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Ski season is unofficially here: Matchstick Productions' "Return to Send'er" premieres in Crested Butte This weekend, FREESKIER ventured down to Crested Butte for the world premiere of Matchstick Productions' new film, Return to Send'er.

New Grindelwald Gondola Opening This Winter The first stage of a massive overhaul and upgrade of ski lifts above Grindelwald and Wengen in Switzerland's stunning Jungfrau Ski region is due to begin operations this December. A new gondola lift with a new terminal in Grindelwald will open on 14th December providing much improved access to the Männlichen ski sector.

Neal Wardman: Glacier trekking Verbier instructor Neal Wardman tells us about his three day glacier trekking adventure across part of the famous Haute Route, a classic route that crosses the Alps between Zermatt, Verbier and Chamonix. The first day started out a little misty and was slowed by numerous boulder fields over steep terrain.

Scarpa RECALLS Faulty Ski Boots SCARPA issues a voluntary recall for 2017 Maestrale and Maestrale RS ski boots. Only 2017 boots are affected; users are asked to send boots back to SCARPA immediately for repair. BOULDER, Colo. - SCARPA North America has elected to voluntarily recall all Fall 2017 Maestrale and Maestrale RS ski boots.

Watch: Jeremy Jones Testifies on Capital Hill Jeremy Jones testified on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. in front of the Senate Democrats Special Committee on Climate Change. ⁣.

2 Men Face Federal Criminal Charges After Walking Onto Legendary "Old Faithful" Geyser in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday According to park officials, 2 men are facing federal criminal charges after walking on the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday, September 10th 2019. The two men were caught on camera by bystander Kimberly Guilliams.

'My 140-mile Ironman four years after back break' Four years ago Emma Wyatt-Haines smashed a vertebrae, now she's preparing for an ultra triathlon.

500kg 'Snow Ganesha' In Mumbai A 500kg snow statue of the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha has been created at an indoor snow centre in Mumbai. The snow sculpture in Phoenix Market City's Snow World is maintained at - 10 degrees Celsius and is reported to be a big hit with locals visiting the centre to view the statue.

The 18 best powder skis of 2020 Significant early rise in the tip and tail gives it high marks in flotation, whether in deep snow or over variable chop, too. Lick the stamp and send 'er with the Enforcer 115 Free this season. Völkl expands its beloved line of freestyle Revolt skis to include the beefy Revolt 121.

108 Yr-Old Edmonton Ski Club Reopens 2019/20 Winter Rebounding from financial troubles, curtailed hours and a year-long operational hiatus, Edmonton Ski Club at Alberta Canada states it will reopen 2019/20 Winter thanks to volunteer and government aid. In March, the centurion ski club benefited by a $1.1 million infusion courtesy of City of Edmonton alongside government of Alberta.

The Places They'll Go on the Cross-Country World Cup With the global reach of social media, photos are popping with new snow somewhere in the now chilling Northern Hemisphere. Almost midway through September, it's not too early to think of World Cup skiing and the places those elite athletes will go.

ORDA Skier Visits Following are updated numbers for ORDA skier visits and revenue for New York's state-owned and operated ski areas as reported by the Olympic Regional Development Authority in the most recent annual report. For the first time in the 2013 annual report, numbers for Belleayre Ski Center were included.

Audio short with Marty Hall and NENSA's Justin Beckwith On the eve before a full weekend of rollerski racing in Lake Placid, New York, we spoke with NENSA’s Justin Beckwith and cross-country ski supporter Marty Hall about their involvement with developing rollerski races in the Northeast. Here’s an audio short of the interview with two people making things happen.

Park City, UT Aims to Reclaim Shot Ski Record Park City, UT plans to break the record for the longest shot ski during their 4th annual Shot Ski Event on October 12. Breckenridge, CO set the current record during the town's Ullr Fest in January 2019. The event included 1,299 participants using 433 skis spanning 2,304 feet down Breckenridge's Main Street.

You Might Be A Ski Bum If……. You can't understand how "normal" people can afford to go skiing. #9. You have very strong opinions about different kinds of ski bindings. #8. You ever paid rent to sleep on a couch. #7. It's May and your already thinking about what lines you want to ski next season.

Watch: This Is How An Olympic Gold Medalist Skis Groomers. Ted Ligety is one of the best skiers on the planet so it’s no surprise that the guy can rip this shit out of a groomer. #freeskifriday Arcing grooms is just about as fun as shredding pow. @d…

Goran Janus takes over team Slovenia, Marjan Jelenko retires Slovenian Ski Jumping success coach Goran Janus has a new challenge: he took over the responsibility for the nation's Nordic Combined A-team.

Crystal Launches Short Ski Breaks Programme - Planetski The biggest ski tour operator in the UK is moving into the short breaks market. It's a sign of changing times.

Ski & Snowboard Festival returns to London 2019 will see the return of Mount Battersea, a giant 50 ft kicker covered in real snow supplied by The Snow Centre. This is always a popular centrepiece of the Festival for many visitors, who will get to see some of the UK's top athletes showing off their skills with some epic tricks.

5 Reasons to Attend The Meeting in Aspen It's hard to believe that something so fun can be considered a "conference."

The 30 best big-mountain skis of 2020 Nordica expands the Enforcer family with the Enforcer 104 Free, all-new for 2019-20. The ski offers the same powder-plundering capabilities as its bigger siblings, but with more versatility because of its slimmer waist.

Winter is coming: A comprehensive list of September snowfall across the West The anticipation for ski season is swiftly stacking up and winter's precursor is off to a glorious, snowy start in the Rocky Mountain high country.

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The 21 best all-mountain skis of 2020 Here are the 21 best skis for all-mountain skiing, tested, ranked and reviewed by the expert two-plankers that attend FREESKIER's annual ski test.

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