“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.
Atomic welcomed Chris Rubens to the team
Chris Rubens and Salomon have gone hand-in-hand for nearly two decades but all good things must come to an end. This season, Rubens is rocking the Bent Chetlers and current Backlands and is lending his expertise in the redesign of the backcountry-focused Backland collection.
Nordica is hosting a panel discussion just for women at evo Salt Lake on January 19, 7-10 pm
In an effort to engage more women in the ski industry and to empower female skiers to use their voice, Nordica is hosting a panel discussion at evo Salt Lake tomorrow, January 19, from 7-10 pm. CONNECTED will feature Cassie Able from WildRye, Lauren Samuels from Salomon, Jordan Berde from evo, Felicia Wong a Nordica ambassador, and co-moderated by Claire Smallwood from SheJumps & Carly Driscoll, Nordica Women’s Lead. The event is free to attend, just gotta grab yourself a ticket!
MSP dropped Logan Pehota’s full segment from ‘Anywhere From Here’
Logan Pehota is easily one of the nastiest skiers—and sledders—in the game right now and his full segment from MSP’s most recent film, ‘Anywhere From Here,’ is a great example of why. From massive backcountry airs to style and finesse of an Olympic gymnast, Pehota simply cannot be stopped.
Nikolai dropped another banger, episode 4 of his Topside series
Nikolai Schirmer is easily one of the most impressive professional skiers in the game right now simply because of his turn-around time on film projects. Episode 4 of Topside follows Nikolai and a crew of heavy-hitting Scandinavians to Engelberg Ski Lodge to do the Titlus Rundtour. Early season conditions and variable skill levels between the group prove to be challenging.
Lucas Wachs released the second episode of his new series, F.O.M.O.
Taking full advantage of the historically deep December, Lucas Wachs and friends headed out to the local hills for some soulful pow surfing. As avy conditions opened up the alpine, Wachs and friends pack their sleeping bags and head to the backcountry for some classic winter camping and freeride shredding.
Magma launched a new YouTube series
Following the likes of Alex Hall, Owen Dalhberg and Hunter Hess, the boys get into some mayhem while skiing around Copper Mountain for the 2022-23 Copper World Cup. Magma will be dropping a new episode every other Monday, so keep your eyes peeled!
Michelle Parker brought Lily Bradley on to the podcast this week
A conversation between generations, legend Michelle Parker interviews young gun Lily Bradley to talk about Lily’s breakout season on the Freeride World Tour last year. A bright light that’s been stomping airs around Palisades since she was 12, Bradley’s big-mountain career is just heating up.