whether you’re on the road for the weekend, a whole month or an entire season, there’s a beauty to having your travel wear dialed.
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  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Detoxing from Your Winter Burrito Diet

    Oh no. Ski season has ended (okay, not everywhere), and with it your grasp of social norms. Turns out that when the bullwheel stops turning, it’s no longer passé to wear the same pair of (ski) pants every day, nor is it cool to walk around with a tan line that resembles a dirt beard. Read More
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  • The Best Summertime Jobs for Ski Bums, Ranked

    No mystery here: Skiing is an expensive sport, both in the money and time department. Because of these painful truths, summertime is essential for saving up a little of both, earning enough cash to keep you on the slopes more days next season and in the shop, office or kitchen less days. This delicate dance Read More
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  • Rad Dad Straps Baby to His Chest and Shreds Corn

    Baby tags along for Father’s Day Shred Okay, it’s a little less intense than the Danny Macaskill dad and son bike mission, but this dad-baby combo started a Father’s Day tradition early at Mammoth Mountain this year courtesy of a Baby Bjorn and some steady spring corn skiing. It’s not all about triple corks and Read More
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  • Best Women’s Baselayer Shirts for Touring

    Choosing the right baselayer for your activity level is a quick and easy way to keep performance and spirits high on the skintrack—and on the down. Here are a few of our favorite women’s baselayers for everything from a quick backside lap to a sunny spring sufferfest.
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  • Essential Gear for Glacier Travel Skiing

    Touring along a glacier can be a spectacular experience. It can also be downright scary if you don’t know the route, since as glaciers move crevasses can form. The icy dungeons can lurk around solid snow bridges, so having the appropriate gear to navigate them is essential. Typically big ski objectives this time of year Read More
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  • Kayaking near Saugerties NY: Lower Esopus Creek

    This offseason, my paddling explorations have been curtailed by other commitments. On Saturday morning I had business in Albany. I figured if we got back on the road by mid-afternoon we’d have time to squeeze in a short paddle on the way home. There is a good variety of choices for kayaking between Albany and my home in the southern Hudson Valley. With only a few hours to get out, I settled on a stretch of flatwater for kayaking near » Read More »
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  • Unsolicited Advice on Your Sponsorship Cover Letter

    Hi Blaze, You left your computer open, and I noticed you’ve been working on a cover letter seeking sponsorship from Stoked Homies Into T-Bar Yodeling (SHITTY) Gear Co. I probably don’t need to remind you that I write for POWDER, the Skier’s Magazine, so I thought I’d offer up some feedback. I want you to Read More
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  • Former U.S. Ski Champ to Compete for China in Beijing 2022 Olympics

    Former U.S. Ski Teamer to compete for China in 2022 One U.S. skier is already dreaming of gold in Beijing 2022, but it won’t be under her familiar red, white, and blue. Instead, 15-year-old Tahoe native Eileen Gu will compete for China, representing her mother’s birth country at its first-ever Winter Games. Gu, who speaks Read More
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  • The Best GPS Watches For Skiers

    Tracking elevation gain, distance, and following a pre-decided route makes approaching a peak or traverse much more feasible. Here are four of the best GPS watches to help you get it done.
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  • Wittenberg and Cornell Hike

    During our time living in Colorado, my wife and I fell in love with climbing mountains. Soon after moving there in 2011 we learned of the list of 14ers, Colorado’s 58 14,000-foot peaks. We were hooked and spent most summer and fall weekends ticking these peaks off. I always thought it was dumb to focus on climbing peaks on a list, but something about it is addicting. Back on the east coast we needed a new objective: The Catskill 3500. » Read More »
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  • The Safe Way to Pack Light for Spring Skiing

    Whether he’s climbing, skiing, running, or flying, Teague Holmes knows how to move through the mountains quickly and efficiently. The Breckenridge-based skier is a world-ranked skimo racing champion who’s nabbed first descents in the Gore Range, skied all 10 peaks in the 10 Mile Range in a single day, and skied Liberty Ridge on Mount Read More
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  • Wait, is it Endless Winter? Or Fire Season?

    While Colorado gets covered with inches of fresh snow, wildfire smoke from northern Alberta settles across portions of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington.
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  • The Alternative Guide to Offseason Ski Gear Storage

    For most of us, the bullwheel has stopped spinning, the last lodge beer has been poured and our ski legs are now just awkwardly white beach legs. It’s been a great season, but, sigh, it’s time to hang ‘em up. It’s also the time to prep and store our gear for next season, a process Read More
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  • Killington Re-ups on World Cup Through 2020

    Killington re-ups on World Cup Good news for the East Coast faithful this week as Killington announced that it will continue hosting its stop of the FIS World Cup up through at least 2020. The event has become a “home” race for Burke Mountain Academy alum Mikaela Shiffrin, drawing 39,000 sap suckers to the slopes Read More
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  • Haverstraw Bay Paddle

    Last year I found myself part of a captive audience for a long presentation from the Rockland County Historical Society. It covered a lot of local area history. One story that caught my attention was about the collapse of a couple of blocks of the town of Haverstraw (originally called Haverstroo by the Dutch) in a massive landslide in 1906. I knew that brick making was a major industry in the area but hadn’t given much thought to why that » Read More »
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  • After Historic Winter, Chairs Are Still Spinning at These Resorts

    Back in early-November of 2018, Colorado skiers and riders began to worry. Where was the snow? When would the state experience another historic season in the Rockies? Fast forward to May 30, 2019 and the state is reporting more than quadruple the size of its average snowpack for this time of year. The lone ski Read More
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  • Could a Wearable Avalanche Alert System Make Skiing Safer?

