• Step It Up on Your Next Ski Trip to B.C.

    This article was produced in partnership with Destination BC.  For skiers, B.C. reads like a pop-up book of limitless options. Beginning at the volcanic formations of the Coast and finishing at the jagged collisions of the earth’s crust 500 kilometers east in the Interior, it’s a place delivered as though from the imagination. There are Read More
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  • K2 Mindbender Boots Giveaway

    This post was produced in paid partnership with K2 Snow K2 is giving away a pair of boots to one lucky winner! About K2: K2 was founded by iconic individuals who believed North Americans could build a great ski at a time when Europe owned the ski world. In 1962, consummate inventor and serial engineer Read More
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  • Skiing Horoscopes for Every Star Sign

    Horoscopes by Hans Ludwig, Astrologist* This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. *These highly accurate readings are not based on the traditional zodiac, but instead on a way more ancient Alpine astrological system that was recently discovered when a 3,000-year-old wooden constellation chart melted out of the Mer-de-Glace in Chamonix, Read More
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  • So, Norway is Having the Best November Ever

    Norway, how’s your November going? Looks full on up near the Arctic Circle. You ready? Holy coulie crushing, Batman. Tanner Hall joins Pit Viper posse Every ski bum’s favorite performance eyewear may have just cemented its iconic status this week, signing Tanner Hall from the freeski free agency waivers and releasing a—you guessed it—ridiculous video Read More
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  • Art Marries Performance in Dragon’s Benchetler Collaboration

    This content was produced in partnership with Dragon Alliance. Presenting Dragon’s 2019 Chris Benchetler Signature Series NFX2 goggle. The Signature Series collection combines the fusion of art and performance—tapping into the imagination that connects the dots between sport and creativity. Each signature goggle showcases the personalities and what inspires our Dragon Athletes. The NFX2 goggle Read More
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  • Sugarbush in Vermont Will Have a New Corporate Owner

    Alterra Mountain Company announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, which will bring the company’s total to 15 year-round mountain destinations throughout North America. Sugarbush Resort Ikon Pass access will remain the same for winter 2019/2020, with 7-day access on the Ikon Pass and 5-day access with blackouts Read More
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  • Stone City

    Words by David Page This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. The timing was suboptimal. There was an abundance of real winter powder at home. And all sorts of other pressing things that needed confronting. Like climate change. The mice living behind the fridge. The broken light fixture over the Read More
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  • Fall Skiing at Killington

    Every year, before I pull on my boots for the first time, I wonder, somewhat irrationally, can I still ski? This year the feeling was especially strong. On the other side of sixty, eventually something’s got to give, right? Maybe. I try not to think about it. Outside of one memorable October day in the Catskills, Sunday was the earliest I’d ever opened my season. On Saturday I traveled to the Adirondacks to honor the memory of a friend. It » Read More »
    Harvey Road: NYSki
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  • Backcountry.com Responds to Backlash On Trademark Drama

    Backcountry.com is up here suing everybody The Internet and social media exploded this week with the news that popular gear site Backcountry.com has launched an unprecedented offensive against businesses containing the word “backcountry” in their name. After filing for trademarks nearly a year ago to legally protect the word against other businesses, Backcountry.com is was Read More
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  • Can Jossi Wells Still Be a Medal Contender in 2022?

    This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. Born in Wanaka, New Zealand, Jossi Wells, 29, grew up in the Cardrona patrol room, where his father was head of ski patrol. It was there that Bruce Wells taught his sons, Jossi and his three younger brothers, how to ski, coaching them Read More
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  • Dirtbag Dad and the Ski Truck Camper

    I don’t want to overstate things. I’m not currently a dirtbag or a nomad of any kind. I’m the absolute picture of the suburban middle aged, middle class dad. You don’t have to follow me on Instagram to see where I’ll be this week, living my best life, influencing my followers, #vanlife-ing all over the mountain states. When I was young I did spend some time working outdoors in Alaska and at a couple ski resorts for a while and » Read More »
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  • Storm Dispatch: Central Colorado

    There’s something ceremonial about early season adventure skiing. Digging out the gear, making sure no mice have been living in your boots; putting fresh batteries in your beacon; calling your ski buddies to discuss where they suspect the motherlode of early season pow is; and then hopping in the truck to get to where the Read More
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  • Five Star Dive Bar

    Words by Karina Schwartznau This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. It was never intended to be a bar. But isn’t true love often serendipitous? Nestled among shiny, new, multi-million-dollar developments on-slope at Steamboat Springs, there’s a spot where you will find plastic lawn chairs and outdoor picnic tables packed Read More
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  • Wolf Creek

    Words by Mark Rauschenberger This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. 9:24 pm: Summit County, Colorado. The lights lining Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, fade away into the darkness as photographer Chip Kalback and I climb Hoosier Pass, heading south on Highway 9, away from the crowds of Summit County Read More
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  • Kiwi Teenager Dethrones Shiffrin in First World Cup

