Summer Camp…for Skiers
The first edit of the summer from Momentum Ski Camps in Whistler
Summer camp was the best. I rafted down rivers and road horses and flirted with the boys in the cabin next door. But if I were 10 years old again, I would do summer camp differently. I’d go to the snow. This edit is from Week 1 of Momentum Ski Camps. Coaches included pro skiers like James “Woodsy” Woods, T.J. Schiller, Corey Vanular, and more. - Julie Brown
Quien es Gomez?
David “Gomez” Johnson, owner of CASA Tours, lives the nomadic lifestyle, all in the constant pursuit of powder, good times and adventure
Known to his parents, authorities, and clients of CASA Tours—a South American ski guide service he owns—as David Johnson, Gomez is well on his way to becoming one of skiing’s best characters.
The Level 1 Trailer (Thank God)
Here's to partly cloudy days, and winter
It’s 1 million degrees everywhere. The country is literally on fire. Safeway just ran out of charcoal, Budweiser, and bocce ball kits. Tomorrow is the most iconic day of the American summer.
Which might be why this trailer, from the winners of last year’s Powder Awards Movie of the Year, feels so damn good. (Well that, and because the skiing is insane.) Someday, it’s going to be winter again.
Meanwhile at Mt. Hood #1: The Intern Returns
Line Skis takes over Windell’s Camp; mayhem ensues
Hibbs’ week at Windell’s Camp concluded with a heavy session on a two-foot-high backflip jump during which he attempted double backs and a double Lincoln loop. Right beside him was renowned Traveling Circus daredevil Ross Imburgia, who wagered a switch double front flip, but encountered difficulties upon reentry.
Junk In The Truck: Smith Gibson Sunglasses
Down by the river
There are certain products that just make life easier. The Smith Gibson and Smith Neoprene Retainers are just that. Easy. Featuring Smith’s kick-ass optics and a lightweight frame, the Gibsons are my everyday sunglasses. Even when floating in the river.
Backcountry.com Releases Brand Video
And it's badass (especially for a commercial)
Produced by Camp 4 Collective, the footage is as good as it gets. Enjoy this multi-sport promo video from the giant goat of online outdoor gear retail. Our only question: with all this amazing footage, why the flailing backflip to represent skiing?
Week In Review June 30: Shaun White and Bear Creek
Fire rings, Jesus remains in Whitefish, and it's dumping in South America
Week in review for June 30: Shaun White, Bear Creek, Fire rings, Jesus remains in Whitefish, and it’s dumping in South America.
Skiing Is Gay
A Q&A with Chris French, the founder and president of Ski Bums, the largest LGBT ski club in the world
Ski clubs are scattered throughout the country, a way to bring shredders together in cities and towns and transport them to the mountains. And they’re a great excuse for people to get together and drink beer. Here’s an interview with Chris French, 39, the founder of Ski Bums, the self-proclaimed largest LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) ski club in the world.
Junk in the Truck: REI Double Shot Press Mug
For your caffeine-deprived brain
My favorite bonus feature is the REI Double Shot Press Mug is the airtight canister that screws into the base. This canister can be used to keep extra grounds (or a bit of Bailey’s), because one cup is rarely enough.
DEEP: The Future of Snow
POW nudges, Obama announces climate change plan
Protect Our Winters (POW) celebrated a monumental milestone Tuesday as President Obama announced a long-awaited, three-pronged plan to fight global warming. The initiative includes cutting carbon at power plants, funding renewable energy technology, and fortifying America against extreme weather events.