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Moena, Italy. Tomorrow, eighty brightly dressed skier and snowboarders—freeriders as they’re typecast in Italy—will line up to pound 2,500 vertical feet of avy debris and spring cement down the Col de Margherita in the Scufoneda Freeride Cup. But tonight, the head of snow safety for the event is dancing in his underwear and knee pads, athletes are pouring grappa down their throats, and, even though it’s 11 p.m., almost no one has taken off their ski boots. This is Scufoneda, northern Italy’s weeklong ode to telemarking, big mountain skiing, and the general debauchery that goes along with it.

Getting Deep in the Dolomites

Skiing in Italy has historically been all about racing. But now, thanks to a growing group of big mountain and telemark skiers, it’s starting to look a little different. We sent an editor to the Dolomites to see how a big mountain comp goes down, Italian style.

Snowbird, April

Powderchaser: Get to Utah. Now.

Alta is reporting 47 inches in the past 48 hours. Vail has received 18 inches in the past 24 hours. Winter is here for one final hoorah. Get out while you still can.

The last ski resort open in Utah is Snowbird. And lucky for them, Mother Nature graced them with yet another late-season storm. (A storm earlier this month brought four and a half feet of powder to Snowbird). This one brought 19 inches in the past 30 hours, and another foot is predicted before the week is over.

Snowbird, Utah Gets 34 Inches in 48 Hours

Snowbird is the last open resort in Utah. And they're still getting dumped on. Here are the stats: 17 inches in the last 24 hours, 34 inches in the past 48 hours, bringing the season total up to 543 inches.