Week in Review: April 14th
Dub Tales, Scando skiing, and doing something good.
Somewhere in the deep streets of Northern Europe, skiers and snowboarders make videos together, and no one complains.
Snowboarder Breaks Mold of Apathy, Gets Recognition from White House
Woah, woah, woah. So Jeremy Jones got honored as a “Champion of Change” for founding Protect Our Winters and promoting climate change policy action? You’re telling me someone in snowsports stood up for something important? Take it easy, bro, don’t you know skiing and snowboarding are all about avoiding real world concerns? Come on, dude! Join the rest of us in the sand…
So many angles. Gapers will be mounting their GoPros inside their boots next season.
The Forest Service is soon to begin a tour to three centers of the Western ski industry—Denver, Salt Lake, and Lake Tahoe—to solicit public comment about a new water clause whose first incarnation, proposed in 2011, was the subject of a lawsuit by the National Ski Areas Association. The clause would transfer ownership of water rights on land that ski areas lease from the Forest Service from the resorts to the feds, in an effort to keep “natural resources connected to public lands.” The NSAA lawsuit maintained that this was a veiled federal takeover of private property protected by state law. A district judge overturned the clause and required the Forest Service to follow procedure and solicit public comment on the proposal.
Nice to know that Red Bull’s video editing style guide, which includes an eardrum-raking and heart palpitation-inducing soundtrack and video that barely gives you an idea of what went on at a particular event, carry on all the way across the brand’s international platforms.
Whistler just announced they’re going to keep Blackcomb open until May 27th, so if you’ve got the chance to make your way up the Sea to Sky Highway in the next six weeks, you should probably give this local’s guide to the place from Mike Douglas a read over…
Screw The Winch, Take Public Transportation
The Presidentials In Black & White
Like many from the Granite State, photographer Brian Nevins, a Seacoast, New Hampshire, local, spends plenty of time hiking around the Presidentials for turns in the winter. But few get the chance to whip around the Whites in a plane (on a clear day, no less) to shoot photos of Mount Washington and the other iconic ski areas in the area. You should probably give his photo gallery a look.
I have a hangup about ski pole use and positioning, so all those people I’m apt to judge for letting those things hang by their hips while the tips bounce off the ground should give this video a watch.
Add a comment