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The French ski resort La Plagne knows what slope-side luxury looks like. They have take the tiny home movement to a new level with this luxury snowcat. What do you think, do we need some of these in Canada?
The reality is, sometimes you hit the storm right, sometimes you don't. Someitmes you get the shot, other times you forget to put memory in the camera. Sometimes you should have zigged instead of zagged. Whatever it is, this video aims to prove that you should just go skiing. Level 1 presents Zig Zag. Enjoy.
Warren Miller was one of a kind. He had a goal from that first day he set up camp in the Sun Valley parking lot: to share his passion for skiing with the World. This quote sums it up nicely:
“The best place in the world to ski is where you’re skiing that day.”
We all grew up watching Warren Miller films. Like countless other skiers, the release of his new annual film signified the official begining of the season. The stoke in the crowd was always palpable. I recall meeting the man himself one November at a show in Vancouver BC. He introduced the show, spoke at his iconic 'Intermissions' and took the time to meet and chat with fans after the show. He signed my book and I checked 'Meet Warren Miller' off my ski bucket list.
The first Warren Miller movie I ever saw was Steep and Deep. I would have been around 8 years old and really deepening my love of skiing. I have parents who promoted the sport and me doing it which makes me one of the luckiest kids on the planet. I watched Steep and Deep countless times. Seeing people drop cliffs in exotic places, laughing at the bloopers and then seeing those two guys jump off the skids of a helicopter...I was in! This was the life for me.
In looking around the web for info on Warren Miller's life, I came across this quote about skiing with your kids:
Exactly one day in your like your kid will ski as good as you do. The next day, he'll ski better than you.
I am at that stage now in my skiing life. Teaching my kids how to ski. They are only 4 and 2 right now but it won't be long before the above quote becomes a reality. And I can't wait for it!
Last Christmas I got Warren Miller's latest book: Freedom Found as a gift from my wife. It is an amazing account of a remarkable life lived with a single focus and desire to share one's passion with as many people as he could. I am not sure if it was Warren Miller who said it or not, but:
The World would be a much happier place if more people found the freedom of sliding down a mountain on a pair of skis
It sounds like something he would say. You will be missed Warren but you sure left your mark and will not be forgotten.
Oh my goodness this is so rad! The North Face crew were up at Island Lake Lodge Catskiing in the dwindling days of 2017. What they experienced must have been wild. The snow started to pount BC before Christmas and didn't really let up. As you can see in this edit, they were at the right place at the right time!
Happy Friday! Avoid a little end of week work and start dreaming pow with this video featuring Retallack Lodge. Shot last January by the Volkl Freeski team. Skiers include Angel Collinson, Austin Ross, Ian McIntosh, Markus Eder, Dash Longe and Stian Hagen.
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If you don't watch this trailer today, you will only be one day older when you do! Warren Miller Entertainment is back with their annual installment of skiing from around the globe. Who elese marks the beginning of ski season with a family outting to the Warren Miller Premier?
The latest ski movie trailer from Matchstick Productions
It is that time of year folks...SKI MOVIE TRAILER SEASON! It happens every year around this time. The mercury is peaking, the days are long, the beer is cold and we are suffering through summer awaiting the cool breeze of Winter. To get us through (or to torture us) all the ski movie companies hit the internet with their latest teasers. And Matchstick Productions is the first out of the gate. With 330% more stoked stoke we present to you...Drop Everything.