Kevin and Mitchell Brower head into some Utah backcountry zones and find the goods. What they have to say about their terrain selection definitely resonates with us: “It seems that when on the road and visiting new places it’s easier to find things to ski because there are no preconceived opinions about certain lines or features.” See what they mean:
Tune in for results and top runs from the 2014 Freeride World Tour stop at Snowbird, UT. It has been pretty well documented that the intended venue of North Baldy slid to the ground during control work and the classic “old” Freeskiing World Tour qualifier venue of Silver Fox took over as the venue in somewhat controversial fashion. Regardless, the skiing was a blast to watch and we’ve enjoyed re-watching some of the runs, and in all honesty this may have been the best conditions/venue combo we’ve seen on tour all season long.
Brody Leven has exploded onto the scene over the past few years and was recently picked up by Salomon as a “four season” athlete. Brody has definitely figured out that it’s not always about being the raddest guy in the room, but that being a sponsored athlete means being a brand ambassador and perhaps more importantly, a brand in and of yourself. Enjoy a few minutes of “lifestyle” on the chair at Alta…
Snowbird is set to go off today on the Silver Fox venue. We’ve got the live feed here and will be updating as the competition goes down…EDIT: Congrats to Lars and Lorraine for their stellar performances. Special shoutout to Hadley Hammer for an amazing effort.
Sander Hadley is an absolute maniac on skis. When you watch his POV footage it seems like there’s nothing he can’t do and no terrain that he can’t make an absolute mockery of. The level of creativity in Sander’s skiing is off the charts. You’re going to enjoy this one. We promise.
Two more recap videos from this year’s Visit SLC Shootout. This time from heavy hitter Steve Lloyd and Bruno Long. Get your skact on!
Great stuff at Alta from Colin Becker, Price Foulger and their posse of fellow shredders. These kids take in-bounds fun to new heights and milk every last drop of fun out of the terrain at Alta. Enjoy:
Despite the Western US being stuck in a “cycle” of high pressure over last few weeks, Sander Hadley found a way to make the best of it. No music. Just making hardpack conditions look like gobs of fun. In the words of Doug Coombs “There is no bad snow, only bad skiers”. If there is one thing this edit makes us want to do its go skiing…no matter the conditions
Most season edits show a “season” of perfect conditions and only the best of days, whereas it seems like the Panda posse attacked the format with the intent of showing the most fun days. From the deep to spring party skiing, this may not have been shot on a RED but damn does it look fun:
It seems like Matt Baydala has been skiing Alta every single day since like, mid-October. And we can’t blame him either, because it looks damn good. Here’s a look at the skiing at Alta right now, which is not open for the season but has opening day scheduled for November 22nd. Take a look at two videos documenting the deepness:
We can tell you which gets our vote, but tune into a couple of videos from Sunday and tell us what you think. Lift access, PBR and crowds vs. touring and skiing pow, perhaps a hair too aggressively with plentiful shrubbery/rocks. Cheers to all who are out getting some turns in this October!