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Still Processing
It was an essential part of my life as a photographer—running down to Borge Andersen & Associates to get the film in for E-6 processing after a day of shooting, then heading back to the lab to pick up the slides first thing in the morning. Back in my
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Vision Quest
ALRIC LJUNGHAGER’S WORLD STOPPED SPINNING. Ten feet off the ground and midway through a double misty 1440, that was a problem. Taking a break from his head coaching duties at the freeski summer camp he had helped develop outside Stockholm, Sweden, he
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Don’t Let Go
SLIDING UP TO THE ROPE, it’s hard to miss the utter simplicity before us. A few wheels, some rope, a motor, and a hill above. And of course, gloves. Reaching down to pick up the rope triggers a slight rush of endorphins, and no matter your age, or le
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Glove Languages
$190 The ultimate bomber glove for skiers spending ample time in the mountains in inclement weather, the goat leather outer combined with Hestra’s Triton fabric make for a highly durable windproof, water-proof, breathable glove that cinches up and ov
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Alex Ferreira
AFTER TAKING A SILVER MEDAL in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, Alex Ferreira went on to win the gold medal in SuperPipe at the 2019 X Games last year in front of a hometown crowd. By the time you read this, there will be just a few weeks before h
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New Year, New You. But What Do the Stars Say?
It is time to take an inventory of what’s within your astrological snowpack. Even the most pillowy line can hide instabilities like depth hoar, sun glaze, or a sketchy boyfriend who just needed to “crash for a week or two” at your place. For 2020, in
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Be Here Now
IF I COULD BE ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW, I would be skiing. I would not be slouched over my desk, checking my email, apologizing “for the delayed response.” Again. Or be in a meeting pretending to take notes, or on a conference call that keeps cutting out.
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Posthole
Letter of the Month Your intro, “One of Them,” (48.1) brought a tear to my eye and pride to my heart. I was not born “one of them.” But at 18, I went out to become “one of them” without really knowing that was what I was doing or becoming. After ten-
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Oh Fine, We’ll Ride the Lift
“F— THAT.” That was my response back in 2014 when I heard Taos Ski Valley was installing a lift up the iconic, 12,450-foot Kachina Peak. Kachina to me, and to many others who love Taos, was a special place only accessible by a hard-fought, 40-minute
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Women, Sign Up Now For Our New Women’s Ski Clinics For Women!
Code red! It dumped a foot overnight and then Aunt Flo showed up unannounced. Learn and practice techniques to shred while you shed your uterine lining! (Not unlike the techniques you use every month to carry on with your life and responsibilities de
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Just Don’t Ski
WE HAD NO CONTEXT, no anchor, nothing to root us. Just white. As my wife drove toward the top of Cumbres Pass, where the Sangre de Cristos meet the San Juans in southern Colorado, we came to a complete stop in the middle of the road. Driving in compl
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On Uphill Travel
I should still be in bed. It’s so cold, I can’t feel my face. Can your organs get frostbite? Did I pack enough layers or enough snacks? Should I take out this extra puffy so I can carry more water? Isn’t beer mostly water? Okay, here we go! Look at u
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Hard to Come By
ONE OF THE LONGEST tenured photographers in Powder history, Wade McKoy has been shooting skiing for 45 years. In the 1970s and ’80s, he was among the first to document the nascent big mountain ski culture growing in the ski bum petri dish of Jackson
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No One To Impress
THE FIRST TIME I SKIED into Great Scott, I did exactly what you should not do. I popped out of a ski and I fell. Which would have been fine, sort of, if it hadn’t happened just as the blue Snowbird tram, full of onlookers, drifted overhead. I could h
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Find Me In The Club
It’s the big wraparound porch, its eaves supporting gentle pillows of snow beneath the striking red gable of the New England farmhouse. That’s the image in Bobby McMillan’s mind as he makes the three-hour drive up from Boston to the New Hampshire clu
