Welcome to the Weakend, a weekly editorial selection of big news, what the fuck moments, and of course the finest visual offerings in skiing from the past seven days. The theory sure isn’t new but check back every Sunday to make sure you didn’t miss something big while you were out getting blackout, visiting your gran or, heaven forbid, actually spending some time on a snowy hill with planks of wood on the end of your legs. The series is named in homage to the now retired Ian Compton, the legend whose ‘The Weak’ made so many Tuesdays briefly acceptable despite the post-weekend bliss having worn off and the next weekend remaining depressingly distant.
It was actually a pretty quiet one in terms of industry news. It DUMPED in Whistler making the rest of the world excruciatingly jealous of their opening weekend, especially those in and around Breckenridge where there is so little snow, Dew Tour was forced to take the unprecedented step of cancelling Halfpipe due to lack of snow for the build. There was also a World Cup Big Air in Moenchengladbach, Henrik won. Oh and this guy fell 60ft down a crevasse and didn’t die:
Meanwhile, ON3P were quietly stacking their team and extending contracts. Magnus Graner, BMack and Jake Doan have all extended their deals over the last few days. Forster Meeks and Anttu Oikkonen have joined the squad. You probably don’t know who Anttu is yet but once you've watched the imminently dropping #keeshlife movie you certainly will. There are also rumours of a BIG signing announcement coming soon, watch this space.
This isn’t exactly news but we, as skiers, are incredibly spoiled when it comes to the volume and quality of content dropping each week. It’s only November and I found it seriously hard to narrow this article down to just a few clips. But I'm going to launch with recent K2 signing Joona Kangas’ latest insta clip. The dude is skiing a park which seems to consist of two tubes and he's still melting brains. Without question one of the best doing it right now.
Nicky Keefer made skiing look effortlessly smooth in an epic 14 minute edit filled with tweaked grabs galore, instasuperstar Gus Cotten dropped Beez in the trap with a compilation of insane buttery bangers and Eric Pollard gifted us one of the most beautifully framed turns of all time (03:19) alongside other stunning maneuvers from him and Karl in the Alternate Approach.
But the illustrious title of ‘edit of the week’ has to go to Totally Trevor for 'Pork Frat - The Edit'. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll definitely want to go have some fun on your skis after watching this one.