Costa Rican skiing, ice cream beer and Britain: 15 things you missed this week

Costa Rican skiing, ice cream beer and Britain: 15 things you missed this week

The week’s over, and that means FREESKIER has a whole lot of mind-bogglingly-awesome online entertainment for you. Enjoy it all, below, then glide into a great weekend, folks!


Vail Resorts reaches deal that could produce up to 200 units of affordable housing in Summit County

This comes after increasing animosity in Summit County over housing issues this past winter. The Summit Daily reported the growing conflict in Summit County between Vail Resorts and its seasonal employees in the area who were struggling to find affordable housing.




This Costa Rican kid wants to ski in the Olympics, and he might just pull it off

“My hope is to inspire the youth and athletes in Costa Rica, bring the Costa Rican spirit to a new sport and make my Costa Rican family a little proud for all they have done for me.”




Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium Brewing team up once again in support of POW

This year, the brands have come together again, this time building off of B&J’s wildly popular (and delicious) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to produce the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, set to line liquor store shelves in the fall. The goal is to collect $50,000 in proceeds for POW.




Summer Solstice shredders plummet Alta’s Main Chute

Whatever you were doing on June 20, it probably didn’t even compare to Adam Fehr’s day skiing Alta’s Main Chute. Accompanied by some fun-spirited, shot-rippin’ compadres, he did a fine job capturing the experience—appropriately using Will Smith’s “Summertime” as the soundtrack.




Is halfpipe skiing dying? Steamboat says ‘maybe’ while Mammoth says ‘nah’

“A lot of resorts are in this debate right now because of the resources required to put in a halfpipe. The discussions are happening, and you’re going to see resorts make these decisions, perhaps this summer or perhaps in the next year or two.”




Sh*t’s going down right now; watch three British videos to ease the tension

Your feed is probably blowing up with all sorts of stressful and confusing news about this momentous change in the world, so let’s pump the brakes and watch three of our all-time favorite videos set in the United Kingdom.




Insane POV action from Snowbird in the latest ‘Ahmet’s Brother’ edit

When you watch Giray ski, it’s clear (if it wasn’t already) that the whole “Ahmet’s Brother” thing should be taken very lightly; this dude is ridiculously talented, and his latest POV edit, filmed entirely at Snowbird, is a true testament to that.




Gus Kenworthy nominated for ESPY following eventful season

Pro skier Gus Kenworthy has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards, an annual event hosted by ESPN which recognizes the best athletes in the world. The nomination is for the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category, following a more-than-noteworthy season from the Telluride, Colorado native.




Q&A: Garrett Russell talks Argentina, the endless pursuit of skiing and an upcoming Level 1 segment

From his fun and creative park edits to his always-growing work in the backcountry, the mustache-wearing, laugh-inducing 32-year-old has left a long-lasting impact on us all, whether we realize it or not. And, thank goodness, he’s still going strong.




These dudes are still skiing in Colorado and the proof will make you envious

It might be patchy and it might be bumpy, but there’s still snow to be skied in Colorado. So, without hesitation, Josh Barilar and his buds have been getting out there as much as they can, and it looks like they’re having a damn good time doing it.




Woodward announces new Park City, Utah location for winter 2017

Woodward—a leader in action sports camps and programs across the nation—has announced that it will build a new location in Park City, Utah. Though “still in the design and development stages,” it appears that the new facility will open by early winter 2017.




The North Face just crushed this short film, honoring longest day of the year

The short film follows The North Face athletes David Carrier-Porcheron, Johnny Collinson, Ian Macintosh, Tom Wallisch, Cedar Wright and Alex Johnson through beautiful BC. Skier and stuntman extraordinaire Rory Bushfield also makes frequent appearances, skiing, boating and piloting his plane.




Crested Butte Mountain Resort to hold inaugural Donation Day in support of Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation

For a number of years Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR), located smack dab in the middle of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, has allowed skiers and snowboarders to ski free for its opening day regardless of age, height, weight, etc. This year, the resort known for its harrowing steeps has opted for a different promotion that will be more beneficial to the local community.




Go ski in Chile with this epic lady and you’ll thank us later

Winter in Chile is kicking off phenomenally, and we’re sure you want to get there. But how are you going to pull it off? One way is with Kim Reichhelm, who’s been running camps down south for years and showing skiers the best of times on the best of terrain.




Road to PyeongChang: Mammoth to host first Olympic qualifiers

The road to PyeongChang, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics, will start far, far away from South Korea with qualifying stop number one being a Grand Prix event at Mammoth Mountain in California.



Now go have a flippin’ sweet weekend.

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