“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.
Wolf Creek officially opened for the season on Friday, November 4
With a 40-inch base to kick off the 2022-23 ski season, Wolf Creek is officially spinning its lifts seven days a week. Thanks to a 26-inch storm, midway has got a plush 26-inch base and 90-percent of the ski area’s terrain is ready to rip.
Mammoth Mountain opened a week early
A week ahead of the posted schedule, Mammoth Mountain opened its ski resort to snow sliders on Saturday, November 5. With 15 inches of new snow just yesterday, the season is about to be well under way.
Alta, Snowbird close uphill access
While many Salt Lake City dwellers have been lapping up the goods within the closed resort boundaries of Alta and Snowbird, the two ski areas have officially closed uphill access to all snow sliders to do avalanche control and prepare the mountains for opening. While Snowbird won’t officially open until November 30, rumors are circulating that Alta could be open as early as next week.
Tatum Monod drops new sled-and-ski film, ‘All Access’
When Tatum was asked by her sled sponsor, Ski-Doo, if she could go anywhere in the world with her sled where would she go, the answer came easy to her. Alaska. Joined by Robin Van Gyn, Taylor Godber and Nadine Overwater, Monod camps out in the Alaskan backcountry for two weeks and explores the surrounding terrain by sled and ski in ‘All Access.’
Michelle Parker releases third episode of new podcast, Care Less Do More
In the third episode of Michelle Parker’s new podcast on the Out of Collective Network, the pro skier sits down with Brooklyn Bell to catch up on all things skiing, biking, art, and more. Bell is a professional mountain biker, Patagonia ambassador, freelance digital fine artist and is featured in two ski films, premiering around the country this fall: Nexus and Approach 2.
Nikolia Schirmer and three friends set out to ski two lines on the “jewel of Lyngen”
Nikolai Schirmer has been dropping banger after banger on YouTube this fall—check out his recent uploads. In ‘Nállangáisi’ four friends set out to ski one iconic Norwegian mountain, but two lines on two different faces. One team finds success in ideal powder while the other faces a tougher outcome.
The Faction team takes over Alta
Faction is one of the few ski brands consistently putting out high-production team edits and this year’s edit collects most of the squad close to home in Little Cottonwood Canyon. ‘Alta’ features the skiing Alex Hall, Andrew Pollard, Antti Ollila, Blake Wilson, Cody Cirillo, Duncan Adams, Elisabeth Gerritzen, Kellyn Wilson, Micah Evangelista, Sophia Rouches, Tim McChesney & Vasu Sojitra. Guaranteed good time.
LINE storms Fernie for this year’s team edit
Featuring Mitchell Brower, Dylan Siggers, Tom Wallisch, Rachael Anderson, Garrett Capel, Rob Heule, Liam Morgan, Jonnie Merrill, Jeff Ashton, Taylor Lundquist, Rian Zetzer, Treylin Steel, ‘Kootenay Candle’ is the product of letting 15 athletes ski fast and loose around Fernie Alpine Resort and Fernie Wilderness Area.
Sam Anthamatten tells his unique story in ‘Nevia’
The North Face athlete Sam Anthamatten is a bit like an onion—lotta layers to the guy. Arguably one of the best freeride skiers on the planet, Anthamatten is also an experienced mountain guide and finds a lot of success in helping others achieve their dreams. ‘Nevia’ is Anthamatten’s go at achieving his own.
Anti Ollila drops ‘DUSK’
From skiing under the artificial lights in Northern Finland to the sunny Alps, Anti Ollila keeps it fun in ‘DUSK.’ “I just wanted to make a film that showcases the way I like to ski , the tricks I enjoy and and features that are fun to me, what feels good. Hopefully this film makes you want to get out there and ride the mountain, hill or whatever you got, the way you like it,” says Ollila.