I never thought I would say this but the East Coast might be the best place to ski in the lower 48. With major storms hammering the area, the skiing is all time. This video from Adam Wheeler shows a classic pow day at Mad River Glen. Hardwood glades, plenty of snow, some Heady Topper, and the single chair seems like a pretty good way to spend the weekend. Ski it while you can East Coasters.
When it comes to pond skimming, there is a certain level of debauchery that is usually to be expected: silly costumes, ruckus cheers, and just a wee bit (or a lot) of beer. Norwegian skier Benjamin Forthun, however, has taken the pastime to a whole new level with his epic run at FONNA Glacier Ski Resort for the start of their summer season. Talk about crushing the game.
Skills translate across sports, don’t they? That’s exactly what Big Wave Surf champions Paige Alms and Billy Kemper set out to discover when they took a trip to Alaska’s Chugach Range to go heli-boarding. Lucky for them, pro snowboarders Robin Van Gyn and Leanne Pelosi, as well as Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso were there to share some knowledge. Sharing skills in the mountains is one of the best parts of being there, and these pros have a lot to share. The surfers learn and feed off the
There might be no greater joy in life than skiing/snowboarding with your family and passing on the love of riding to a new generation. And, chances are pretty high if you enjoy sliding down frozen water, your old man is the one who taught you how to do that. So call your dad today and tell him thanks: Without him, none of this would be possible.