According to this news report, skouching is slapping some skis on a couch and riding it down a hill. I far prefer the definition in the Urban Dictionary — you had at me at “simultaneous handjobs.”]]>
Here’s a cool park video from Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Like every other ski last year, they suffered from a crappy winter. Unlike everyone else, instead of bitching about the conditions, they made the best of it.
While natural snowfall during the 2011-12 season fell short, our parks flourished. Water is morphing steadily in the Laurel Highlands, yet our park crew strives to solidify our place in the world of snowboarding. This film is dedicated to that constant state of change and the fight to create a seasonal masterpiece on the slopes.
Powder Mountain, our favorite ski hill in Utah, just got bought out by…uh…some dudes who like shark fishing and building gigantic ski lodges? Did I just see Mark Cuban?
Powder Magazine explains it better, but say goodbye to the down-home vibe of Powder and hello to the next potential Yellowstone Club. As Utah’s (and maybe the Rockies) best kept secret, I’m only surprised that its taken this long for someone to cash in on the potential of Powder Mountain.]]>
The weightlessness of youth: every breath radiates opportunity and hope; every sense thrives on the wealth of the present; every thing whispers of brilliance and awe. When you’ve seen the season’s first great snow through the eyes of a child—you’ve known true happiness. But what happened to that simple joy? Where do we find the freedom that time and wisdom stole away?
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions’ fourth feature film, is the tale of one man’s search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Feeling the distant heat of it’s fire still burning in the mountains of the frozen north, he goes in search of those tending the flame—the untamed, the wild, and the outcast dwelling on the fringe.
Weaving narrative-driven style with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.
Girls in bikinis. Check. Techno soundtrack. Check. Creepy shirtless Russian dude. Check.]]>
Givin’s back for year “too” starring Keegan Valaika, Wyatt Stasinos, Forest Bailey, Alex Stathis, E Man Anderson, Forrest Burki, Layne Treeter, Doran Laybourn, Chris Bradshaw, Alex Tank, Timmy Ronan, Nick Russell, and Our Homies.]]>