Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chickering-Ayers and Paaso Win Skiing, Bell and Rozies Win Snowboarding at Kirkwood, California, USA

The fourth stop of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013 (FWT) concluded today on The Cirque at Kirkwood Mountain Resort under warm and sunny skies with variable snow conditions. Lars Chickering-Ayers (USA) took the win in the male skiers’ field, Ryland Bell (USA) won the male snowboarders’ competition. Jacklyn Paaso (USA) took first place in the female skiers’, while Margot Rozies (FRA) came first in the female snowboarders’.

Ski Men
The highly competitive men’s ski field was chomping at the bit to demonstrate their skills on The Cirque’s many features and steeps. At the end of the day, it was Lars Chickering-Ayers out of Mad River Glen, Vermont (USA) who claimed the Kirkwood title. Chickering-Ayers smoothly navigated a very rocky section at the top of the venue and charged through an incredibly technical chute on the bottom looker’s right side.
"I wasn’t really planning to win here", remarked an elated Chickering-Ayers. "I just came out to spend time with family and have fun. I have skied these types conditions in competition in the past and knew how to deal with them. The skiing was my favorite part of the day".
Julien Lopez of La Plagne (FRA) took the men’s ski 2nd place spot by skiing a fluid run, which linked a number of creative airs featuring a giant back flip. Charlie Lyons (NZL) landed the third podium position with a playful run consisting of a big air off the top and several significant airs throughout the venue.
With this second place finish, Lopez is now ranked 3rd in the overall tour rankings behind overall leader Drew Tabke (USA), who got 13th today, and Jérémie Heitz (SUI), who took 4th place.

Snowboard Men
The male snowboarders were faced the most difficult conditions of the day as the afternoon brought low light conditions and firmer, settled snow to the venue. Wild card recipient Ryland Bell out of Squaw Valley, California (USA), earned first place. His run scored very well in the air and style category as he maneuvered several spins including a backside 360, a frontside 360 and another backside 360 with a grab toward the bottom of the venue.
"This was my first win ever", beamed Bell. "My stoke level is really high. I wanted to do tricks, try to flow and have fun".
Also out of Squaw Valley, California (USA), Sammy Luebke finished in 2nd place launching a Method Air at the beginning of his run. He continued with high speeds into the middle rocks of the venue hitting a number of airs along the way. The final podium spot in the men’s snowboard category went to Emilien Badoux of Valais Alpes (SUI). Badoux’s run was consistent and well executed with high-style aspects, such as his rodeo 540 near the bottom.
In the overall ranking, Emilien Badoux (SUI) is ranked 3rd now, behind tour leader Ralph Backstrom (USA) who got 6th today, and Sammy Luebke (USA) on 2nd.

Ski Women
Topping the field for women’s ski competitors was Squaw Valley, California local and crowd favourite, Jackie Paaso (USA). She skied a very smart and controlled run linking a number of airs through technical sections of the venue.
"I have had a number of crashes this season and really needed a win. It feels great to come out on top", exclaimed Paaso. "I took my run down a notch this time because I needed to stay on my feet. Making it to the finish line was the best part for me".
Rounding out the women’s podium in 2nd place was Pia Nic Gundersen of Ånstadblåheia (NOR) who carved technical, polished turns through a tight tree section and managed to stay on her feet through a series of airs. Finishing out the top female skiers of the day was Ashley Maxfield of Jay Peak, Vermont (USA) who hit a nice air off the top ridge and continued to lace a number of features together for the 3rd place.
Nadine Wallner (AUT) is now leading the overall ranking ahead of Pia Nic Gundersen (AUT) and Christine Hargin (NOR).

