This past weekend, New Zealand hosted The North Face Frontier freeride competition, and as per usual, some slightly overzealous skiers and snowboarders got absolutely tossed by the burly venue. The 4-star Freeride World Tour Qualifier event gave competitors a chance to qualify for a coveted spot on the Freeride World Tour, but for a few riders, it did not go as planned. Check out some massive bails from Andrew Wylie, Charles Murray, Craig Murray, and more.
Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination. When three Austrian freeriders tested out their new tent, some pretty weird stuff happened. Not really sure where the football game came from, but the lines they climb and ski are nothing short of breathtaking. Check out that slot couloir at the 5:50 mark, as well as literally everything else that follows. Stoked to see some more edits from these guys in the future!
Sammy Carlson first gained international acclaim for his success early in his career, winning an X Games Slopestyle Gold Medal and then shocking the world by stomping a switch triple rodeo 1260 in 2010. Since then he's taken his inimitable style and deep bag of tricks to the backcountry and has changed the face of the sport. In his latest career move, the 29-year-old Oregon native becomes the lone skier on the Quiksilver Global Snow Team, joining legends Travis Rice, Bryan Fox and Mat
While most of the West has been experiencing a drought this winter, with Colorado and Utah experiencing record low snow totals, the Pacific Northwest has been right on track. And Bend, Oregon native Lucas Wachs has been a loving it, shredding the ultra-playful and flowy natural terrain park that is Mt. Bachelor. Take a look through the eyes of Wachs as he sent, schmeared and slashed everything in his path this past November and December.