"Fieberbrunn is a place with gauranteed snow," said the elder Fieberbrunn local Sepp Pletzenauer when interviewed for the Austria segment of Way Of Life. "It has the open terrain, nobody around, beautiful powder snow, and I just go and make my path."
Sepp's sagacious outlook on his home terrain proved to be more than accurate. The powder that Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Dylan Hood, and Colter Hinchcliffe found there after a seven-hour detour due to "overgadgeting" proved to be not only deep enough to blind them (literally), but enough to win the nod for the year's Best Powder segment from both the Powder Magazine Video Awards and, this past weekend, the Cold Smoke Awards. Tim Durtschi also nailed Best Male Performance for his Way Of Life segment.
After that bit of praise, we couldn't help but to share the full segment with you this morning so you could have as much time as possible to stockpile water cooler jokes about faceshots, needing windshield whipers, and getting barrelled with your fellow office shredders as possible. With the high pressure system we're currently sitting in here in the Tetons, we'll be doing the same thing...
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Two weeks ago, at the Freeride World Tour in Fieberbrunn, Austria, we witnessed one of the more impressive maneuvers ever seen on skis: Mickael Bimboes clearing a 30-foot canyon gap mid comp run to take the win. After already setting up a heater of a run with several massive airs up top, he pinned it directly toward judges and fellow competitors called the “impossible gap.” In case you missed it, and we’ll admit it’s hard to see because he made it look so casual, here it is again. Afterwards,
The unknowns, the underrated, the undiscovered: Everyone knows those people. The local kid who skis better than you, your mom, your brother-in-law, your best friend from high school and most pros. They are the ones that make you wonder how the whole system works. How is it that someone that good isn’t gracing the cover of every magazine, getting the ending part of every ski movie, or at the very least just getting paid to ski? Maybe it’s because there’s no singular path to “going pro," no
There's a passage in William Strunk's seminal 1918 writing style guide book that basically breaks down to "be pithy." That is, don't use more words than absolutely necessary to get across a concept. I don't know if Jared Dalen ever read the book, but if you were looking for the most concise and forceful video explanation of how not to ski the Eagle's Nest at Squaw Valley, he's apparently up to the task. With the insane amount of snow Squaw and California resorts have received in the