Snowboard Women
Ranked 2nd twice in the first two events of the season, Margot Rozies from Pyrénées (FRA) finally managed her first top podium finish of the season. She had an incredibly fast and fluid run linking smooth and technical turns together the entire length of the venue.
"I felt a bit sick today actually, but think that removed some of the pressure", said Rozies. "I woke up this morning and considered not competing actually. However, I managed to get myself pumped for competition. It couldn’t have gone any better".
Continuing on the women's snowboard podium in 2nd place was Elodie Mouthon from Annecy (FRA). Mouthon linked two airs at the top of her run and chose a creative line at the bottom of The Cirque. Shannan Yates out of Snowbird, Utah (USA), chose a unique line compared to the rest of the competitors, which landed her the third place podium.
Margot Rozies (FRA) is first in the female snowboarders’ overall ranking, while Elodie Mouthon (FRA) is on 2nd and Laura Dewey (USA) on 3rd.

The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013 (FWT), continues its competition schedule in Fieberbrunn Pillerseetal (AUT) on March 9, and concludes in Verbier (SUI) on March 23.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Introducing Kirkwood, California.

Kirkwood, fourth stop of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013 (FWT), is a sleepy laid-back town with a BIG mountain. The American riders are pumped to compete on their home turf.
The competition will take place tomorrow Feb. 27 at 9AM PST on the first possible day of scheduled competition at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The competition can be witnessed from anywhere in the world via live webcast available the day of competition on www.freerideworldtour.com.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s big mountain venue, The Cirque, is the ideal location for the fourth stop of the 2013 FWT. The Cirque is comprised of exposed, steep and raw terrain, which is permanently closed to the general public, allowing for a unique and exciting North American freeride venue.



Local Kirkwood snowboarder Casey Lucas and Tahoe area skier Sean Collin give a sneak peak of her home mountain and The Cirque competition venue:


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013 Moves to Kirkwood, California

With its fourth stop, the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013  (FWT) continues its season of exciting global big mountain freeride competition at Kirkwood, California, USA on February 27, 2013. The competition can be witnessed from anywhere in the world via live webcast available the day of competition on freerideworldtour.com. The first possible day of competition is schedule for February 27, with a weather window extending to March 3.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s big mountain venue, The Cirque, is the ideal location for the fourth stop of the 2013 FWT. The Cirque is comprised of exposed, steep and raw terrain, which is permanently closed to the general public allowing for a unique and exciting North American freeride venue.
"With unmatched inbounds terrain and some of the deepest snow in the country, Kirkwood is an appropriate choice as the only U.S. stop for the Freeride World Tour", said Casey Blann, Kirkwood’s general manager. "This event really solidifies our position as one of the premier big mountains in the country, and I personally can’t wait to see these athletes tackle The Cirque".
"I'm really looking forward to Kirkwood", the top-ranked in the FWT overall ski ranking, Drew Tabke (USA), added. "I've been going there for freeride competitions for a lot of years, and the conditions are typically excellent. Being the leader of the tour ranking puts more pressure on my skiing because I know people will be watching closely, and that added pressure reminds me to stay focused".
Tahoe area local and 2012 Freeskiing World Tour Champion Josh Daiek is looking forward to competing at his home mountain this season. "I’m simply stoked for the competition to be at Kirkwood!", said Daiek. "It has some of the most fun terrain and is one of the best competition venues in the world".
On the fourth FWT stop for the season, competition amongst the deeply talented international athlete field is heating up. The tour started with a roster of 36 prequalified male skiers, 14 male snowboarders, 14 female skiers and 7 female snowboarders. The 2013 FWT features 5 stops for male skiers and snowboarders, and 4 stops for female skiers and snowboarders before a cut will be made for theSwatch Xtreme Verbier 2013 by The North Face in Switzerland. After the fifth stop in Fieberbrunn-PillerseeTal, Austria, the top 3 results out of 5 events for men and the top 3 results out of 4 events for women will be used to qualify riders for Verbier and the 2014 FWT.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Why We Ski

Skiing is more than a sport, it's a way of life. This is why we ski.



