Made a friend on the hill yesterday pic.twitter.com/b23QL1BXU0— Mikaela Shiffrin (@MikaelaShiffrin) September 3, 2019
Skiing can be intimidating when you’re first starting out. It helps when you have a good coach—particularly one who's an Olympian and reigning World Cup Champion. Luckily for this little grom who was riding the struggle bus in Argentina, Mikaela Shiffrin was nearby to lend a hand. The racer quickly stopped what she was doing and did her best ski instructor impersonation, guiding her through a few pizza turns. Who knows, that little girl might just be a future champion in the making.
When I first met Kellyn Wilson seven years ago, we were the new interns at Ski Magazine's offices in Boulder, Colorado. Learning the ins and outs of the ski media trade was certainly a large part of our days, but figuring out how to chase powder and make a life in the mountains was what we were really there for. Turns out we went to school together at the University of Colorado, and we soon figured out we had lots of friends in common that shared that same vision for living life simply.
This trip to Japan was monumental. Kai’s first International trip and my first time competing in the Freeride World Tour! Our team was ecstatic and excited to be traveling to the land of Powder. We had our camera crew and we were ready to see if Kai could tunnel his way through the deep snow of Japan. Kai already scored some deep days at his home resort of Targhee but would it prepare him for the deepest snow in the world? We would soon find out. Kai and I showed up in Tokyo and
This upcoming winter is going to a weird one. With resort making unprecedented calls to limit numbers to protect guests and employees, we’re almost certainly going to see record numbers of backcountry travelers making turns in the mountains this year. Knowing that, stepping into the backcountry will come with some elevated risks this year, and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is asking all backcountry users to “take the pledge” and make sure to check the forecast each and every