Jake Cohn

What it’s Like to be a Model | The Marmot Team Photo Shoot | Jackson Hole Backcountry

May 10th, 2012 by
Picture 6

Intro Team photo shoots are always a blast because:  You get flown somewhere awesome, meet fellow athletes and get everything paid for; who wouldn’t want to be sponsored? The Marmot photo shoot … Read More

Jake Cohn | Japan 2012 | Fun-Pow-Time Edit

April 26th, 2012 by

I wanna start by saying I LOVE JAPAN. The people are nice, the powder is deep and the food is excellent. 

 

I was stoked this year because I got to hop the pond and help out with UnofficialJapan dot com. We spent six weeks in the land of the rising sun – the first half in Hakuba then finished our trip on the North Island. Hakuba is where you go if you want long lines that no one skis. Niseko is where you go if you want deep pow mixed with Aussi tourists (kinda like whistler). We also got to hang at Rusutsu (the Disney Land Ski Resort of Japan) .

Can’t wait for next year!

Heli Touring on the Duffy | A Perfect Spring Day

April 25th, 2012 by
Meg Haywood Photo

-Words & Photos by Meg Haywood-Sullivan Womp, womp, womp…. No, that’s not the sound of Bassnectar blaring from your roommate’s bedroom at 2am. It’s a helicopter. And it’s bringing you … Read More

Shooting From the Hip | Blower Pow & Blue Sky | Last Weekend was Amazing @ Whistler

April 11th, 2012 by

Whistler Blackcomb still has pow – where as most other ski resorts in North America have begun their closing ceremony complete with beach parities and slush cups.

Here’s a video from last weekend up Joffre Peak on the Duffy. Eliel Hindert and the Unofficial Whistler crew followed Andrew Strain on a walk and ended up at a sweet zone. We built features, hit lines as Andrew shot photo + video. Here’s the shots he captures while “shooting from the hip” 

 

 

Think POW and get POW | Sledding, Air Time & Pillows

April 9th, 2012 by

It’s been tits at Whistler Blackcomb

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The Unofficial Whistler mansion, I mean basement cave … is filled with couch monkeys, soggy socks, stinky boots and wet gloves. What’s also filling up is our Hard Drive. Here’s some shots we dug up and edited together for your viewing pleasure. It features the Brothers Cohn, Eliel Hindert and his morman munchkins from Utah + a few other random humans.

Mt. Brew Heli Adventure | Never Say No to the Bird

April 8th, 2012 by
Jake and the Heli

 by -Guy Chefleur So, even with the ski hill primed to go off, last week when I was offered a last-minute seat on a heli-drop mission with some good folks … Read More

Jake Cohn – Eats S!#T on Air Jordan | A Few Years Ago

April 6th, 2012 by

Locals know the worst thing about Air Jordan is the competition. In order to get AJ untouched you gotta get up early and be almost first in the Peak Chair line up, then once you upload make a B-Line for the AJ mound and hope you beat the Ausis to it. Once in the zone you must quickly catch your breath, ignore the hundreds of people screaming at you from the lift line, and then DROP.

OR

You an hit it on a shitty day and hope you make it.

This was my mistake. Ya see I had always wanted to hit Air Jordan but never wanted to compete with the Australians, British, Kiwis, and Canadians who sideslip into the line. So three years ago on a sub-par day with trace amounts of new snow + howling wind I decided to give’er.

This was a bad move because over the past few days the wind had shaped some (very hard) wind lips in the landing, and removed all the snow off the middle section. “This doesn’t look too bad I thought” -so I went for it-  Bad idea… I got backseat, then launched into the wind lip bounced and hit another wind lip then came to a dead stop. And omewhere in the twisting, truing, bouncing and wind lip smacking I fractured my T12 vertebra.

 

Circa: 2010

Whistler Conditions Report April 2 | High Winds and Fog

April 2nd, 2012 by
eliel hindert rope swing

Today was foggy. Today was wet. Today was windy.  We ventured around Blackcomb, or at least what was open. A few runs down Jersey, a few in CBC and Fraggle … Read More

! HAI ! | Fun Pow Time | Japan

February 24th, 2012 by

While waiting for the sky to pop blue and the snow to become stable the resorts around Hakuba were an all you can eat buffet of faceshot. We stayed inbounds used lifts and skied pow. However this edit is about 10 days late for lack of energy when I finished skiing. We’ve been skiing so much pow that all we do when we get home is binge eat then go to bed … just to wake up at 6:30am the following day, put on the snorkel and ski DEEP POW. ! HAI !

In the next edit the clouds clear and the wind dies down. Epic.

Heli Skiing on Goat Ridge | Squamish, BC

February 15th, 2012 by

When most think of heli skiing they imagine perfect snow and blue sky. But that’s not always the case, sometimes you get one or none of the two part equation.

Heli

During our last helicopter skiing adventure we were fortunate to have half the equation, the blue sky part. Unlucky for us the week’s temperatures had been extremely high and it hadn’t snowed for a while. In search of some ridable terrain we stuck to the most North of North aspects in hopes of good snow.

Goat Ridge

Charlie, I think we drop here?

Where there wasn’t Avi derbies or huge cornice chucks the snow was ridable. But in the pencil shaped chutes we chose to explore the snow was far from okay. The middle was blue ice with the frequent cornice brick larger than my upper body.  The sides of the chute had been attacked with the day and night melt freeze pattern. Needless to say holding an edge was hard and getting bucked off your downhill ski was frequent.

Charlie Cohn, Goat Ridge

Charlie Cohn

But overall it was an awesome day. I mean just taking a helicopter ride around Squamish is bad ass, throw in some chutes and mix with a zone not many people shred, ski for an hour in 60 degree heat and you’ve got a delicious day!

Temperature reading

Temperature reading at 1PM in Squamish.

Thanks Shaun for an awesome time!

Shaun and pilot

Shaun Keller Gillis