by Arjen on 11 December 2013
When thinking of high alpine dangers freeriders always think of avalanches first. But there's another risk that can't be underestimated, especially when you like treeskiing and there's a lot of fresh pow. The risk of falling in a treewell is one to think about. Tree well/ snow immersion suffocation accident can happen when a skier or snowboarder falls – usually headfirst – into a tree well or deep loose snow and becomes immobilized and trapped under the snow and suffocates.
by Arjen on 10 December 2013
The season hasn't even started yet (apart from those few amazing pow days we've had), but the first teaser for next seasons film is already there. MSP is working on a two year film project, which seems to be the trend nowadays. We think that's a good thing, because the quality and stoke seems to be even higher than normal.
by meteomorris on 10 December 2013
Am I seeing the first indications for PowderAlert #6? Is PowderAlert #6 coming? Well, it will come eventually.So the question is not if it will come, but when and where it will come.The first indications are there. It's way too early to mark this forecast as a PowderAlert, but hey, it's always good to be positive these days! So please keep in mind that this forecast is an indication. And besides that, one PowderAlert doesn't mean that winter will be back. Ying-Yang also works for the Alps where nature is trying to keep a balance all the time. Stau in one vally, Föhn in the other one. But, enough philosophical talk. Let's get to the facts.
by Arjen on 9 December 2013
The season has started pretty good in North America. Check out this video from Whistler on December 1st. Stan Rey, Suz Graham, and Braden Dean went out for some pow turns. Not bad for early season skiing/riding! With 16 cm of new snow that fell right after this shoot things just seem to be getting better and better!
by RP on 7 December 2013
Wednesday evening November 27: hey Winny, it's not epic but probably worthwhile, are we on? Off course RP, will be with you tomorrow around noon. Knowing Winny, noon would probably be 13.00 so I worked all morning and yes, Winny pulls up the driveway at 13.15 hours. We hit the road to Kaprun where we will be sleeping in the (rental)apartment of @Berber. Afters some minor traffic jams around Köln & Frankfurt we reached Kaprun after just 9 hours. The apartment of Berber is a real recommendation: nicely furnished & decorated, good beds and fantastic kitchen & bathroom, deserves a place on our shortlist….
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 Arjen on 6 December 2013
You've probably seen them when you're hiking or touring in the backcountry. Chamois. Playfully jumping up and down on faces steep as can be. The kind of faces where normal human beings like you and I will be freefalling. A chamois basicly always travels in the backcountry. I've never seen a chamois on the slopes. But even though it's always in the backcountry, I've never seen them wearing an avalanche beacon, a shovel or a probe. Maybe the avalanche beacon doens't fit them, or they still have to follow a course for proper shovel techniques.
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