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Josh Anderson’s 2013 Edit

November 24th, 2013 by

Josh Anderson, of G.N.A.R. fame, drops his 2013 season edit.

Josh Anderson as SaucerBoy….. you want to watch this VIDEO

May 14th, 2012 by

Back in January and February when we weren’t sure that Squaw would stay open until March, Josh Anderson and I decided to have some fun. The snow was non-existant and hardly pow, so we came up with creative ways to pass the days on the hill. Everybody loves SaucerBoy so why not go play the part for a day or two and see what happened? The response was amazing. People were yelling from the chairlifts, taking pictures, and super stoked on the whole thing.   Josh has dressed up as SaucerBoy for various events, and plays the character really well so it was funny.

Saucer Boy

If you haven’t dressed up as SaucerBoy I would suggest that you try it out. Feel out your inner Shane and the SaucerBoy in all of us. The looks, responses, and gawking was certainly worth it and I think Shane would have been proud. Thanks Shane for making these kinds of things funny and fun to do. 

 

 

Freeskiing World Championships ….. FWT Kirkwood. Pics, Video, and Radness…. You need to watch this video.

April 10th, 2012 by

This past weekend the Freeskiing World Tour held their final event, The Freeskiing World Championships down in Kirkwood, CA. Kirkwood has arguably the gnarliest venue on the FWT tour. The Cirque is a permanently closed area at Kirkwood and this is where the event went down. Day 1 was lookers right, Day 2 was lookers left. The venue is long, steep face covered in features. I feel there are endless line choices if talent allows. There are also several closeouts, lots of exposure, and some of the sickest terrain anywhere. 

Some of the terrain the Cirque offers.

If you’ve never been to an FWT event then you’re missing out. The FWT is actually a ski event, not just a giant party. Sometimes though it’s hard to distinguish. The events’ feature some of the best freeskiers in the world (a large portion of the event were European or Canadian) on some of the gnarliest terrain the earth has to offer us. 50 foot backflips over massive exposure are not uncommon. JJ Schiller did just that this weekend.

JJ Schiller getting upside down at the top of the Cirque

The finish area was packed full of spectators grilling out, drinking beer, Sake and Fireball. The snowball fights got intense and there is always excitement around. Who knows what the next competitor, friend, or local is going to do. Josh Anderson skied his run naked.  Enough said. 

A pretty big snowball fight went down

The event was a qualifier on Thursday with the top competitors making it to the main event starting Friday. One run went down on Friday afternoon. Both the girls and the guys put together some pretty sick skiing. A lot of going upside down, a lot of gnarly lines and some fast airs. Josh Daiek’s line stood out the most, launching a double and carrying to much speed out to stop before the end of the venue.

Day 1 venue, getting rad

If you haven’t been to an FWT event,  check one out. They are all over the place. Snowbird, Kirkwood, Crested Butte, Revelstoke, and a few stops down South over the summer. I’m sure that you will be impressed, inspired, and have a better time skiing the next time you decide to “get rad”. Here are some pics I shot this past weekend:

Good look at some of the exposure the Cirque offers

Davis Souza heading out of the start.

 

Big Cork 3 Day 1

Getting Weightless

Nice tracks... Day 1

Little Double on the Cirque

A little over the double on the Cirque

Just a bit of Exposure. Day 1

Going big at the top of the Day 2 venue

Davis Souza up top, day 2

Davis S Getting upside down

Sean Collin with a big 3 at the bottom of Day 2

Sean Collin Day 2, gettin rad

Sean Collin sending it, top air Day 2

Competitors were backflipping everything.... this one was big

Big Cork 3, natural feature.. No park jump or landing

Check out the slough.. sick line

Day 2 went off

Crystal Wright won the event for the girls, and Josh Daiek won the event for the guys. Both took the overall titles as well. 

I have a lot more pictures, so if you see yourself in any pictures or competed in the event, leave a comment. I’ll see what I can do to get you some shots.

 

 


Video from yesterday’s POW at Squaw. A little action from Silvy, Chimney, Granite, KT, Light Towers, and C2.

March 30th, 2012 by

Yesterday was good. Very good. I heard “top 3 day” used afterward. Everything was open. It was bluebird cali sun, the kind that gives you goggle tans. It was crazy winds that I thought were going to blow me off the mountain, and everything in between at times. Everything was good, there were almost no lines anywhere except Headwall.

We got to explore Silvy in a new way, with powder for the first time. I saw some crazy tracks yesterday and a lot of of tracks of people who had no idea where they were. Look in the foreground at this untouched face of POW in Silvy, with no lift lines.

Silverado and China Wall

Untouched Silvy Pow

The Chimney went for the first time all year. Andy Hays took Center Line Hugeeee over the crown and stomped it. Chimney Sweep and Easy Street also went.

All in all 2 great days in a row with more for this weekend. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens on Saturday with winds predicted up to 70mph. Atleast Sunday will be good. Thanks to Josh Anderson for helping with out with some POV also!

Weather forecast below, check those winds on Sunday!

 

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Very windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to between 40 and 45 mph. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.

Saturday: Rain before 11am, then snow. High near 40. Very windy, with a southwest wind between 40 and 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Saturday Night: Snow showers. Low around 17. Windy, with a west wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 53.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 6600 feet. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 28.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 47.

Wednesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 24.

 

The Line of the Week !! – Adrenaline Chute

February 29th, 2012 by
Josh Anderson drops a boney Adrenaline Shoot.

The Line of the Week Squaw Valley USA Adrenaline Chute “So last week I mentioned getting a little excited. After a few phenomenal days at Squaw (yeah phenomenal, they seriously … Read More

The Line of the Week !! – Rocky & Bony – Let’s Air It

February 22nd, 2012 by
Josh Anderson airs a rock pile off Art's Knob at Alpine Meadows

The Line of the Week Alpine Meadows, California Rocky & Bony – Let’s Air It You can look at a pile of rocks, a scree field or a cliff in … Read More

“Set Your Sights” | Toy Soldier Productions Releases Teaser

July 18th, 2011 by

Toy Soldier Production is a Montana based production company that is killing it. “Set Your Sights” is their second release after “Come Find Us” in 2010. This film was shot on location in  Montana, California, Washington, South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming and Whistler, B.C. and includes
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Josh Anderson @ Snowbird – Photos of the Week

March 13th, 2011 by
World Freeskiing Championships, Josh Anderson, Powder skiing, Snowbird Freeskiing Comp, Snowbird event,

Squaw Valley skier and photographer Josh Anderson was in Snowbird this week for the World Freeskiing Championships. He took these amazing shots during Day One on Silver Fox and at … Read More

Josh Anderson-Squaw Valley-Feb 2011 Storm Edit

February 22nd, 2011 by

Josh Anderson ripping the hell out of Squaw Valley during the amazing Februray 2011 storm cycle.  Backflip off High Camp, The Drifter, Whitewater, Frogs & Toads, 360 of the cat track, and more.

This kinda footage is going to just keep floating in.  It was unreal and the footage proves it.

Squaw was STUPID DEEP Today – 40 inches of Snow

February 17th, 2011 by

Remember how in November we went from dirt to hucking into bottomless powder in 2 days.  Well, the exact same thing happened in February.  3 days ago we were skiing rock hard, 6 week old snow that was just itching to break your face.  Today, it was 3 foot deep, 5%, bottomless powder, and you could do anything you wanted.  I felt like superman today.


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