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IFSA VIDEO… Martin Lentz killin it this season!

August 14th, 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!

Martin is one of the top 15-18 year old competitors and still has another year to compete as a junior. Look for him on a FWT tour podium in the next few years.

Martin had this to say about his season:

This past season was my best I’ve had yet. I was fortunate enough to travel to some really cool places and ski some wild terrain. Not only did I have a breakthrough in my results and skiing, but I also had an incredibly fun time. I cannot thank my parents, coaches and sponsors enough for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I am so excited for next season and the good times that will come with it. Cheers!

Beartooth Pass IFSA Regional- 1st

Snowbird IFSA National – 2nd

Snowbird IFSA Regional – 2nd

Taos IFSA Regional – 2nd

Taos IFSA National – 4th

IFSA VIDEO: Seth Klein killing it in 2013

August 1st, 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!

Seth finished the season ranked second overall in North America on the IFSA points list his first year competing in the 15-18 age bracket. Look for big things from him in the future!

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Seth had this to say about his season:

“To say the least,  I had an amazing season.  From skiing with an elite group of kids from all around the country, to getting my first gold medals in the older age group, I could not have asked for a better year with the athletes and coaches at the Alta/Bird Freeride program.  I’m stoked and ready for another great season!”

 

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!”

 

Top Quality Rain Pow | Snowbird Conditions Report 4-18-2012

April 18th, 2012 by

Today was a day that most people stayed away from the mountain. Most people made a mistake. There was top quality Rain Pow to be had at Snowbird today and that delicious liquid cream type of snow made for many a good time. The High Speed Double seemed to be the move of the day since the upper mountain was often covered in a thick fog bank. Silver Fox was also killer in the early afternoon. I bet it was even better in the morning. Don’t give up on winter yet friends….it was snowing when I took off at about 2:45pm. See you tomorrow.

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April 1st, 2012 by
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Big Huge Airs at Snowbird | Conditions Report March 19th, 2012

March 19th, 2012 by

People were getting a little bit crazy today at Snowbird with big airs being the move of the day. The Broom Closet, the High Speed Double, Smokestack, and even Tom Runcie’s Sickbird Buckle earning double in the Amphitheater were sent multiple times each today into the deepest snow the Wasatch has seen since last April.  Former US Ski Jumper Josh Hanson won the day in my opinion by hitting Smokestack 3 times in about 1 hour including two 360 attempts.

The morning was a bit frustrating due to giant lift lines and extremely limited terrain. Once P-Gulch got opened up things got interesting. I think the next day or two will continue to be awesome pow before the warm up later in the week send us back into Spring Break mode.

Did you see anything crazy today? What wins in your book?

Another angle on the Smokestack 360.

Charging Powder at Alta | Best day of the Year By Far!!!

March 2nd, 2012 by

Little Cottonwood got a solid dose of snow last night to add to the pile that has been building up the last few days. The official report was 14″, but it seemed like about twice that deep to me. The Wildcat Chair at Alta was the call of the day for deep snow and fun jib lines.Today was also the best hucking day thus far this season and I think people were getting after it pretty hard at both resorts. The area formerly known as “Mexico” was getting lapped hard by both visitors and locals with waist deep good times had by all. I heard that Baldy was open at Snowbird first thing in the morning and it was out of control good; however, I also heard it was closed shortly after for the rest of the day. Not sure what the story is on that, let us know if you have more.

 

Game on! | Powder at Snowbird | Conditions for Feb 28th and 29th 2012

February 29th, 2012 by

Today and yesterday were likely the best two days of the season so far at Snowbird. After a rugged first couple of months the season looks like it is finally getting itself on track. Skiing on Baldy the last two days could only be described as epic. A female snowboarder friend of mine stated loudly in the tram line yesterday that she loves Baldy more than she does her her long time boyfriend. I completely understand that claim and think that if you were there either of the last two days you do too.

The wind was howling today and the Snowbird lifts department did a hell of a job keeping the tram running. Mineral was closed all day and patrol shut down the Baldy hike at about 1:00pm today due to massive amounts of wind loading. Tower 3 was also a bit unstable, with myself and several other kicking off significant slides in that area. Silver Fox was more buffed out than it has been since sometime last year. All in all it was the kind of storm day that we have been sorely missing thus far in 2012. It started dumping again at about 5:00pm today and the forecast is calling for up to 2 feet of new by the end of the day tomorrow. 

Game on!!!

Super Fun Pow | Snowbird Conditions Feb. 15

February 15th, 2012 by

The snow machine is finally getting cranked up at Alta and Snowbird with more snow coating the slopes last night. The soft snow is fun for jumping around in and it is awesome when it hits you in the face too.  I would say that the upper mountain picked up about 6″ or so of new snow with West Baldy and Tower 3 being the best snow I found today. Trams were once again only half full and parking was plentiful. Oh the joys of midweek powder days!