News Flash: Week of February 8, 2022

News Flash: Week of February 8, 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.

PHOTO: Dominique Daher, SKIER: Justine Dufour-Lapointe

Four days after this stacked roster of skiers tore it up in Spain, the crew put down a hell of a show in Ordino Arcalís, Andorra. The second stop of the 2023 Freeride World Tour was one of sun baked snow and adrenaline. Despite an average snow pack and warm temperatures the riders put on a hell of a show. Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Valentin Rainer took home the gold for ski women and men. For a full recap of the second stop, click here.

PHOTO: 2022 Getty Image

Birk Irving, Rachael Karker take home Halfpipe World Cup Globes in Mammoth

The windy competition kicked off on Friday, February 3, with an emotional tribute to late Kyle Smaine before American Birk Irving and Canadian Rachael Karker secured the coveted World Cup Globe titles. Irving won the day’s competition, which solidified his title and Rachael Karker came in second for the day but on top of the season’s podium.

Kings and Queens 2023 went down yesterday

The iconic ski and snowboard competition, Kings and Queens of Corbets went down at Jackson Hole yesterday. While results won’t be announced until this weekend and a full recap won’t be available for viewing until Tuesday, February 14, on Red Bull TV, many moments of the insanity can be found on social media. Our highlight moment? Veronica Paulsen’s first-ever female double backflip directly off the diving board.

Tecnica adds a high-volume Cochise to the robust lineup

Based on the recurring request by bootfitters to provide a wider last for the freeride-centric boot series, Tecnica has added a 102-mm last Cochise to its hybrid boot collection as well as a 115 flex to the women’s Mach 1 MV series. These additions give Tecnica a leg-up in terms of variety in last and performance.

Øystein Bråten shreds in Tromso, Riksgransen and Kimbosessions with his unmatched style

Equal parts creative and talented, enjoy five-plus minutes of Øystein Bråten ripping up the available terrain in Tromso, Riksgransen and Kimbosessions last spring. The Red Bull athlete never ceases to defy the laws of physics.

Anyone game for a round of SLVSH?

The iconic YouTube series, SLVSH, is back and better than ever. Dicky Thomas and Atticus Parker go trick for trick at Woodward Park City.

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