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Watch the First Quadriplegic to Ever Heliski in AK

This will hands down be the most inspiring video of your day. Like all skiers, Tony Schmiesing dreams of fresh pow, big lines, and AK heli trips. He spends his winters chasing snow and skiing with his friend and instructor, Brian. Yet, Tony does it all without the use of his arms–or his legs.

RELATED: From a Broken Neck to Backcountry Skiing.

Tackling seemingly insurmountable challenges with an unbreakable spirit, he has become the first quadriplegic to heliski in AK. With the help of a Winter Empowerment grant from the High Fives Foundation and a team of incredible friends, Tony made the pilgrimage up to Cordova in the Spring of 2014. Skiing, side by side (or front to back) with Brian, they were able to share their first, historic, turns in mecca. 

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These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit
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These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit

These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit

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!

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Deep Pow and Deep Thoughts in the British Columbia Backcountry
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Deep Pow and Deep Thoughts in the British Columbia Backcountry

Deep Pow and Deep Thoughts in the British Columbia Backcountry

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.  

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Lucas Wachs Had An All-Time Early Season In Pacific Northwest
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Lucas Wachs Had An All-Time Early Season In Pacific Northwest

Lucas Wachs Had An All-Time Early Season In Pacific Northwest

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.