“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.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort fires up the Aerial Tram for the season
Thanks to legendary November in snowfall, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has fired up the Aerial Tram as well as the Sublette and Marmot lifts and the Bridger Gondola. With a base of 158 inches and counting, the season is already shaping up nicely at JHMR.
SPY Optics announces new Trevor Kennison collection
Professional sit-skier Trevor Kennison has been a member of the SPY Optics team for a number of years and now the two have collaborated on a namesake collection. Featuring two goggle models, a helmet and a pair of shades, look and feel as good as the #SitSkiBoss in the new SPY Optics Trevor Kennison Collection.
Taylor Lundquist and K2 launch the FL3X Revolver TBL ski boot
In other pro model news, K2 and Taylor Lundquist launch the first women’s pro-model FL3X Revolver TBL ski boot. Fully heat moldable and fiercely flexy, the namesake boot from ‘Tayla Brooke’ is expectedly park-oriented.
Level 1 created a Rail Jam Tour
The legendary film production company Level 1 has just announced the inaugural Level 1 Rail Jam Tour, presented by Goodr sunglasses. With five events and $10,000 in cash prizes at each event, that means $50,000 is up for grabs in this open-entry, spectator-encouraged freeski event.
Deviate Films and Torin Yater-Wallace present ‘CHAMELEON’
Chameleon’s are known for adapting to their environment and in the third installment from Torin Yater-Wallace, Jossi Wells and Deviate Films, ‘CHAMELEON’ features the malleable talent of Yater-Wallace, Quinn Wolferman, Kim Boberg, Cody LaPlante, Cody Wilderay and friends. Jossi Wells was unfortunately sidelined due to an injury but that didn’t stop the crew from developing another banger.
Nexus is now officially available online
After a full fall touring schedule, the all-female ski film ‘NEXUS’ is now available online for free. Not only featuring the skiing of all female athletes, ‘NEXUS’ was also developed by a nearly entire female crew.
Sander Hadley ditches the sled for his human-powered backcountry project, ‘FOOTPOWER’
Presented by Picture Organic Clothing, ‘FOOTPOWER’ is a simple ode to foot-powered backcountry skiing that features the pro skier’s signature creativity. Known for his self-produced POV edits, Sander Hadley’s unique approach to the mountain shines just as bright in the backcountry.
‘The Mountain in My Mind’ now available on YouTube
A ski film that focuses on mental health with the intent to destigmatize depression, suicide, bi-polar, eating disorders and more, ‘The Mountain in My Mind’ is the first of its kind. Addressing mental health issues across the ‘Suicide Belt,’ this film features the talents and stories of many skiers including Audrey Friess, Bobby Sullivan, Forrest Coots, Clare Chapman, Jack Clark, Jed Water, Sarah Dolan and John Padilla.
The ON3P crew dropped ‘DOWN IN ATLANTIS’
November 2022 will go down as one of the best early season months any of us have or will ever experience and the ON3P crew did not sleep on the opportunity to get out and reap the frozen white goods. ‘DOWN IN ATLANTIS’ features Andrew Branch, Mike Carmazzi and Oscar Weary exclusively at Mammoth all month.
Hoji’s athlete edit dropped online from MSP’s ‘Anywhere From Here’
Eric ‘Hoji’ Hjorleifson has been filming with MSP for over 20 years and based on his segment from MSP’s most recent ski film, ‘Anywhere From Here,’ he’s showing no signs of slowing down. The freeskiing legends maintains the title and proves he’ll always be a better skier than you.
River Radamus stars in the newest episode of Return of the Turn
U.S. Alpine ski racer River Radamus has one of the best lookin’ turns in the game, so what would happen if you took him off the race course and put him in a helicopter to ski wide open Alaskan faces? Marcus Caston’s Return of the Turn series is back and episode 12 premieres with one hell of an edge.
Michelle Parker welcomes Adrian Ballinger on her podcast
In the fifth episode of Michelle Parker’s new podcast, ‘Care Less, Do More,’ the professional skier sits down with professional big mountain athlete Adrian Ballinger. From first ski descents of 8,000-meter peaks to Everest summits without supplemental oxygen, Ballinger and Parker sit down to chat about the ‘why’ behind these crazy feats and what high altitude can do to the human body.
Salomon released ‘Tracing Influence’ online for free
In this hour-long ski film, Salomon explores the individual influences on a number of its athletes and how that influence has helped each athlete get to where they are today. Whether it’s a family member inadvertently pushing you past your limits or a peer on the mountain, we’ve all been influenced by other people in our lives to pursue our passions.
Rian Zetzer, Clare Chapman & Alliy Hansen drop ‘HVE FVN’
There’s always more room for women’s ski content and ‘HVE FVN’ is a fun and flirty addition to the library. Featuring LINE Skis athlete Rian Zetzer and friends Clare Chapmen and Alliy Hansen, this ski flick is full of smooth tricks, big hits and heavy slams.
The Bunch released ‘Many Fantasies Later’ into the world
The 11tth film from The Bunch, ‘Many Fantasies Later’ starts as a voyage for unknown lands and ends with mad cow diseases. Feature the skiing of Magnus Granér, Alex Hackel, Evelina Nilsson, Hugo Burvall, Emil Granbom, Jake Mageau and Øystein Bråten, this flick is equal parts sport and art.