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Video: This Year’s Audi Nines Course Looks Absurd

Audi Nines is coming up, and the stoke is building. For those unaware, the Nines is an annual super-park competition featuring some of the biggest names in freeskiing and snowboarding. Held at the Tyrolean ski resort of Sölden, the competition consistently has some of the biggest and most creative features that we see all year. 

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This year, the centerpiece of the men's build is a feature which has been dubbed the "rocket launching pad" — a 10 meter ramp which is angled to send skiers and riders to the moon. Considering the history of progression at the event, with Andri Ragettli's quad 1800 being the prime example, we can't wait to see what goes down this year.

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Video: Avalanche Danger Explained with Styrofoam and Plastic Cups
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Video: Avalanche Danger Explained with Styrofoam and Plastic Cups

Video: Avalanche Danger Explained with Styrofoam and Plastic Cups

When you’re just dipping your toes into the world of avalanche safety and education, snow science can feel intimidating. There’s a lot to process in the daily avalanche report, so a visual example like this one can often reiterate the same information in a more digestible way. Markus Landro from Norway’s Avalanche bulletin Varsom broke out some styrofoam and plastic cups to illustrate a persistent weak layer in the area. It’s a nice reminder that we also can bring a tactile and visual

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Suspect Charged in Appalachian Trail Stabbing
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Suspect Charged in Appalachian Trail Stabbing

A hike on the Appalachian Trail took a tragic turn this weekend when a group of four were allegedly attacked by a knife-wielding man. By the time authorities captured the suspect, one hiker was dead and another seriously injured. The area in which the attack occurred. Roanoke Times graphic. According to the Roanoke Times, the group of four hikers encountered the suspect, James L. Jordan, while on the Trail in Wythe County, VA. They recognized him from social media posts stemming from an

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Video: Doppelmayr Teases a Gondola of the Future
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Video: Doppelmayr Teases a Gondola of the Future

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Doppelmayr Garaventa, the world's largest ropeway manufacturer, has just released a concept video for their SMART Ropeway. While the full press release is targeted towards potential customers as opposed to the average gondola/tram rider, the video teases some features which could radically alter our collective gondola-riding experiences. RELATED: The Art of Duct Tape- How To Make Your Gear Last Longer Part of the concept is to include "onboard infotainment" in their products, represented in