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Video: Sam Favret Shreds The Vallee Blanche

If there’s a classic ski line in a classic place, it’s no doubt Chamonix’s Vallee Blanche. Take the tram up the Aiguille du Midi, walk out onto the ridge, and ski thousands of vertical feet through the most insane glaciated terrain you’ll ever see. Cham local Sam Favret knows this run like the back of his hand, so of course he has a few local secrets on how to make the run even more fun. Check out his take on a classic in his latest video “The Classic Route.” We promise, it won’t be boring.

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Watch Now: Saving Smoothy – Sam Smoothy’s Comeback
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Watch Now: Saving Smoothy – Sam Smoothy’s Comeback

Watch Now: Saving Smoothy – Sam Smoothy’s Comeback

Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. 2019 was a pretty brutal year for Völkl's Sam Smoothy. A ski crash in Austria nearly killed him early in the season, and another later in the year sent him back to the hospital and questioning his career as a professional skier. Luckily, 2020 turned into a rebate year with an opportunity to get back into the flow of things during one of Jackson’s deepest storm cycles ever. We're stoked to have Smoothy back in the mountains with us, pushing the

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Watch Freeride World Qualifier’s Hakuba Stop
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Watch Freeride World Qualifier’s Hakuba Stop

Watch Freeride World Qualifier’s Hakuba Stop

Know what time of year it is, folks? That's right, it's Freeride World Tour time. Well, actually it's Freeride World Qualifier time, but that means it's almost Tour time. The first Qualifier event takes place in Hakuba Japan today. With better weather than they've seen the last couple of days and more snow than last year, we should see some incredible riding from the athletes. The rankings currently have Isaac Freeland and Arianna Tricomi in first for skiing and Nils Mindich and Marion Haerty

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The Bunch’s New Film Will Knock Your Socks Off
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The Bunch’s New Film Will Knock Your Socks Off

The Bunch’s New Film Will Knock Your Socks Off

Coming from someone who lost half of her favorite pair of ski socks last night (Smartwool x Chris Bentchetler's, of course), I'm not really sure if there ever is a good time for matching socks. But there's definitely a time to break out of your every day routine and do or find or send something new. That's exactly what the Bunch was after with their new film. For them, it's easy to get into the routine of making ski films, so with this one they sought to break the mold, and boy did they.