Tim Durtschi has been pushing the frontier of backcountry freestyle longer that almost anyone out there. From his groundbreaking switch skiing in 44 Days to his double cork over Chad's Gap in 2010 to his podiums at Red Bull Linecatcher, Tim has been able to successfully meld two genres of skiing - freestyle and big mountain - like few others. His career didn't slow down this past year at all, either, as his closing segment in Way Of Life won him a Best Male Performance from the Powder Video Awards. From AK to Austria and back, Tim showed his genius in freestyle-able terrain as much as in no-fall straight-line chutes.
Taking all this in from the perspective of his
"I like the Action Cam because it's light weight and easy to use while I'm out skiing. SONY has been great listening to its audience - at TGR's
The new Action Cam will be available in March for around $299.99 and will offer the following features:
•Advanced image stabilization adjusts to vibration
•New splash-proof body with tripod mount
•Built-in WiFi to view and control via smartphone or Live View Remote, which can wirelessly control up to 5 Action Cams at once.
•Shoot pro quality video in XAVC-S 60p (50 Mbps)
•Plot location and display telemetry with built-in GPS
•Exmor R® CMOS sensor for better low light shooting
•Ultra wide 170° pro quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
•High quality 13.5-megapixel still images in photo mode
•Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible)
•Color settings with 'Neutral' and 'Vivid' color options
•Summer 2014 software update will enable wireless live video streaming
Check out Sony's website for the new Action Cam and keep your fingers on the pulse of Tim's Instagram and Twitter feeds, as wells as his Durtschi Diaries video blog, to keep up with the Durtschi POV feed all winter long...
Two years ago, the skiing world was rocked by one of the more salacious stories to come out of the industry in quite some time when the former owners of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Resort were slapped with federal fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission for running a $200 million Ponzi scheme. Now, it seems the story is coming to a close as VTDigger.com reports that both resorts will go on sale in May, clearing the way for defrauded investors to be repaid nearly in full.
As we reported last week, Utah is in the midst of a historically bad winter. But, luckily for the beleaguered skiers and snowboarders in the Beehive State, Sunday night the snow gods were kind and delivered a storm system that has many northern resorts measuring in feet with snow still coming down across parts of the state. Powderhounds in Utah woke up Sunday morning to 18 inches of blower pow in the Cottonwoods, and nearly a foot at Park City. Most notably, every resort in northern Utah
To us skiers, there are certain zones that simply hold such a heavy presence in our minds that they are hard to not think about arcing perfect tracks down. Think Jackson’s Pucker Face, Verbier’s Bec De Rosses, or for those who have ever skied in BC: Kicking Horse’s Ozone Face. Wait, Ozone? Isn’t that the permanently closed avalanche zone above the resort, that has lured a few poachers here and there, but hasn’t seen any real tracks in years? Yes, but after this year’s Freeride World Tour