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Torched

Torched

Nicolas Vuignier and his buddies navigated the snowy peaks of Wallis, Switzerland at night by taping flares to their skis and snowboards. Good idea, great execution. Behind-the-scenes footage here.

Salomon Freeski TV: Eclipse

Salomon Freeski TV: Eclipse

(PG-13: Language) Salomon Freeski TV, six pro skiers, and photographer Reuben Krabbe traveled to an archipelago near the Arctic to take on an extreme first world problem: do a skiing photoshoot during a solar eclipse. The climax is at 26:19. Behind the scenes here.

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Patagonia Refugitive Jacket

Patagonia Refugitive Jacket

From Patagonia’s Backcountry Collection, the Refugitive is perfect for touring the high country. It’s made from a stretchy 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric, and is perfect paired with KnifeRidge pants. Both pieces will keep you warm and dry, and offer excellent mobility for winter sports.

Red Run: The Abandonded Ski Village

Red Run: The Abandonded Ski Village

The Sheffield Ski Village once was home to the UK’s largest man-made ski slope. The facility was destroyed by fire in 2012. A group of freeskiers recently returned to the abandoned slope to drum up support for bringing the park back to life.

Burton Beeracuda

Burton Beeracuda

It’s fun and easy to use Burton’s Beeracuda outdoors year round. Keep a tidy six pack of cold cans in the insulated sleeve, and reward yourself for your efficiency by placing a bonus can for yourself in the koozie-enhanced shoulder strap.

Bern Kingston Ski Helmet

Bern Kingston Ski Helmet

Keep it cool ripping the piste this Spring with Bern’s sleek Kingston helmet. 16 air vents and external slider keep you breezy; Zip Mold Plus® technology keeps the low profile lid strong but light. It has a sweet Bluetooth-ready knit liner too.

One of Those Days 2

One of Those Days 2

Candide Thovex skis and somersaults his way down the slopes of Val Blanc, France in one of the best first-person videos we’ve ever seen. You don’t need music or flashy editing when you have someone this skilled at work.

Burton Holiday Tech Tees

Burton Holiday Tech Tees

Dudes and chicks can now be the toast of the ugly sweater party and shred air with these hilarious base layers from Burton. Made of four-way stretch, they provide chafe-free, non-stinky UPF 50+ protection, breathe easy and dry super quick.

Insane Ski Line

Insane Ski Line

This clip from the skiing documentary Days of My Youth shows Cody Townsend going through a narrow and nearly vertical tunnel at the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska. Powder Awards awarded him the Best Line of the year for his stunt.

Afterglow: Lightsuit Skiing

Afterglow: Lightsuit Skiing

We’ve seen snowboarding in an LED suit, and it looked amazing, and this ski footage with a colorful LED suits is equally awesome. Created by Sweetgrass Productions and Ahlstrand & Wållgren to promote Philips Ambilight tech.

Death Gap Double Backflip

Death Gap Double Backflip

At the 2014 Suzuki Nine Knights freestyle ski event in Livigno, Italy, Swedish skier Jesper Tjäder had many options in front of him, and decided to go for this epic double backflip which seems to last an eternity. (Thanks Niki!)

Here Goes Something…

Here Goes Something…

What we would give to see the young girl in this video as she musters up the courage to pull off her first ever ski jump. We’ll have to settle for an adorable audio overload. Can you really blame her for being nervous staring down that incline?

In Search of Snow

In Search of Snow

An inside look at the life of pro big mountain skier Chris Davenport, providing his perspective on his sport, travel, family and life in the mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. A beautifully shot documentary commissioned by Bentley Motors.

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Mariachi Ski Suit

Mariachi Ski Suit

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be attending his sixth Winter Olympics at Sochi as a downhill skier for team Mexico. The 55-year-old Olympic Prince will be competing in style with a state of the art ski suit modeled after traditional Mariachi garb.

Avalanche Rescue

Avalanche Rescue

Brothers Edwin and Davis LaMair were skiing in Vail in Colorado when Edwin was caught in an avalanche. The video is from Davis’ point of view. At around 1:00 you can see Davis stop and quickly realize what just happened.

Skiing POV

Skiing POV

Candide Thovex and his friend Aziz Benkrich are going to give you an adrenaline rush while you’re sitting still. Put on your headphones and watch them ride amongst the trees in fullscreen. An Oculus Rift skiing game would be nuts.

Valhalla: Forest Skiing

Valhalla: Forest Skiing

In this excerpt from Sweetgrass Productions’ Valhalla, we’re presented with skiers in the most unusual of settings – in the middle of a forest, instead of the powder. Visually stunning and unlike anything we’ve seen. (Thanks, Santi)

Days of My Youth (Trailer)

Days of My Youth (Trailer)

Backed by the immortal words of the late philosopher Alan Watts, this trailer for the upcoming ski flick Days of My Youth teases us with snippets of the most daring and dramatic downhill shredding we’ve ever witnessed.

Who Needs a Mountain?

Who Needs a Mountain?

A team of expert snowboarders and skiers substitute the sidewalks, parks and rails of the urban jungle in place of the slopes in this awesome promotional spot for sports clothing and accessory maker O’Neill.

Tracing Skylines (Trailer)

Tracing Skylines (Trailer)

Created by Red Bull Media House and Poor Boyz Productions, Tracing Skylines follows the journeys of six incredible pro skiers, pulling epic tricks everywhere from massive mountain slopes to desolate urban ruins.

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Synchronized Ski Backflip

Synchronized Ski Backflip

A group of 30 skiers took to the powdery hills at Mont Saint-Saveur in Quebec, held hands, and pulled off a simultaneous backflip, like it was just a typical day on the slopes. More pics here. Watch it from another angle here.

Trikke Skki

Trikke Skki

The Trikke Skki is like an unpowered snowmobile, great for skiing downhill. It’s a lot easier to use and is more convenient than skis because you don’t need to strap skis on. Just get on and ski down.

Big Mountain Backflip

Big Mountain Backflip

At around 0:50 of Sverre Liliequist’s Big Mountain run at the Swatch Skiers Cup, a sizable patch of snow breaks off and threatens to engulf him. But Sverre ain’t Sweet Brown; he got time for that.

To Me, My Phone

To Me, My Phone

He’s not the Silver Skier, but Norwegian PK Hunder did launch his phone from his pocket during an X Games Big Air practice run only to have it meet back with its master owner at the bottom of the hill.

Trombone Alpine Skiing

Trombone Alpine Skiing

An avid skier and trombonist, YouTuber Explosean unloads an avalanche of awesome down the mountainside in this short clip. There’s a finale if you are in need of some more t-bone.

Drop in With Zack Giffin

Drop in With Zack Giffin

A short film about Outdoor Research Skiing Ambassador Zack Giffin, who had a blast hiking up the peaks of Haines, Alaska then skiing back down. Awesome camera work by Sweetgrass Productions.

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