Fresh Pow

freeriding, resorts, gear
Nov 2013

Live to ride powder another day: snowsafety

You’re waking up in your favorite mountain resort to see a cloudy sky from outside your window. Sleep still in your eyes, you're trying to make out the conditions for today. And guess what? The mountain is getting pounded with fresh pow this morning. While for some people this might be reason to explore the village, for you it is a clear sign to rush to the lifts and get first chair and set some first tracks. Perfect conditions for freeriding! But while getting out on the slopes doesn’t involve a lot of risk, going out of the patrolled area to score fresh tracks can be very dangerous and lead to deadly accidents. While going out on the slopes is just as risky as playing a match of football, freeriding can be just as dangerous as skydiving. You can trigger an avalanche, fall in a crevasse or get lost and get undercooled. So how can you minimize the risk out of bounds and what are the safety measures you should be taking?

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Down2Earth Nendaz

One of the best areas for freeride in the Alps is without a doubt Les Quatre Vallées. This region is devided by the resorts Verbier, Nendaz & Veysonnaz. All these villages have their own character. But all of them give access to amazing treeruns, challenging couloirs and mountain peaks well over 2500 meters. From Nendaz, and our base Hotel Les Etagnes, we’ve discovered the amazing opportunities Les Quatre Vallées has to offer.

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Kleinwalsertal Freeriding from FreshPow on Vimeo.

Looking for an exclusive freeride skiing / snowboarding spot in Europe? Without powstress, deep fresh pow after a storm and a nice place to stay after a full day of shredding? You don’t have to look any further. After a storm that brought fresh pow to the northern Alps, Fresh Pow decided to take the opportunity and drive to the German / Austrian region „Kleinwalsertal” and tell you guys about this free ride hotspot on the border of two countries with a great Alpine history.

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Mayrhofen: party capital of the Zillertal

Austria, with it’s racing and party tradition is a destination that provides more then just nice descents! And Mayrhofen, one of it’s most visited villages in winter, is a village where you can find it all: fresh pow, fast and well maintained lifts, access to a big ski / snowboard area and many opportunities for après ski when the lifts are closed
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What is there to tell about Chamonix? Or what is there not to say is really the question... This town has it all: the highest mountain in Western Europe, 4 different ski areas with a total of approximately 700 kilometers of slopes, almost unlimited backcountry for free riders, good restaurants, nice bars and clubs and a global appeal

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Fresh Powder visited Zermatt and what a fairytale village this resort is! When talking about a winter wonderland resort then Zermatt fits the picture. Located below the impressive Matterhorn and surrounded by the most mountain tops above 4000 meters in Europe (38) this is a destination you have to have on your bucket list. In Zermatt you can find it all: great powder, fast slopes, the longest decent in Europe (25 km), many great restaurants and a steep black run right under the characteristic top of the Matterhorn and a vibrant night scene during the holiday season.


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Possible early opening Baqueira Spain

Since last friday there has been 50-80 cm of fresh snow in Baqueira Beret in Spain. This means that the skiresort is doing it’s best for an early opening. The last 24 hours there has been more than 30 CM of Fresh Pow.

If the resort opens this weekend we’ll be there to check it out and report it to you! Source:

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First snow in Pyrenees!

November 15th Val D’Aran post this message on their internet site. Announcing first snowfall. Considering Val D’Aran is close to our new location in Barcelona, we’ll definably check this out. At this moment it is raining cats and dogs in Barcelona. We’ll keep you up to date for news about fresh pow in this region!

Next to the little bit of snow Val D’Aran got, Vallnord got 50cm of Freshies. And with the storm of today, that number might increase as we go!

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