It is snowing in Swinghill, the lift is running, and I opened the season. Cool.
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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
The ski industry has lost a legend. Last Thursday, Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing announced that their founder Mike Wiegele had passed away at the age of 82. For the last 50 years, Wiegele’s name was synonymous with the best feeling in the world: skiing bottomless, untouched powder. In 1970 this humble farm boy from Austria offered his first-ever heli guided ski trip in Valemont, BC. It was a wild and revolutionary idea, but Wiegele was certain that it would take hold despite the lack of initial
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