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!
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
Okay, this might fall on deaf ears for many of you, but for practitioners of the dark art of snowboard mountaineering, this is big news. Phantom Snow Industries – the brand behind the amazing splitboard binding that lets you use a hardboot setup – just announced their first dedicated hardboot for snowboarding. It’s called the Slipper, and it’s a refined version of the Atomic Backland Ultimate boot they have been helping customers modify to use with their binding systems. RELATED: Check Out
Snowboarding film director Tanner Pendelton came out as gay in an interview with Torment Magazine, making him part of a small but growing group of LGBTQ+ athletes in the snowsports world. Pendelton has been a fixture on the snowboarding scene for years, and his raw snowboarding and filmmaking style featured in flicks like , and and brand work for companies like Vans have put a stamp on the sport as we know it. Tanner came out as gay to his close friend Java Fernandez in the Torment interview,