A bunch of Germans heli-skiing in an ancient Russian military helicopter in Uzbekistan to classical music with intermittent segments of a random lady in a one-piece bathing suit strip-dancing in the middle of the helicopter. We officially have no idea what to think about this video other than it certainly breaks the mold of the traditional "we went here, it was epic, we are totally awesome" video trip report. Whatever the case, it's a far more random and hilarious way to describe a ski trip to one of the more unknown corners of the ski universe. But the heli dancer? We really have no idea what her backstory is or what inspired her cameo. Whatever the case, it seems the girl:guy ratio of ski towns remains the same whether you're in Jackson Hole or... Uzbekistan.
It was with great sadness on this day in 2014 that the world learned of the deaths of J.P. Auclair, Andreas Fransson, and Liz Daley, three individuals that all held different, but vital, places in the greater snow community. Mid-day yesterday, we began to hear news that J.P. and Andreas were in the Patagonian backcountry, toeing the Argentinean and Chilean borders, for their first film project together, which they were working on with the help of two Swedish partners, Bjarne Salen and Daniel
Carving turns on powerful 100mm underfoot skis is a pleasure - Atomic's brand-new Maverick 100Ti is our tool of choice. | Atomic photo. There’s a funny thing about skis: the ones with the most exciting, out-of this world design are often the ones we get to ride the least. Let’s be real, a powder day at a ski area doesn’t last long. If you’re lucky, you get a few morning runs of blissfully deep riding before the snow turns to chopped up crud, or even gets scraped off a hard underlying
The boys that are the Bunch - known for doing things a little differently - are dipping their hands into the game of making skis. | 1000 Skis photo. For those of you who have been paying attention to the weird corner of skiing that is the Bunch, you might have noticed some murmurs about Alex Hackel, Pär ‘Peyben’ Hägglund, Magnus Granér and Lucas Stål Madison switching up their ski sponsors this year. Well, the news is true, but there’s a whole lot more. The youthful skiing visionaries,