Pond skims, parties and Potosi: 17 things you missed this week

Pond skims, parties and Potosi: 17 things you missed this week

The week’s over, and that means FREESKIER has a whole lot of mind-bogglingly-awesome online entertainment for you. Enjoy it all, below, then have a great weekend, folks!

The Videos

1. This backcountry pond-skimming video is an instant classic


We’ve seen plenty of pond-skimming videos, and they’re usually all epic. But this one is really epic.


2. Move aside, Candide; this guy and his cows will take it from here


In the age of skiers essentially competing head-to-head for the most supreme video content on the Internet, it’s not easy to break through. So what do you do to stand out? This.


3. Sam Schwartz might be the sendiest skier in Jackson Hole


In skiing, you often have two types of successful people: Those who have a ton of talent and those who are just out of their god damn minds. Sam Schwartz is both.


4. Will Berman’s new Faction Collective footage is the most badass thing you’ll see all day


This dude has incredible control, one-of-a-kind style and a laid-back essence to him that’s hard not to like.


5. Davenport and Quitiquit slay Portillo in stunning new GoPro video


The video highlights Dav and Sierra’s rigorous climb up the couloir, followed by incredibly dreamy turns all the way down the 5,000-plus-foot line.


6. Dudes gone wild: Windells Session 1 just went off at Mt. Hood


This banger features a stacked crew including Keegan Kilbride, Alex Hackel, Sawyer Sellingham, Jonah Williams, Khai Krepela and more.


7. Big tricks and massive cliffs in Xander Guldman’s season recap


Xander Guldman is losing his mind—or at least he appears to be upon watching his 2015-16 season edit.


8. Retro Alert: Pole plants ‘n’ pow galore in epic Mammoth film


How frickin’ sweet does it look to shred Mammoth’s backcountry in neon clothes, aggressively pole-plant like it’ll never go out of style and slash through California pow with your best buds?


9. 16-year-old Caroline Claire is on fire in 2015-16 season edit


This Vermonter is going places right now, folks, and it appears that she’s just getting started.

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The Stories

10. There’s an art to Instagramming, and this kid’s got it dialed


Each shot is crazy cool, and the craziest thing of all, here, is that they were all captured and posted within the past week.


11. Here are 30 of our favorite skiing Canucks in honor of Canada Day


In honor of the the big event, we’ve compiled a list containing some of our favorite skiing Canucks (in no particular order) for your viewing pleasure.


12. 20 must-have items to make Fourth of July weekend 2016 the best one yet


Whatever your chosen activity is this holiday weekend, you’ll need some gear to ensure everything goes as planned.


13. These 11 resorts are ready to rock the (long) Fourth of July weekend


Some Americans definitely celebrate better than others, and if we don’t say so ourselves, skiers are those superior Americans.


14. Potosi Peak (13,786 feet): “How to Ski the Elusive North Couloir”


A successful ski descent here is enough to reward you with a lifetime of memories, a worthy accomplishment on one of Colorado’s most picturesque mountains.

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The News

15. British Columbia’s Mt. Baldy finds new ownership following two seasons of dormancy


Mt. Baldy, a ski area located about an hour’s drive from the Midway Border Crossing between Washington and British Columbia which has lay dormant for the past couple of years, may have a new lease on life.


16. Snowshoe Mountain establishes disaster fund in support of flood victims in West Virginia


Snowshoe Mountain, a 251-acre ski resort located in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has stepped in to help the victims of recent widespread flash flooding in the state.


17. Multiple conflicts still abound in Park City with Vail Resorts, Woodward


As of late, Park City, Utah has been in the midst of two serious controversies: One is in relation to—believe it or not—its own name, and the other is in relation to the possibility of a Woodward facility setting up shop in town.

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