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Classic Post: DEEP La Nina Pow! | Salomon Freeski TV

August 8th, 2013 by
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Salomon Freeski TV released their first episode of the new season today and she’s a doozy! Season 5 of their web-series drops with six and a half minutes of Mark Abma, Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend, Chris Rubens, James Heim and Dane Tudor shredding DEEP PNW La Nina pow from last season. Featuring AMAZING trees, pillows, jibs, rowdy lines, and so many faceshots; this killer edit will get you FIRED UP!

Salomon has really stepped it up with their Freeski TV series the last few years and I can’t wait to see them keep coming. They have been releasing about 20 a season, so keep checking back to Unofficial Networks this winter for all their episodes.

Hilarious History of Freestyle Skiing Video from a Funny Sounding Brit

June 10th, 2013 by
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It appears as if this video was entered into some euro Oakley video contest by a group of Brits a few years back chronicling the history and progression of freestyle skiing. Starring Pat Sharples, this bro is video gold and really makes the video…funny narration at it’s best!

What I can’t figure out is how this edit only pulled 16th place, clearly it has winner stamped all over it! Nice work blokes…

Pat Sharples History of Freestyle

Classic Clip: Old School Spring Race Video – 1974 Lange Cup from Sun Valley, Idaho (NSFW)

June 4th, 2013 by
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Awesome video here from the 1974 Lange Cup in Sun Valley, Idaho…looked like quite the spring skiing party/race. The video is quite long at almost 14 minutes long, but includes a sweet soundtrack, some awesome parallel slalom racing, vintage gear, hang gliding, hot air balloons, and even a lovely lady ‘racing’ topless with just her race bib, not to be missed at the 9 minute mark!

Lange Cup Sun Valley 1974 Topless girl

NSFW Nip Slip!

Some of the other highlights include a dude racing in Wrangler jeans at the 2:45 mark…awesome style for sure, a hang gliding skier at the 7:05 mark…way ahead of its time, and of course the big victory for US Olympian Tyler Palmer, who in fact was the first American to ever win a World Cup in 1971!

So sit back, relax for 14 minutes(or just skip to the nip slip), and watch the way ski racing went down almost 40 years ago!

Ski the Himalayas this season with The Adventure Project…ski guiding in Gulmarg, India.

July 31st, 2012 by
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Want to ski in the Himalayas? Well of course you do and now Telluride local Matt Appleford is making it easier than ever for you to get over there with … Read More

Rodeo 7 in a Car? – Crazy Crash From This Weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

June 18th, 2012 by
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This weekend was the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the largest and most prestigious endurance car race in the world.

Early on in the race, a Toyota prototype racer and a Ferrari GT car connected at the end of the Mulsanne Straight sending the Toyota flipping into the air and causing one of the most spectacular crashes in recent race history. Somehow the car miraculously landed on it’s wheels before slamming into the barriers, leaving the driver Anthony Davidson with a broken back. This had to have been the best case scenario for this situation, this guy probably would have died if the car landed on it’s roof.

If this crash seems familiar, maybe you remember the Mercedes Prototypes that flipped at the 1999 24 Hours race on the same section of track…this one is really scary!

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2012 Telluride Mountainfilm Selection: The Denali Experience – Sage, Lucas Debari and Ingrid Backstrom climbing/skiing Denali!

May 25th, 2012 by

This 15 minute short film from The North Face follows a diverse crew from different disciplines climbing and skiing Denali. It will be screening this weekend at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival…

“Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements and make an attempt to climb, ski and snowboard Denali. Sage and Lucas get a helping hand from a huge cast of seasoned and professional climbers and ski mountaineers from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker, Ingrid Backstrom, Jim Zellers, Emilio Previtali and Giulia Monego, as the two embark on the hardest expedition of their lives.”

Awesome seeing Sage and Lucas humbled by this expedition and successfully summiting the peak. Love the high-alpine jibbing sequences!

The film was directed by Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, both highly accomplished climbers, mountaineers, and film makers. Jimmy Chin was the first American to climb and ski from the summit of Everest!

The Nugget Theatre – Telluride Local Review

May 17th, 2012 by
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Telluride’s Nugget Theatre is one of the most unique movie theaters I have been too. This place is a real gem in the community and I personally love seeing movies … Read More

Video: 2012 Grassroots Ranchstyle in Grand Junction, CO.

May 15th, 2012 by

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Racing dual slalom on a mountain bike represents what an “alpine coaster” tries to re-create. However there is no greater glory than racing head to head with your friends through dusty trees and floaty jumps. 
Grassroots Cycles of Grand Junction, CO continues to hold one of the fastest and longest slaloms in existence. Here is a quick video highlighting the pro/amature MRP “Super Slalom” race taking place at the 2012 Grassroots Ranchstyle event. Ranchstyle is an event celebrating high excitement mountain bike competitions at a private compound comprised of countless jumps, drops and an ever growing slopestyle venue. The slopestyle is the weekends main event however the lesser known slalom is a real spectacle. 
This side of the event rarely gets any glory however it’s one of the finest slalom competitions to be held within the last decade.
Two separate courses weave their own path through the pinion trees, merging together for some high speed head to head jumps then split again, not to re-join until the finish. Due to the lack of precipitation in the area, many of the corners were full of “beach-sand” ready to grab your wheels if you misjudge the corner.
Mikey Silvestry took the overall win in Pro, edging out Brian Buell in the Final.
Grassroots will be holding another slalom race in October at their annual Huck-tober Fest. 
The following video if from last years Huck-tober fest…

 

Video: Spring Pow and Tight Couloirs in Telluride’s High Country

May 14th, 2012 by

Our winter season ended quite abruptly here in Telluride with warm days and little snow. This is a look back at some of the better days this spring up in the surrounding high country.

Huge thanks to Casey Riva for bagging some of the footage for us and to everyone else involved over the season. Cheers to a great year despite all the tragedy and hopes of a safer, deeper 2013.

 

Tom Chapman Informed Trails Are Public By County Commissioners…OH SNAP!!!

April 6th, 2012 by
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Old buddy Tom Chapman has been told to go suck a D this week after the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners released historical info proving that the public can … Read More