Even though skiing in Japan may be one of the best-documented phenomena in the skiing world, it never gets old to watch. This past Japanuary, Sammy Carlson, Karl Fostvedt, and Lucas Wachs made their annual pilgrimage to land of the rising sun to squeeze in all the culture and face shots they could into a week of some of the deepest skiing of their lives. Hakuba is a place not to be missed.
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 grew up on the West Coast—like myself—I always heard the stereotypical description that slopes back East were "icy." Well, you can thank the Ski The East team for exposing you sneaky liars. Sure there might be ice–BUT–everyone glosses over the fact that if you time it right, there's plenty of pow to be found too. In their most recent edit of the "Promised Land" series, Ski The East also gets their fair share of pow, scoring big in Stowe, Vermont. Watch as the crew shreds
One of skiing's dirty little secrets is that–at its highest levels–the sport is, well, dirty. Despite being a sport that relies entirely on an increasingly fickle and unpredictable climate–and one in which many of the most prominent athletes are advocates for environmental activism–going out and getting shots can leave a pretty large carbon footprint. Helis, snowmobiles and international flights all have two things in common: They burn a ton of fuel and are used to film damn near every ski