Unofficial Pictures

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PHOTO: Mount Everest, In Two Billion Pixels

 (Click to see the panoramic image of the Himalaya in gigapixel navigation)  This stunning image is by David Breashears, who made the much-acclaimed IMAX documentary “Everest.” This gigapixel image of … Read More

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FWQ Profile | Zac Horrocks | The Man with the lovely Locks

    Zac Horrocks By my calculations Zac finished 14th overall on the Americas side of the FWQ this season. Not bad for a mogul skier from Iceface:) See you … Read More


Big Sky FWQ Stop | Result, Photos, Rundown

  Big Sky, Montana Subaru Freeride Series     All Words and Photos: Diane Harrington Big Sky, Montana was the third and final stop of the Subaru Freeride Series here … Read More

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Julian Donatelli | Photographers Favorites | Bariloche, Argentina Photo Gallery

Lake Nahuel Haupi and Lago Moreno este.  Bariloche, Argentina. Julian Donatelli is a local professional photographer in Bariloche, Argentina who was nice enough to share these photos with Unofficial.  His … Read More

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OK, This Is Pretty Funny…

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10 Beautiful Ansel Adams Photos Commissioned By the National Park Service

In 1941 the National Park Service commissioned noted photographer Ansel Adams to create a photo mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. The theme was to … Read More

Good Morning From The Dolomites

10 Stunning Photos Of The Dolomites

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. The name “Dolomites” is derived from the famous French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu who was the first to describe the rock, dolomite, a type of carbonate rock which is responsible … Read More

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10 Incredible Images of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags And Move.

Photo by: Siim Sepp Iceland has developed as one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. The country has a population of 321,857 and a total area of … Read More

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Incredible Photos of Yesterdays Gargantuan Avalanche @ Crystal Mountain

A gargantuan avalanche rumbled down the mountainside at Crystal Mountain Resort yesterday. The powerful slide knocked the bottom of High Campbell chairlift 15 feet off its foundation. Luckily nobody was … Read More


Snowbird Freeride World Tour Stop | Photo Tour

Snowbird FWT Photo Tour | Photos: Diane Harrington The venue: Silver Fox  


Freeride World Tour Stop at Snowbird Today Canceled | Delay due to Avalanche!

The Stoke is High at Snowbird Competition Scheduled for Sunday March 2, 2014 Watch Live @ 1030 am MST on  Delayed!!!! All Words and Photos: Diane Harrington The 4th stop … Read More

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FREEZE Magazine’s Liftie of the Month

Remember FREEZE Magazine and their “Liftie of the Month”? Of course you do…. FREEZE Magazine brings us a look back at a classic Liftie of the Month via their Facebook Page  Jess … Read More


10 Incredible Mountain Images From Space

10 Incredible Mountain Images From NASA Over the years, NASA has built an incredible library of images taken from the unique perspective of space. Here are 10 of the most stunning … Read More

Jeff Dostie and Barrett Young greet the first light of day on the West Shore.

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: VIII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

Funky. With everything from rain above 9k feet, to Sunday’s bluebird powder day, funky is an accurate way to describe the range of backcountry skiing conditions found in the greater … Read More


Photo: New Yorker Uses Flamethrower To Melt Snow!

Back in the 1940′s it snowed a whole lot more then it does today in the City of New York. This photo from 1947 shows Sergt. Robert G. Evaets using a … Read More


Arianna Fontana Silver Medal Moment Is Priceless!

After being the first skater to get back up after a mid-race collision, Italian Arianna Fontana won a silver medal in women’s short-track speed-skating. Her moment of enjoyment on the podium … Read More

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The 36 Year Old FWT Rookie | Garrett Altmann Profile

Each year the top four athletes from each FWQ Region, as determined by points earned that year at 1-4 Star FWQ events, earn a spot to compete on the following … Read More


Lake Michigan Is Nearly Half Frozen, And It Looks Incredible.

Nearly half of Lake Michigan is now frozen making for this spectacular image taken by NOAA.  Grand Traverse Bay Freezes, Lake Michigan Half Frozen By PETER PAYETTE The bay used to freeze … Read More


Snowflakes Under An Electron Microscope Look Oddly Man-made, Industrial

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If this shot doesn't get you fired up, hopefully the latest forecast will. Rider: Julien Hanna

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: VI | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

On the heels of a much needed journey to find a snowier state of winter, the return home to Tahoe brought two important things to light. The first is that … Read More


One Dude Makes Snow Art The Size Of A Football Field

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns … Read More

While thin cover and instabilities exist, selective panels were exceptionally bottomless after the storm.

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2013-2014: II | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

  It’s one of the many reasons why being a Sierra Nevada snow slider is so special. Go to sleep one night with bare ground, wake up the next morning … Read More

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12 Great Airline Ski Advertisements

There was once a time when airline advertisements made the world sexy and cool. Companies like TWA, Western Airlines and KLM seemed to capture excitement, adventure and romance all on … Read More


11 Of The World’s Most Beautiful Mountain Ranges

Tetons (Wyoming) photo by, USA’s National Archives The Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. A north-south range, it is mostly on the Wyoming side … Read More

Some of the best turns of the early season.

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2013-2014: I | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

Hello skiers and riders! Welcome to another backcountry ski season in Lake Tahoe! It hasn’t been the biggest start to a season we’ve ever seen, not by a long shot. … Read More


Official Photos of North Korean Ski Resort

North Korea’s state news agency has released official images of leader Kim Jong-Un’s new ski resort, Masik Pass. So… What do you think? Would you go skiing in North Korea?  … Read More