This maybe hits close to home if you’re a Washingtonian, like me. I grew up teaching ski lessons on Friday nights at The Pass and then crashing in the loft of a barely serviceable, non-heated ski hut. Next day I’d teach more lessons and the fact that skiing at Snoqualmie Pass was always great for [...]
During the early summer of 1999 in Chamonix, France, if news of a big snowboard descent hit town, no one would have expected it to come from a 20-year-old kid who had been riding for only four years. The town, arguably the extreme mountain sports capital of the world, is full of talented, ambitious, high-achieving [...]
When you’re launching a career as a professional photographer or writer, you’re often taught not to get too attached to your creations. You’re supposed to maintain objectivity, I guess in order to stay calm when the editors whose opinions you inevitably disregard start critiquing your work. And that’s all well and good, but if you [...]
TK pithy comment, clever caption, or soulful explanatory text here. Oh, hell, who am I kidding — what could you possibly add to a photo like this? Photo of Revelstoke, B.C., by Garrett Grove. See more at garrettgrove.com.
Oh, my. There are crashes and then there are crashes — from the perspective of the helmetcam, at least, this is one of the nastiest, ragdolling, stone-grinding dumpers you’ll ever see — a major tumble over a series of cliffy rock bands. According to Maxime Demouchy, who was there and uploaded the video, biting off [...]
Unlike last year, when the Red Bull Supernatural snowboarding contest was criticized for environmentally questionable practices, there’s been hardly a peep about the comp — except for this funny parody that sends up creator Travis Rice, lame tricks, bro speak, and more. There’s nothing mean-spirited, and the jokes fly past with the speed of a [...]
Now, that’s a good way to get your week started. Photo: Mt. Bakerish by Garrett Grove.
How appropriate that this was shot at Sorcerer Lodge, British Columbia — the interplay of light and dark looks like magic. The flakes have disappeared simply because of the flash blowing them out against the white background, but in a place this supernatural it seems to deserve a more mystical explanation. Photo by Garrett Grove. [...]
Some level of scofflawery is required of the freerange human, but after almost getting slingshotted off a chairlift that derailed in a windstorm, I no longer flaunt safety by refusing to put the bar down. Nor, I’m sure, will this fella. The video was shot by Trippy Editing, who wrote, “I was skiing when my [...]
If only American ski resorts and the sense of humor to create an ad campaign this, er, cheeky.
A-Basin soul train. Photo by Brett Wilhelm/Rich Clarkson and Associates.
Explain to me again why every powder skier in the world doesn’t live in Utah? Photo: Forrest Shearer, driving wedges in the Wasatch, by Lee Cohen. See more at leecohen.com.
There’s a rule that you never leave powder to find powder. But what about when you leave powder because you simply have to leave? One March, responsibilities and life called me away from the motherland. Each day, however, was better than the last, so I kept delaying, skiing, powcrastinating, until finally I had to git. [...]
Mervin Manufacturing is an exception in the ski and snowboard manufacturing business. Consider its rivals Burton and K2. Despite legacies in New England and the Northwest, neither player makes its stuff in the U.S. anymore. But Mervin, a once-tiny upstart like so many snowboard brands, hasn’t left the States. It’s still making boards on Washington’s [...]