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Getting There
I COULDN’T AFFORD TO FLY to Jackson Hole. My college buddies were reuniting there on a weeklong ski trip, so I found a cheap flight to Salt Lake City and saddled up for the 5-hour shuttle ride north. I collected my gear from baggage claim and stood w
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Drawing the Line
PUPPIES SPILL OUT of the front door of Lindsey Vonn’s new house in a maple and oak-shaded north New Jersey suburb. It’s her first shared home with fiancé PK Subban, an NHL defenseman for the New Jersey Devils. After dating for over a year, Subban, 30
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Hold Your Breath
THE TREES, MY GOD, THE TREES: blush and pink-colored beasts reaching 60 feet into the sky with bark that flakes off like paper scrolls. Their trunks are thick and sturdy, with thousands of individual branches extending 30 feet outward, each with its
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Freeing The Fall Line
But here on 3,547-foot Baldface, I’m in a flawless midwinter scene: clear skies, warm sun, 22 degrees. Behind me, the mountain’s eastern slope rolls downhill—past Baldface Knob, a subpeak that breaks through the treeline—to the Maine border, just fiv
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2020 Accessories Guide
EVERY SPRING, (for the last two years, anyway) we assemble an elite group of skiers—shop rats, teachers, race coaches, ER nurses, inspirational ski consultants, and more—to help us determine the best helmets and goggles of the year. We call this grou
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Tatum Monod
TATUM MONOD DIDN’T STRAP ON SKIS until she was 12, (her parents didn’t want to push) but being born in Banff, Canada, to a veritable dynasty of Canadian skiers—her father was on the Canadian Ski Team and her grandfather was a Swiss mountain guide—it
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Find Your Sign, Let the Stars Align
*These highly accurate readings are not based on the traditional zodiac, but instead on a way more ancient Alpine astrological system that was recently discovered when a 3,000-year-old wooden constellation chart melted out of the Mer-de-Glace in Cham
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Silence The Noise
SPORTING A HIGHLIGHTER-PINK hoodie over a spandex suit, eleven-year-old Hannah skated gracefully down the cat track to the top of the summer training lanes on Mount Hood. She passed swarms of tiny racers, too skinny to fill out their speed suits, sho
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Life Of The Party
WHEN SPENCER HARKINS walks into the bar, he does more than light up the room—it’s akin to blinding illumination. With a penchant for skiing in jeans, and locks that would look at home onstage during Van Halen’s Fair Warning tour, the 28-year-old is a
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Posthole
Letter of the Month Powder is the only magazine I read cover to cover. After finishing the February 2019 issue (47.6), it occurred to me: Almost every article was written by, photographed by, or about women. And the skiers written about, including Ch
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All Things Hoped For
MOST PEOPLE don’t hope for storms, but skiers do. As soon as the temperature drops below freezing, and just the right amount of moisture is in the air, we start hoping, more than anything, that it will snow. We hope our car will make it up the canyon
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Armada
$579.95 Our Signature Premier Performance GORE-TEX® 3L Freeride Shell. Brand new for 19/20 the Evers combines a clean, functional design with GORE-TEX® 3L fabric with GORE C-KNIT BACKER for maximum comfort and mobility. Fully featured, including 100%
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Morpheme
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN POCATELLO, IDAHO, and Jackson, Wyoming, I’m driving alone in an F-150 with rusted hubs and a transmission that threatens to go everytime I shift between third and fourth gear. It’s 1:00 a.m., but I’m not tired. It feels like 5:00 p.
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Dakine
$520.00 Air, carve, slash repeat. The Gearhart jacket is loaded with cutting-edge tech to keep you dry and comfortable on the mountain. The three-layer GORE-TEX shell features GORE® C-KNIT backer and fully-taped seams. The result is our lightest weig
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Take The 410 To B-lot
IT WAS THE NEON RAINIER SIGN in the front window that caught my eye. Like a fly on shit beer, I was in the doorway of the old two-tone RV without a second thought. A man in a black flat brim kicked off his ski boots in one of the rig’s swiveling buck
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