All Hail the Snowman, and More News This Week

Dav heads to the Hall! Mad River core! Rollerblade ski jouring!

Chris Davenport busts into Ski Hall of Fame
Hand-knit a pair of kitten mittens, complete the Gallon Challenge, fly—these are some of the very few things Chris Davenport can’t do. He already won international big mountain skiing championships and he was the first to summit and ski all of Colorado’s 54 14,000-foot peaks, but now the 43-year-old can put U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame on that resume. The Aspen native was added to the 2014 bill last week. Keep doing what you’re doing Dav, it’s working.

Oh yeah, he’s also a really good dad.

Inside look at Sean Pettit’s road to recovery
Injury recovery is a bitch—we’ve all been there. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Pettit busting his hump to get back in the game after a heel injury sidelined him all of last year.

The Bird says better late than never in the PNW
In honor of Oregon passing Measure 91, get lifted with a little Pacific Northwest stoke from the man with fullest wingspan in the land.

Who skied it better? Rollerblade edition.
I’m not going to stand up here and defend inline skating’s coolness factor—pretty sure that peaked somewhere between Brink! and X Games 3—but I will say that the sport makes for some pretty spectacular cross-training videos. This week we’re choosing between two real odd balls as we try and decide who, in fact, ‘skied’ it better. Our first competitor is the legendary roller monoskier, and our second is some good old-fashioned Rollerblade ski-jouring. Who ya got?

Mono Roller

Rollerblade Ski-jouring

Ski the East hitting us with that new-new
Ski the East unleashed a beast of a trailer on us this week for their upcoming series, Spectral, which seems to include a little of everything we love about the Northeast Kingdom—thick backcountry, classic White Mountain descents, and a fair dosage of DIY urban action. Booyakasha!

Mad core, Mad River
In more East Coast news, Maine got walloped by a Nor’Easter, Sunday River and Killington started spinning lifts, The South went skiing, and two guys from Mad River got a little over-antsy. Ski it if you can indeed, brochachos.

Mike Douglas set to debut feature film
There’s been a decent amount of buzz surrounding Mike Douglas’ newest video project, Snowman, and it looks like we’ll be seeing the final product in the not-so-distant future. Debuting on December 7 as the closing gala film at the Whistler Film Festival, the project is a documentary about the crazy journey of Douglas’ childhood friend and avalanche controller, Kevin Fogolin. The film has been a longtime coming, replete with crowd-funding efforts and a shoestring budget, but with Douglas behind it, it’s bound to be a must-see.

Mountain bike go-carting like you read about
So I guess Polaris had a little extra budget this quarter to build it’s own downhill go-cart track…