Squaw Valley

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

The 10 BEST Ski Lifts in the WORLD

March 10th, 2014 by
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#1 AIGUILLE DU MIDI – Chamonix, France – Built in 1955, held title as highest cable car on Earth for 20 years – Carries 65 passengers – Highest vertical ascent … Read More

The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery II

February 7th, 2014 by
A photo from the first Nachtspektakel at the base of Squaw valley's famed KT-22 chairlift. You'll never know how fun this event really is unless you go! Photo: stateofthebackcountry.com

Welcome to the second installment of a three part series meant to dial you in on this one-of-a-kind, two-week winter festival celebrating human-powered outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe. It’s already … Read More

Classic Post: 7 American Aerial Trams YOU Should Ride

December 18th, 2013 by
Jay Peak Tram through Fog

Ahhh, there’s nothing quite like being crammed into a steel box with 90 of your closest friends (all of whom are competing for the same snowy bounty and many of … Read More

Squaw Valley Opened Yesterday. Here is what you missed.

November 28th, 2013 by

Not too much to report on here with just one groomed trail open  off the Gold Coast chair but Squaw Valley is Official OPEN!

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The Pros & Cons of Skiing in Jeans

November 27th, 2013 by

Gear Reviewed:  Levi’s Relaxed Fit, 34/32, Boot Cut.  No gaiters. Reviewer:  Adolf Oliverbush After picking up my pass this morning while running errands for the day, I couldn’t resist taking … Read More

Crash of the Week: Chimney Tomahawk

November 18th, 2013 by

*best audio clip yet

Via email: A girl named Stacey Canfield got some footage of my crash in Easy Street.  Not sure how many crashes people want to see or if the video is worth putting up, but feel free to use it if you want.  There might even be some better footage of it somewhere.  You guys got my run on video in “Chimney Session #7″, but edited out the crash.  It all happened so fast, I’m not even sure what went wrong.  The 6 or so cartwheels I did made for one sore back though.  I’m hoping to be back at it another week or so as well.   Cheers, Ryan Kramer

How Squaw Valley Won the 1960 Winter Olympic Bid

August 16th, 2013 by

How Squaw Valley Won the 1960 Olympic Bid By Mike Wilson (the journalist not the stuntman) In October 1955, Squaw Valley co-founder Alex Cushing got a condescending letter from a powerful … Read More

Classic Post: License to Thrill | Schmidt, Plake, Hattrup

August 14th, 2013 by
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Do you wanna get a private tour of the Chimney from Scot Schmidt?  How about some Squaw Valley Palisades footage with a few shots from Mainline Pocket of Plake, Schmidt, and Hattrup sending it? Of Course you do. The Blizzard of Ahhh’s might be the “the one”, but License to Thrill is a cult classic  you have to own, bottom line. Another Greg Stump masterpiece, check out the clip we have to share today-it’s timeless!

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!”