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News Flash: Week of December 14, 2022

News Flash: Week of December 14, 2022

“News Flash” is FREESKIER’s online column designed to keep you up-to-date with snippets of outdoor news you need to know about. This article is published weekly on Wednesdays and updated throughout the week.

The Freeride World Tour merged with FIS for the 2022-23 season

The International Skiing and Snowboarding Federation (FIS) has acquired the Freeride World Tour (FWT) and the acquisition is already in place for the 2022-23 season. This merge aims to further develop the global stage for both skiing and snowboarding.

Chris Rubens joined the Picture team

Formerly a Salomon athlete head-to-toe, Chris Rubens is saying goodbye to Salomon outerwear and hello to Picture Organic Clothing. A outdoor apparel brand focused on sustainability, Rubens and Picture are joining forces to fight climate change.

Coline Ballet-Baz debuted her new film, ‘Recipe’

Following SKIVAS, a ripping all-female ski movie lead by the French phenom, Coline Ballet-Baz, the insanely talented Ballet-Baz and her band of impressive friends are back for another round of skiing madness. ‘Recipe’ is a 30-minute masterpiece that goes into the terrain park, the backcountry and the streets.

Sierra Schlag opens up in her film, ‘Bloom’

Sierra Schlag lost her father on 9/11 and since that fateful day, has had to come to terms with her experience. ‘Bloom’ is Schlag’s first film and delves into the grief, depression and finding the light to regrow.

LTC headed down to So-Cal to trade skis for palm trees

Nothing but high tide and good vibes for the third episode of Line Traveling Circus, season 15. The crews ventures down to southern California for slushly park laps at Bear Mountain, Mammoth and Mountain High with a few surf breaks in between.

The North Face released ‘A Skier’s Way’

For Mike Arnold, adopting a new life as a professional mountain guide in Italy’s Aosta Valley is a dream come true. In this tight-knit local community, guides have always been highly respected. But they face high risks, too. 

Faction discovers the spirit of the volcano on this southern hemisphere for a ski-touring adventure

Faction athletes Duncan Adams, Sam Anthamatten and Sophia Rouches hit the road to South America in this epic backcountry skiing adventure. What they discover are some of the most impressive volcanoes and connect with the local community to understand the significance of the volcano in Chilean culture.

Nikolai Schirmer has started his season in Chamonix

The sun left the arctic for the winter, so Norwegian Nikolai Schirmer followed it south to the Alps. Linking up with local friend, Loic, the two ride some classic Chamonix lines and chase the sun to the summit.

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