Salomon Freeski TV S8 E10: Cortina, Italy

Salomon Freeski TV S8 E10: Cortina, Italy

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 03.03.2015 / Comments (0)

For episode 10 of their eighth season, the Salomon Freeski TV team head to Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy to enjoy one of the resort's best winters on record. Cortina is known for its cliffs, chutes and senders, and in usual fashion the Good Times crew found their way into all of the above. 

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Dog Days of Winter: At a Film Festival Near You

Dog Days of Winter: At a Film Festival Near You

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 03.02.2015 / Comments (0)

With huge success at local screenings, True Grit Production's film "Dog Days of Winter" is continuing to impress, with acceptances at the 10th Annual Durango Film Festival and The Sun Valley Film Festival, both happening March 4th through 8th. "Dog Days" documents the origins of freestyle skiing and the hotdog movement of the early 1970s, and if you're a skier, it's a much watch. Know your roots. 

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The Beginnings of Extreme: WESC -- The First Televised Extreme Ski Competition

The Beginnings of Extreme: WESC -- The First Televised Extreme Ski Competition

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 03.02.2015 / Comments (0)

The World Extreme Skiing Championship (WESC), which was held in Valdez, AK from 1991 to 2000, was the first televised event of its kind. The WESC reshaped what was possible in the sport (and on 220cm straight skis) and changed the public's perception of skiing in general--that these dudes were crazy, talented and badass individuals.  

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Swatch Skiers Cup 2015: The Best of Backcountry Slopestyle in Zermatt

Swatch Skiers Cup 2015: The Best of Backcountry Slopestyle in Zermatt

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 02.27.2015 / Comments (0)

Competitors at big-mountain events are expected to throw down, and few venues see more monster-stomping antics than the Swatch Skiers Cup. This year was no exception, as riders from North America and Europe battled it out at Zermatt, Switzerland, competing for the love of continent...and air time. 

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Euro Steeze: Freeski Germany's "LAAX"

Euro Steeze: Freeski Germany's "LAAX"

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 02.26.2015 / Comments (0)

Channeling Simon Dumont truckdrivers and Tom Wallisch-inspired afterbang, the rippers at Freeski Germany know how to crush a sunset park session. Shot at Laax Ski Resort, Switzerland, this crew is worth keeping an eye on.  

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One of Those Mineral Laps: Isaac Freeland

One of Those Mineral Laps: Isaac Freeland

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 02.24.2015 / Comments (0)

Keeping in the tradition of Candide Thovex's now-famous "One of Those Days" webisodes, Isaac Freeland and Jonnie Merrill do some spring-esque POV shredding around Mineral Bowl at Snowbird, UT. While it may not feature cave run-ins or apres-ski deck jibs, the massive backflips and general hucking-ness is plenty insane. 

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Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 02.24.2015 / Comments (0)
Watch TGR's "Almost Ablaze" FREE until 2/19

Watch TGR's "Almost Ablaze" FREE until 2/19

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 02.18.2015 / Comments (0)

Teton Gravity Research’s newest film "Almost Ablaze" pulled in numerous accolades, including "Film of the Year," "Best Breakthrough Performance" for Nick McNutt's segment, "Female Performance of the Year" for Angel Collinson's segment, and "Best Powder" for the film's Jackson Hole segment. Now you can watch the entire film for free--just become a TGR community member and enjoy some award-winning stoke from The Ski Journal's media partner and the best film of the year.

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Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 02.18.2015 / Comments (0)
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Sakeus grew up on Washington’s beautiful Lake Chelan, surrounded by apple
orchards and tourists. He has spent the years since bumping around the PNW,
from Mt. Baker to Revelstoke, eventually finding himself in the Funny Feelings
offices in 2012 where he now serves as Editor of The Ski Journal.

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