December 15, 2009
We sent Tom Winter to Austria to see if he could become an Austrian, or at least grind skis in some factories or fit boots in some shops. Turns out, all he did was ski powder. Here are shots of his trip.
December 11, 2009
Most of Austria’s huge ski industry clings to its heritage—ski racing. But one small company is betting that’s all wrong. An American tries to get a job in the Kästle ski factory to find out what it takes to be Austrian.
December 8, 2009
This mountain looms nearly 6,500 glaciated feet above the town of Engelberg, home to one of Switzerland's longest-operating monasteries. Go there and pray for snow stability and for one of the many transplanted Swedes to show you around so you don't get cliffed out. Or you could bypass Jesus and follow these directions.
November 11, 2009
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.
September 2, 2009
In 1996, legendary big-mountain skier Trevor Petersen was killed skiing in Chamonix, France. In 2005, his 15-year-old son Kye went to Chamonix in with his dad’s friends to ski the line that killed his father. The film that documents his experience, The Edge of Never, comes out this fall.