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Throwback: These Three Skiers Climbed and Skied The Longest Line in the World

Ever wonder where the longest ski line in the world is? Well, last year Arc'Teryx athlete Janelle Smiley, her husband Mark and their close friend Jed Porter set out to answer that exact question.

RELATED: Learn advanced ski touring from Janelle Smiley in Jackson Hole

The found the answer to their question on the border between Alaska and the Yukon is defined by several massive glaciated peaks, including Mt. St. Elias, home to an 18,000-foot ski descent from the summit all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

In 2017, Janelle and Mark Smiley, along with friend Jed Porter, set off the climb and ski the peak. After getting dropped off on the beach at the foot of the mountain, it took them several days to reach 16,400 feet. Here, they made the decision to leave their skis behind due to icy conditions that would have made skiing the upper mountain suicidal. Without the weight of skis on their back, they were able to quickly summit and descend back to their gear, and skied back down as far as they snow would let them. 

Ok folks.  You need to pay homage to the Sanders party as far as I’m concerned.  Two are still up there, having attempted to ski from the summit.  So why not make your brief a real one?  Cheers.

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Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day
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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.

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What do the world's best freeride skiers do the day before a competition? Well, go skiing, of course! While waiting for a weather window to start this year's Freeride World Tour Andorra competition, the whole crew of athletes spent a day tearing up the mountain, scoping lines and sending them to the moon. Check out Sam Ibex Lee's POV recap of what he calls one his best days of the season. 

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What do you get when you put a soccer net at the base of a jump and give a ball to a group of Norwegian freeskiers? The most epic combination of skiing and soccer we've seen. While the soccer we’re used to watching is played on a flat pitch, we prefer this take on the sport. Filmed in Geilo, Norway, a group of seven skiers had a classic 3-v-3 tournament...except there was only one goalie. And no referee. And it was played on snow. Skiing park is hard enough, now imagine punting a ball with