April 27, 2010
What happens when you put 21 of the world's best freeskiers and 12 top filmmakers together for a contest? The Jon Olsson Super Sessions happens, that's what. The annual competition wrapped up recently in Sweden. Here are the winning videos.
April 16, 2010
Julia Mancuso, who earned two silver medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, recently announced the launch of her new lingerie line, called Kiss my Tiara. Here’s what she had to say about why a skier is fit to design underwear.
April 14, 2010
When X Games medalist Grete Eliassen launched 31 feet into the air on a custom-built jump at Utah's The Canyons Resort last week, she broke the height record for a female skier. Here's a video of her going 60 mph into the 30-foot jump.
March 25, 2010
At Snowbird, Utah’s Freeskiing World Championships last weekend, rookie Sara Mancuso, age 20, placed fifth and earned the Snowbird North Face Young Gun Award. We spoke to her while she was writing music on a pier by Lake Tahoe about her budding ski career and the influence of her older sister, Julia Mancuso, who won two silver medals at the 2010 Olympics.
March 19, 2010
The final stop on the Freeride World Tour takes place Saturday on Verbier, Switzerland's ominous Bec de Rosses. Judge Tom Winter tells us what the venue looks like in person and how the athletes are feeling before tomorrow's event.
March 16, 2010
As if two Olympic silver medals wasn't enough, ski racer Julia Mancuso has decided to take on the Verbier Xtreme this weekend, the final stop on this year's Freeride World Tour. The venue for the big-mountain competition is the Bec de Rosses, a massive face filled with rocky cliff bands and no-fall zones. Find out why Julia is taking on the challenge.
March 15, 2010
Big-mountain skier Dylan Crossman recently won the North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood, California. This weekend, he’s competing at the Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird, Utah, the last stop on this winter’s Freeskiing World Tour. We spoke to him about mountain-bike-assisted ski touring and what it's like having a couloir in Austria named after you.
March 12, 2010
Taos reported 36 inches of snow just in time for the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships, a big-mountain competition taking place this weekend. Friday's comp was held on West Basin, a zone full of steep rocky chutes and huge airs. Only one dilemma: Sit in the sun, soak up the vibe, and watch back flip after front flip or go shred the 36 inches of fresh? Difficult decisions down here in Taos.
March 12, 2010
The European X Games finished up today in Tignes, France, with the women's ski slopestyle and halfpipe and the men's ski slopestyle. North American athletes represented on the podium with Canadian and U.S. skiers winning all three of today's events. Here are photos from the day.