Mountain News Corporation, which includes Skiinfo and OnTheSnow, is the global leading snow media company with over 23 million unique users per ski season on web and mobile. The combined companies operates in 14 languages and 20 countries. The Company's mission is to give skiers the world’s most comprehensive and accurate snow reports, resort data and weather forecasts. Mountain News Corporation goal is to be the mountain traveler’s number one resource for planning their next epic mountain vacation.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Salomon Freeski TV: Ski Bums Never Die

Salomon Freeski TV: This week we follow a band of ski bums in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. It's unlikely you'll ever meet a more inspiring group of skiers.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Schladming 2013 Official Smartphone App


With the official app, the World Championships, in cooperation with the Kleinen Zeitung newspaper, has unlocked the digital, interactive world of smartphones. As an additional tool, the app provides on-site information and orientation. From the travel guide to a completely new 3D-world, the World Championships site can be discovered and shared with friends through the social media integration functions. The content, provided by our partner, Kleinen Zeitung, offers news, live streams, photo galleries and photos of the World Championships and its stars. The races can be followed live through the Live Ticker. The racing calendar, start lists and other statistics also feature on the app.
Besides the World Championships events, the app also allows you to locate restaurants, ski chalets, accommodation and other popular destinations.
A particular impressive feature of the app is the 3D-world representation of an unknown quality. The two companies, 3D Realitymaps and TAO Software have paired up to raised the bar and innovate – in true World Championships spirit. Live and geographical localisation shows the World Championships in a three-dimensional world and gives a whole new perspective to the sporting event of the year.

Schladming is a small town in the Styria region of Austria, which has become very popular with tourists. The town is located in the centre of Austria and is situated 706m above sea level. Although the town was originally a mining settlement, in modern times winter tourism has become the main industry.
The skiing region of Schladming is known as the "4 mountain region". The region includes the Planai and Hochwurzen mountains. The Planai is the main peak, reaching a height of 1906 meters. The region is nestled in the heart of the Styrian Enns valley.
Schladming has been a fixture in the men' alpine skiing World Cup for over 30 years. The first race was held on the 22nd December, 1973. Since then 31 events have been held at the Austrian resort and the host nation has unsurprisingly been the most triumphant, boasting 14 of the 31 winners as well as having had 37 medal winners and 91 skiers finish in the top 10.
Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier have been the most successful athletes for Austria, with Raich winning on four occasions and Maier emerging victorious from three events.
In 1998 Schladming joined the Club 5+ (formerly known as the Club 5), an association of the leading Alpine ski race organizers from all over the World.

New Goggle Camera debuted in Schladming

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming have provided the stage for a world premiere. Starting with the men’s super combined slalom competition on 11th February, a number of racers have been equipped with the latest technical innovation, a camera integrated into their goggle, which will be used in the technical events during the 2nd week of the championships.
Since last spring, technicians from the German company Riedel Communications have been working closely with professionals from FIS, the Austrian Ski Association and experts from the Austrian public broadcaster ORF to develop the solution that enables completely new images to be transmitted all over the world. Various prototypes of the Riedel solution have been inspected and tested by safety experts and athletes over the last 10 months.
Atle Skaardal, FIS Chief Race Director for ladies Alpine Skiing commented: "FIS is always interested in developing the sport, not just the technical aspects but enhancing the sport’s presentation. The idea of a camera on the racer is not new, however, the current initiative by Riedel finally makes the execution in racing possible. In the development of the solution the key focus for FIS was to ensure the solution’s safety, fairness and appropriate implementation of the technology to our sport".
The latest version of the goggle camera called "RiCam" only weighs a total of 64g. Wearing it in competition is voluntary for the athletes and there will be four to eight athletes per technical event racing with the camera. There will be no goggle cameras in use in the speed events. Coverage created by the goggle cameras is content that belongs to the rights holders and is not available freely.

