Monday, December 28, 2009

Freeride World Tour Video Interview

This past October I gave an interview with the Freeride World Tour. Here it is...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Salomon Freeski TV Maui Episode

Here's the super sweet Salomon Freeski episode that demonstrates why we were in Maui for a whole month this past November. I think it's pretty cool!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Reason to Go Vote for the Powder Awards

The Powder Award Reader's Poll is still going on and here is a reason to go vote...

ENJOY!!! Click HERE to Go Vote Now!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Outside Magazine Interview

I scored an Outside Magazine Online interview with a posting of my ski edit by the Levitation Project. Can you say stoked?! Click Here to see the interview.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Beaver Creek World Cup

Not a surprise to run into our Tahoe buddy, Daron Rahlves, at an event he won in 2005

After a great Turkey Day with Cody's family in the Bay area, we headed up to Tahoe to finally make our first turns for the winter. We didn't care that it would be the one-run, nerve-racking, jockey-posturing racetrack on Red Dog at Squaw, we we're skiing. After a few days of forcing my feet into that old submission of pain and one day of heading to the backcountry with the boys to remind those muscles of what it feels like to skin for hours, Cody and I figured we needed to look elsewhere for snow. What we decided on was the indoor training park of Woodward in Colorado. Wow, that sounds a little funny but it makes perfect sense: we need to work on our tricks before we got to the backcountry when it counts. It took 16 hours of driving before we landed in the high altitude world to get our jibbin' on. Once we arrived and had our first session at Woodward we were beyond excited like kids in a candy store. I had no idea that I could attempt tricks that I watch the gumbi-like park rats make seem effortless from the sidelines. Alas, I'm experiencing 14 again! Luckily this time without the pimples and awkward growth spurts.

Since we happen to be in Colorado staying in Beaver Creek with the fun Salomon rep, David Crane, it only made sense that we check out the men's World Cup 'Birds of Prey' Downhill this weekend. Cody and I were both thrilled to get the chance to see a World Cup Downhill and cheer on our friends that were competing. Neither of us had been to a WC DH before, and since we both specialized in the speed events when we alpine raced this was a special thing to see. The US men fared okay. The real spectacle of the weekend was the young Swiss, Carlo Janka, who won all three events: the Super-Combined, Downhill and Giant Slalom. Someone is on fire during an Olympic year, how convienent!

Hanging with longtime buddy, Marco Sullivan, after the race. He had a solid effort with a 14th place.

Aksel Lund Svindal soaring like an eagle

The podium: 2nd place- Didier Cuche, 1st place- Carlo Janka, 3rd place- Aksel Lund Svindal

Cody hanging with his back-in-the-day powder pal Steve Nyman

I just couldn't resist posing with the ice sculpture

Tuesday, December 1, 2009