Downhill skiers hit tremendous speeds as they race down a mountain, but it’s still not fast enough to outrun an avalanche. Fortunately for Maxence Cavalade, the parachute he was using to speedride down Mont Charvet in France carried him to safety and probably saved his life.
You’d think that professional skier Mathieu Bijasson would be a little more careful after having his first kid. But now that he’s a dad, apparently skiing down a mountain on a pair of glowing skis in the middle of the night is how he chooses to spend his time while his kid sleeps.
It's the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of bindings from wood.
These new Zai Laisa skis are so beautiful, I want to ditch everything and hit the slopes right now. Except it's still November, I'm still at work, and there isn't any snow in upstate New York. But even as a snowboarder, I'm lusting after this pair.
When skis when concave, that was a big deal. Aggressive skiers were soon carving deep lines into the hardpack and beginners were getting up and at 'em faster than ever. DPS wants to do that again with their funky Spoon.
The worst part about skiing? The agonizing wait to get from the bottom of the hill to the top. Which is why I'm so glad we're finally introducing jetpacks to the slopes! Specifically, the two engines from a decommissioned military UAV that Troy Hartman used to become a black diamond Rocketeer. Here, he hits 47mph on…
Lazy Sundays require lazy skiing. Enter the Skizee, which turns the skier into an impromptu snowmobile, courtesy a 10.5 horsepower 4-stroke engine.
Bright ideas and products in skiing and snowboarding, from a Norwegian hotel built into a mountainside to an inflatable pack that can save you from an avalanche
In the world of downhill ski races the skis' edges are everything, so designer Charlie Pyott has mocked up a Twin Parabolic Ski concept that would add four extra edges to a skis' base.
It has been a month or two since the Ski Mojo made its debut, but given the fact that winter is fast approaching for many of us, it seems more appropriate to alert any older, weaker and lazier skiers out there now. After all, the Ski Mojo allows these folks to better enjoy a day on the slopes thanks to shock absorbers…
Wildfire Snowsports has developed a ski attachment that will auto-wax skis while in use. And while the idea seems gratuitous for the average skier who's just out to chase some snow bunny tail, the technology could offer a 1-2% speed increase, which is apparently the difference between 1st and 20th place in the…