Video: Sierra Quitiquit Is a Ray of Sunshine
In classic Sierra fashion, the lovely lady heads to New Zealand for a dreamy summer vacation.
THE SMILES! THE GIGGLES! PINK! SUNSHINE! It’s all too much. Seriously, how is there so much sunshine? I’m knee-deep in a So Cal summer, and I’ve never seen that much sunshine. But what do I know? The sun always shines down on Sierra. Nothing is more right than this all-around sparkly good time in which Sierra kills it in the beautiful kiwi mountains then attempts to hug some sheep, who seem cute but turn out to be kinda rude. Either that, or intimidated by Sierra’s inexhaustible good vibes. Sheep, why won’t you hug her? I’ll hug her.
Launching The Lab
Two New Englanders are grinding to bring the East Coast's first indoor freestyle facility to Boston
One in particular had more legs than the rest: An indoor freestyle ski and snowboard center, and an answer to the seasonal void plaguing the East Coast’s terrain park-crazy market.
Tribe Called Quest plus The Bunch
Chill out with A Tribe Called Quest soundtrack and some summer skiing from The Bunch.
For more, here’s an interview with The Bunch’s Magnus Graner.
Armada Rotor Pullover Hoody — Junk In The Trunk
Armada makes great skis, and some fine mid-layers, too
What I liked most was the built-in balaclava. Instead of having to take off my gloves and dig through my bag when it got balaclava-cold, all I had to do was reach back and pull it up. Plug and play.
Video: Sean Pettit Is Back
And here's the edit to prove it
Ever get that feeling that there’s just something missing? The Office without Michael Scott? Nachos without guacamole?
That’s kind of the way things felt last ski season with the notable absence of Sean Pettit, who blew up his ankle before ever really getting going in 2014. Well thank Ullr, those dark days are finally over. Pettit returned to skis this summer up on Horstman Glacier and just put out his first edit in almost nine months. Sure it’s not the big mountain bangers that we’ve come to expect from Mr. Pettit, but hey, he’s back, and things are finally looking up again. —Kade Krichko
Video: That One Time It Snowed in Tahoe
Lake Tahoe's Janky Films documents the storm that dropped six-plus feet of snow, in April
Better late than never. That was the mantra for Tahoe skiers last season when winter finally arrived in April after a soul-crushing season of high pressure. Lake Tahoe’s Janky Films documented the storms that came through the Sierras in late March/early April. The crew skied South Lake Tahoe’s perfectly spaced glades in the backcountry, hit Squaw Valley’s KT-22 on a storm day, and caught one of the only Palisades sessions of the season (around the 8 minute mark).
Best Ski Edits This Week
Go higher, indie ski debut, steeze and tall Ts, and South America love
Our pick for the week’s best ski edits.
Week In Review: Free the Heel, Waterski Edition
Snow snorkeling in South America, rocks eat ski area, Saudi Arabia goes skiing—kind of
All the news fit for skiers the week ending August 1, 2014.
Greg Epstein on TGR’s Almost Ablaze
TGR's nonstop travel, mic'ing athletes, and Italy's record deep winter
TGR let winter keep them on their toes this year. With a crew of their standby athletes and a handful of talented newcomers, TGR put together a film focused on foot-powered trips and highlighting the challenges and fear that come with big-mountain skiing. We caught up with supervising producer Greg Epstein to learn a little more about their epic season.
VIDEO: Jaron Stadler’s Skills
La Familia and 4Reelmedia give us Stadler's season in two minutes
Jaron Stadler’s season edit is called the J-CHRONicles. And on the Vimeo page, he gives a shoutout to his sponsors, including Tall T Productions. Which is just amazing. Tall Ts and baggy, unzipped jackets are great. We could never pull them off—don’t think we have enough of those chronic skillz. But Stadler does. Watch him shred the park with steez in this edit, brought to you by La Familia and 4REELmedia.