Schladming is a small town in the Styria region of Austria, which has become very popular with tourists. The town is located in the centre of Austria and is situated 706m above sea level. Although the town was originally a mining settlement, in modern times winter tourism has become the main industry.
The skiing region of Schladming is known as the "4 mountain region". The region includes the Planai and Hochwurzen mountains. The Planai is the main peak, reaching a height of 1906 meters. The region is nestled in the heart of the Styrian Enns valley.
Schladming has been a fixture in the men' alpine skiing World Cup for over 30 years. The first race was held on the 22nd December, 1973. Since then 31 events have been held at the Austrian resort and the host nation has unsurprisingly been the most triumphant, boasting 14 of the 31 winners as well as having had 37 medal winners and 91 skiers finish in the top 10.
Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier have been the most successful athletes for Austria, with Raich winning on four occasions and Maier emerging victorious from three events.
In 1998 Schladming joined the Club 5+ (formerly known as the Club 5), an association of the leading Alpine ski race organizers from all over the World.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Team Europe Takes Victory at the Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 in Zermatt

Team Europe took the Swatch Skiers Cup trophy back from defending champions Team Americas today, with a masterful team performance on the Backcountry Slopestyle course. Today’s 10 – 6 win follows their victory on Big Mountain Freeride day, making Team Europe the event champions with a final score of 21 – 11.
A crisp, sunny day greeted spectators and competitors as they emerged from Zermatt’s spectacular Gornergrat Bahn ski train. Riders found the competition face in perfect condition, with 20cm of untouched powder blanketing the venue. The top section of the course featured steep, freeride-style terrain, while the middle and lower sections were filled with hand-sculpted jumps, with the riders taking full advantage of the variety of possible lines and airs.
Team Europe’s Fabio Studer (AUT) had the standout run of the day, entering the course with a switch cork 540 (taking off backwards with one and a half off-axis rotations) off the ridge, drawing cheers from the large crowd as he flashed effortlessly through a hidden couloir, before finishing with a flawless cork 720.
Sverre Liliequist (SWE) kept his momentum from Big Mountain day going with a creative double cliff drop to backflip and a huge double front flip attempt. "Even though Slopestyle isn’t my strength, it doesn’t make me nervous to give it my best try. I know I’m stretching my abilities super far, but the features are very safe and the vibe here is so encouraging that it creates the perfect environment to push your comfort level", said Liliequist.
Team Americas laid down standout performances as well. Rory Bushfield (CAN) skied an extra run to replace the injured Tim Dutton (USA), nailing all three of his super technical, stylish lines. The last competitor of the day, Charlie Ager (CAN), nearly pulled off a switch landing on his cork 900 in the deep powder of the final jump.
"For my second run, I knew we were out of reach of getting the trophy, with no mathematical way to win. So at that point I told the boys to just go have fun, and for myself, I decided to give this crowd a show and go for my double cork 1080. The rotation was right on but I just went a little, ok, a lot too big. But it was just so much fun. After that epic Big Mountain day, and then to top it off with today? I mean, it was honestly one of the greatest contests I’ve ever seen", said Cody Townsend (USA) – Team Americas Captain
The successful week in Zermatt points to a bright future for the SWATCH SKIERS CUP. “Bringing together 16 of the best riders in Big Mountain and Backcountry Slopestyle has proved to be a winning combination and I’m pleased to be able to announce today that the event will go on. Thanks to our key partner SWATCH, we’re looking forward for the next two editions which are confirmed,” said head event organizers Nicolas Hale-Woods.
The two captains for the 2014 SWATCH SKIERS CUP have just been confirmed, with legendary riders Julien Regnier (FRA) to lead Team Europe, and JP Auclair (CAN) to head Team Americas. Look for the host resort of the next edition to be announced soon on www.swatchskierscup.com.




Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Wonder Reels: Episode 7 - Airspace

AIRSPACE - that wondrous place between the safety of solid ground and the breathtaking exhilaration of the ether. Sherpa's Cinema introduces us to Whistler Blackcomb's Nintendo Terrain Parks, the athletes that grace its features and the groms on the road to greatness.



