Half-Pipe Night-Riders in Aspen | Behind the Scenes Nike Commercial

June 22nd, 2011 by
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Nike is really cranking itself into the action sports industry right now.  This new Chosen project is their latest push.  The final commercial is unreal with people surfing, skating, bmx-ing, big mountain snowboarding, and half-pipe snowboarding all at night.  This video is a behind the scenes look at making part of that Nike commercial at night in Aspen

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May 19th, 2011 by

photo: Last week I put up a post about the incredible season pass wars going in Lake Tahoe.  Namely, the Squaw pass versus the Kirkwood + Alpine pass.  Here, … Read More

2011 Red Bull Cold Rush highlight video

May 9th, 2011 by
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The 2011 Red Bull Cold Rush went OFF this past March here in the San Juans at near Silverton Mountain. Check out this recap video of the highlights from the comp, which has pretty much become the ULTIMATE Freeski event. Red Bull and Silverton pulled
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KSL (the owners of Squaw) & East West Partners Announce Partnership

April 10th, 2011 by

KSL Capital Partners and East West Partners announced their partnership this past monday, April 4, 2011. KSL owns Squaw and has promised to put $50 million into Squaw in the next 5 years. In Tahoe, East West owns The Village at Northstar, The Highlands at Northstar, Old Greenwood,  and Gray’s Crossing.

KSL and East West are both Colorado based companies.

East West has declared that this partnership will not effect Tahoe. At least, not in the short term.  I think it’s pretty clear that this partnership will have some lasting Tahoe implications in the future. Read more…

3 Killed, More Injured in Avalanches in WY, WA, UT, & CO This Week

April 6th, 2011 by

photo:  Utah Avalanche Center.  This slide on Horseshoe Peak, Utah proved fatal on March 27th, 2011. Check out this article by Tess Weaver on about the cycle of Avalanches … Read More

Jackie Paaso stomps 60 Foot Cliff at Red Bull Cold Rush

March 18th, 2011 by

The Cliff portion of the Red Bull Cold Rush was by far the most entertaining. The highlight for me included Jackie Paaso basically stomping a 60 foot cliff. The only girl to hit the big cliff the boys were hitting. Jackie’s got balls, there is no doubt. Was she robbed of the win?  Definitely.

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Unofficial Video: 2010 US Extreme Freesking Championships-Crested Butte

February 16th, 2011 by

With the Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships this coming weekend at Crested Butte, I thought we should look back at last years comp. Here is a video from our boys at Unofficial Squaw highlighting last years event. Crested Butte got pounded with snow for the event last year and the forecast is looking about the
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Telluride: Pow Day in the Trees – Feb. 6, 2011

February 6th, 2011 by

After it was dumping snow all day yesterday and on and off overnight, Telluride had it’s first storm of over a foot in some time. Finally! With high winds following the storm, most of the snow had blown into the woods. The trees were definitely the place to be today with deep pow lines and
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Telluride: Reggae Route – Feb. 3, 2011

February 3rd, 2011 by

Skiing today was interesting. After single digit temps during the day yesterday, today saw plenty of sunshine and warmed up into the high teens! Unfortunately, everything was pretty wind affected from last night making it an effort to find some decent snow conditions. My friends Brian, Dave, and I decided to check out Reggae Route and
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Telluride: Much Needed Pow Day – Feb. 1, 2011

February 1st, 2011 by

After over a week of nothing but sunshine and warm temps, Telluride felt like winter again this morning with frigid air and some fresh snow. Even if it was only about 6″ new, we will take anything we can get at this point and certainly enjoy it! Despite the single digit temps this morning,
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