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  • Backcountry.com Responds to Backlash On Trademark Drama

    Backcountry.com is up here suing everybody The Internet and social media exploded this week with the news that popular gear site Backcountry.com has launched an unprecedented offensive against businesses containing the word “backcountry” in their name. After filing for trademarks nearly a year ago to legally protect the word against other businesses, Backcountry.com is was Read More The post Backcountry.com Responds to Backlash On Trademark Drama appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Can Jossi Wells Still Be a Medal Contender in 2022?

    This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. Born in Wanaka, New Zealand, Jossi Wells, 29, grew up in the Cardrona patrol room, where his father was head of ski patrol. It was there that Bruce Wells taught his sons, Jossi and his three younger brothers, how to ski, coaching them Read More The post Can Jossi Wells Still Be a Medal Contender in 2022? appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Storm Dispatch: Central Colorado

    There’s something ceremonial about early season adventure skiing. Digging out the gear, making sure no mice have been living in your boots; putting fresh batteries in your beacon; calling your ski buddies to discuss where they suspect the motherlode of early season pow is; and then hopping in the truck to get to where the Read More The post Storm Dispatch: Central Colorado appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Five Star Dive Bar

    Words by Karina Schwartznau This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. It was never intended to be a bar. But isn’t true love often serendipitous? Nestled among shiny, new, multi-million-dollar developments on-slope at Steamboat Springs, there’s a spot where you will find plastic lawn chairs and outdoor picnic tables packed Read More The post Five Star Dive Bar appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Wolf Creek

    Words by Mark Rauschenberger This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. 9:24 pm: Summit County, Colorado. The lights lining Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, fade away into the darkness as photographer Chip Kalback and I climb Hoosier Pass, heading south on Highway 9, away from the crowds of Summit County Read More The post Wolf Creek appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Kiwi Teenager Dethrones Shiffrin in First World Cup

    Kiwi teenager dethrones Mikaela Shiffrin Just when we thought Miss Shiff was unstoppable, the youth has come a-knockin’. Alice Robinson, a 17-year-old racer from New Zealand, sent shockwaves through the World Cup this week, winning the first GS race of the season in Soelden, Austria. The win came in only her 11th start, which starts Read More The post Kiwi Teenager Dethrones Shiffrin in First World Cup appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • The Wicket

    This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. Charlie Hanley was managing the kitchen at Killington when he invented a small wire device in 1963. They called it the Gizmo until his wife, Jane, came up with the name that stuck. The Wicket, once a much-needed improvement over stapling tickets to Read More The post The Wicket appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Marker Launches New Duke PT Binding

    The technology is finally catching up to freeriders’ needs. Following years of tinkering by Lars Chickering Ayers on his CAST System, to the launch of the Salomon Shift, more brands are launching their version of a “one binding quiver.” A binding that skis and behaves like an alpine binding, but has a mechanism to tour Read More The post Marker Launches New Duke PT Binding appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • This East Coast Ski Area Is Fully Wind Powered

    Words by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. In 1968, freshly minted associate degree in hand, Brian Fairbank, who grew up in Kenmore, New York, did what any self-respecting East Coast ski bum would do: headed west. He made it as far as Wisconsin, where he Read More The post This East Coast Ski Area Is Fully Wind Powered appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • This is the Only Thing You Should Put in Your Flask

    By John Clary Davies This story originally appeared in the October 2019 (48.1) issue of POWDER. To have great stories like this delivered right to your door, in print,To have great stories like this delivered right to your door, in print, subscribe here. On the best day of my life, I sat in a nondescript Read More The post This is the Only Thing You Should Put in Your Flask appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Illuminate and Adapt with Dragon’s LUMALENS®

    This content was produced in partnership with Dragon. Photochromic adaptive goggle lenses feature a light base tint for dim outdoor lighting conditions and automatically darken and change colors in bright sunlight. They are designed to enhance visual performance during specific outdoor sports and activities, and are color optimized to boost depth perception. Photo Credit: Courtesy Read More The post Illuminate and Adapt with Dragon’s LUMALENS® appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Un Appartement de la Merde

    Words by Barclay Idsal We arrived in the late hours of the evening without seeing the mountains. Many, if not most, ski trips begin this way. Our passenger car came to a screeching halt on the train tracks. “La gare Annecy,” announced the automated female voice. Thanks to the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Read More The post Un Appartement de la Merde appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • 31 Days of Giveaways 2019—Dissent Labs

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More The post 31 Days of Giveaways 2019—Dissent Labs appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • 31 Days of Giveaways—Peak Resorts

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More The post 31 Days of Giveaways—Peak Resorts appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Get Paid to Go On the Ultimate Ski Vacation

    Aspen, Colo. – September 17, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Ski.com, the largest provider of ski vacations in North America, is once again searching for candidates to document what it’s like to experience the hottest ski destinations around the world. Starting today through October, 29 2019, Ski.com will be accepting applications Read More The post Get Paid to Go On the Ultimate Ski Vacation appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • Game of Thrones-style Chair Made of Skis Goes to a Good Home

    Behold the Volant Iron Throne Finally, a worthy use for all of those knee-popping metallic yesteryear turners. This week Colorado Ski Chairs, a custom ski chair company, listed a one-of-a-kind Game of Thrones-style chair made entirely of…yep…Volant skis. The chair listed for a casual $4,400 and was snatched up before we could say, “Winter is Read More The post Game of Thrones-style Chair Made of Skis Goes to a Good Home appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • 31 Days of Giveaways—POC

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More The post 31 Days of Giveaways—POC appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • You Can Dress Head to Toe in Recycled Materials

    We’re seeing more and more brands make the conscious effort to use sustainably sourced and recycled materials in their products—and we love to see it. Now, instead of trend, it seems to be more like an industry standard, or least we hope it will be soon. Here are six pieces we tested for performance and Read More The post You Can Dress Head to Toe in Recycled Materials appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • 31 Days of Giveaways—Fischer Sports

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More The post 31 Days of Giveaways—Fischer Sports appeared first on POWDER Magazine.

  • 31 Days of Giveaways—Ortovox

    About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving away amazing prizes from some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Skis, boots, Read More The post 31 Days of Giveaways—Ortovox appeared first on POWDER Magazine.