Gear discounts, Chinese domination and the Tinder of skiers: 10 things you should know this week

Gear discounts, Chinese domination and the Tinder of skiers: 10 things you should know 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, and have a great weekend, folks!

Silverton lengthens 2016-17 guided operating season in celebration of ski area’s 15th anniversary

The 2016-17 ski season marks Silverton Mountain’s 15th anniversary as one of North America’s most unique ski areas. To celebrate, Silverton, located in Colorado’s rough and rugged San Juan Mountains, has extended its guided operating season for 2016-17.


Banks Gilberti and company build the hype for Coloradan summer skiing

Last summer, Banks Gilberti, Khai Krepela and Noah Curry sent it up to Woodward Copper for a week of summer shredding under beautiful, blue Coloradan skies. Clearly, they had a total blast, and they’re going back again this summer from July 10-16 to do it all over again.


China to host 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships

On June 9, the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council announced the 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships will be hosted at Zhangjiakou/Genting Resort, located 110 miles outside of Beijing, China.


GoPro launches brand-spankin’-new warranty program

Imagine this: You’re sending the greatest line of your life, barreling through endless powder and coming into the biggest cliff you’ve ever hit. You send it, you fly through the air like a glorious Bald Eagle but, within a matter of seconds, you’re tomahawking down the mountain like a total dingus. Your face hurts, your body hurts and, worst of all, your GoPro is totally busted. So what do you do? GoPro now has an answer to that difficult question.


Ski Chile like a pro this summer with SASS Global Travel

Surf and Snow Sessions Global Travel (SASS), an action-sports-focused travel company based out of Rincón, Puerto Rico (founded in New Hampton, New Hampshire), is expanding its reach yet again with the recent addition of Chile to its list of worldwide trips.


Pow obliteration: Best buds completely dominate Jackson and Argentina

Jackson-based Troupe crew doesn’t get to spend much time together these days, as the collection of friends have gone their separate ways for school and other adventures. But when they reunite, some serious shredding happens, as shown by their latest video “Home Wordd.”


End of an era: 10+ bangin’ videos from the final West Coast Session

One of skiing’s most badass events, West Coast Session (WCS), said farewell to the ski community last month with its 10th and final offering at Mt. Hood, Oregon. We’re extremely saddened to hear this news, as WCS has been a true staple in the core skiing community; amidst all the crazy contests and corporate pressures many athletes have seen over the years, WCS remained a constant throughout, providing a place for all types of talent to come together and throw down for fun—nothing more and nothing less.


Watch Frenchman Jeremy Pancras tear America to shreds

When Jeremy Pancras hopped on a plane from France to the U.S. this past season, it appears that he had one goal in mind: To ski as much as possible and destroy every park in his path. In his most recent edit, above, the 24-year-old from Annecy laps Utah’s Brighton Resort, showing some serious rail mastery.


Watch out, Tinder: New LuvByrd app connects single skiers and outdoorists alike

Single? Like spending time outside? Then you might want to download LuvByrd, a free app—available for both iPhone and Android—that just launched with the sole goal of intimately connecting outdoor enthusiasts. It’s worth a shot if you’re in the market, right?


Fat discount alert: Saga now offering up to 40% off 2016-17 line

Saga has already released its 2016-17 line, and that’s pretty damn impressive considering it’s only June. But perhaps even more impressive is the fact that the company is offering massive pre-order discounts to those who jump on this gear first.



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