Posts tagged: Skis

Skiing Is Believing - New Icelantic Skis In Action

Following the indoor portion of the SIA trade show in Denver, the snow sports industry flocks to the mountains to return to nature and test the new skis and boards they've been drooling over and talking about for the past 4 days.

The response this year from testers after skiing the new Icelantic's was outrageously positive. Here are some of Icelantic's finest testing and demonstrating the performance of some of the new skis this week. Enjoy the sneak peak ;)

Ben Anderson on the Pioneer 109Scotty VerMerris on the Pioneer 96, and Cody Potter & Calvin Barrett on the Nomad 95.

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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.

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"Digging This Idaho Thing..." Alex Taran

This year in September if you asked me what my winter plans where you would've heard a plethora of uncertainties: SLC, Canada, or Europe... Idaho was never on my radar. But on Nov 3rd the majority of my possessions were loaded into my 1999 Toyota Tacoma heading north. I got a job...

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Jaron Stadler Bringing Steeze In The Recent Woodward Edit

Our friends at Woodward At Copper just dropped a very stylish edit featuring local Summit County athletes including our own Jaron Stadler. Check it out! -

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Hayden Price's 'Wild Life' Episode 2 - Friends Celebrating The New Year In Nature


Here's what happens when a group of besties decides that being together as a group once a year for Burning Man just isn't enough. This episode of Hayden Price's 'Wild Life' captures the fun he and this group of friends had overnight in the Idaho backcountry celebrating the New Year in nature and in style. RETURN TO NATURE - Enjoy! - "Wild Life 2 follows a group of friends in the Idaho backcountry for an overnight hut trip. The snow was amazing and we enjoyed all the comforts of winter hut life. No crazy skiing just good vibes, skiing is about having fun!" -Hayden Price.

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