I think I already posted this, but I came across it again recently, and I’m wicked stoked about ski mountaineering right now so I’m posting it again. Get into it.
Too bad the federal government is shut down. I hope I get a chance to use my national parks pass this winter.
This movie is worth your ten minutes. This is also exactly what I’ve been looking to do for the last few years. Anybody want to go to AK?
You couldn’t avoid it for long. Skiing season is just around the corner. There are so many good ski movies out these days that it’s hard to choose favorites, but I’m going to go with Powderwhore. Their new trailer is out! The movie is called Elevation and looks pretty good. The only pseudo-complaint I have about all these movies is that they don’t always get as rad as they could; if I’m paying to go see a sweet skiing movie then it would be nice to see people doing stuff that’s really inspiring instead of just, you know, a Saturday.
Here’s some video to accompany Dre’s account of skiing the Midi. It’s pretty emo what wwith the black and white and the whimsical acoustic Riders on the Storm. Is it time to ski steeps here?
Me ‘n mutha are doing a ski mountaineering race called the Power of Two together today. It’ll probably go a lot like this.
I’m glad we can stop these tricks now that we’re getting some snow.
I’m ski racing at Crested Butte today. I’ll probably have to eat a bovine burrito though, in honor of the heroics of several backcountry skiers here earlier this month. Skiers found some cows atop Heart Attack Ridge, called around the local ranchers, and returned the next day to try to get the cows down. These cows were luckier than some in a similar conundrum last winter.