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The SR126 Butterknife was drawn from inspiration by RMU athlete Wiley Miller to float and surf. As a rough sketch, the Butterknife started as a weird shape… short and wide, allowing the rider to float through trees in low-angle, bottomless powder. That big shovel comes up to plane quickly, sme…
6 days ago · From Free Skier
The first time I heli-skied in Alaska, I almost had a panic attack in the helicopter. It was our first drop and I was deep diving into the what the hell am I doing here mentality, also known as, Im in way over my head. Lucky for me, the primary concern for ski guides is our safety, including not dro…
13 days ago · From Free Skier
The spring corn harvest is an exciting time to be a skier.When the snowpack goes isothermic, big summit descents and steep couloirs start to edge their way back onto the table. Sure, powder skiing is fun, but making turns up high in April and May is what most backcountry skiers are biding their time…
03-29-2021 · From Free Skier
Ski-Doo Ultimate Sled-skiing Getaway Sled-accessed skiing is a sport all its own, providing easy access to new zones that are deep into the backcountry and saving your energy for the skiing. This week were offering up a chance for you to try it for yourself with the best in the business: Sk…
03-29-2021 · From Free Skier
Individuality is something that defines great artists. As a physical art form, skiers are no exception. The best are recognized by their complete awareness of self. While there are several that can fall into this category, a select few examples of this personal flair could be Antti Olila, Henrik Ha…
03-26-2021 · From Free Skier
Ah, spring time. This unpredictable patch of ski season can bring surprising storms or sunny skies. Either way the dice land, chances are high that your local hill is seeing an influx of enthusiastic skiers trying to dial in those last few weeks of lift powered skiing. With this surge of Busch pound…
03-26-2021 · From Free Skier
As predicted at the tale end of the Stop Three, Fieberbrunn recap, (and by literally anyone, anywhere), the Xtreme Verbier GOT THE PEOPLE ON THEIR FEET! Proceeding 100 k/m winds? Doesn’t matter. Venue changes? Never sweat it. Despite the challenges, the performances by the creme de la creme…
03-26-2021 · From Free Skier
FREESKIER’s Backcountry Ski Test, presented by POC, went down this week at Bluebird Backcountry, just outside of Steamboat, Colorado, featuring a mixed bag of snow conditionsideal for pushing our gear to the limit and deciding which products we’ll feature in the annual Buyer’s Guid…
03-26-2021 · From Free Skier
With so much drama in the AUT, it’s kinda hard bein’ Snoop D.O. double G. That one’s for the kids. But, in all seriousness, with all the madness that went down at the Freeride World Tour’s third stop of the 2021 season in the idolized Fieberbrunn, Austria, it can be hard to c…
03-25-2021 · From Free Skier
FEATURED IMAGE David Malacrida Coline Ballet-Baz first stomped onto the freestyle ski scene in 2013 when she was invited to join the French National Team to compete at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Ballet-Baz grew up only skiing once a year with her family but quickly fell in love with the spor…
03-24-2021 · From Free Skier