Ski lifts in Finland are different. Very different. Follow this one round through the lift and ski run at Ylläs. Hot? Not enough. Throw some more water to the heater! More! Once you have watched this, imagine doing this for 24 hours, non-stop, to collect 150,000 feet of vertical in one session. The winner of the competition did 122 gruelling rounds. Read more about the competition results here.
Forget high winds on chairlifts, like what happened in the Alps earlier this year. According to news sources in Georgia, a ski-lift accident has left eleven people injured when the chair’s brakes failed and sent passengers sliding backwards down the hill. The accident occurred at Georgia’s popular Gudauri ski resort, near the capital Tbilisi, this morning. Video footage from onlookers shows some passengers jumping off the lift, while others are flung violently from the chair as it whipped
For those who are always getting heckled by the speed wranglers, maybe it’s a sign that inbounds skiing is no longer your thing? Perhaps it’s time for bigger and better pastures. And to that end, may we present Valentin Delluc. Delluc is avid Speedrider—the French Champion in fact—and now cruises over the slopes of Mont-Blanc like nobody’s business. In his latest clip with Red Bull, he might have only made four turns to cover the more than 7,000 feet of vertical, but hey, he’s going as fast
There’s an old saying, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Within the realm of action sports we’ve seen this played out far too often, with gender equity being starkly out of balance in film and photography. In addition to their Force of Nature Campaign, REI conducted a study with a troubling response: 63% of women and girls said they could not think of an outdoor female role model.RELATED: HOW HADLEY HAMMER FOLLOWED HER DREAM TO BECOME A PRO SKIER We can do better. As an action sports