Monarch Ski Patrol’s newest avalanche dog began working this month at Monarch Mountain. The 16 week-old Labrador retriever named Glen is the latest in history of service dogs at the ski area available to assist in search and rescues throughout the Upper Arkansas Valley. He is already part of the family here and he is […]
Today Copper Mountain’s Olympic-sized halfpipe is now the first of its size to open in North America. It is the same height – 22 ft. – as the superpipe that will be featured during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February 2014. Main Vein is 500 ft. long and 62 ft. wide, allowing for […]
If you’re interested in attending one of the best downhill competitions, the Audi Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek from December 5th – 8th this year, then look no further than SUPERCANDY. SNAP Infusion is the official SUPERCANDY and they’ve partnered up with the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. The winner of […]
Kudos to our local “powder afficionado”, Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, who was profiled in OutsideOnline.com by Michael Behar: Gratz is what weather buffs like me call a microscale forecaster, which means he focuses on a particular kind of weather event (in his case, snowfall) for an audience that is particularly interested (skiers and snowboarders). He […]
Teton Gravity Research’s Co-Lab video contest, where the next generation of athletes and filmmakers compete to win $100,000 with their best season edit, features nearly 40 participants. Out of those, Elyse Saugstad is the only female big mountain skier (and currently getting quite high in the rankings). I had a chance to ask Elyse some […]
It costs resorts hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of dollars in materials (water, air, pipes) and time (employees, machinery) and National Geographic Channel goes behind-the-scenes with “Snow Park Technologies” to show how world-class, high-intensity snow competition courses are constructed. Be sure to watch for the episode showing the build out of the Winter X Games […]
If the Winter X Games aren’t reason enough to visit Aspen next week, I’d strongly recommend checking out the various events and concerts. Calvin Harris will be performing on Saturday, January 26th and Major Lazer on Sunday, January 27th (both at 4:15 PM at Buttermilk Mountain’s X Fest Stage).
Here’s a beautiful video with Lindsay Vonn (and NEU Productions) for Oakley’s “Beyond Reason” campaign. “If you love what you do … you have to be willing to give it everything you have.”