by Arjen on 6 December 2013
Organizers of the Freeride World Tour have announced the decision to reschedule the first stop of the 2014 competition calendar in Revelstoke, CAN. The Revelstoke stop, which was originally scheduled for December 18, 2013 has now been moved to March 10, 2014. Although Revelstoke Mountain Resort has recently opened for the season with great early season conditions, the competition venue known as ‘Mac Daddy' face is in the backcountry outside of the resort, and is not yet suitable for the event.
by FreshPow on 6 December 2013
Halfway November the weather in Barcelona is sunny, warm with about 19 degrees, no wind and blue skies. But on one of those regular November mornings I woke up to find out that all of my clean clothes, that were supposed to be drying in the sun, were getting soaked instead by heavy rain. So instead of rushing outside to get them in, I rushed to my couch, where I had my Macbook, to check the webcams in the Pyrenees. I knew there was already a lot of snow in La Mongie on the French side, but I was getting my hopes up for some options closer to Barcelona. Since La Mongie would still be a 7 hours drive away.
by Luca on 5 December 2013
This is my first post, so I'll briefly introduce myself. My name is Luca Zattoni, I'm an Italian freerider and extreme skier. I spend my winter in Monte Rosa and Monte Bianco and I have my "HQ" in Gressoney La Trinité. I ski there with some pretty crazy friends who are mountain lovers just like me but a few are also mountain guides.
by meteomorris on 5 December 2013
Xaver and Wilhelm are the two low pressure storm areas that are currently ruling northwestern Europe. The core pressure is between 960 and 970 mBar, which means this are two bad-ass storms. Check out how far the isobars stretch out, but also the short distances between them. A strong storm is pushing the swell in the Northsea towards Denmark, Germany, Holland and Belgium.The storms Wilhelm and Xaver
by Arjen on 4 December 2013
The Swatch Skiers Cup is back for a fourth year in a row in Zermatt, Switzerland from January, 4 to January, 10 2014. Team Europe captain Julien Regnier (FRA) will bring nearly all of the 2013 European riders back, giving them a chance to defend their 2013 trophy. On the other side, Team Americas captain JP Auclair (CAN) has rebuilt his team from the ground up, with heavy-hitting talent such as Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (USA), Callum Pettit (CAN) and the legendary Seth Morrison (USA).
by Arjen on 4 December 2013
You think the Alps had a good season start? Check out this video of Darío Alfonso Ginés Lahera. And yes, that's a long, beautiful name that sounds Spanish. Dario was riding in the Spanish resort of Baqueira Beret in the Pyrenees. After ten days of continuous snow, the sun came out.
by meteomorris on 3 December 2013
All ingredients for a north Stau are there. The NAO-index is moving to neutral, an active low pressure area is getting stronger and cold, arctic air is moving south. This active front is moving south on Saturday and is heading to the Austrian northern Alps. The outcome of this moving front was a battle between the models of the Americans (GFS), the Europeans (ECMWF) and the Brits (UKMO) the last two days. But, as it usually works in politics, the models agreed in the end. Check out the output for this Friday below. There aren't that many differences, but…a high-pressure area is visible as well.
by Arjen on 3 December 2013
In this episode of Salomon Freeski TV, Mike Douglas meets up with Kaj Zackrisson and Henrik Windstedt in Europe to spend two weeks driving an RV around the Mont Blanc Massif in search of red vino and fresh pow. They slept in the RV and woke up each morning at the base of the resort—not a bad way to travel.
by Vinnie on 2 December 2013
For Guy and me the season started six weeks ago. During PA#1 we scored some deep Octoberpow on the glaciers of Austria. Since that moment I've switched to "wintermode", constantly checking the weathermodels, fiddling around with gear and refreshing the Powfinderapp. And it looks like I'm not alone because my Facebook timeline is slowly turning white, and since September I've been looking jealously at the updates from across the pond, my god it looks like America had an awesome season start with consecutive dumps and all resorts already open halfway through November.
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