    Kiwi teenager dethrones Mikaela Shiffrin Just when we thought Miss Shiff was unstoppable, the youth has come a-knockin’. Alice Robinson, a 17-year-old racer from New Zealand, sent shockwaves through the World Cup this week, winning the first GS race of the season in Soelden, Austria. The win came in only her 11th start, which starts Read More
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  • Off Piste: A Disgraced Ukrainian Oligarch’s Bizarre Ski Resort Plan

    Plans to put a billion-dollar development in the middle of nowhere point to the revived fortunes of Ihor Kolomoisky, a patron of Ukraine’s new president.
  • A Disgraced Ukrainian Oligarch’s Bizarre Ski Resort Plan

    Plans to put a billion-dollar development in the middle of nowhere point to the revived fortunes of Ihor Kolomoisky, a patron of Ukraine’s new president.
  • The Wicket

    This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. Charlie Hanley was managing the kitchen at Killington when he invented a small wire device in 1963. They called it the Gizmo until his wife, Jane, came up with the name that stuck. The Wicket, once a much-needed improvement over stapling tickets to Read More
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  • Marker Launches New Duke PT Binding

    The technology is finally catching up to freeriders’ needs. Following years of tinkering by Lars Chickering Ayers on his CAST System, to the launch of the Salomon Shift, more brands are launching their version of a “one binding quiver.” A binding that skis and behaves like an alpine binding, but has a mechanism to tour Read More
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  • This East Coast Ski Area Is Fully Wind Powered

    Words by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. In 1968, freshly minted associate degree in hand, Brian Fairbank, who grew up in Kenmore, New York, did what any self-respecting East Coast ski bum would do: headed west. He made it as far as Wisconsin, where he Read More
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  • This is the Only Thing You Should Put in Your Flask

    By John Clary Davies This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. To have great stories like this delivered right to your door, in print,To have great stories like this delivered right to your door, in print, subscribe here. On the best day of my life, I sat in a nondescript Read More
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  • Illuminate and Adapt with Dragon’s LUMALENS®

    This content was produced in partnership with Dragon. Photochromic adaptive goggle lenses feature a light base tint for dim outdoor lighting conditions and automatically darken and change colors in bright sunlight. They are designed to enhance visual performance during specific outdoor sports and activities, and are color optimized to boost depth perception. Photo Credit: Courtesy Read More
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  • Un Appartement de la Merde

    Words by Barclay Idsal We arrived in the late hours of the evening without seeing the mountains. Many, if not most, ski trips begin this way. Our passenger car came to a screeching halt on the train tracks. “La gare Annecy,” announced the automated female voice. Thanks to the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Read More
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  • Hunter, the Hard Way

    “Is this the way to Hunter Mountain?” Here we f’n go, I thought. We were on the Spruceton Trail, a jeep road leading to Hunter’s summit and fire tower from the west. One of the biggest trails in the Catskills, it’s a veritable highway. How could you not know where you were. Biting my tongue, I replied, “It’s a mile or so up… do you have a map?” He pulled a crumpled piece of paper out of his pocket and » Read More »
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  • Get Paid to Go On the Ultimate Ski Vacation

    Aspen, Colo. – September 17, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Ski.com, the largest provider of ski vacations in North America, is once again searching for candidates to document what it’s like to experience the hottest ski destinations around the world. Starting today through October, 29 2019, Ski.com will be accepting applications Read More
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  • Game of Thrones-style Chair Made of Skis Goes to a Good Home

    Behold the Volant Iron Throne Finally, a worthy use for all of those knee-popping metallic yesteryear turners. This week Colorado Ski Chairs, a custom ski chair company, listed a one-of-a-kind Game of Thrones-style chair made entirely of…yep…Volant skis. The chair listed for a casual $4,400 and was snatched up before we could say, “Winter is Read More
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  • The Slopes Are Green at Copenhagen’s First Ski Hill. Really.

    Amager Bakke, a first-of-its-kind public utility topped with an artificial mountain resort, is the Danish capital’s latest landmark.
  • 31 Days of Giveaways—POC

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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  • You Can Dress Head to Toe in Recycled Materials

    We’re seeing more and more brands make the conscious effort to use sustainably sourced and recycled materials in their products—and we love to see it. Now, instead of trend, it seems to be more like an industry standard, or least we hope it will be soon. Here are six pieces we tested for performance and Read More
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  • Esopus Island Paddle

    I’ve had the idea of kayaking around Esopus Island stuck in my head all summer. I first became aware of it when I was perusing a map, looking for new spots to paddle. It sits in the Hudson River, near Hyde Park, very close to easy launch spots on either side of the river, at Mills Norrie State Park and Esopus Meadows Preserve. I read up on the history of the place. The number of articles online surprised me a » Read More »
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  • 31 Days of Giveaways—Fischer Sports

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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  • Powder sharing agreement: plans to create Italy’s biggest ski area

