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

Ever wonder where the longest ski line in the world is? You might be surprised to find out it's actually in North America. 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.

This spring, 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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One Night, and One Run Down One Of Chamonix’s Most Famous Lines
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One Night, and One Run Down One Of Chamonix’s Most Famous Lines

One Night, and One Run Down One Of Chamonix’s Most Famous Lines

YUCCA Films presents the first episode in a series of night explorations, 'NOCTA Project #1'.  Conceptualized by French skier and the inaugural FWT champion Bruno Compagnet, with an assist by Layla Kerley, the goal was to ski a full run down one of the most famous lines in Chamonix all shot in just 3 hours starting at 12:30 am. Watch as the two skiers glide through the dreamy Chamonix powder with just the guidance of their headlamps down the famous Vallée Blanche all at a

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Approaching Lines Bottom Up Or Top Down - Backcountry Steeps Ep 4
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Approaching Lines Bottom Up Or Top Down - Backcountry Steeps Ep 4

Approaching Lines Bottom Up Or Top Down - Backcountry Steeps Ep 4

Ski mountaineer Tanner 'Full Throttle' Flanagan shares some of the advantages and disadvantages of approaching your backcountry ski line from the bottom up, and from the top down. Both have their time and place. G3 University is a free online learning area stacked with entertaining and educational videos and blogs across a broad spectrum of winter backcountry topics. Immerse yourself in backcountry tips and tricks from our seasoned G3 ambassadors, guide partners and engineers at

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Leo Taillefer Had A Lot Of Fun On His Skis Last Season
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Leo Taillefer Had A Lot Of Fun On His Skis Last Season

Leo Taillefer Had A Lot Of Fun On His Skis Last Season

Leo Taillefer is a madman. He skis how you picture yourself skiing in your dreams. The guy packs more tricks and lofty airs into single runs that most people get in a week. From steep chutes, tight trees, and the natural terrain park that is Val d'Isere the Frenchman casually throws a plethora of double backies, spins, and butters. Watch and step into the boundless mind of Leo Taillefer in his season recap of the "LEO's LINE" web show.