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Everyone knows that big-mountain skiing in Alaska is all the rage in ski and snowboard flicks, but why has the competition scene all but dried up? Powder Magazine examines how injuries, unpredictable weather, and rising costs have meant that few brand-name competitions have chosen Alaska as their venue. Fortunately, that's changing this year with the Freeride World Tour, which is looking to hold Alaska's first major international competition in 15 years, and the first ever in Haines. Read on, this way. [Powder]