Nik David

Nik is yet another Vermonter in Tahoe. Likes to film, loves to ski.

Articles by Nik David


Yosemite’s Forgotten Valley | Hetch Hetchy Valley

There is another Grand Valley in Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy Valley, but in 1913 it was decided to damn the valley to hold more water in the Sierras. No matter what your … Read More

Landon McGauley

The Landon McGauley Project | Chapter 4

With the help of the High Fives Foundation, the highly motivated young athlete, Landon is pursuing a dream of making the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team and competing in the 2014 … Read More

Bryce Bennett

Interview w/ New U.S. Ski Team Member & Squaw Local, Bryce Bennett

FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIBED BELOW.  Ski footage from Trauncy Productions. I recently sat down with Bryce Bennett, A local ripper who was named to the US Development Team. Things we discussed: … Read More

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A look At The CR Johnson Healing Center | Cribs Edition

On August 10th, 2011, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation opened the CR Johnson Healing Center as a program service to commemorate the professional skier and beloved Truckee resident’s birthday. The … Read More

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The Landon Project | Chapter 3

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA), recently completed the third chapter in what is known as ‘The Landon Project.’ A 16 year old skier and downhill mountain biker from … Read More

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Third Annual High Fives Bocce Tournament

The Third Annual High Fives Bocce Tournament was a blast. Those who entered had a great time at the Truckee River Winery. The top 10 teams were showered with great … Read More

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Squaw Valley USA & High Fives Presents 3rd Annual Bocce Tournament | 9/19/2011

Born from a growing interest and an increased level of participation in the leisure activity of bocce ball, the High Fives Bocce Tournament was created in 2009 to bring the … Read More


High Fives Skis The South | Day 5

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation’s trip to Brandon, Mississippi came to a close Sunday but not without a little hang time as adaptive athlete superstars Landon McGauley and Alana Nichols … Read More

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High Fives Skis the South | Day 3 & 4

A mission to report the progress of a group of athletes venturing into uncharted waters of adaptive water skiing has rapidly become a smorgasbord of positivity with days blending into … Read More

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High Fives Skis The Deep South | Day 1 & 2

Day one: 2:30am alarms are never that much fun, but if it means you get the chance of a lifetime to travel to Mississippi to go water skiing on a … Read More

Joss Christensen

Americans Take Gold at NZ Winter Games Big Air | Three In a Row For Devin Logan

The USA continued to crush it last Saturday at the 100% Pure NZ Winter Games. Devin Logan of VT completed her third victory of the games while Joss Christensen took … Read More

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Rad Wake Skating In Nevada | Summer Edits From Jim Dunigan

Jim Dunigan is a rad video guy living in Reno. This summer he has made a few sweet edits with his new cam. Featuring some local talent, these videos make … Read More

Kenworthy at NZ winter games slopestyle

Kenworthy and Logan continue to dominate at NZ Winter Games | Can They Keep It Up For Today’s Big Air?

Video of Kenworthy’s winning run. Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan are on fire. Just yesterday they  both took gold at the 100% Pure NZ Winter Olympic Games ski slopestyle event. … Read More

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Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan Win At New Zealand Winter Games

Image from Dan Brown. After constant snowfall for most of the past week, the skies in New Zealand have finally cleared to allow for the first 100% Pure New Zealand … Read More

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PVS’s Animus Trailer | Great Skiing But…

Animus is a new French ski movie from PVS Company and was produced by Antoine Frioux and David Lacote. Although this trailer has bunch of awesome ski shots there is … Read More

CR's birthday rafting trip.

CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip | A Look At The CR Johnson Healing Center

 Local professional skier CR Johnson was born on August 10, 1983 and enjoyed an amazing career in the freeskiing community until his passing in 2010. His incredible energy led to … Read More

Mic Simpson

World Heli Challenge Winners Are Announced | Best Documentary Of The Event

Air New Zealand Best Documentary – Mic Simpson. Just Thursday the World Heli Challenge winners were announced and awarded in Wanaka, New Zealand. The winners were decided by the overall … Read More


Vermont Ski Racer Gives Golden Shower To 11 Year Old Girl | No More US Ski Team For Him

Images from Doug Williams (US SKI TEAM.COM) & US Ski Team hopeful Robert “Sandy” Vietze  of Warren VT has been let go from the Development Team after he urinated … Read More


Whistler Blackcomb LOSES $7 Million In Third Quarter of 2011

Image: Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. has recently reported a $7 million dollar loss in the third quarter of the 2011 season. The loss, which was measured from April 1 … Read More

Red Bull Powder Disorder

Red Bull Powder Disorder | Las Leñas Day 1 VIDEO | Flat Light, Terrible Snow, HUGE Flips

The Red Bull Powder Disorder in Las Lenas Argentina is going off in some awkward conditions.  That didn’t stop the boys from throwing down Cork 720s, Backflips, Big Frontflips, & … Read More

Chute Dang!

Chute Dang! Trailer From JonBob Productions | Tahoe Ski Bums Have Tons Of Fun

Our very good friend Jon Rockwood has just released the trailer for his new ski movie Chute Dang! For those of you who do not know Jon, he is maybe … Read More

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Level 1 Releases Kyle Decker’s “New Era” Online

Level 1 Production’s 2009 release Refresh featured a mini film as an extra called “New Era”. Made by Kyle Decker, Level 1 has decided to release “New Era” online. Broken … Read More


Squaw and Whistler Bring You The Ultimate 7 Card | Useful or Useless?

Two of the raddest resorts in the world have just announced the most exciting thing since sliced bread. Squaw Valley USA, and Whistler Blackcomb have joined to make the Ultimate … Read More

The Death Swing

Kid Almost Kills himself off 100+Ft. DEATH SWING & Is Stoked About It | Base Jumpers

If you ever doubted that base jumpers are absolutely nuts, this video will prove otherwise. Not only is their base swing called the “death swing”, the guy in the video … Read More


The Wonderous Wanderlust Festival | Gril Talk Dancing

This past weekend was amazing at squaw. With the Wanderlust Festival passing through the valley, there were plenty of things to do and see. The people watching, the art installations … Read More

Juho Kilkki | Creative Jibber

Juho Kilkki | Creative Jibber

Growing up a Skier in Finland might be similar to growing up a skier in Massachusetts. No great terrain to ski, but there are plenty of rails for kids to … Read More