Chris Tatsuno, winner of the Powder Highway’s Ultimate Ski Bum Contest, sat down with us at last week in Denver to talk about his first day of free heli-skiing and visiting British Columbia’s best resorts. What does the world’s biggest ski bum forecast in his future? Tatsuno shares details about his Warren Miller segment, more heli-skiing, and his webisodes.
We chatted with pro skier and photographer Drew Stoecklein about his raft-assisted ski trip in Idaho last spring, consuming alcohol out of rubber booties, and what he'd do with a dead bear.
A helicopter dropped 27 U.S Freeskiing competitors on top of Mt. Mackenzie for the final day of the Canadian Freeskiing Championships at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on January 10, 2010. Using helmet cameras, Zack Giffin captures the crowd’s enthusiasm along with some powder skiing.
Two new events—male skier superpipe and snowmobile knockout—are added to the roster for the 2010 Winter X Games, planned for January 28-31 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado. Plans don’t yet include women’s superpipe. We asked X Games competitor Jess Cummings why.
Wendy Fisher is a former Olympian, a Crested Butte World Extremes champion, and a mother of two. The Crested Butte resident took her first real hiatus from competitive skiing when she had her first son. But now she’s getting her strength back. Rehabbing from a knee surgery, we hit the gym with Wendy in Crested Butte.
It takes years of training and experience to become an expert in avalanches and backcountry safety. We sat down with Brian Lazar, the executive director of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, to talk about getting buried, why being a guide makes it tough to have a relationship, and skiing in Russia.
The next time you head to Crested Butte, save some money and meet some interesting personalities by staying at the Wanderlust Hostel in Gunnison, Colorado. For only $23 a night, you’ll get a warm room, communal kitchen, hot shower, and an inviting common space to play the guitar, cards, or just chat with other hostel goers.
One December 1, skier Chris Tatsuno was announced the winner of the Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum Contest, which will give him three months of free skiing and travel around BC's Powder Highway. We have his winning YouTube entry, plus a few more of our favorite videos.
If you don’t recognize the name Tom Wallisch you either don’t watch MTV or spend enough time on newschoolers.com. Winner of last season’s Red Bull Dumont Cup, featured on MTV2’s freeskiing episode of the Alli Show, and newly signed Scott athlete, Wallisch answered a few of our questions about being a TV star.
So, it’s your second season in Jackson and you just called mom to break the news you won’t be heading east for Christmas. Let her know you already have a list of potluck party invites, even if you don’t. If you do—here are a few tips for blowing the pom-poms off your friends' tuques.
Professional big-mountain skier Henrik Winstedt spends his winter chasing the World Freeride Tour and filming for his personal documentary, Exploded View, which premieres this month.We spoke to him about being a new dad, signing with Salomon, and not owning a car.
Thursday, November 12, three chairs, four runs, and three jumps open at Breckenridge Resort in Colorado. Complimentary pancakes, free parking, and prizes commence the resort’s opening.
This Halloween, we’re giving you an excuse to dress up like your favorite pro freeskier: Seth Morrison. That’s right, we’re hosting a Seth Morrison lookalike contest. Send us your best photo mimicking this image of Seth. The winner gets two pairs of Seth pro model Hestra gloves.
To hit an air—either jumping a cliff into powder or sending a tabletop in the park—you need to be able to pop the take-off. The better the pop, the more solid the landing. These steps, taught by 15-year-old Andrew Pollard, a Black Diamond team rider and member of the Alta Freeride Team, should help your pop this season.
On a two-week trip with 60 Minutes, skier J.T. Holmes had the opportunity to talk about wingsuiting to a national audience. The interview aired Sunday, October 11. In it, J.T. explains exactly what it feels like to fly. Now, he tell us what it was like being on 60 Minutes.
You've likely heard the snowfall reports from around the country. Wyoming, Utah, Washington, California, and Colorado have all boasted early season dustings. But if you live in Colorado, the season officially starts tomorrow with Loveland opening at 9 a.m., beating out its rival Arapahoe Basin by a mere two days.