Posts tagged: Gypsy

Boys Weekend In Japan

 Entry By: Scotty VerMerris  @scottyvermerris

I couldn't handle any more pictures of friends skiing in Japan flooding my Instagram feed. I made a promise to myself last year that I would finally make it there this season and as these images of deep powder and epic tree skiing took over my thoughts I decided it was time to pull the trigger and experience it for myself.

Impulsively I called up Ben to see if he wanted to join me for a boys weekend in Japan to chase powder, sushi, and adventure. He couldn't say no and a week later we found ourselves on the other side of the world with our skis in hand.

We reached out to Japanese Icelantic athletes Shogo Kawano and Yuhei Yamada to see if they could join us short notice and they said yes. This was perfect, Ben and I both have been wanting to visit Japan to ski with these guys so it was game on!

We caught a direct flight from Denver to Tokyo where we met Yuhei and hopped directly into a car and drove straight up to Hakuba. The drive from Tokyo was intense and exciting as we raced through the urban metropolis all lit up at night and into the mountains where we were elated to find deep snow. 

Yuhei and Shogo took us to a resort called Cortina and we lapped the sidecountry there for a day and a half skiing pow in the trees, it was hard to quit. One of my favorite aspects of this trip was the universal language of skiing shared between all of us. The language barrier was a fun challenge since Ben and I knew no Japanese and when it came to skiing and shooting photos there was a mutual understanding of what was going on and what we were doing that goes beyond words. Navigating in the sidecountry and lining up shots was easy for us without commonly shared words, just a rich passion for skiing with the same snow monkey instincts.

Check out this vid to follow us on our 48 hour adventure skiing and adventuring on the Main Island of Japan.

Read more

Owen Leeper Captured Again On Camera - Epic Drone and POV Footage - Jackson Hole

Icelantic athlete Owen Leeper brings us another rad edit featuring footage of him skiing some classic lines at Jackson hole in bounds and sidecountry on his Nomads with a drone, drone footage by Tim Swartz. Follow Owen on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/o_leeps/ or http://www.owenleeper.com Opening line on Triple Cliffs on Cody Peak, Couloir shot in Zero G and final shot on Powder 8 face at Jackson. Additional filming by Meredith Edwards.

Read more

4 Feet Of Fresh Powder, Pictures And Drone Footage To Prove It - Owen Leeper Is Off To A Good Start For The Season In Jackson Hole

Icelantic athlete Owen Leeper checks in with us about how good skiing has been over the holiday in Jackson with pictures to prove it.

Christmas week in Jackson Hole - 48" of snow since monday, Jackson Hole skiing was the best of the year this last week.

O_leeps leaping at Jackson Hole. PC: Janelle Smiley

Read more

Storm Pummels The West - Chasing Pow To Steamboat - Photo Update

A huge storm struck the west this week. Mountains and cities from the Northwest down through the central Rockies are getting pummeled with snow. So what did we do in this situation?.. We made an early morning departure from Evergreen, CO to chase down the white stuff in none other than Steamboat. We found even more snow and less tracks than expected and are still thawing the ice from around our shit eating smiles. 

Check out the photos from the past few days! We've been here for 3 days and it has snowed a foot every day on top of two feet that fell previously. Is this El Nino??

Read more