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  • May 30, 2017

    Alex Taran Reminisces About Winter Adventure With Valentine

    I would not quite call it “playing hooky.” Yet there I was 4 hours from my adult responsibilities, two skis under my feet, trudging slowly uphill. While my dog Valentin reassured me this was the best decision I could ever make, I knew that most people in my pre-med program would never do this.

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  • January 3, 2017

    High Alpine Adventuring On The Vanguard With Hayden Price

    It's dark, it's cold, it's been snowing for a while. Click. Click, click. Click. Click, click. The sounds of the tech bindings attaching my feet to the feather lite skis that will gingerly grip their way up the mountain. So light it's like they aren't even there. With grace and ease I kickturn my way up the mountain, the summit getting closer with each step. Surveying snow qualities and visualizing the best descent from the peak I notice the mountains not caring that I'm there. This is for me, I find meaning in this pursuit and flow state combination. Skins are peeled from my bases and the skis take on a new life! I am exactly where I want to BE.

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  • November 16, 2016

    Icey Shop Spotlight - Bent Gate Mountaineering

    Since 1994, Bent Gate Mountaineering has been a place that believes in community and thrives on promoting fun and safety in the outdoors. BG's goal is to sell the gear that has the best chance of improving your outdoor experience. Whether you are a bad-ass backcountry skier or a newbie rock climber, you will feel welcome in this shop.

    *Make sure to come down tonight for a Backcountry 101 clinic with Icelantic's Annelise Loevlie and Scotty VerMerris. If you have specific questions about Icelantic products, this is the bc 101 session to attend! BC 101 sessions are designed to introduce skiers and boarders with the equipment and resources that are available for fun and safe backcountry tours. Bring your gear and your questions about backcountry touring!

    Topics Include:
    Backcountry essentials, clothing systems, ski touring & splitboard gear, avalanche safety gear and backcountry resources.
    Wednesdays at 6:15pm at Bent Gate Mountaineering. Check our calendar at www.bentgate.com/events/ for alternate events.

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  • March 8, 2016

    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.

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  • March 12, 2015

    Julian Carr Bags His First Descent

    Words by Julian Carr Got my first, 1st descent of my life. At the newest tenure heli operation in British Columbia, Kingfisher Heliskiing, on a heli-assit touring assignment with Backcountry Magazine, we stayed in a cabin in the backwoods you had to snowmobile to, we hopped in the heli each morning at a little farm off the dirt road middle of nowhere Canada, near Cherryville, BC, next thing you know our guide is pointing out a row of these chutes that had never been skied...

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  • February 16, 2015

    Silverton To Telluride - Icelantic Continues To Tour SW Colorado

    After some serious time at Silverton Mountain with the Bent Gate Crew we headed over to Telluride to see some friends and ride the coat tails of our athletes Julian Carr and Whit Boucher as they were on their way to ski with Telluride Helitrax for an article in The Ski Journal.

    We arrived to more spring conditions and learned that we had an opportunity the to get a heli drop first thing in the morning to the top of the iconic Lightning Bolt Couloir which sits across the valley from Telluride Resort...

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  • January 8, 2015

    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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