VIDEO: Park bashing with Khai Krepela
Here’s one park segment you shouldn’t miss this week
If you like to keep up on Internet park skiing, you should probably add Khai Krepela to the favorites tab.
After making a cameo in the memorable Detroit segment from last year’s Poor Boyz flick, Chasing Skylines, Krepela has gone beast mode this season, stacking footage like IHOP stacks pancakes.
The Park City-native is freakishly comfortable sliding metal on skis, spinning, tapping, and otherwise toying with any technical feature that stands in his way. Legitimately, the dude spins out of every rail. That blind swap on a feature I can only describe as a “Y to Z” rail at 1:51 made me spit out my Red Bull and I wasn’t even drinking any.
While he’s filmed with 4bi9 and is rumored to have a full segment with Level 1 for this fall, Krepela and his crew Good Enough gifted us five minutes of edited footage in the early stages of spring. Good looks guys.
AK The Other Way
Still the euphoric trip, but cheaper than heli skiing
In the weeks leading up to our trip to Alaska, the common question I would receive was, “Who are you flying with?” Of course, typical responses include CPG, Valdez Heli Guides, Points North, or numerous other well-known heli skiing operations. However this was not that type of Alaska ski trip, and my answer to their question was Sheldon Air Service.
Hot Dog… The Movie Turns 30
Looking back on the classic, with the cast partying in Squaw on Saturday
“I was beating around town and heard music. I went in and it was a full blown,” says Marvin. “There were four guys on stage, bald-headed playing saxophones naked to the waist and wearing spandex. A guy named Terry as MC and eight beautiful girls taking their clothes off, being sprayed with beer and champagne, and pretty soon it turned into a live orgy on stage. And guys were jumping out of the audience and having sex on stage. That was the freestyle circuit when it first started, anyway.”
Week in Review: Man on Skis on Wire
Plus: Cats and monoskis, the Colby West Show, and Brazil's taking over South America freestyle skiing
All the news fit for skiing the week ending April 25, 2014.
The Next Crop of FWT Skiers
The top skiers from the qualifiers lock in their spots on the 2015 Freeride World Tour
After the final event of the year in Big Sky, Montana, 16 riders from the four disciplines secured spots on the 2015 Freeride World Tour.
Junk in the Trunk: Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15
The three-season do-it-all sleeping bag
The Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15 is the company’s go-to three-season down bag that’s plenty warm for nights up at our usual basecamp around 10,000 feet.
VIDEO: Phil Casabon, Henrik Harlaut, and 20 of their Friends
The highlight vid from the B&E Invitational
Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut just dropped the highlight reel from their inaugural B&E Invitational, held earlier this month at Les Arcs, France. The world can now see what happens when two of the most entertaining skiers host 20 more of the world’s best for a couple days of shredding. So sit back, relax, and, taking their own words from Facebook, enjoy eight minutes of style.
VIDEO: Weekend Shredding on Mount Washington
Tuckermans is just the beginning
In the latest and greatest from Meathead Films/Ski The East, Ben Leoni heads to some of the lesser known places of the White Mountains.
Week in Review: Trouble in Squallywood
Crystal Mountain loves grizzly bears, IOC says slopestyle is injury-prone, Canadians give urban jibbers free reign, and more
All the news fit for skiing the week ending April 18, 2014.
Couloir Skiing at Its Finest in La Grave
In episode one of the "Big Mountain Tour, Stian Hagen, Ian McIntosh, Austin Ross and Christina Lusti ski 6,000-foot creamy coolies
As Ian McIntosh says in the above video, skiing a La Grave couloir should be on your skier life checklist. Why? Because getting off the inimatable Telepherique, noticing no boundaries exist, making low-angle powder turns en route to a couloir rappel, rappelling into a classic couloir, and then skiing 6,000-feet of protected, cold powder all the way to the valley floor before getting picked up by a French-speaking local that drops you off at the brasserie across the street from the lift is the La Grave way.
In this video, save for the gratuitous product call-outs (which normally forces us not to post vids like these), it features that very thing. And since La Grave is located in the Southern Alps, they received the brunt of those southerly storms that hammered the wayward side, giving La Grave and Italy plentiful pow days and most other spots in the Alps a leaner-than-normal winter.
Editor’s Note: Featured image was shot by Adam Clark of Ian McIntosh ripping a beauty cooly.