Archive for March, 2016

For a Good Time in the Backcountry, Call the Black Crows Navis Freebird

March 30, 2016

 By: Crystal Sagan A couple years ago, most skiers likely had never heard of Black Crows. The Chamonix-based brand officially launched in the U.S. this fall (with a soft launch in Jackson before that), and since then has all but dominated. The “core” French skiers behind the brand started building skis because they weren’t […]

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March 21, 2016

 by: Pyper Dixon  The blue light in the top left corner indicates that the heating is on. It’s not super annoying like you may think. Unless your throwing flips over your right shoulder you’re unlikely to notice it. Maya Hunger photo.  Abominable Labs’ goggle is the newest solution to the age-old problem of fogging […]

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Snowboarding, Once a High-Flying Sport, Crashes to Earth

March 9, 2016  By MATT HIGGINSMARCH 6, 2016 Photo Snowboarders practicing on the halfpipe at the 2016 U.S. Open on Wednesday after events at Colorado’s Vail Ski Resort were canceled because of the weather. CreditTristan Spinski for The New York Times As the Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov twisted, flipped and spun above the halfpipe at X Games […]

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What’s Next for SIA: New President Nick Sargent Weighs in on the Sessions

March 7, 2016 SIA President Nick Sargent officially stepped into his new role last month as the 2016 SIA Snow Show came to a close. His predecessor of 39 years, David Ingemie, passed the torch to him in a ceremonial celebration. But Sargent has spent the last several months transitioning into his new position, and  brings with him […]

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