Portland lawyer/semi-pro backcountry skier Ben Leoni returns for another season of Ski The East's Working For the Weekend–a webisode series about making the most of Leoni's little spare time away from his full-time working stiff gig. We loved these videos last season, as Leoni gets after it harder than most ski bums spending every day of the season on the hill. And while last seasons back East wasn't quite the powder freight train that the past month has been, regardless of the conditions, Eastern skiers always know how to make something happen...
Exactly two years ago, on July 22, 2018, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel made history by becoming the first person to ski off the summit of K2. We’ve seen photos and short video clips from the adventure, but we’ve had to wait until today to finally see the full film and story of the first descent. It took Bargiel over 60 hours of solo climbing to reach the summit (sans supplemental oxygen) before he clicked into his skis and linked turns the whole way down. The feat put him on the map
After a few months of severely limited skiing opportunities, it's no surprise that professional American freeskiers descended en masse on Mt. Hood's newly-reopened terrain park during July. The star-studded list of attendees included (but was not limited to) Torin Yater-Wallace, Quinn Wolferman, Tom Wallisch, Colby Stevenson, Birk Irving, Trevor Kennison, Cody Wilder Ray, and Cody LaPlante. RELATED: Rail God Dan Hanka Shreds Zermatt Holding a GoPro and skiing very, very close behind them was
Quebec is a special place, home to harsh winters, a unique splinter of French culture, and some of the world's best freestyle skiers. In particular, the province's urban skiing scene is a breeding ground for game-changing talent, spawning the likes of Phil Casabon, Jacob Belanger, J.P. Auclair, and oh-so-many more. RELATED: Whistler's Horstman T-Bar has been Removed After some internet sleuthing, it seems that Mathis isn't related to his nominal relative Jacob. That said, their skiing styles