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  • August 31, 2016

    Boys Weekend In Japan

    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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  • 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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  • December 15, 2015

    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??

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  • December 13, 2015

    Adventure Seeker Episode #3

    Icelantic athlete Max Meissner AKA "Lord Of SnowFront" out of Germany brings us another insanely rad and entertaining web series called "Adventure Seeker". This 5 part series documents Max's season long visit to the US to ski as much of Western North America as possible traveling by van and capturing and creating this project all by himself with some help along the way. Do yourself a favor and sit back and enjoy these webisodes and let us know what you think. Here is episode #3.

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  • December 11, 2015

    Owen Leeper Season Edit Is LIVE!

    Owen Leeper is not insane, he's calculated and he's one of the strongest skiers you'll ever see. Check out his season edit skiing on Icelantic Skis. We are proud to have Owen be part of the team. Check out this jaw dropping edit that just dropped!

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  • October 15, 2015

    Getaway To Chile

    Joe Turner and Scotty VerMerris head down to Chile to get a head start on the season and find themselves snowed in in Portillo. Check out the video and photos from the trip.

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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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