Stept’s Ten and Two

Nick Martini on the car crashes, the frozen digits, and the crew

Stept stands apart from other major film companies in that they are truly a crew—a group of good friends looking to document their own season and unique style. With films that seem to buck traditional ski film formats and trends—last year’s Mutiny was an hour long urban segment with a decidedly dark tone—we’re looking forward to this years’ Ten and Two. We caught Nick Martini, co-director, on the phone to hear about their vision for this year’s film.

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Week In Review: Skiing on Shrooms

Wanted: skier boyfriends, news in the Wasatch, and Winter Watch 2014

All the news fit for skiing the week ending September 12, 2014.

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Vail Acquires Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 Million, Cash

That solves the Park City turf wars

Vail Resorts, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Park City Mountain Resort from Powdr Corp. for $182.5 million in cash, settling all litigation and guaranteeing that Park City’s lifts will spin this winter. Park City will be added to Vail’s epic pass and the company says it intends to connect PCMR to Canyons, which would create a mammoth ski area that sprawls over 7,000 acres of terrain.

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A Flyin Ryan IPA, Please

Long Trail Brewing Company, Vermont skiers raise glasses of craft beer to the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation

From December 1st until March 31st, ten cents from each beer sold will go towards the Flyin Ryan scholarship fund, meaning there is now have another reason to keep the tab running. The beer will be available at a number of après bars including Mad River Glen’s General Stark’s Pub, and will likely make its way throughout the rest of the Green Mountain State’s ski areas and bars.

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VIDEO: Scott Gaffney’s Back

And he's still got it

Just a few days before MSP premieres its highly anticipated two-year movie, MSP Director Scott Gaffney put out his own POV edit from last season. A former professional skier, Gaffney now spends more time on the other side of the camera filming all the up-and-comers. As he says, that number we call age is only getting higher. And on top of all that, Tahoe’s winter was sh*!. But Gaffney pretty much says screw it, and goes skiing anyway. Which is a good reminder that we all need—stop complaining. Go skiing. It’s still fun. Even when you’re old and you have a full time job and there’s more dirt than snow out there. Thanks for this one, Gaffney.

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2014 Ski Movie Premiere Schedule

Save these dates for the biggest premieres of the season

Here we go again, it’s ski movie premiere time. Mark the following dates on the calendar for this season’s biggest and rowdiest ski movie premieres. The first are just around the corner, debuting at theaters in Jackson Hole and Boulder and Salt Lake City this weekend.

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YETI Hopper 30 Cooler — Junk in the Trunk

Keeping things cold for days

Using a regular cooler and then upgrading to a YETI is like skiing powder on skinny, fully cambered skis from the 1990s and then clicking in to something like the DPS Spoon or the Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt, both of which are huge underfoot and have tons of rocker. In other words, it’s night and day.

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Week In Review: Hermann Maier Coaching Austrian National Soccer Team

Wallisch needs new skis, Bud Light invades Crested Butte, and Donkey Kong skiing

All the news fit for skiing the week ending September 5, 2014.

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VIDEO: Unicorn Picnic Releases New Pretty Faces Trailer

Lynsey Dyer features a solid crew of ladies in her all chick ski flick

Last January, Lynsey Dyer launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an all-female ski film. “Why would I want to play sports if it’s not reflected in mainstream media?” Dyer says in the Kickstarter video. “We’d like to change all that, and show girls that they have a place not only in the mountains, but in sports in general.” Her campaign aimed to raise $60,000. By the time it closed on January 16, more than 1,000 backers helped Dyer smash that goal by raising $113,534 . Since then, Dyer and the film’s stacked lady posse—including Elyse Saugstad, Angel Collinson, and Rachael Burks—have been rallying to ski hard and collect footage. Five months ago, Dyer posted a call for submissions on Vimeo to gather more footage from girl skiers. And today, she finally released the highly anticipated trailer for Pretty Faces. It’s about time we see a film that features more than a token female ripper and does female skiers justice, showcasing their talent and inspiring other ladies to charge hard. Stay tuned for the full showing of Pretty Faces, coming this fall.

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Week In Review: Africa Goes Ski Racing

Argentinian mountain babes! Tanner Hall for the people! Tornado Selfies!

All the news fit for skiers the week ending August, 29, 2014.

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