News Flash: Week of February 22, 2023

News Flash: Week of February 22, 2023

“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.

FREESKIER launches 2023-24 First Look

Take a peak at this inside guide to some of next year’s hottest new innovations, technologies and gear, as well as a look into some of the most significant trends driving the sport today.

The third stop of the Freeride World Tour rocked Golden, British Columbia

While much of Canada has seen below average snow falls this year, the faucet was turned on in advance this past week, and the riders were all the more thankful for it. French phenom Megane Betend and Max Hitzig topped the podium thanks to Megane’s clean triple cliff drop and Max’s practically flawless GIGANTIC backflip off the pyramid feature lower down on the face. Click here for a full recap.

Nordica launches the brand-new Unlimited Boot

Brand new to the Nordica lineup is the Unlimited Boot collection. Available in a multitude of flexes and sizes, there is truly an Unlimited boot for every backcountry skier—even a 130 flex in a 265 BSL!

Nordica adds the 114 to the Unleashed lineup

Doubling down on its 2023-24 offerings, Nordica also unveils a new ski to the brand’s freeride-centric Unleashed lineup. The widest plank in the family, the 114 boasts the same construction as the rest of the line with even deeper rocker and more splay to improve flotation in powder and less metal to make it more maneuverable in the deep.

Enjoy the first episode of ‘On Scene’ with Wiley Miller

In the first episode of ‘On Scene,’ Wiley and crew head to Utah where they received over 100 inches of snow in the first two weeks of January. Hero snow was plundrered. On his way back to Montana, Wiley joins up with Ben Smith to ski a line he scouted while hunting Elk in November.

Two Planker welcomes Garret Whaley on the podcast

In this episode of the Two Planker Podcast, Child Labor’s lead editor Garret Whaley sits down with host Ethan Shafer. The two talk video parts, the nuances of editing and so much more.

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