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Locked-up snow

I saw snow today! Outside the Leppävaara skating rink... behind bars. What did that snow do, and why is it locked up, and we're not allowed to play?

Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. My skiing stories can be found from Teton Gravity Research, as well as planetskier.net. This particular story has also appeared here.

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It’s Now June, and The French Are Still Skiing HUGE Lines in Chamonix
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It’s Now June, and The French Are Still Skiing HUGE Lines in Chamonix

It’s Now June, and The French Are Still Skiing HUGE Lines in Chamonix

It seems like all that quarantine stay-at-home training got a select crew of Chamoniards into the best shape of their lives. With normal ski season long gone, the likes of Leo Slemett, Pica Herry, Vivian Bruchez, and countless other local guides and athletes are still getting after it in the Mont Blanc massif. That means massive slogs from the valley floor into zones like the famous Argentiere Basin, Tof Henry taking up the art of speedflying, or finding new first descents on Mont Blanc

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Video: Ted Ligety Reminds Us That Ripping Groomers Rules
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Video: Ted Ligety Reminds Us That Ripping Groomers Rules

Video: Ted Ligety Reminds Us That Ripping Groomers Rules

Last spring, Ted Ligety and Antti Autti met up at Snowbird to rip groomers and search for the perfect turn while creating SHRED.’s short film, . United by a passion for carving, one of the greatest skiers of all time and one of the best snowboarders in the world embraced everything the mountain has to offer. Each brought his own creativity and style to the snow. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 With corduroy as their canvas, they revealed that nothing compares to the beauty and

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Arapahoe Basin Will Re-Open Tomorrow May 27
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Arapahoe Basin Will Re-Open Tomorrow May 27

Arapahoe Basin Will Re-Open Tomorrow May 27

Most years, the skiing at Arapahoe Basin, Colorado just starts to get really fun in the end of May. With other ski resorts closed and snow line creeping ever higher in the backcountry, the party really gets started at A Bay, with slushy spring laps and post-ski tailgate parties at the Beach. Well, if you thought you were going to have to miss out on the fun this year, you’re in luck. Arapahoe Basin announced they will re-open (with some strict rules in place) tomorrow, May 27. It might not be