Week In Review: North Korea Ski Resort, Round Two

A-Basin open! Avy dog POV! XC goes freeski?!

All the news fit for skiers the week ending October 17, 2014.

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VIDEO: Armada’s Oil and Water

Two words: Phil Casabon

Armada dropped its long-awaited team movie, Oil and Water, yesterday and it’s nothing short of a full ski workout. Never before has a pair of sticks been so nose-pressed, tail-slid, and staircase-reverted in a 26-minute period—I mean those edges must be duller than a Monday morning board meeting. Come for the Mike Hornbeck and Henrik Harlaut, but stay for the Phil Casabon, as the Quebecois once again steals the show. This film was dedicated to the memory of J.P. Auclair, co-founder of Armada, who recently passed away.

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VIDEO: Heimer Versus Spine

James Heim wins in his latest POV

Just as the first snow fell in Whistler, James Heim blasted an edit off to the Internet world. Nothing like a few flakes to set the mood for a good POV. These are the selfies from Heimer’s favorite runs. Looking for more? These are a few of the lines Heimer skied in MSP’s Days Of My Youth.

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Pat ‘n Tats’ Euro Vacation

How to class it up in Italy

Here’s how Pat Sewell and Chris Tatsuno do Europe: Fun first. Wool sport coats. Friends on powder days. And of course, shots courtesy of Petey the Penguin.

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John and John Show, part 2

Expert analysis on Ski Town Throwdown Round 1

John & John break down all the week one action in the Ski Town Throwdown, including first round battles in the Great White North and Rocky Mountain West regions. Who’s going to the Sweet 16?

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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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