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[ February 26, 2010 - 5:26pm ]
Dek: 
It's not too often that I find myself saying, "Man, I wish I was there" about the east coast. But after seeing this POV footage by Nathan Steinbauer from this weeks’ storm at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, I said exactly that. Nice to see some good old-fashioned high-speed tree skiing on a Friday afternoon.

[ February 23, 2010 - 9:47pm ]
Here's today's snow report from Silverton Mountain, Colorado: Mid Mountain Base: 125” New Snow 24 Hour: 20” New Snow 48 Hour: 20” New Snow 72 Hour: 24” Unguided skiing at Silverton starts April 2, so head there for spring powder.
Dek: 
Our storm forecaster is calling for up to a foot or snow in southern Colorado, the Sierra, and the Wasatch. Here are details of this week's weather.

Active week ahead will bring moderate snow to the Northern Rockies on Wednesday and Thursday and perhaps heavier snow this weekend favoring south where over three feet accumulated last weekend. Aspen, Wolf Creek, Silverton, Crested Butte all saw the best freshies of the year with over 40 inches of deep over a three-day period. Face shots were plentiful. My chase took me to Aspen Highlands where they saw three powder days in a row and storm totals in the 30 inch range.

[ February 22, 2010 - 9:47pm ]
by Tom Winter
The Tipping Point
Dek: 
Every season has a tipping point. The moment when, suddenly, the mountain is filled in, the snow is deep, and the rocks and stumps vanish under a cold white blanket. This moment happened for me last Friday, the first day of an epic three-day binge of low visibility, constant snowfall, soft turns, and backcountry hikes.

Every season has a tipping point. The moment when, suddenly, the mountain is filled in, the snow is deep, and the rocks and stumps vanish under a cold white blanket. This moment happened for me last Friday, the first day of an epic three-day binge of low visibility, constant snowfall, soft turns, and backcountry hikes.

[ February 18, 2010 - 6:19pm ]
by Mark Lesh
Rocky Mountain Blackberry Whiskey 2
Dek: 
Enough with the standard Jägermeister or Red Bull vodka. Try something new.

We’ve found our new favorite drink. It's from Denver-based Leopold Brothers—Rocky Mountain Blackberry Whiskey. The whiskey is a mash of corn, malted barley and malted wheat. Blackberries from the Rockies are blended with the whiskey and then it's aged in used bourbon barrels for eight months. The result is a complex and super-flavorful whiskey suitable for sipping, mixing, or shooting. Yea, it's a little fruity. But it's damn good and will get you tanked before seven p.m. so you get tons of sleep before tomorrows powder day.

[ February 18, 2010 - 2:04pm ]
Powderchaser
Dek: 
Light snow is heading toward the Western mountains this weekend, with resorts in Colorado and Utah predicted to get up to 14 inches by Sunday.

Light snow is currently freshening things up early this morning with another two to four inches possible in most northern mountains by this afternoon especially over Colorado and Utah where light snow fell overnight. A complex storm system should spread into the Rockies in waves this weekend with the strongest expected after midnight on Friday and continuing into Saturday afternoon.

[ February 15, 2010 - 1:18am ]
Eben Mond at Loveland, Colorado
Photo by: Niall Bouzon
Dek: 
Just in time for the Olympics, snow is coming all over the West, with Jackson and Grand Targhee already reporting nine inches and up to seven inches heading toward Utah.

The cumulative events of several disturbances in the northern Rockies will finally provide significant snowfall for areas that have not seen deep snow in several weeks. The pattern during Olympic week will favoring the northern Rockies during the seven-day period with the heaviest dumps this weekend followed by another good blast Wednesday and Thursday. More snow is possible by next weekend as well. As of 7 am today Grand Targhee and Jackson were reporting approx eight inches overnight (5-9 additional fell yesterday) with snow continuing through tonight (an additional 2-5).

[ February 10, 2010 - 2:28pm ]
Dek: 
This week's massive storm on the East Coast nailed Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. with several feet of snow. One lucky guy even got some powder skiing on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Here's a video.

This week's massive storm on the East Coast nailed Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. with several feet of snow. One lucky guy even got some powder skiing on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Here's a video.

[ February 3, 2010 - 8:03pm ]
Zack Giffin at Mt. Baker, Washington.
Photo by: Grant Gunderson
Dek: 
Great to see some killer ski photography up on the Photo District News "Photo of the Day" blog. It's a nine shot gallery, so that would be photos of the day, but all the better, right?

Check out the Gallery here. We're expecting to see "tons more great stuff" from Gunderson this season.

[ February 3, 2010 - 12:57am ]
Dek: 
These are the kinds of avalanches that are best seen on video. You don't want to be around when they're going down. The power, destructive force, and raw intensity are unreal. We've all seen snow move. But these clips take it to another level – if you can handle the cheezy music.

 

[ January 31, 2010 - 11:40am ]
by Megan Michelson
Photo by Morgan Meredith.
Dek: 
Essentially the Oscars for ski movies, the Powder Magazine Video Awards took place Saturday night in Aspen, Colorado. Skiing Magazine crashed the party to watch the pros on the red carpet and see which film earned Best Picture.

Essentially the Oscars for ski movies, the Powder Magazine Video Awards took place last night in Aspen, Colorado. Skiing Magazine crashed the party to watch the pros on the red carpet and see which film earned Best Picture.