News Flash: Week of November 2, 2022


“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.

Griffin Post part of group to discover the 85-year-old “lost cache” of legendary mountain explorers

Professional mountain explorer Griffin Post set out on an expedition last spring with glaciologist Dorota (Dora) Medrzycka and the Teton Gravity Research film crew to attempt at discovering the “lost cache” of mountaineers Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates when they were forced to abandon their gear and escape the mountains with their lives in 1937. Including a camera and mountaineering gear, this successful and historical treasure hunt was documented by TGR and will be released as a film in the near future.

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Jake Hopfinger, Jonnie Merrill & crew drop ‘Bar Fight’

Simply put, skiing big mountain lines can be a lot like getting in a bar fight: heavy and brutal. For Jake Hopfinger, Jonnie Merrill, Caite Zeliff and Lucas Wachs, the violent risks are worth the sweet, sweet rewards in this five-minute fight scene.

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Karl Fostvedt and Native Earth Productions drop ‘Brap Ski 2’

Following up the sled-tastic first edition of ‘Brap Ski,’ Crazy Karl is back at it again with another banger of a ski flick. Featuring Karl, Daron Rahlves, Wintai Barrymore, Thayne Rich, McKenna Peterson, John Ware, Lucas Wachs and more, ‘Brap Ski 2’ is guaranteed to be a brap’n good time.

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Völkl and Legs of Steele Present: Beauty Full Send

Legs of Steele film productions is known for making beautiful ski edits but ‘Beauty Full Send’ is the first resort-only project the company has ever produced. Featuring Völkl athletes Anne Kissling, Madison Rose Ostergren, Tim Fritz, and Jim Ryan, these high-performance athletes turn ’em and burn ’em across Davos-Klosters and Madrisa in Switzerland as well as Stubai Glacier in Tirol.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Loveland Ski Area.

Loveland Ski Area announces November 3 opening day

Loveland Ski Area announced on Monday that it will officially open for the season on Thursday, November 3. This makes Loveland the fourth Colorado ski area to open, after Arapahoe Basin on October 23, Keystone on Friday and Winter Park on Monday.

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Cody Townsend returns to the Sphinx in Alaska for most recent The FIFTY episode

Townsend has been here before but now he’s back with revenge…’er, redemption on his mind. With Nick Russell and Ed Shanley as part of the Sphinx Round 2 crew, Townsend and team set out to conquer the steep Alaskan line three years after the first failed attempt.

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