    The small Alps resort of Champoluc, with its famed off-piste, is set to be linked with mighty, pricey Zermatt. So go now, while it’s relatively untouched
    Is there such a thing as too much snow? The week I arrived in Champoluc, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, the whole village seemed to be buried. Trees resembled sticks of candyfloss, huge mounds hid cars that would take days to dig out, and the air itself was laced with a diaphanous glittery frost.Each morning a fresh set of hastily
  • 31 Days of Giveaways—Ortovox

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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  • Crafted Episode 2: Smartwool Intraknit 3D-Knit Merino Wool Base Layers

    Twenty-five years ago, Smartwool was founded in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, by a ski instructor who pioneered the use of Merino wool in the performance sock industry. To date, Smartwool continues to create innovative new products using Merino wool, a material that can be washed less often—helping to reduce environmental impact—and naturally slows the growth of Read More
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  • VIDEO: The Biggest Road Gap…Ever?

    VIDEO: Josh Daiek stomps largest road gap In a clever social media push (the quest for 50,000!), Josh Daiek got us all on the edge of our seats and brought the house down with an absolutely massive road gap in Donner Pass. Measuring a good 150 feet in distance with a drop of 100 feet, Read More
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  • 31 Days of Giveaways—LEKI

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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  • The 20th Annual Powder Awards Are Coming to Aspen

    The 20th Annual Powder Awards will be hosted in Aspen, Colorado, this year for a special anniversary show. Celebrating the best in skiing cinematography, photography, and athletic achievement for the past two decades, the Powder Awards will commence on the evening of December 7, 2019, at the Hotel Jerome. POWDER is now accepting film submissions Read More
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  • Now Accepting Submissions for 20th Annual Powder Awards

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  • Boston’s Biggest Ski Shop Almost Never Happened

    This content was produced in partnership with The Ski Monster. Eric Gerrmann and George Michaelsen were in a tough spot. They had gambled on opening a ski shop in central Boston, but their brand connections had been supportive, heck, even excited to see new energy in the metro area ski scene. Riding the high, they Read More
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  • The NYSkiBlog Indy Tour

    This season NYSkiBlog is stepping our support of the smaller independent ski areas that we feel are vital to the sport. As part of this effort, we’re embarking on a venture with Indy Pass, a multi-mountain pass that gives the holder privileges to ski 2 days at 44 independent ski areas across North America. More on that in a moment, but first, a bit of backstory. In 1988, at age 30, I learned to cross country ski in the southern » Read More »
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  • 31 Days of Giveaways—K2 skis

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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  • New ‘Return of the Turn’ Reminds Us Who the Real Skiers Are

    Marcus Caston (as seen on the cover of our October issue) and producer Tim Jones are back with the seventh installment of their “Return of the Turn” series, shot on location at Buck Hill, Minnesota. With a vertical drop of 309 feet and an annual snowfall of around 60 inches, Caston tells it like it Read More
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  • Skida’s New ’80s-Inspired Prints Have an Inspirational Backstory

    When Corinne Prevot began selling handmade sewn hats at her high school Nordic races in Vermont, the idea wasn’t to start a business. Like most successful companies, it developed from a need. In this case, the need was a hat that could handle the cold and sweaty nature of Nordic racing, yet also combine her Read More
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  • New stylish and sustainable ski kit – in pictures

    A new wave of skiwear uses recycled materials and sustainable manufacturing to produce snazzy but practical gear, from mittens to customised skis Continue reading...
  • 31 Days of Giveaways—SCOTT

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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  • Family skiing in the French Alps – fun on and off the slopes

    The small resort of La Rosière has great beginners’ pistes, but for these kids it’s the non-ski activities – from ice hockey to dog sledding – that make their holiday
    My six- and eight-year-old sons are watching an ice hockey match, their noses pressed to the Perspex. They gasp as the star player of the Tigres Blancs, Patrick “Pat” Adin, gets slammed into the barrier by an opponent: his face is squished a few millimetres from theirs. When he then wins b
  • 20 of the best Alps ski resorts by train

    Think skiing in the Alps has to mean taking a flight? Think again: our rail and ski expert picks resorts to suit all abilities – all accessible by train from LondonSWITZERLAND Continue reading...
  • A-Basin Wins Colorado’s Race to Open

    A mere hour and a half after Keystone announced they would open their lifts tomorrow, October 12th, A-Basin fired back that they would in fact open today. Keystone is left with a stunning defeat as The Legend once again takes the crown. This marks one of the shortest summer seasons in memory, with Mammoth shutting Read More
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  • The October Issue is Here

    Subscribe to The Skier’s Magazine here. On the Cover Skier: Marcus Caston Location: Engelberg, Switzerland Photographer: Oskar Enander Obsessed by Megan Michelson Cody Townsend doesn’t do anything half-hearted. So he is giving himself three years to complete the 50 classic ski descents of North America. Stone City by David Page | Photography by Bruno Long Read More
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  • 31 Days of Giveaways—Flylow

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More
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