Whistler Blackcomb has been named the No. 1 overall ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine. The 26th annual readers' poll ranks the top 60 North America ski resorts in SKI Magazine's Resort Guide, hitting newsstands on October 16. The survey of 20,000 SKI readers is the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind in the winter sports industry.
Along with being named the nº. 1 overall resort, Whistler Blackcomb ranked highly in many other individual categories, including: nº 1 overall in Terrain Variety, nº 2 overall in Service, Lodging, Apreski, Off Hill Activities, and Digital Presence.
Whistler Blackcomb also placed in the top five resorts for Challenge of Terrain, Lifts, On-Mountain Food, Dining, Scenery, Terrain Parks, and Overall Guest Satisfaction.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Salomon Freeski TV: Battle of Alaska

Salomon Freeski TV: After Mark Abma's sudden retirement, we needed a new leader for Salomon's Big Mountain Freeskiing Team. Henrik Windstedt and Cody Townsend were sent to Girdwood, Alaska to battle for the spot in the most dramatic episode of Freeski TV yet.



After a week of some of the most impressive skiing we've ever seen in Alaska, a clear leader had not yet emerged between Henrik and Cody. That is all about change as one skier steps up in a big way.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

One Year to Go to Sochi 2014

Today, Russia celebrated a landmark date: just one year to go before the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. On that morning, the All-Russian countdown in days, hours, minutes and seconds to the start of the Olympics began. For the first time in the history of the Games, at exactly 11:00 am local time across Russia, eight OMEGA countdown clocks to the Olympic Games in 2014 were simultaneously unveiled. Representatives of regional and city authorities, famous athletes, culture and art personalities, as well as representatives of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee took part in the countdown clock unveiling ceremonies. The countdown clocks to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi were ceremoniously unveiled in the administrative centers of eight Russian federal districts: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Pyatigorsk and Khabarovsk.
In the evening, the city of Sochi was the center of the celebrations: at the Olympic "Bolshoy" Ice Dome, Jacques Rogge, the Head of the IOC, presented an official invitation to the Games to representatives of the National Olympic Committees, which culminated in a colorful ice show with a performance by Sochi 2014 ambassador Ilya Averbukh and Russian figure skating stars.
The largest celebrations marking one year to go before the Games were held at Manezhnaya Square in Moscow. In the morning while guests were gathering, video clips illustrating the main stages of preparation for the Games in Sochi were broadcast on big screens. Everyone had the opportunity to write their best wishes for the Russian Olympic team on an Olympian Wish Wall set up in the center of the square, edged in the style of the Olympic patchwork quilt. During the celebration, guests had the opportunity to take pictures next to the countdown clock, mascots and the Sochi 2014 torch while they waited for the concert and entertainment program featuring music stars, as well as meet Olympians fr om Moscow and ask their idols questions. At the end of the event, all the guests took part in a "Muscovites' Olympic dance" flash mob.
In St. Petersburg, an hour before the start of the countdown clock ceremony, there were melodies and songs about sports and the Olympics from a stage along with a quick quiz for the guests on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 365 balloons in the colors of the Olympic rings were released into the sky, while the Sochi 2014 anthem played - "The Games that we all deserve together with you".
During the clock launch ceremony in Nizhny Novgorod, a brass band played and a field kitchen served food, while a ski relay was organized for pupils of children's sport schools. Guests took part in a tug-of-war competition, and they could watch snowboarder demonstrations. The countdown clock start was followed by a firework display.
In the evening, the celebrations moved to Sochi. At the Olympic "Bolshoy" Ice Dome a celebratory event dedicated to one year to go before the Games took place, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy, IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games Gilbert Felli, the heads of National Olympic Committees and the President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko took part. During the ceremony, Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, extended an official invitation to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi to NOC representatives of Canada, Brazil, South Korea and Russia.
The evening continued with a colorful ice show, staged by the Sochi 2014 ambassador and famous skater Ilya Averbukh with Russian figure skating stars Irina Slutskaya, Tatyana Navka, Roman Kostomarov, Alexei Yagudin, Tatyana Totmyanina and Maxim Marinin. A total of about 300 artists took part in the show. An orchestra played at the celebration, directed by Sochi 2014 ambassador maestro Yuri Bashmet. The unique ice show told the audience about the main stages of preparation for the Games in Sochi in 2014 after winning the bid in Guatemala City in 2007. The celebration ended with spectacular bright fireworks.
Sochi 2014 President Dmitry Chernyshenko noted: "Today is a milestone day for us. In just one year’s time we will invite the whole world to Sochi and we are eager to help every guest enjoy the best winter Games in the history. I believe we are pretty much wh ere we should be at this point in time. All sports venues in the Mountain and Coastal Clusters are almost ready, the volunteer selection process for the Sochi Games is approaching the finish line, and Sochi has already become the countrywide model for a barrier-free environment. But now is the time for us to really concentrate and to do our best during this final stage before the Games. We need to make sure that every single aspect of our preparations is aligned as we get ready for this historic event. That is why the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has already moved into full "Olympic mode" by starting large-scale operational testing of the sports venues. We recognize that it will be vital ensure that we have perfected all the services that we will deliver for the Games".
Sochi was elected as the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 4 July 2007. Sochi won the vote against the cities of Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) in the second round of voting. The Russian city edged out PyeongChang 51 votes to 47, with Salzburg having been eliminated in round one. The Sochi 2014 Games will play host to the seven Olympic Winter sports (Skiing, Skating, Luge, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Curling, and Bobsleigh) currently on the Olympic programme and will run from 7 to 23 February 2014.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Salomon Freeski TV: Japan

