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  • An Alternative Guide to Off-Season Ski Training

    In order to get the most out of next ski season, preparation needs to start today. Many ski-specific training programs have promised to get us in the best shape of our lives ahead of first snowfall, but year in and year out, these regimens miss a few muscle groups. The post An Alternative Guide to Off-Season Ski Training appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Canadian Government Investing $25 Million in Avalanche Safety

    Canadian government investing $25 million in avalanche safety Our neighbo(u)rs to the North are putting their money where their mountains are, as Canada’s federal government announced a $25 million investment in Avalanche Canada, the country’s authority on avalanche safety, for next winter. The money will go towards expanding the non-profit’s reach into underserved areas and Read More The post Canadian Government Investing $25 Million in Avalanche Safety appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Forbes Names Vail Resorts One of “America’s Best Employers for Women”

    Vail Resorts named one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” While we give plenty of flack to the Epic Empire, it’s important to give credit where credit is due. This week, Forbes named Vail Resorts as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women,” making it one of only 13 travel and leisure companies on the Read More The post Forbes Names Vail Resorts One of “America’s Best Employers for Women” appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • The Best Tailgate Gear for Summer Adventures

    One of my favorite things to do in the summer after a long hike, run, or bike ride, is pop out a chair at the trailhead, fire up the grill, and bask in the satisfying glow of the big day we just completed. Unlike midwinter ski tours, summer adventures usually end at a pleasant and Read More The post The Best Tailgate Gear for Summer Adventures appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Police Bust Cocaine Shipment Headed to Australian Slopes

    Police bust cocaine-laced excavator headed to Australian slopes This week, the Australian Border Force intercepted 384 kilograms—or roughly a metric s#%t ton—of cocaine hidden in an excavator en route to a group of Australian ski resorts. Picked up in a Sydney shipping port, the load was said to have a street value close to $144 Read More The post Police Bust Cocaine Shipment Headed to Australian Slopes appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Man With Zero Experience Heroically Steps Up to Buy Struggling Ski Area

    Hours after the listing went live, Vinnie O., a 54-year-old Wisconsin-based Zamboni operator with an overgrown mullet, contacted the listing agent to make an offer. The post Man With Zero Experience Heroically Steps Up to Buy Struggling Ski Area appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • What Can’t He Do? Candide Skis The Waves

    VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Candide’s wave Skiing Every year I promise myself I’m going to stop being a total Candide fanboy and then every year (or every damn day, really) Mr. Thovex reminds me that some things ain’t never going to change. I don’t even remember the last time Candide was got skiing on Read More The post What Can’t He Do? Candide Skis The Waves appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • 8 Classic Ski Movies You Can Watch for Free Right Now

    When the summer days seem a little too long and that swamp of sweat stains feels a little too, well, swampy, there’s no better way to trigger those happy memories of snowier days than with a few classic ski flicks. Because we love you like that, here are some of the best ski movies available Read More The post 8 Classic Ski Movies You Can Watch for Free Right Now appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Women’s Lightweight Shells for High-Output Days

    Like a first aid kit, spare ski straps, and at least four ounces of emergency chocolate, a shell is a piece of safety gear that no backpack should be hauled up a mountain without. High mountains are unpredictable, and even in the summer I find myself reaching for a windproof layer to fend off the Read More The post Women’s Lightweight Shells for High-Output Days appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Yes, the Women’s World Cup Soccer Team is Celebrating in Ski Goggles

    Of course, I know you did not miss watching the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday—the highest-rated soccer telecast in the history of the sport. (Ratings from Nielsen showed that 27 percent of all the TVs in use at the time were tuned into the game, not to mention Read More The post Yes, the Women’s World Cup Soccer Team is Celebrating in Ski Goggles appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Skiers Could Be Held Liable for A Lot More Next Season

    MOUNT MOUNTAIN INTERNAL MEMO: It has come to my attention, as legal counsel to Mount Mountain Ski Area Resort, that our document detailing the lift ticket purchaser’s assumption of risk, waiver of certain legal rights, and indemnity agreement may benefit from some additions in advance of the 2019-2020 ski season. My very specific recommendations for Read More The post Skiers Could Be Held Liable for A Lot More Next Season appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Backcountry.com Founder, POWDER Editor John Bresee, Remembered as a Wildman

    John Bresee, editor of POWDER Magazine from 1998-1999, died in his sleep early on June 29, likely from diabetic cardiac arrest after a 180-mile motocross ride across the desert. Together with Jim Holland, Olympic ski jumper and current Park City local, Bresee founded Backcountry.com. “Backcountry would not be Backcountry without John. The original idea for Read More The post Backcountry.com Founder, POWDER Editor John Bresee, Remembered as a Wildman appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Red Heads Ski Free At English Indoor Resort

    Red Heads Ski Free at English Indoor Slope Gingers, start your engines. Summertime can be a rough go for those of light complexion, so one ski area has decided to address this issue head on. With a massive heat wave stretching across Europe, Chill Factore, an indoor ski area based in Manchester, England, offered red-headed Read More The post Red Heads Ski Free At English Indoor Resort appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • How to Throw a Bachelor Party on Skis

    Congratulations! You are the best man at a wedding. What a high, high, very costly and expensive and all-your-vacation-time-for-the-year honor you have been given! Yes, you’ll give a toast and be responsible for the rings when the wedding comes, but, not to be forgotten, you are also responsible for the bachelor party. It’s on you Read More The post How to Throw a Bachelor Party on Skis appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Denver Landfill Plans Year-Round Skiing

    Castle Rock, a former Denver metro area landfill, might also be its newest ski area, and a year-round one at that. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Denver, the trash heap ski hill is part of a bigger development plan. The post Denver Landfill Plans Year-Round Skiing appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Upset Backcountry Skier Demands to Speak to Manager

    “Where was my powder this winter?!” a local man cried last weekend from the summit of his home ski area, which this past season reported a snowpack exactly 69 percent of normal, for the third winter in a row. “What about us and our turns?!” According to bystanders, the man, who has been identified as Read More The post Upset Backcountry Skier Demands to Speak to Manager appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • The Best Technical T-Shirts for Men Who Sweat

    We’ve put the best technical t-shirts through the wringer, so you don’t show up at a BBQ smelling like you rolled in fresh manure. The post The Best Technical T-Shirts for Men Who Sweat appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • The Most Comfortable Clothes For Your Next Road Trip, Ladies

    Whether you’re on the road for the weekend, a whole month or an entire season, there’s a beauty to having your travel wear dialed. The post The Most Comfortable Clothes For Your Next Road Trip, Ladies appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Detoxing from Your Winter Burrito Diet

    Oh no. Ski season has ended (okay, not everywhere), and with it your grasp of social norms. Turns out that when the bullwheel stops turning, it’s no longer passé to wear the same pair of (ski) pants every day, nor is it cool to walk around with a tan line that resembles a dirt beard. Read More The post A Step-by-Step Guide to Detoxing from Your Winter Burrito Diet appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • The Best Summertime Jobs for Ski Bums, Ranked

    No mystery here: Skiing is an expensive sport, both in the money and time department. Because of these painful truths, summertime is essential for saving up a little of both, earning enough cash to keep you on the slopes more days next season and in the shop, office or kitchen less days. This delicate dance Read More The post The Best Summertime Jobs for Ski Bums, Ranked appeared first on POWDER Magazine.