News Flash: Week of March 22, 2023

News Flash: Week of March 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.

Snowbird and Woodward join forces for the first time

It’s hard to believe Woodward and Snowbird have never joined forces but the good news is, we no longer have to wait. With over 600 inches of snowfall so far this season, Snowbird will play host to a Woodward Mountain Park experience, concluding with the invite-only Woodward Peace Park Championships. The Woodward Mountain Park will consist of small- to medium-sized terrain park features located off Baldy Express in Mineral Basin from April 14 through at least May 7.

Woodward Park City is hosting a public Knuckle Huck competition

Woodward continues to innovate and this iteration is for the kids who love watching the X Games Knuckle Huck competition. Open to the public, skiers and snowboarders can put down their most creative Knuckle Huck tricks for Woodward’s public Knuckle Huck competition this Sunday, March 26!

The skies went blue for the fourth stop of the 2023 Freeride World Tour in Fieberbrunn, Austria

After a 48 hour weather delay, the Austrian skies went blue and the fourth stop of the 2023 Freeride World Tour was a go on Thursday, March 16th! Alex Pollard took home gold for ski men and Ariana Tricomi made an epic, winning comeback. Click here for the full recap and photo gallery.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Sugar Bowl

Lake Tahoe hits new snow record

With over 700 inches of snowfall just at Sugar Bowl Resort, the 2022-23 season has officially become the snowiest season on record for all of Lake Tahoe. Following two-plus weeks of storms that dropped over 15 FEET of snow—you read that right—the record books have been updated.

Veronica Paulsen debuts new YouTube Series

Veronica Paulsen has made a name for herself in the ski industry by being the first woman to land a backflip into Corbet’s Couloir, which earned her Queen of Corbet’s in 2020, and the first woman to attempt a double backflip in Corbet’s—twice. Now, the Jackson-based pro is going big in her new YouTube series alongside friends and mentors, with the first episode featuring Jim Ryan.

Professional skier Alex Armstrong joins the founder of Indigenous Women Outdoors, Myia Antone, for a profound learning experience in the alpine and waterways surrounding Squamish, British Columbia

“The Transformers,” presented by The North Face is a thought-provoking ski film that delves into the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation’s history of how the X̱aays brothers transformed beings and objects into stone—creating some of the Sea-to-Sky region’s most iconic peaks.

Park skiers try to ski powder in Magma’s most recent edit

Alex Hall and Hunter Hess decided to part ways for a little while but destiny brought them back together for the 2023 Dew Tour. The boys then went and found Owen in Utah for some pow. Let’s see these park skiers try to ski some proper pow.

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