    When Sabine Prezenski talks about the “wearable avalanche warning” she’s developing, it may evoke a vision of a next-gen R2-D2, storing holographic maps of terrain features and snowpit profiles, all to be recalled in a solar-powered bracelet. Prezenski, a researcher and lecturer (and avid snowboarder) at the Technical University, Berlin, is set to field test Read More
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  • Mumps Outbreak Tied to Arapahoe Basin

    Mumps outbreak tied to A-Basin We’ve all been accused of being a “dirty ski bum” at one point or another, but that title might be a little more accurate around Arapahoe Basin, where a small cluster of mumps has been linked to a group “associated with or employed by” the resort according to Outbreak News Read More
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  • The Most “East Coast” Last Run of All Time

    VIDEO: Is this the most East Coast last run ever? Face it: The East Coast is tougher than you. As if we needed any more proof, Brooks Curran provided Exhibit A this week with this video out of Mad River Glen. Brooks sees your May powder, Mammoth, and he raises you leaves, streams, and corrugated Read More
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  • Flow State: Great Piece Meadows Paddle

    The waiting is the hardest part. On Saturday morning, eight of us met behind a deli in the Pio Costa industrial park in Fairfield to canoe the Passaic River where it traverses the Great Piece Meadows. We’d hustled canoes down to the river bank and loaded our gear. Now three of us were waiting for the others to spot cars at the takeout twelve miles downriver. If you live in northern New Jersey, it’s almost certain that you’ve driven on » Read More »
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  • Sam Coffey, Dead at 29, Was Everything Good About Skiing

    Sam Coffey, a beloved Aspen skier and our dear friend, died Monday, May 20, after suffering a series of strokes on a surf trip in Mexico. He was 29 years old. I first met Sam on the dance floor at Scissor Bill’s in Big Sky, Montana, during our 16th Annual Powder Week ski test. I Read More
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  • Killy Closer

    I had a decent season, but some big omissions kept it from great or all-time status. I never had an over-the-top deep powder day, and somehow, as hard as it is to do, I missed out on a perfect spring day too. Deep powder is something that you — or more accurately I — might not get in any given season. Apparently.  It’s a fact of life: powder comes when it will and often doesn’t last long. But spring is » Read More »
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  • Spring Is The New Winter

    It’s nearly June and cold storms continue to roll through the Intermountain West. Breckenridge, Colorado, was reporting 444 inches on Tuesday and Loveland (close to where these shots were taken) is likely well over 500. Breckenridge is coming in at 193 percent of normal snowpack. According to Breckenridge local and POWDER contributing photographer, Liam Doran Read More
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  • North Korea Aims to Attract Tourists Using More Ski Resorts

    North Korea wants more ski resorts Forget Vail, there’s another evil empire that has its eye on ski industry domination—a little place called North Korea. According to an InTheSnow report, leader Kim Jong-un has openly expressed an interest in creating not one, but three more ski resorts in the Hermit Kingdom, bringing the country-wide total Read More
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  • He Wanted to Be a Seamstress; Now He Skis for Level 1 Instead

    Sämi Ortlieb Age: 26 Hometown: Schwanden, Switzerland Occupation: Graphic designer and animator As a kid, Sämi Ortlieb built park features in his backyard and at his local ski area, Barunwald, forming a unique style that made him a must-watch in Level 1’s annual ski flicks. Eventually, Line Skis signed him when he was 16 before Read More
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  • Interview with Matthew Bramble of Skiology

    A year ago, the eastern ski community didn’t really know of Matthew Bramble. Then, in October of 2018, he launched a Facebook group called Northeast Winter Weather and Ski Conditions. NWWSC is different than other weather sources. Beyond weather forecasts, Matthew synthesizes weather information to predict ski conditions. The group serves many northeast skiers and riders, with information they can easily use to make decisions. The group quickly gained popularity, gaining more than 3000 fan
  • Heart of Gold

    Inside the base lodge at Terry Peak, South Dakota, two dads, each wearing beards and white camo, applied lift tickets onto wriggling kids. A little girl in fuchsia wailed as her mother braided her hair. Another dad and his sulking teenage son bickered about a face-warmer. With the early morning arrival of a storm, temperatures Read More
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