Ski Town Throwdown Matchup Previews

The Great White North division

Matchup previews for the Great White North division.

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The Story Of a Skier Girl, From a Man’s Perspective

A review of "Pretty Faces" from the Salt Lake City premiere

Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl, a film by Lynsey Dyer, sold out several days prior, as did the second showing at Brewvies later in the evening. Easily outnumbered by the opposite sex, no “bro-scene” in sight, I sat down to watch the film and see what came from Dyer’s highly anticipated two-year project, made to shine a light on women’s skiing.

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Scultped In Time – The Artist

In the third episode of Sculpted In Time, Sherpas Cinema tells the story of The Artist

Sherpas Cinema does their Sherpas thing and makes a sweet edit of The Artist in the third installment of Sculpted Time. Normally, we wouldn’t post resort-branded content like this, but it’s the Sherpas and the footage is incredible. So kick back and enjoy earth, wind, fire, and water.

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Week In Review—Squaw Valley’s Dollar Pass Debacle

Red Bull’s wings clipped! Chris Davenport gets vertical! Ski Town sues Ski City!

All the news fit for skiers the week ending October 10, 2014.

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VIDEO: Faces of Dav—The Adventurer

Wind, couloirs, and snow in Bella Coola with Chris Davenport, Griffin Post, and Adam Clark

In the first episode of Faces of Dav, produced by Red Bull Media House, Chris Davenport travels to Bella Coola, British Columbia. In 2007, Davenport came to ski this same place with Doug Coombs for a segment in the movie Steep. Shortly after, Coombs passed away. Seven years later, Davenport returns to the same zone with Griffin Post and Adam Clark.

Griffin Post wrote a story from this same trip. After four days of unrelenting, pounding wind that kept the group tent-bound, Post writes, “Divinity in the mountains isn’t hard to come by, but sometimes it arrives at unsuspecting places. Often, godliness graces us on top of a remote peak, but other times it hits us behind a rock, squatting ass-out in the blowing snow. For me, it was the latter. It only took a brief glimpse of the sun, spires, and blue sky to kick the morning routine into high gear and send me sprinting back to the tents with news of the weather breaking.”

Browse through a photo gallery by Adam Clark from the trip and read Post’s story about persistence and reward in Bella Coola.

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The Next Phase of the FWT

Freeride World Tour, IFSA partner to bring more competitions to North American skiers

As the FWT’s partner for Region 2—encompassing North and South America—the IFSA can now grant its athletes points that will help them qualify for the Freeride World Tour. That means that athletes—adults and juniors combined—will now have more than two dozen opportunities to earn qualifying points for the FWT on North American soil.

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Ski Town Throwdown III Preview Video – John & John Show

The Johns weigh in with new changes for the third annual Ski Town/Area/Resort Throwdown

The Johns are back! The hosts of the Ski Town Throwdown preview Ski Town Throwdown III, which starts Monday, October 13, while offering insider analysis on the play-in round that is live right now. In fact, voting for the play-in ski areas/town ends today at 5 p.m. PST. To vote for one of those ski areas/towns in the four regions—Great White North, Big East, Far West, and Rocky Mountain West—the Ski Throwdown III page has all your answers.

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Deer Valley Buys Solitude

What that means for ONE Wasatch and Utah skiers

Speculation in the media, both social and otherwise, is that this deal is another step closer to One Wasatch, the seven-resort interconnect idea Ski Utah re-announced last spring. Deer Valley, however, is not a link in that concept.

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VIDEO: Salomon Freeski TV, Iceland

Dedicated to the memory of Andreas Fransson and J.P. Auclair

Salomon Freeski TV released their first episode of the season today from a trip to Iceland with Andreas Fransson, Mark Abma, and Chris Rubens. From a first descent of Skidadalur on Burffelshyrna in the pouring rain to swimming in the Arctic Ocean, Salomon Freeski TV producer, Jeff Thomas, fondly remembers Andreas being, “keen on anything and everything.”

Leslie Anthony, who was along on the trip, remembers his time with Andreas:

“‘I was lucky to experience the positive energy that Andreas Fransson brought to everything he did. He was a doer, a philosopher and an adventurer of a different kind. On one of our last day’s in Iceland last year he dragged me out to a hot dog stand on the streets of Reykjavik. He didn’t eat meat and I hate hot dogs, but he insisted we go because “It’s in the guidebook for Reykjavik. Everyone goes there. It’s been there 70 years. We have to.” So we go and get so lost in the harbour area that a woman who runs whale tours takes pity on us and drives us to the hot-dog stand. We wait in the requisite line and eat these disgusting wieners slathered in mystery condiments and the whole time I’m waiting to see if Andreas will even be able to choke it down. But… three bites and it’s gone and he declares “That was AWESOME!” See you my friend.”

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Trailer: Dynafit’s From The Road

Team Dynafit embarks on a human-powered quest to Alaska's Chugach

Dynafit’s upcoming short film revolves around the idea of human-powered exploration and its unlimited potential, but it’s about a lot more, too. From the Road goes back to the site in Alaska’s Chugach Range where Dynafit’s Eric Henderson, a former professional ski guide, fell and broke his neck. Any skier who has recovered from any major injury knows the uncertain feeling of standing on skis after a recovery and skiing down a challenging line again. In From the Road, Henderson faces the darkest moment of his past and goes back to ski the very line that nearly killed him. Here’s the trailer for From the Road.

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