ICONS: Scot Schmidt on Shane McConkey

A new weekly series featuring renowned athletes from a variety of sports talking about the influence of Shane McConkey

In episode four of ICONS – an exclusive series featuring renowned athletes from a variety of sports talking about the influence of Shane McConkey – we feature the extreme skiing master himself, Scot Schmidt. Produced by Red Bull Media House, ICONS features outtakes from the feature biopic “McConkey,” which premiered this past Saturday in Squaw Valley, California.

Read Julie Brown’s on-the-ground report from the McConkey Movie Squaw Valley, CA, premiere last Saturday.

The ICONS series will appear on Powder.com every Wednesday for two months. Come back next week to hear Travis Pastrana’s thoughts. Check out the tour dates and ticket purchase links list below. Read Ingrid Backstrom’s review of the movie’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. For additional information go to McConkeyMovie.com.

McConkey Tour Dates + Buy Ticket Links:

AMERICA:

PARK CITY, UT
Jim Santy Auditorium, October 11th, 2013. 
TICKETS

LOS ANGELES, CA
The Regent Theatre, October 11th – 16th, 2013. 
TICKETS

NEW YORK, NY
Village East Cinema, October 11th – 17th, 2013.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, October 14th, 2013. 
TICKETS

JACKSON, WY
Center for the Arts, October 16th, 2013. 
TICKETS

CRESTED BUTTE, CO
Center for the Arts, October 18th, 2013. 
TICKETS

BOULDER, CO
Boulder Theater, October 20th, 2013.
TICKETS

DENVER, CO
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, October 21st, 2013.

BOISE, ID
Egyptian Theatre, October 24th, 2013.

MISSOULA, MT
Wilma Theatre, October 26th, 2013.
TICKETS

VANCOUVER, BC
Centennial Theatre, October 29th, 2013. 
TICKETS

WHISTLER, BC
Millennium Place, October 30th, 2013. 
TICKETS

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, November 2nd, 2013. 
TICKETS

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Pantages Theatre, November 8th, 2013. 
TICKETS

BOSTON, MA
John Hancock Hall, November 12th, 2013. 
TICKETS

BURLINGTON, VT
Higher Ground, November 14th 2013. 
TICKETS

PORTSMOUTH, NH
The Music Hall, November 15th, 2013.

ASHEVILLE, NC
Diana Wortham Theatre, November 19th, 2013. 
TICKETS

INTERNATIONAL:

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN (EUROPEAN PREMIERE)
San Sebastian Film Festival, September 26th, 2013.

ANNECY, FRANCE
iF3 Festival, Cinema Decavision, September 29th, 2013.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
TBA, September 30th, 2013.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA
TBA, October 1, 2013.

HEROES BY NATURE EUROPE
45+ screenings in six countries, October 3rd, 2013

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The Store Is Everywhere—Even On the Chairlift

Forecasting skiing's e-commerce future

While the 3D real-time comparison-shopping scenario might strike some as hopelessly Jetsonian, much of the technology is already in place, and it’s not hard to see it progressing rapidly further. In the ski market, the balancing act will always be weighing the benefits of everywhere computing against a ski experience valued for its ability to separate us from modern-day distractions.

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Video: Telewackers in the Tetons

Paul Kimbrough and Jake Sakson present Beans and Rice

Beans plus rice, with a dash of Kombu seaweed for some minerals, are delicious staples in pro telemark skiers Jake Sakson and Paul Kimbrough’s diet. They’re also the name of Sakson and Kimbrough’s first webisode series, named so because the meal is all about “simplicity over consumerism and adventure over comfort,” says Sakson, 23, originally from Carbondale, Colorado. It also helps that beans and rice are cheap and fit in a tight film budget.

Episode one of Beans and Rice was shot on the Driggs, Idaho-side of the Tetons in “top secret backcountry locations,” says Sakson. Kimbrough, who is 26 and from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sakson both film with Powderwhore and they have been wanting to put a webisode together for a few years. “We saw a lot of benefit to skiing together for a whole winter just in terms of our development as telemark skiers,” says Sakson. “We probably put more days on our pins than pretty much anyone out there. [Last winter] we finally committed to it, moved in together, and bought a camera.” —Julie Brown

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Salomon Freeski TV: Return to Mica

In the first episode of season 7, the crew goes to Mica Heliskiing

In the first episode of Salomon Freeski TV’s seventh season, Mike Douglas, Mark Abma, and Chris Rubens return to Mica Heliskiing in British Columbia, Canada. Why, you ask? In the words of Douglas, “It’s Mica–one of the best and most consistent places to ski powder in the world.” Now that you have an idea what you’re in for, sit back, relax, and prepare to get deep with “Return to Mica.”

Read an interview with Mike Douglas about the creative process behind Salomon Freeski TV.

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Trailer Park Jams

Songs from your favorite fall '13 ski film trailers

Ladies and gents, we present Trailer Park Jams, a playlist compiled of songs featured in this year’s ski film trailers.

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Jaded Feeder Readback: Slovenian Stalker Edition

When a reader strikes, The Jaded Local responds with fruit bats

This edition of Jaded Feeder Readback concerns a recent internet comment from “Petra” on the first installment of my women’s world cup wrap-up series, Tight Haunches and Burly Launches, which was focused on the accomplishments of 2013 overall winner Tina Maze. Petra was peeved because I got the name of the President of Slovenia wrong and failed to pay keen enough tribute to Maze. She felt that I portrayed the Slovenian sensation as a superficial authoritarian (which is considerably more sophisticated than my thesis, which was that Maze is an independent badass with an endearing eccentric streak).

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Junk in the Trunk: Black Diamond CoEfficient Fleece

A sample of what's to come with Black Diamond's first full apparel line

Part of the Black Diamond’s first apparel line, the CoEfficient fleece jacket is versatile, warm, and light.

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Stay Found in the Backcountry

A safety message presented by Dynafit Field Notes

In this episode of Dynafit Field Notes pro skier Donny Roth and Dynafit communications manager Eric “Hende” Henderson explore the art of building a shelter in a creative, cheeky video designed to help a novice backcountry skier be better prepared for what could happen if you get hurt, get lost, lose some vital gear, or get stuck in huge storm.

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The Trailer Park

Every ski movie trailer in one place

Hook your rig up to the thing, pop the lawn chair, crack a Coors, put your feet up on the cooler, and press play on 2013′s ski movie trailers.

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Road of the Seven Lakes

Skiing our way through a primordial landscape in Argentina

We are driving down a historic stretch of road known as the Ruta de Los Siete Lagos, or Seven Lakes Route. Setting out from San Carlos de Bariloche, our plan is to work our way north through the rugged landscape towards San Martin de Los Andes.

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