After months of writing stories on the late-season storms which have been slamming Colorado, we're happy to report that the Tetons are yet again the best place to score powder in the Mountain West. Seems like a bold claim, but we've got evidence to back it up: Powderchaser Steve. Steve is the founder of Powderchasers, a group of avid skiers/meteorologists who put together forecasts for deep-snow enthusiasts. He always knows where to find the powder, so his presence is a near-foolproof indicator of best-in-region snow conditions.
June skiing normally involves a lot of hiking for some mediocre corn-skiing. That is certainly not what we're seeing in the Powderchasers' video. It looks like they managed to find some deep and light snow amongst the 'Ghee's stone outcroppings. Faceshots in June—that's a concept we can get behind!
View this post on Instagram @altaskiarea is for scoochin’ !! This is getting down to the crux!! So hyped for this one!! Ciochetti’s ribbon on the Devils Castle at Alta has been on my hit list forever! Thanks to @wildwildwasatch for coming along and for the belays!!! I was worried I wouldn’t find a partner at first. @croshanemedia said he would go if absolutely no one else would haha I could tell he was pretty pumped that @wildwildwasatch said yes! Cro was just as hyped to
The spine doctor is at it again! We can’t get enough of these POV clips from Travis Rice. Who could forget his iconic King Kong Line earlier this winter? Travis is always looking at the mountain with a unique, refreshing perspective. He sets out to ride “the unrideable.” For most, this particular line would require some serious survival riding, but not for TRice. He even tosses in a shifty on the way down, nailing the line with style and ease. Check it out for yourself! RELATED: Video:
Every freeride competition seems to start a little like this: 3-2-1—dropping! Not Red Bull Raid. Instead, things go a bit more like 3-2-1—start skinning. Before competitors can even think about hitting cliffs or stomping tricks on their line, they have to first reach it. Finding the blend between endurance racing and big mountain riding, Red Bull Raid is a unique human-powered approach to traditional freeriding events. It’s the same old gnarly skiing and snowboarding, just with a bit