Spring skiing came late to Chamonix this year, but the gang of skiers that makes the place what it is were happy to wait. After several big spring storms blanketed the high mountains with a healthy coat of powder, locals Leo Slemett and Pierre Guyot dropped into an absolute classic of a line right off the top of the Aiguille du Midi – the Cosmiques Couloir. Sidestepping down what is normally rappelled, the two mountain goats score the steep couloir in near-perfect conditions with a huge group of friends. Is this the stuff of dreams, or is this real life?
The Line Skis crew, better know as Burrrlapz has released their second edit of the season and boy, is it sweet. They're calling their latest installment a "powder skiing art project" and to that, we respond, isn't all powder skiing art? However, their commitment to riding big pillow lines really does come across as pretty artful. While we've seen plenty of deep days of our own this season, we're still drooling over the bluebird skies and face shots this edit has to show. Backed with tunes
For those who cherish the après just as much as powder, this season has looked a little different. Hopeful youngsters like Hans here just want to find that ski town party. But with COVID-19 shutting down the bars, where's a guy to show off the powder blue fart bag and perfectly groomed stache to go with his dance moves? With no luck hitting the Cowboy, Hans realizes that the party is in the outdoors, getting after it. Armed with his 65 underfoot Rossignol skinny skis and renewed sense of
The people have spoken, the results are in, and a winner has been chosen for X Games Real Ski 2021. Salt Lake City based Alex Hall takes the gold in the real ski event this year. His edit is chock full of solid park and urban skiing, not to mention it was filmed and edited by the talented Etienne Mérel. The combined forces of these two ski industry hard hitters makes it no shock that Hall took the gold. That is until Tom Wallisch surprised him with it in an impromptu X Games medal ceremony.