High Fives

High Fives Bocce Ball Wrap Up | Wine, Balls and Beer

September 24th, 2012 by

The 4th annual High Fives Bocce Ball Tournament teed off yesterday and proved to be yet another fantastically fun High Fives event. With some blustery weather it was feeling a … Read More

High Fives 3000 Words … What you missed out on

July 4th, 2012 by
Sick Shots

Friday afternoon marked the 3rd annual 3,000 words event at Fifty Fifty Brewing in Truckee, CA. It’s said that a picture tells the story of a 1,000 words and fittingly … Read More

UNOFFICIAL TRAiNS VIDEO …. “The best event ever” with some of the best park skiers in the world

April 23rd, 2012 by

High Fives mark accomplishment and encouragement, and signify victory and elation. They’re what you give your best friend after they just did something sick. High Fives are awesome. The High Fives Foundation might be the best High Five of them all however. Roy Tuscany started the organization to help athletes who have suffered a life altering injury in the action sports environment. The Non-Profit organization based out of Truckee, CA has been putting on the TRAiNS event for 5 winters now, and it’s one of the best times of the year in Tahoe. Alpine Meadows has hosted the event for the past 2 winters and designed some pretty rad features.


Trains attracted a pretty good size crowd

There was some amazing talent out there this year. Nick Goepper, the Paul Mitchell Breakthrough Athlete of the year was here. He’s fresh off podiuming almost every major slopestyle event in the world this year, and was Winter X games slopestyle Silver Medalist. He’s also still a junior in High School. So were Level 1 signature athletes Parker White and Chris Logan. The local talent was also on display with Garrett Russell, Carson Lehoullier, Andy McDowell, Danny Tourmarkine, Cooper Davidson, Austin Simonpietri, Davis Souza, Michelle Parker and lots of others. Super Groms Aspen Spora, Logan and Cody Laplante joined the party and it went down.

3 jump option for the bottom feature at TRAiNS

Think rapid fire athletes launching over 3 jumps at the same time , or in large TRAINS. Jamie Lavalle from Marker/Volkl cooks up some of the best chicken wings you’ll ever eat, the crowds come out, and a big party is thrown. The athletes competed for the first part of the day to determine best 540, best Male, and best Female. These categories were won by Andy McDowell, Nick Goepper, and  Marta Krusell (who is 13 and wasn’t even in the event!!) . These 3 then chose teams of 11 to compete for the chance to donate $5,000 to charities. A great event for a great cause.

  • Best Male: Nick Goepper donated $1,000 to the Reeve Irvine Research Center
  • Best Female: Marta Krusell donated $1,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation
  • Best 540: Andy McDowell donated $1,000 to SkiD.U.C.K.
  • Best TRAiNS Team: Green Team donated $2,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation

The top feature had both a large jump and box feature

Thanks to High Fives Foundation for putting on such an amazing event and helping out athletes in every way possible. You guys rock, and HIGH FIVES TO YOU.


Chains Required Dec.15 at the Bar of America | The Silver Boombox Thief & “Prime Cut” by Meathead Films

December 15th, 2011 by

Bar of America (Map) and the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation present, “Chains Required” on Thursday December 15, 2011.
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High Fives Skis The South | Day 5

September 15th, 2011 by

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 hit the water ramp jump. With a prime viewing area right next to the landing zone next to a few rock
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High Fives Skis the South | Day 3 & 4

September 9th, 2011 by

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 each other and greasy grins easing the team into sleep each night. This is a work trip for some, an
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High Fives Skis The Deep South | Day 1 & 2

September 7th, 2011 by

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 private, man made lake, you can grin and bear the fatigue. The perfect cocktail of sleep deprivation and adrenaline set the tone for an interesting
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Know Someone or Some Organization In Our Greater Community Making a Difference? | Acknowledge them to Outside Magazine

July 29th, 2011 by

Photo Courtesy of skiduck.org I can think of four organizations right off the top of my head: The Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund, The Shane McConkey Foundation, SkiDUCK, and high fives. … Read More

How Skiers Play Golf | High Fives Annual Golf Tournament

May 30th, 2011 by

The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee CA was generous enough to let High Fives Foundation host it’s first annual golf tournament. Fortunately, the sun came out and melted off the few inches of snow by the afternoon.Tuns of fun was had for a great cause and some of Tahoe’s favorites came out to play. This tournament was played a little unorthodox, as you will see a rowdy Team America and an injured Cody Townsend heckle to the extreme.

Five Year Redemption | Roy Tuscany

May 29th, 2011 by

Five years to the day of Roy Tuscany’s back injury, he returns to Mammoth Mountain CA to get his redemption. Since his injury, Roy has relearned how to walk and how to ski. He is the founder of the High Fives Foundation, a non profit that he started after his own spinal cord injury.