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 13, 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.
March 9, 2010
So you may never huck cliffs like pro skier Julian Carr, but that doesn't mean you can't see what it feels like to ski fast and furious in Wolverine Cirque, a notorious zone in Utah's backcountry. Check out this helmet cam footage Julian sent us.
March 2, 2010
Freeskier C.R. Johnson, an X Games competitor and pioneer in introducing park-and-pipe skills to the backcountry, died recently at Squaw Valley. We asked his longtime friend and fellow Squaw local Michelle Parker, also a pro freeskier, to write a tribute to C.R. Here's what she wrote. And some photos to celebrate his life.
February 25, 2010
It was an unlucky day for America's two top female ski racers: Lindsey Vonn crashed into the fence during the GS race and obstructed the run of her teammate Julia Mancuso, who was granted a rerun but finished a disappointing 1.30 seconds behind the current leader. The second run of the race takes place Thursday.
February 24, 2010
We asked pro freeskier Justin Dorey to tell us five interesting truths about himself. Then we made up five lies about him. If you can correctly guess which are the truths, you'll enter for a chance to win a pair of Kombi's pro-model Dorey Gloves. Tell us which are the five truths in the comments section below.
February 24, 2010
Very sad news out of Squaw Valley today: Long-time pro freeskier C.R. Johnson, a Squaw local, passed away from injuries sustained from a cliff jump. We don't have many details at the moment, but we'll report back when we do.
February 23, 2010
With 100,000 condoms at the athlete villages in Whistler and Vancouver, Olympians are said to be copulating like it’s the end of the world. Sadly, the media and Olympic brass are treating this issue as same. Isn’t it time we lightened up? What’s so interesting about exceptionally fit, good-looking people having savage and prolific sex, all over the place?