Salomon Freeski TV: Sammy Carlson, Dane Tudor, and Mike Henitiuk are in Niseko, Japan challenging what's possible on skis in pillows and powder. Dane steps onto the 'Stairway to Hell', one of the boldest lines we've ever seen.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Swatch Skiers Cup Kicks Off this Sunday in Zermatt

The SWATCH SKIERS CUP kicks off this Sunday in Zermatt, Switzerland!
The eighth and final riders for each team have just been announced. Team Americas captain Cody Townsend picked Squaw Valley, USA local Greg Lindsey. Team Europe captain Kaj Zackrisson chose recent winner of the Red Bull Linecatcher event and Chamonix local Sam Favret.
The event crew promises a top notch show. Julien Regnier is the master jump shaper for the Backcountry Slopestyle discipline, and will also judge the event along with Ben Murphy and Mike Rogge. Zermatt local, Freeride World Tour standout, and SWATCH Proteam rider Samuel Anthamatten is the event's head guide. He'll be responsible for selecting venues, managing safety, and getting the riders to the best snow and terrain that Zermatt has to offer.



Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Live Alpine Skiing App by Longines

Longines, the famous Swiss watchmaker and official timekeeper for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and World Championships races recently announced its new mobile application.
Combining precision and performance, this is a detailed and exclusive application designed specially for fans of Alpine skiing.
Launched at the Kitzbühel races, with the Live Alpine Skiing App by Longines App you can:
  • Use the Live Timing mode to follow the FIS World Cup and World Championship Competitions
  • Obtain exclusive information and alerts on your favorite skiers
  • Get all the latest news from the white circus
  • Consult the official rankings list as well as the competition schedule and results
  • Follow the rankings for the Longines Rising Ski Stars Award
In this new award launched in the beginning of the 2012/2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season to support young athletes, two skiers have made a strong claim for the titles: United States rising star Mikaela Shiffrin and Frenchmen Alexis Pinturault.
During the 2012/13 season finals in Lenzerheide (SUI), Longines will present the Longines Rising Ski Stars prizes to the best female skier under 21 years-old and the best male skier under 23. They will each receive a trophy, a Longines watch and a cheque for CHF 20,000.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Salomon Freeski TV: Euro Road Trip 2010

Salomon Freeski TV: Kaj Zackrisson, Mike Douglas and Chris Rubens are back in the Alps chasing powder. For the second year in a row, they find the deepest snow of the year.




Salomon Freeski TV: Chamonix Steep

Salomon Freeski TV: It's been nearly 40 years since the steeps of Chamonix were descended by the first generation of steep skiers. Now, the children of the forefathers are grown and pushing their own limits in the world's most notorious mountain town.