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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.

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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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What Does Angel Collinson Look For in a Ski?
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What Does Angel Collinson Look For in a Ski?

What Does Angel Collinson Look For in a Ski?

For a diverse skier like Angel Collinson, isolating the perfect pair of skis is no easy task. While she’s most at home on big mountain terrain, Collinson’s winters are filled with more than just spicy Alaskan spines. The bulk of her time is actually spent at ski resorts tearing through groomers and exploring off-piste. It’s one of her main ways of getting prepared for the next heli-skiing adventure. RELATED: The Far Out Ones - Angel Collinson  Such diversity in terrain requires an equally

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Video: Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers Go Skiing in Greenland
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Video: Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers Go Skiing in Greenland

Video: Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers Go Skiing in Greenland

In the new Roam Original “AVANI NUNA,” Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers explore Greenland’s ski mountaineering potential. From whales breaching to couloirs leading straight into the frigid North Atlantic, this visual splendor highlights the area’s unique character and natural beauty. As usual, Jimmy provides some philosophical musings in addition to his rad skiing. Taking advantage of lightweight drone technology, Jimmy and Kit manage to capture overhead shots that wouldn’t be possible

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Video: Meet the Patrol Dogs of Jackson Hole
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Video: Meet the Patrol Dogs of Jackson Hole

Video: Meet the Patrol Dogs of Jackson Hole

While deep snow and steep pitches are some of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s most valued attributes, they can also cause major problems, like avalanches. Normally, JHMR ski patrol’s extensive experience and a healthy dose of dynamite mitigates any danger. Once in a blue moon, however, there is an in-bounds slide. When that happens, rapidly locating and excavating buried victims is the key to a positive outcome. In those critical moments when an extra few minutes of searching and digging can