Latest Videos

VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
0
Copper Mountain, CO – Snow Boating Copper

Copper Mounta...

VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
0
Alpental, WA – The Double Slot!

Alpental, WA ...

VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
0
Hyak, WA – Hyak Snow Report

Hyak, WA R...

VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
0
Alpental, WA – Alpental Aadlands’

Alpental, WA ...

21
Feb

We kicked off our 2016 Idaho ski tour with a detour to Grand Targhee Resort. We say “detour” because the resort is actually located in Alta, WY but the only way to get there is through the town of Driggs, ID.  The drive is an hour and a half West of Jackson, WY but it feels a lot shorter. The road from Jackson follows part of the Teton Scenic Byway in ID so as you can imagine, it is filled with stunning views to pass the time. The resort’s location, directly west of Grand Teton National Park, serves up what we think is the most head on, lift-served summit vistas of the Grand Teton, Middle Teton and South Teton’s rocky peaks. That and the resort’s uncrowded skiing and quality light, dry snow make Grand Targhee Resort well worth the trip.


Grand Targhee stays open longer than other Wyoming resorts.  This year, it is scheduled to run lifts daily through April 17 and then for a bonus weekend April 22-24 (conditions permitting) so there’s still plenty of time to visit this season.  Jackson Hole and Snow King close after April 3rd and Mar. 27th, respectively. It seems that no matter when we visit, Grand Targhee’s 2,602 acres and 2270 ft vertical drop always ski big.  With more than 500 inches of light dry snow in an average year, it also gets deep. In fact, Grand Targhee was ranked No. 2 for Best Snow by Ski Magazine this year. The 91″ snow base was the deepest of all the resorts we visited so far on our road trip. Unlike most resorts with comparably big terrain, Grand Targhee remains remarkably uncrowded with no lift lines. We missed the last storm by nearly a week and, yet, plenty of light powder still remained. Amongst the 3 mountains comprising the resort, our steeps seeking team (TNT, Jason Hummel, Jeff Rich, Adam Roberts, Carl & Tara Simpson) found their favorite terrain (seen in below video) off Peaked Mountain (lift served to 9,830 ft but hiked further), Mary’s Nipple (hike in bounds to 9.,920 ft) and in their backcountry.



VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
19
Feb

“Howe Sound Quick Hits” is a short video Andy Traslin sent over which captured a February ski day with his brother, Mike.


VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
17
Feb

No other U.S. ski resort destination caters to the refined, high end crowd like Aspen, CO. With 5 star hotels, private jets, celebrities, designer stores, award winning dining, beautiful people and nightlife, Aspen sounded to our team like it might be more exciting off mountain, than on. From town, the team stared up at the impeccably groomed runs. They thought about a leisurely ski day and looked forward to having plenty of energy to rally for Aspen’s big nightlife. But hold that thought because we were about to meet up with 2x World Extreme Skiing Champion and Aspen resident, Chris Davenport and ski “his” Mountain (known to locals as Ajax).


Exiting the gondola towards the Sun Deck Lodge (at an elevation of 11, 212 ft), there’s a display about Chris. Entitled “Skiing Colorado’s Fourteeners“, it’s a tribute to Chris becoming the first to ski all 54 of CO’s 14,000 ft peaks in less than a year. His book “Ski the 14ers” details the 363 day mission. In addition to pioneering big lines, he’s also a World Champion skier. Chris undoubtedly knows every steep line on Ajax. Chris also knows where to find the stashes. We were surprised to find so much untracked in bounds. After all, three days had already passed since early February’s winter storm Kayla. Granted, it dumped more than 3 feet in 3 days during the biggest storm since winter 2007-08, but we had expected 675 acres would be tracked out by now – especially, given how the high speed chairs and gondola made getting to them virtually effortless. This is perhaps the most efficiently designed steep, long mountain: 3,267 ft sustained vert. And without a doubt, it is the most well maintained – grooming and coverage is perfect.

 

Be sure to follow Chris on Facebook.


VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
07
Feb

Wanted to share this one from Josh Langdon out of Flagstaff, AZ, skiing his home stomping grounds of Arizona Snowbowl! If you didn’t know there was skiing to be had in Arizona, be sure to check out Josh’s “Season Edit 2016 Part 1” for a little pre-Super Bowl stoke.


VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
04
Feb

Ski Patrol cabin at the top of Lookout


This past week, Jeff Rich, Tara and Carl Simpson, Jason Hummel, Adam Roberts and myself, packed up two RVs to start making our way for SIA 2016 in Denver. We made our 1st “rest” stop at a super fun mountain based in Idaho with terrain that extends into Montana. Nothing trumps a lift served, skiable border crossing. The mountain I’m speaking of is Lookout Pass, ID. Being on the I-90 corridor, just under 6 hours East of Seattle, this is a mountain that gets a lot of annual snowfall. 400″ is the average at Lookout Mountain, making it one of the leaders of Idaho snowfall. As you will see in the video below, we didn’t hit this on one of their many epic powder dayz but we did have a blast skiing the “Spring like” snow -and doing so, pretty much all by ourselves. This mountain is very easy to access by a short flight into Spokane. From there make the 1.5 hr drive East on I-90 to Lookout Pass. I’d recommend staying in the really cool town of Wallace, ID, which is just 20 minutes West of the ski area, on I-90. Be sure to check out the Wallace Inn, which I noticed is offering this great deal:


  • 1 Night deluxe room, double occupancy
  • 2 Adult lift tickets to Lookout Pass Ski Resort
  • 1 Craft brew flight from Wallace Brewing Company or North Idaho Mountain Brewery

  • Another killer deal, I heard about while skiing Lookout, was the Season Pass offer, which will be available later this month. 199 bucks gets you next season’s pass plus skiing for the remainder of this season! Smoking deal! So be sure to check back to Lookout’s website later this month to find out all of the fine details. Also, while checking out their site, be sure to look at the 2,000 acre expansion which is in the not too far off future.


    Below is our day wrapped up in under 3 minutes

    VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    22
    Jan

    Our bro Andy Traslin, sent this clip over from one of their good days close to home, in Vancouver, Canada. Living in N.Vancouver, Mike and Andy Traslin don’t have to travel very far for some nice steep shots (to get their skiing fix) as you will see in the video below.

    VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    15
    Jan

    Granite Mountain as seen through the lens of Marianne Wilkins

    Here’s a high noon video that kicked off our New Year on Snoqualmie Pass earlier this month. There’s another BIG storm hitting the Cascades this weekend so I hope the edit brings you a little stoke and leads to the mountains! “Live to Ski Another Day!” TNT


    VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    12
    Jan

    Crystal Mountain Resort as seen through the lens of Carl Simpson

    The video below captures a fair amount of the epic powder Tara and Carl Simpson got to feast on during the tail end of 2015. Truly a December to Remember! Now everyone’s ready for a January reload!


    VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    10
    Jan

    Here’s another fun one Tyler Tran sent over to share for a little Sunday morning stoke! After you click play and check out their fun day, then head out and get some of your own today! See you on the snow!


    VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    07
    Jan

    Saign Charlestein climbing out from a sea of clouds in the Crystal bc, photo credit / Rowan Stuart

    Here’s a great video our friend, Rowan Stuart, put together of some great December riding in the Cascades with Saign Charlestein and Ben Starkey. These guys are very solid on the uphill and, as you’ll see, rocking the downhill too! I’ve only been in the backcountry with these guys a few times, but they are a joy to watch ride. To see more photos from Rowan and keep up with our daily fun, visit our fb site HERE.


    VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)