Posts Tagged ‘Snowboarding’
Leane Pelosi and Matt Belzile head in to the Whistler backcountry for a few days of touring on the K2 Panoramic Splitboard. What is the panoramic splitboard? Cross country ski your way in and snowboard down the mountain, all with the same gear. Love it!
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Matt Belzile – “On December 8th we went on an overnight excursion to Cerise Creek by Pemberton, BC. We had roughly 5 km of skinning to our camp site. The snow was decent but we were able to find really good pockets on north and east facing slopes. The panoramic was great. I was really impressed at how well it rode, it did not feel like a split board even on firm snow it felt solid.”
Last year Norwegian snowboarder Torstein Horgmo uncorked the first-ever triple backflip spinning trick to earn gold in Winter X’s Big Air. This year, Horgmo again unleashed the sketchy triple cork — backside even, with 1440 degrees of spin — and scored a perfect 50 points. Oh we love the X-Games.
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Attention passengers. Burton is “Now Boarding” with the first of three clues that will reveal the destination of the first mystery trip. A total of three trips are up for grabs. We’re also giving away a bag a week full of the gear you pack (don’t forget to throw in some shred gear…hint hint). So make sure you enter early and often at http://www.facebook.com/burtonsnowboards. Meanwhile get all the gear you need to rock the mountain at Ski Pro.
Need to indulge in a little snow? A few riders take on powder heaven in Vail’s glorious backcountry.
Choking on snow in the Vail backcountry and East Vail Chutes. Hitting deep pow, fun rocks, cliffs, and face shots! Riders include Forrest Kleinman, Jonny Kohl, Jordan Kleinman, Sam Blethen, Matt Ensminger.
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The Winter X Games are fast approaching! Aspen hosts the 16th Annual Winter X Games January 26th-29th. It’s sure to be four crazy days of the world’s best winter athletes rocking snowmobiles, skis and boards on the mountain.
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Growing up riding rails in Minnesota and Wisconsin really paid off for Ethan Deiss in his first Snow Porn. This isn’t a game but if it were, this would be a YAHTZEE!
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Wow. Go Pro’s HD Hero is amazing in itself, but if you were impressed before, think again. The Go Pro HD Hero2 is 2x as powerful in every way. Not convinced? Check out this amazing clip showcasing the HD Hero2.
Need last minute holiday gifts? Forget pushing through crowds, trying to find parking, and grumpy sales clerks. Ski Pro has the hottest gear from water to the mountain, swimming to snowboarding. Come by one of our three locations (Mesa, Phoenix, or Chandler) or shop online!
Get your Go Pro at Ski Pro. These incredible cameras allow you to capture the action from a front row seat, and that is truly insane. Check it out for yourself in this Go Pro snowboarding video.
ESPN’s Action Sports gives us the top ten reasons to rock the mountain during the holiday.
1. Resorts are empty on Dec. 25
Sure, there are crowds at ski resorts during the holidays. But Christmas day? Totally empty. While everyone’s busy unwrapping gifts and eating fruit cake, you’ll have the mountain to yourself.
2. Backcountry is always empty
And when it does get crowded (from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31), sign up for a guided backcountry tour (many resorts and local outfitters offer this type of thing) or a day of cat-skiing, like at Crested Butte, Colorado.
3. There’s powder somewhere
It’s been a slow start to winter at a lot of resorts, but some ski areas have received over 100 inches of snowfall already, including Colorado’s Wolf Creek, Washington’s Crystal Mountain, and Alaska’s Alyeska.
4. Dress like Santa, ski for free
On Dec. 17, the first 75 people who show up at Whistler’s Garibaldi Lift Company in full Santa attire get a free lift ticket. Utah’s Canyons, Vermont’s Bolton Valley and Maine’s Sunday River offer similar Santa skis free days.
5. And other non-Santa discounts
Mt. Bachelor, Ore., is offering a $99 three-day lift ticket — which can be used during the holidays, which are usually blackout days for discount tickets. The fine print is you have to buy the ticket by Dec. 12.
6. Travel is easier than you think
If your excuse for not going skiing during the holidays is “It’s too hard to get there,” then hear this: Nonstop flights arrive in Jackson, Wyo., daily from six major cities, including L.A., Chicago, and Atlanta.
7. Après-ski New Year’s Eve parties
New Year’s Eve parties are always more fun in ski towns. Check out the party at the Wobbly Barn at Killington, Vt., the torchlight parade and fireworks at Steamboat, Colo., or anywhere in South Lake Tahoe.
8. And loads of other events
Sunday River, Maine, might have the most stacked holiday event schedule we’ve ever seen: rail jams, concerts, comedians and fire dancers, pub quizzes, fireworks and more. And even a ski-for-free lodging deal during the holidays.
9. Some resorts have just opened
If you’re worried that you’ve missed all the freshness from opening day, fear not. Some resorts are just getting started: Montana’s Moonlight Basin, California’s Alpine Meadows, and Nevada’s Mount Rose have just opened for the season this week.
10. Post-shredding shopping
Holiday shopping? Yep, resort towns can definitely handle that, too. Assuming you’re OK with gifting antler chandeliers and fur-lined coats. Best shopping: Park City, Utah, Aspen, Colo., Stowe, Vt.
Lindsey Vonn took home her 5th World Cup of the season on her adopted home soil in Beaver Creek. This amazing win was the 4th in a row that she has taken home; a new US record. Vonn’s World Cup win at the Super-G in Colorado is number 46 in her career, tying her with Austria’s Renate Goetschl for third on the career list.
Lindsey even joined in the “Tebowing” craze in respect for Denver Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow, as she dropped down on a knee and struck a prayer pose after the race.
Despite personal drama (a recent divorce from Thomas Vonn), Lindsey Vonn is determined to take on the mountain, and we are quite certain she is doing just that.
Since the early days of Burton Snowboards, women have always helped shape the team, the products and the company. Today marks another milestone with the launch of burtongirls.com, Burton’s first online community dedicated to women and the snowboard lifestyle. See what the girls are up to at http://burtongirls.com.
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Home grown in Aspen; Obermeyer ski gear is composed of the newest technology, the best fit, and the hottest look. It’s the perfect gear for killing it on black diamonds and flying past the competition, yet it’s also the ski gear that alludes to your skills; even if you’re just sipping on hot cocoa at the lodge. Indulge in your own Obermeyer gear today at Skipro.
Ski Mountaineer Chris Davenport won two World Championships, an ESPN Winter X medal, many Powder Magazine Reader’s Poll awards, the 24 Hours of Aspen, and was a fixture on the podium of the Freeride World Tour.