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Yosemite’s Forgotten Valley | Hetch Hetchy Valley

August 22nd, 2013 by
Hetch_Hetchy_Valley

There is another Grand Valley in Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy Valley, but in 1913 it was decided to damn the valley to hold more water in the Sierras. No matter what your … Read More

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!”

 

The Best 10 Minutes You’ll Spend Today | In Deep Tribute to Shane McConkey

February 21st, 2013 by
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If you haven’t seen this yet, you need too. If you’ve seen it, you know it’s worth watching again. The word inspiration works, but for Shane, something else should be invented.

Visit the Shane McConkey Foundation page to keep the inspiration growing.

Sending some Tahoe Love to Hurricane Sandy victims. How to help.

November 5th, 2012 by
DennisTruck

Thanks to Dennis Alexander for getting this ball rolling and his time and efforts, he has amassed a large collection of clothing, hats, and winter clothing to send back to … Read More

Amazing Red Epic VIDEO featuring some amazing ski cinematography

October 24th, 2012 by
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Join Rotate Film Group as they take you through a few locations they’ve been shooting at in the past year.  This reel takes you from Spring through Winter with some epic cinematography. From proximity flying the worlds tallest sea cliffs in Molokai, HI to some insane sessions at Schweitzer and Heavenly, you won’t be disappointed you clicked this link. Turn up the volume, turn down the lights, and let yourself be carried away for 3 minutes.

Henrik Harlaut getting rad

Expect big things from this company this winter as they will be traveling with at least one Red Epic camera following some of the best athletes on skis. 

Todd Schlopy with the Red Epic filming a Halloween spot.

Check out the ski shots featuring, Alex Schlopy, Henrik Harlaut, Joss Christensen, James Woods, Karl Fostvedt, Sean Jordan, and Banks Gilberti that start at about 1:54.

Josh Finbow, Kurtis Rix, Mike Wilson, and heli pilot Don in Molokai

Tyler Schlopy watching some Halloween action

 

WME’s Flow State World Premiere Photo Gallery

October 23rd, 2012 by
FlowStateScreen

Friday night (10-19-12) was the World Premiere of Warren Miller Entertainments’ Flow State in Salt Lake City. The event is annually held in SLC and it was a much larger … Read More

Mt. Hood Summer Shred VIDEO for SnowGlobe

October 15th, 2012 by

Earlier this summer Kaya Lampe from Sessions Outerwear put together a trip up to Mt Hood to film a short video with several local groms. These 4 kids represent motivation, talent, and drive.  They are also 4 really good kids that are enjoyable to be around on- and off-the-hill.

Kaya Lampe, Hunter Simpson, Rals White, Mike Jones, Charlie Ingalls heading up to Mt. Hood.

This video will be featured at SnowGlobe December 29-31 and features 2 of the artists who will be appearing. I was stoked with the summer shredding and fully expect to see big things from all 4 of these guys this winter.  The level of talent beginning to develop with the young Tahoe park skiers is already impressive. With a facility like Woodward just down the street, it’s going to skyrocket. Super-groms Cody Laplante and Aspen Spora are just a few years behind and we could see some new Tahoe Olympians in the coming years. Good luck guys and keep killin it.

I was stoked on the music and it got me excited about SnowGlobe this winter. The skiing starts at :41 seconds in.

 

Backcountry Skiing Basics | What Do You Really Need? | A Gear List for the Beginner

September 9th, 2012 by
It may be hard to understand/believe, but when you hike a mountain and this is your reward, it feels THAT much better

If you want to start backcountry skiing there are some basic steps you need to take to get yourself going. One essential step is getting the right gear that will … Read More

The Top 10 Ski Movies of All Time | Unofficial Readers Poll

July 9th, 2012 by
Schmidt.and.Plake

Photo Credit: skiershop.com Schmidt and Plake getting ready for complete raddness in Chamonix (where can we get a pair of those gloves Scot?!?!) Where would we be without ski porn? … Read More