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Authored by mikeynix on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 20:46

After a solid month of being deflected elsewhere by an errant Jetstream, the winter storms just returned to The Coastal Mountains and blasted their flanks, peak to valley, with almost two metres of snowfall. It was a bit ugly at first. People were lining up for the pow like it was the last crate of Spam on Judgment Day. But with the shred community fighting fatigue and nursing their...
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Authored by Biglines on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 19:28

No one will be able to look at the Polar Chutes the same after what the Juniors threw down this year. Check out the final day of the Fernie Alpine Resort Jeep Junior Freeski and feel bad about how old you're getting.
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Authored by TetonGravity on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:40

Jeremy Jones trusts his life to the contents of his backpack. On a recent trip to Alaska, he spent each day ascending mountains with over thirty pounds on his back. Avalanche gear, climbing equipment, cameras, food, and water are just some of the items contributing to this load. Yet as Jeremy reveals in this episode of “Higher Unplugged,” each item is essential—as it may save his life or those...
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Authored by Biglines on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:51

The Compass series captures a visually stunning full spectrum experience from ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to ski and travel abroad. For Nimbus, the series is a further departure from a mass appeal approach to...
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Authored by Biglines on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:39

Snowbird's first possible day of competition is scheduled for March 1, 2014 with an open weather window through March 5, 2014. Fans around the world will be able to watch the action live on www.freerideworldtour.com. The event webcast is scheduled to begin at 9:00AM MST (5:00PM CET) the day of competition.
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Authored by Biglines on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:32

Wille Lindberg is one of the standout athletes on the Freeride World Tour. And by the look of this edit, he's probably really damn fun to go shredding with. Check it!
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Authored by Warner on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 16:19

I met Vancouver 2010 Olympians Julia Murray and Davey Barr at the base of Blackcomb mountain on a pow day to go do a little skiing.  We had some great conversations as we ascended the mountain from chair to chair.  They tell us about their Olympic experiences, the Skiing with Olympians program they’re part of with Whistler Blackcomb and Julia dishes about her new endeavour, Jules Fuel...
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Authored by WhistlerBlackcomb on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 21:03

February storms arrived with force and did not disappoint! Powder lovers rejoiced around Whistler Blackcomb while enjoying over five feet of light snow delivered by Mother Nature. Thanks to our Patrol and Operations teams we were all able to put the powder boards to use and enjoy winter at its finest. Whistler Blackcomb is now 100% open with all 8171 acres of terrain ready to ride!
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Authored by Biglines on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 15:23

Finally, after staring at all the mountains behind the Sochi Olympics for the last couple weeks, we get to see what that cherry terrain looks like under the skis of a few proper freeriders. Steele Spence just uploaded a sick video of himself and a few of the other Freeski Judges (Mike Atkinson, Simon Tjernstrom, Greg Tuscher, Josh Loubek) shredding hot laps on one of their days off.
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Authored by CanadianAvalanc... on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 20:50

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users in all of the CAC’s forecast regions, except the North Shore Mountains and the Yukon. This warning is in effect immediately and extends to the end of the day on Wednesday, February 26. 
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Authored by Biglines on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:45

This is the kind of thing that should be on everyone's minds right now, especially with a sunny(ish) weekend coming up. The Video investigates the factors that came to play in the Size 4 avalanche that came down in Fernie's Lizard Range. And here's a link from Karl Klassen and the CAC explaining that this climax avalanche in Fernie is indicative of a larger trend across Western Canada. Read up!...
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Authored by Biglines on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:55

We never got a chance to catch up with the Salomon Crew at SIA; their bustling little booth was just too busy for Biglines. Luckily, they've got a couple stand-up athletes on their team who were happy to sit down and write a few words about the new gear. It worked out perfectly, really. Because the athletes know more about the gear than the PR team ever will.... Chris Rubens:
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Authored by littleairdave on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 01:29

Deep sled-snowboard/Noboard day with Kye Peterson, Callum Pettit, and Daryl Treadway.
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Authored by Parks Canada Vi... on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 17:31

Parks Canada will be conducting avalanche control tomorrow on Mt. Bosworth, Stephen and Field in Yoho National Parks and Mt. Whymper in Kootenay National Park. Please no outdoor activities in these areas tomorrow February 19th, 2014. Thanks for your cooperation.  Parks Canada Visitor SafetyBanff, Yoho & Kootenay National Parkswww.parksmountainsafety.ca  www.parcsecuritemontagne.ca
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Authored by mikeynix on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:20

Très Bonne Équipe! is the story of freeskiings unique duo - Kaj Zackrisson and Sverre Liliequist. Skiing brought them together, creating a friendship that has lasted for over 20 years. It has carried them from their roots as alpine racers into the world of freeskiing superstardom.
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