Freeskiing

March Madness | Brandon Craddock

March 25th, 2014 by

Everyone in Tahoe was hoping for a ‘Miracle March’ when it was really just ‘March Madness’. It was pretty bad but pretty good at the same time, it was a weird one.

Film Locations: Squaw Valley/Mt. Rose backcountry

Sammy Carlson Hood Summer… new VIDEO

September 23rd, 2013 by
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Maybe you were wondering what Sammy Carlson was up to this summer. Aside from trekking from Hood River, OR to Mt Hood nearly daily for training and filming purposes, he also had some fun with friends enjoying typical summer activities. 

 

Sammy getting rad... PC Drew Lederer

Sammy getting rad… PC Drew Lederer

Check out this video Drew Lederer put together of Sammy, Jossi Wells, Tom Wallisch, John Kutcher, and Reed Lewis. The video was shot exclusively with the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition.

 

IFSA Video: Erik Hilb killing it

September 16th, 2013 by

The past several years we have traveled across the continent to some of the biggest junior freeride competitions. Both the IFSA and JFT provide the opportunity for young and upcoming skiers in the US and Canada to showcase their talent.

The talent at the junior IFSA events and JFT events rivals the talent of the FWT 4 star events. Over the next several days we will include some season edits from some of these talented athletes and it’s the summer, so enjoy the skiing!

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Erik Hilb is a talented 17 YO skier from Vail, CO. He is comfortable in the park, on big mountain terrain, and turns his skis as well as anyone. Check out some of the technicality of some of the lines in this video. He had a great year and we look forward to watching Erik continue to progress.

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Erik had this to say about his season:

“I broke my arm early on in the season but I was back skiing by January and was able to secure a few National podiums and on several occasions I was holding the highest individual score of the competition. Had a great time shredding with all the guys on the tour this year and am way stoked to ride with all of them again this season! Big ups to Oakley, Pret Helmets, Full Tilt Boots, and Soul Poles for the support, and of course thanks to my parents and coaches!”

IFSA VIDEO… Martin Lentz killin it this season!

August 14th, 2013 by

The past several years we have traveled across the continent to some of the biggest junior freeride competitions. Both the IFSA and JFT provide the opportunity for young and upcoming skiers in the US and Canada to showcase their talent.

The talent at the junior IFSA events and JFT events rivals the talent of the FWT 4 star events. Over the next several days we will include some season edits from some of these talented athletes and it’s the summer, so enjoy the skiing!

Martin is one of the top 15-18 year old competitors and still has another year to compete as a junior. Look for him on a FWT tour podium in the next few years.

Martin had this to say about his season:

This past season was my best I’ve had yet. I was fortunate enough to travel to some really cool places and ski some wild terrain. Not only did I have a breakthrough in my results and skiing, but I also had an incredibly fun time. I cannot thank my parents, coaches and sponsors enough for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I am so excited for next season and the good times that will come with it. Cheers!

Beartooth Pass IFSA Regional- 1st

Snowbird IFSA National – 2nd

Snowbird IFSA Regional – 2nd

Taos IFSA Regional – 2nd

Taos IFSA National – 4th

IFSA VIDEO: Seth Klein killing it in 2013

August 1st, 2013 by

The past several years we have traveled across the continent to some of the biggest junior freeride competitions. Both the IFSA and JFT provide the opportunity for young and upcoming skiers in the US and Canada to showcase their talent.

The talent at the junior IFSA events and JFT events rivals the talent of the FWT 4 star events. Over the next several days we will include some season edits from some of these talented athletes and it’s the summer, so enjoy the skiing!

Seth finished the season ranked second overall in North America on the IFSA points list his first year competing in the 15-18 age bracket. Look for big things from him in the future!

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Seth had this to say about his season:

“To say the least,  I had an amazing season.  From skiing with an elite group of kids from all around the country, to getting my first gold medals in the older age group, I could not have asked for a better year with the athletes and coaches at the Alta/Bird Freeride program.  I’m stoked and ready for another great season!”

 

IFSA VIDEO …. Taylor Pratt killing it 2012-2013

July 23rd, 2013 by

The past several years we have traveled across the continent to some of the biggest junior freeride competitions. Both the IFSA and JFT provide the opportunity for young and upcoming skiers in the US and Canada to showcase their talent.

The talent at the junior IFSA events and JFT events rivals the talent of the FWT 4 star events. Over the next several days we will include some season edits from some of these talented athletes and it’s the summer, so enjoy the skiing!

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Taylor had this to say about his season.

“This year was one of the best I’ve ever had, from qualifying 2nd in 2 comps back to back to getting to travel to Revelstoke, BC and all around the west to shred some of the sickest resorts in the world with some of the best skiers in North America.  It was a breakthrough year for me, thanks to all the the support and stoke from all my Alta/Bird coaches and closest homies, this year was definitely a year full of memories I’ll never forget!”

 

Two Huge Tips from the Top FWT Riders | Barkered and Tabke Share Some Knowledge

April 7th, 2013 by

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Reine Barkered has made his way from the FWQ (Freeride World Qualifier) to the top of the FWT (Freeride World Tour) over the last 5 season. He and Drew Tabke have been battling for the top spot for the last few years, so he is no stranger to competition and pressure. As a long time competitor I think his story and the advice he gives in this edit is valuable to any freerider interested in the FWQ or FWT. Having fun, being focused and knowing yourself are all super important if you want to succeed in any sport. Especially one that puts you on top of a huge face littered with cliffs, trees and rocks. Reine loves this sport and has found his way to the top. Congrats to him ont he hard work!

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Drew Tabke is a former Snowbird/Alta skier who has been at the freeskiing game for a long long time. We used to ski together at Alta on his lunch breaks from turning screws at the Deep Powder House. Drew is an amazing competitor, who knows how to pick and line and really turn it on during his comp runs. His ride to the top of the competitive freeskiing world didn’t take too long due to his amazing skiing skills and tremendous physical and mental strength. In this edit he talks a bit about picking your line and the importance of knowing the venue in your head. Drew has always been know for taking unique lines, so learn from his advice and take it to the hill. Congrats to Drew for just barely edging out Reine for the FWT Championship this season.

I love this game and I can’t wait for the Snowbird comp next week and a chance to make the FWT in the future. Ski safe and have fun:)

Check out highlights from the Verbier Xtreme this year here.

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Junior Freeride World Championships @ Snowbird Next Week! Register Today!

March 29th, 2013 by
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Salt Lake City, Utah (March 8, 2013)- The first ever Junior Freeride World Championships by The North Face will come to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah April 3-7, 2013. … Read More

Moonlight Basin Day 1 – Photos, Results, and Recap

March 15th, 2013 by
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Words and Photos: MSI Rolling clouds hung high over Moonlight Basin’s Headwaters big mountain competition venue on the first day of the 4-star Subaru Freeride Series Freeride World Qualifier competition. … Read More

New Beans and Rice Freeride | Teton Backcountry Soul Pow with Spice

March 11th, 2013 by

 

A couple weeks ago Silas Chickering-Ayers showed Jake Sakson and Paul Kimbrough some fun zones in the vast Teton playground. The Beans and Rice Crew says, “The process of filming and editing can be frustrating, but it reminds us that we learn more from life’s challenges than from the things that come easily. Enjoy the fruits of our labors in our latest edit, Elevate Your Soul!”