Let’s be honest, much like your average American high school, the skiing community likes to divide itself into cliques. Instead of the jocks, the nerds, and the mean girls, we’ve got park rats, big mountain bros, and the jerry contingent. Well, these Finnish kids decided to break down some boundaries and bring their self-proclaimed parkrat lifestyle to the big mountains. The absolutely kill it.
Writing about Candide Thovex's skiing, at a certain point, becomes exhausting. The Flying Frenchman's style is so otherworldly, so prone to inducing hyperbole, that eventually you run out of things to say about it. He accomplishes things on two planks beyond the realm of what most would think is humanly possible, and trying to produce some string of words to effectively describe it is like attempting to ice skate uphill. So sit back and enjoy the five minutes of magic Thovex and Audi cooked
Swedish skiers Kajsa Larson and Malou Peterson are on a good ol' fashion powder chase through British Columbia and documenting all the cliff jumps, face shots and good times in their web-series "KM:DAYS." If the first episode is any indication, the series chronicling the everyday life of the Swedish blonde power duo will be nothing but smiles.
The fine folks at Atomic graced us with a little mini-edit on Friday titled "Digital Style | Utah," that was a modern-day homage to ski movies of the '80s, combining the grainy footage and overly contrasted colors of yesteryear with the progressive skiing of today. So watch as Nicky Keefer, Mitchell Brower, Jonah Williams and our good friend Tim Durtschi tear it up to the musical stylings of Sebastian Gampl, then pull out your old Walkmans and reminisce about the era that gave us Oh, and