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DEEP Powder Skiing in Austria – November 27th 2013

December 1st, 2013 by

“November 27, 2013. Deep. No more words needed!” - Christoph Oberschneider Photography

First Powder Day of The Year @ Stowe, VT

November 12th, 2013 by

“A surprise foot of snow at Stowe made for some fantastic early season conditions!” - 1stlawproductions.com

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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 …. 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!”

 

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2013: X | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

April 25th, 2013 by
The Comma Couloir was a little scratchy at the very top, and explosively deep in the middle on through the apron.

The reports from home were grim. After four snowy weeks skiing in Alaska’s Chugach Range it sounded like more people were psyched to mountain bike than ski in the Sierra. … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2013: VII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

March 11th, 2013 by
Especially when the down yields turns like this.

Whoo Hoo! The spotlight for this edition is the return of winter and powder skiing to the greater Tahoe area. The stoke meter has been high and no matter where … Read More

Cool Park City Superpipe Video… what went down at the US Grand Prix

February 13th, 2013 by

This past weekend the best park and pipe skiers in the world headed to Park City, UT to compete in a Platinum level superpipe Grand Prix event. Platinum essentially means “Olympic Qualifier.” The event also showcased a Paul Mitchell Big Air Progression session.

Christian Allen getting rad at the top of the pipe

The Paul Mitchell Big Air was won by Gus Kenworthy with a double 14 tail, Alex Schlopy in second with a double 16 tail, and Joss Christensen with a double 12 japan.  Nicky Keefer cashed in with a G note with his rodeo 9 safety winning Best Air for the level of style Nicky is known for.

Looking down the pristine 22′ PC Superpipe

The event was in Park City for the superpipe however. With the Olympics debuting Superpipe and Slopestyle next year, the best superpipe skiers in the world were all here trying to be invited to the party. You had the Canadians Mike Riddle, Matt Margetts, and Simon D’artois.  The Wells family was representing with Jossi and his 17 year old brother Beau-James who qualified for finals for the first time. Frenchmen Kevin Rolland, Thomas Krief, and Benoit Valentin also qualified for finals.  Simon Dumont, Torin-Yater Wallace, David Wise, Tucker Perkins, and a 16 year old Crested Butte wiz kid Aaron Blunck.

Luke “Ocho” Allen with Angeli VanLaanen prior to her start

Each athlete had two runs to impress the judges and the competition was pretty insane. Standing in the start gate you see this competition is about pushing yourself, yet it’s also a huge get together of friends pulling for one another.  The start gate is an interesting place before any competition. Every athlete has their own individual way of getting into the zone. Here, it was Jossi Wells arm around his brother Beau-James seconds before he dropped in offering encouragement and advice. It was Matt Margetts trying to stoke out everyone in the start gate by stating he’d be bringing moon rocks back after his first hit (which he did with a gigantic Flat 5 Japan).  It was also Simon who is calm, collected and adjusting his music. They all are uniquely focused when the starter says “the pipe is yours” and they drop in.

Torin Yater-Wallace first hit out of the pipe. Stillshot – Drew Lederer

What went down that deserved props?

Torin Yater-Wallace’s runs. Both of them. Every hit. He’s wearing green chamo pants and it starts at 2:40

Beau-James cork 5 tweaked safety at the top. He has on a black jacket and beige pants, check the shot out at 2:07

Simon’s massive airs starting at 2:22, he’s wearing all red and rocking no poles due to two broken wrists.

Matt Margetts run starting at :21 going massive with the flat 5 japan

 

 

 

 

Deepest Days of the Year | Alta 1/29-1/30

January 31st, 2013 by
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Were you skiing in Utah the last few days? If not, HaHa Sucka! It has been mega epic in the Wasatch for the last 4 days with the deepest fluff flying on the 29th. I was too lazy to make a video, but luckily Nate Fillnow and his friends made a rocking 2:30 edit to showcase the goods at Alta.

Awesome crash into a tree at 1:50!

Check it and weep….for joy because you live here, or for sorrow because you don’t;)

Bring it on!

 

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2013: III | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

January 15th, 2013 by
Jillian Raymond nears the top of Mt. Tallac with the Crystal Range beaming behind her.

Cold. Dry. Light. Fast. Perfect. These are a few words that most accurately describe what Tahoe area backcountry skiers and riders have been experiencing for the past few weeks. It … Read More

Storm Day Essentials | 10 Things Every Powder Hound Needs | Unofficial List of the Week

November 14th, 2012 by
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1. Salomon Rocker2 122 When things get deep, you bring out the big sticks.  And the Salomon Rocker2 is big.  When it comes to surfing pow, ripping through the trees, … Read More