Rocks Be Damned: April 2015 in Whistler

Rocks Be Damned: April 2015 in Whistler

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 05.13.2015 / Comments (0)

The bike park may be open at the base area, but up high at Whistler, BC winter is still in full effect...you just can't be scared of a few rocks. Teton Gravity Research Stash member and FWT competitor Martin Lentz gets buck on ice, snow and stone, proving that it may be worth keeping the skis out a bit longer. And the P-Tex. 

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Hot Chocolate Movie Project 2015 - Part Three

Hot Chocolate Movie Project 2015 - Part Three

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 05.12.2015 / Comments (0)

As far as castles go, there are few as unique (and susceptible to melting) as that in Finland's Ylläs Snow Village. Among ice wolves, crystal-clear staircases and frigid ramparts, Antti Ollila, Aleksi Patja, Miika Virkki and Eemeli Jussila find what's possibly one of the most surreal jib spots in the world for the third episode of their "Hot Chocolate" web series. Walt Disney would approve. 

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Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 05.12.2015 / Comments (0)
XC Extreme: Spandex, Backflips and One Weird Park Session

XC Extreme: Spandex, Backflips and One Weird Park Session

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 05.05.2015 / Comments (0)

You have to be a little crazy to get into XC skiing, but you have to be full-on nuts to session a terrain park in spandex, soft boots and skate skis. A crew of Norwegians at Oslo Vinterpark, Tryvann did just that, stomping front flips and backflips, slicking rails and boosting above the lip on the hill's halfpipe. Norwegians, apparently, love their XC skis. 

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Surviving Telluride: From Mining Booms to Big Lines

Surviving Telluride: From Mining Booms to Big Lines

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 05.01.2015 / Comments (0)

Oakley's five-part series, "Surviving Telluride," is a guide to one of Colorado's most unique ski towns. Tucked in the San Juan Mountains, the small town has gone from mining booms to being a jet-set destination--but after over a century, the love for the mountains hasn't changed one bit. 

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Days of My Youth: Getting High on Powder

Days of My Youth: Getting High on Powder

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 05.01.2015 / Comments (0)

Over the past few weeks, Matchstick Productions has been releasing segments from their 2015 movie "Days of My Youth," every Friday via Outside Television. In their deepest episode yet, the crew of James Heim, Michelle Parker and Richard Permin get high on a different type of drug--gluttonous, glorious powder. 

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"A Little Piece of Montreal": Getting Creative in the Other Canada

"A Little Piece of Montreal": Getting Creative in the Other Canada

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 04.30.2015 / Comments (0)

With top-notch cinematography and urban skiing that just drips style, it's not surprising that Alex Miglierina, JR Ceron and team's "A Little Piece of Montreal" took first in the Street division of the iF3 VideoQuest contest. Sending concrete step-ups, slicking sketchy wall rides and crushing all sorts of rails, the crew proves that the French side of Canada knows how to ski. 

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Stowe Powder Stoke: Getting Deep in the East

Stowe Powder Stoke: Getting Deep in the East

Posted by: Sakeus Bankson / added: 04.29.2015 / Comments (0)

In another one of their pow-filled edits this season, "Ski the East" head to Vermont'sStowe Resort. The ski area is situated on the state's highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, and during the 2014/15 season got pounded even more than usual--time to take advantage and do some spring sending.  

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Sakeus Bankson

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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