Day 1 of the 2013 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships in Taos New Mexico went off today, blue bird and all. With Crested Butte being postponed due to low snowpack, this was the first FWQ event of the season. Taos is a 4* event, being the highest level of competition on the qualifier circuit; the best of the best were brought out.
Registration is open for Wrangle The Chute at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Yours truly will once again be taking care of all the athletes and judges. If you want in, you must impress me (which usually isn't hard).
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (but I don't actually work there) and we can get the registration process going.
We totaled the truck, trashed the sled, and had thousands of dollars de-frauded from a bank account. But no-one was hurt, we were in Nelson amongst the friendliest of friends, and there was fresh snow up the road at Whitewater Resort. Pretty good if you ask me. So we rented a full-size moving truck, loaded the mangled snowmobile into the back, and headed up to the hill.
How is it that one of the best rail skiers in Canada isn't a household name yet? Where are the straight goods on one of the fastest progressing kids out there, our man Jordan Innes? This is a guy who sets his mind on a trick and, without question, will find a way to dissect it. How does he do it? Is it science that he employs? Well, not quite. Try ornithology.
Liberty Skis sent Joe Schuster and me, along with Tom Winter went on a whimsical powder journey through Bulgaria on assignment for SBC Skier. Dutifully, as Senior Correspondant for DogLotion, I brought along a trusty disposable camera to capture some of the peripherals for this installment. Hope you enjoy.
Angel Collinson has been catching the eyes of the ski industry after being a force on the Freeride World Tour last season. Some seriously aggressive skiing, mixed with modesty and a positive attitude makes her someone that we can’t help but admire. It may seem like this girls’ name just ‘fell from the sky’ on the freeski scene, but born and raised in Utah
Hitting up the Salomon Freeski booth at SIA is always a highlight, and not just because I left with some new goggles! This year was no exception, revealing lots of goodies for skiers to look forward to for 2013/14.