Week In Review: Vail Plans Park City Megamountain
Ski rage! New eye candy from Sherpas! IF3 time is the best time!
All the news fit for skiing the week ending September 19, 2014.
VIDEO: Kiwi Park Laps with the Brothers Wells
New webisode series follows New Zealanders across the globe
Cam McDermid is on a mission to find common ground among skiers across the globe. With a few others, McDermid is launching a new webisode series called “All Us In Winterland,” which will follow a bunch of New Zealanders across the globe through the winter, doing what they do best. First stop? Wanaka, to catch up with the three Wells brothers—Beau, Jackson, and Jossi—and lap the park on one of those perfect, blue days.
Freeride World Tour Unveils Athlete Roster
Kyle Taylor, George Rodney, Hazel Birnbaum, and Ashley Maxfield step up from the qualifiers
Yesterday, the Freeride World Tour unveiled the complete list of athletes who will be competing in the upcoming season’s competitions, with defending champions Loic Collomb-Patton and Nadine Wallner leading the roster.
Johnny DeCesare on Poor Boyz Productions’ Twenty
Poor Boyz does two decades with a fresh perspective
Since humble beginnings 20 years ago, Poor Boyz Productions has been churning out high-quality ski films with an emphasis on freestyle and a focus on the individual athlete’s unique style and personality. We caught up with founder and owner Johnny DeCesare to get an idea of what we’re in for with this year’s Poor Boyz film, Twenty.
Super gringos Griffin Post and Drew Tabke do South America
We’ll hopefully be in the mountains in less than 24 hours, camping in a remote backcountry area that’s supposedly holding good snow: untouched August snow easily justifying any hassle that comes along with finding powder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.