Trip Reports

  1. DPS Rider's Weekend April 1-3, 2016

    DPS Rider's Weekend April 1-3, 2016

    DPS Rider’s Weekend is just around the corner, returning this season to DPS' home in Utah's Wasatch Mountains, April 1-3, 2016. And there's still time to join us... The Rider's Weekend ideal is to gather those with a passion for big mountains and powder; hang out, ski, tell stories, share meals, talk shop, and enjoy one another’s company. It’s a ‘skiers...
  2. DPS Cinematic's Volume II Trailer

    DPS Cinematic's Volume II Trailer

    The Shadow Campaign: Volume II Trailer DPS Skis Cinematic presents four short films coming Fall 2015, in association with Gore-Tex and Outdoor Research... The DPS Koalas return in their second DPS Cinematic campaign touching down in Japan, Italy, and Switzerland for four festival-submitted short films. The DPS Cinematic dream has always been chasing deep storms, and 2015 delivered. Step into...
  3. Airport travel with Stephan Drake

    Airport travel with Stephan Drake

     It's hard to complain when it comes to ski travel. Sure, a lot can go wrong. Simply getting to drive or fly somewhere to follow storms in mountain ranges around the world is fortunate enough. Stephan Drake penned the following for The New York Times travel series on business travel in airports around the world  From Japan to Alaska, hear some of...
  4. Koala quivers in The Shadow Campaign

    Koala quivers in The Shadow Campaign

    DPS Cinematic debuted this season with four film shorts in The Shadow Campaign series: Sanctuary, Whitewash, Sun Dog, and Inversions. The reception has been stellar with film festival inclusions, online honors, and plenty of buzz. The four films feature members of the DPS Koalas. People often ask us what skis they chose to pack, and ride, for each location.  We...
  5. Pure Dumb Luck: The Melchsse Frutt Sessions

    Pure Dumb Luck: The Melchsse Frutt Sessions

    Chasing storms isn't easy. Carefully studying slow-moving weather blobs on a satellite weeks in advance, and then jumping in a car or plane to follow an educated hunch of what "could be" doesn't always pan out. But sometimes things fall into your lap. That's what happened to DPS founder Stephan Drake one February in Switzerland. He was in Munich for...
  6. DPS Cinematic Presents: Whitewash

    DPS Cinematic Presents: Whitewash

    The creative vision for DPS Cinematic germinated a few years ago when DPS founder Stephan Drake and cinematographer Ben Sturgulewski filmed together in Alaska for the making of ‘Last Light’, and then later in ‘Solitaire’. Fast-forward to 2014, and DPS Cinematic, in association with Gore and Outdoor Research, are proud to announce the second release from the 14/15 ‘The Shadow...
  7. Mobilizing for Mt. Baker

    Mobilizing for Mt. Baker

    Photography by Oskar Enander It started with a late night phone call from Ben. His intonation was slightly juiced. “I think this is going to be a good one,” he explained, “I’ve been tracking the blob and it's a fast-moving monster headed for Baker. What are the chances of getting the crew here by Sunday?” Long pause. It was Thursday...
  8. Chasing Peru

    Chasing Peru

    DPS’ Italian sales manager, Matteo Calcamuggi always has his wheels turning chasing snow. He’s been in Peru with a friend since the beginning of June with a target of two peaks: Nevado Ishinca (5530m) and Tocllaraju (6032 m). A vicious bout with a stomach virus took Matteo down for a solid week and planted him in the hospital with a...

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