Skiing is a mode of transport, recreational activity and competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ski Federation.
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Chi McClean grew up around music—his dad played the French horn, his mom sang, and he played in his school music program in Long Island, New York. He started with the recorder, then moved onto the French horn and the piano, and in ninth grade, he got his first guitar. He's been a skier most
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On the Cover Skier: Griffin Post Location: Monte Lussari, Italy Photographer: Nic Alegre/TGR Make it Your Own by Kade Krichko Henrik Harlaut’s charismatic style belies his quiet life hidden away in the Andorran Pyrenees Forever Wild by Porter Fox with photography by David Reddick Once the roof of the New World, New York’s Catskill Mountains remain
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Plake is bringing back the Down Home Tour! That's right folks, everyone favorite mohawk will be hitting the road again in the newly renovated Glen Plake Down Home Tour. Wildly popular for years, the tour visited small ski areas throughout the U.S., skiing iconic trails with locals and generally spreading good shred vibes nationwide. This
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This article, and distribution, was paid for by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in New York's Adirondacks and produced in conjunction with POWDER. Words by Caitlin Kelly WE WERE ALL WATCHING THE FORECAST, but we felt it in our knees. A major storm was blowing through Upstate New York's Adirondacks, and everyone was talking—the
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When I tore my ACL for the third time this past spring, I figured it was about time to get serious about never ever, ever, ever again sustaining one of these obnoxiously slow-healing and expensive injuries. And because I only want the best for you (and also to make more friends at the gym), I
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In today's world of chaotic travel, packing for ski trip can seem like a bear. Weight restrictions, limitations on bags, busy airports, and juggling how to cart it all can seem daunting. And since there is nothing worse than not having your own gear for your trip (you and your skis have a connection), being
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An estimated 1.7 million people per year sustain a traumatic brain injury in the United States and Truckee, California, based non-profit, High Fives Foundation, wants to help change that statistic. Founded in 2009, the High Fives Foundation "supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration
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Imagine, if you will, an Orwellian outdoors industry where doublespeak rules. Where canned, cookie-cutter experiences are labeled "adventure"; where the inherent qualities of natural fabrics are marketed as "high tech"; and where "packed powder" is a frequent euphemism for machine-made glop. If you're chuckling, you recognize we already live in this world. One where the
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From the genesis of Coalition Snow, co-founder and CEO Jen Gurecki's vision was of a business run by women, for women, with equal emphasis on both elements. She wanted to make hard-charging women's specific skis and snowboards that didn't suck—if you ask the Powder Union, she nailed it. How highly Coalition values women's leadership has
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The glow behind the lodge of the otherwise pitch black sky was incredible, as if a UFO was landing behind the hut in the secluded Monashee Mountains, British Columbia. Henrik, a German ski tourer, as well as my roommate for the week, had just pulled out a massive looking headlamp from his bag. The round
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Winding over 400 miles through the steep mountain ranges of Interior BC before it cascades into the states, the Columbia River has for centuries played an integral part in the economy and culture of British Columbia. The original Trans-Canada Highway for many early explorers, trappers, and loggers, the mighty Columbia transformed Canada's westernmost province into
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When Jackie Paaso was a young mogul skier, her motivation and drive stemmed from a dream to go to the Olympics. As she phased into big mountain competitions, her eyes were set on the podiums of the Freeride World Tour, where she has competed for the last nine years. But for Paaso, a goal is
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SHRPShooter DSLR 7D Inspired by: The on-mountain photographer Built with an 18 megapixel core and dual DIGIC 4 image processing stringers, the SHRPShooter is reinforced with glimmerglass in the tip and tail for added light refraction and reduced glare when skiing, or standing, for the camera. Available only in a 100cm length, this ski is
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Traveling light for a short ski trip requires a simple backpack. It needs space for a spare shirt and pants, your computer, and a few other compartments for things like shades, a jacket, beanie, headphones, and water bottle. The travel pack also needs to be versatile and not too trendy so that you can actually
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There are only a certain number of things you can do after midnight. Last call comes to mind; maybe finding a ride home. Or as JJ Cale so eloquently put it, "we're gonna let it all hang down." At Crotched Mountain, a ski area in the backwoods of New Hampshire, you can also go skiing.
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For several years, there was a traverse at Bridger Bowl, Montana, that tied me in knots. After a couple hundred feet of manageable dips and doodles on the north end of the Ridge, the traverse took a hard left turn between the vertical mountainside and a 50-foot cliff. Making matters worse was a stubborn old
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VIDEO: Troy Murphy's hilarious New England water ramp edit U.S. Ski Teamer and proud Mainer Troy Murphy has been nailing the New England edit for a minute now, but the mogul skier may have outdone himself this time around. Taking his Grizz-chewing alter-ego to the water ramps of Park City's Olympic Park, Murphy says who's
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Backcountry.com, the online retailer based in Salt Lake City, is embarking on their own brand of outdoor apparel this winter. After selling gear to skiers and outdoor enthusiasts for over 20 years, this year they have launched their own label based on their deep experience working with other brands. The roll out began with a
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This video and distribution were paid for by 10 Barrel Brewing. It’s no secret that we love Winter, and everything that comes with it, including our long standing Winter Ale, Pray For Snow. This year, we wanted a new way to share our Winter stoke. So, we spent all last season with our team athletes
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