Samsara

The Samsara Experience is a better way to train skiing

Samsara Experience and the end of “Ski Fit” WORDS AND PHOTOS • Andy Cochrane Like most of you, Zahan Billimoria didn’t come from a family of professional athletes. As...
Summer Rewind: Cool off alongside Jiberish and friends with "A Walk in the Park"

Summer Rewind: Cool off alongside Jiberish and friends with “A Walk in the Park”

As the late June sun relentlessly beats down on us cold weather favoring individuals, it’s easy for the mind to long for a different kind of heat....
The Best Camping Gear for Summer Getaways

The Best Camping Gear for Summer Getaways

What do a heatwave battering the western United States and a flash flood in the desert have in common? We all want to get to higher ground,...
Depth of Field - Cam McLeod

Depth of Field – Cam McLeod

My wife and I moved to Ogden, Utah in 2009 in the midst of the great recession. A terrible time to uproot and start over by most people’s standards but we were young, and Detroit just wasn’t cutting it....
Love hurts in Level 1's Romance crash reel

Love hurts in Level 1’s Romance crash reel

They say for any good urban ski clip it takes about 50 shots to bag the clip. Level 1’s crash reel proves that Romance, their final feature...
Sunglasses

Best Helmets and Sunglasses for Mountain Biking

A lot of wisdom came out of ’92, but perhaps wisest of all was the RZA’s Protect Ya Neck… er, dome. Anyway. When you’re out ripping trails...
Depth of Field - Mark Shapiro

Depth of Field – Mark Shapiro

Born in Toronto, Canada, Shapiro took his first photos at the age of seven when his grandfather gave him a camera. One image that particularly inspired him was the cover photo on a 1962 issue of life magazine, showing...
Jackson Hole Unveils Bike Park Expansion

Jackson Hole Unveils Bike Park Expansion

Newly dug from the ground up, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is offering a huge expansion to their Bike Park. With four new trails accessed from the Sweetwater...
Todd Ligare combines old and new in his deepest edit yet

Todd Ligare combines old and new in his deepest edit yet

There’s something beautiful about seeing art created years ago in places its authors never imagined it would be. It’s why we got a huge kick out of...
Antti Ollila turns Ruka into a Playground

Antti Ollila turns Ruka into a Playground

You know those days just after the storm, where the pow is tracked up and everything in sight becomes a sidehit or feature? Those are the days...
A Treasured Hat Is a Ski Partner Who Never Bails

A Treasured Hat Is a Ski Partner Who Never Bails

This story originally appeared in the POWDER 2021 Gear Guide. Find a copy and your local ski shop. Seven years ago, my dad unearthed a box of ‘80s-era corduroy hats from his parents’ house in Washington state. Emblazoned upon each...
Shames Mountain is a Home that Skiers Built

Shames Mountain is a Home that Skiers Built

Photo Credit: Mattias Fredriksson People digging out the top lift at Shames Mountain near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.On my first visit to Shames, decades ago, I stood atop a glacier-etched bowl as clouds lifted to reveal a rippling sea...
Depth of Field - Christian Pondella

Depth of Field – Christian Pondella

Christian Pondella is based in Mammoth Lakes, California and has made the Eastern Sierra his home for nearly 30 years. As a child growing up in Los Angeles, his family would take several ski trips to Mammoth each winter...
Don’t Forget These 5 Essentials on your Late-Fall Desert Trip

Don’t Forget These 5 Essentials on your Late-Fall Desert Trip

When mud season rolls around in the Rockies, it means one thing: time to escape to the desert. A fall desert trip is my favorite way to distract myself from the anticipation of winter, one last push of summer...
Photo Essentials From The Back Of My Truck

Photo Essentials From The Back Of My Truck

For traveling photographers, there are certain pieces of equipment that become part of your program and over time, become irreplaceable. The weathered, durable mainstays of your kit. Over time you dial in exactly what you need, stripped away of...
Get In, We're Going Skiing

Get In, We’re Going Skiing

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2020 (49.2) issue of POWDER. My name is Hans Ludwig, sometimes known as the Jaded Local, and I’m an addict. For 25 years, I have been part of an operation that distributes a habit-forming...
A Final Note from Our Editor

A Final Note from Our Editor

This story originally appeared as the Intro in the Winter 2020 (49.2) issue of POWDER.By the time you read this, perhaps the final issue of Powder, our parent company will have ceased operations of the magazine indefinitely.The founding editors...
Dive into the Winter 2021 Photo Annual

Dive into the Winter 2021 Photo Annual

Standing on the wind-scoured ridge, squinting at the line below, I get a brief glimpse of the buffed pocket on the right and the narrow slot through the pepper before another strong gust obscures the view. Creating an issue of...
When Skiing Saves Us | POWDER Magazine

When Skiing Saves Us | POWDER Magazine

BROKEN AND UNEMPLOYED, BUT STILL GOING UP FOR MOREBy Barclay IdsalOn February 7, 2019, I quit my job. The break wasn’t amicable, and I still get worked up over it. Compounding my uncertainty, I was finishing up a yearlong...
Depth of Field - Sam Watson

Depth of Field – Sam Watson

My name’s Sam Watson and I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve skied in some amazing places but skiing at home is the best so I’ve chosen five favorite photos that I’ve shot close to where I live. Each...

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