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Travel in style between Spokane and Baldface Lodge
No more cramming your gear and your buddies into a little rental car. Now you can travel in luxury from the Spokane Airport right to Baldface Lodge. They have purchased a brand new Mercedes tour bus complete with cush leather seating and tv screens. So you can land, get picked up like the rock star you are, put your seat back and take in some vintage snowboard flicks.
Reservations are required and it does cost $150 each way. But hey, you can't put a price on luxury.
Skiing is awesome but the time between is where the reltationships are forged
I love this trailer for the new Shades of Winter: BETWEEN movie. It features and all-star all-female cast and showcases some incredible skiing around the globe. The central message is what go me though. It is the time between the big lines, the sick pow lines, the wicked tree runs. The time between is when the bonds are made that stick together for life.
As a group of 4 skiers ourselves who have been ripping together since the late 90's, we agree. Yeah, the skiing has been unreal. Memories of over the head pow, blue bird days, pounding storms and all that good stuff float around our stories. But it is the friendships we have made that make future trips just that much better.
Check out the trailer for BETWEEN and get stoked for the memories and bonds you have ahead of you this season...
Don't miss this final season of powerful imagery and storytelling
A Skier's Journey is producing one final season of their web series. Jordan Manley and his cast of many adventurous skiers have shown us the world through the eyes and hearts of skiers. What a great trip its been and we can't wait for this final season to start.
The first one was great. Number 2 looks even better.
For those of you that caught Supervention last season, it was a fresh look at ski movies. Mainly because it wasn't in English! It was a story of Norwegian skiers coming together and travailing in their country and beyond. They even stop by Canada for a little deep BC pow catskiing.
Watch this Warren Miller tribute to the man who shaped snowboarding
Craig Kelly was many things. He was a World Cup Champion several times over. He was one of the pioneers of snowboarding. He was behind the designs of some of Burton's most famous boards. He shocked the world when he gave up million dollar deals to search for the most inspiring freeriding lines. But to me, Craig Kelly was a guy who had a deep love for his sport. A guy who seemed humble yet extremely driven.
I never met Craig but felt his loss like many others in the snow sports world. The funny thing is, I am not even a snowboarder. I was one of those guys who always dis'd snowboarders and didn't like what they did to the ski hills. I didn't see Craig as just a snowboarder. More of a freerider which I guess was his point. And he had this thing about him. As Warren Miller puts it:
"To watch you on a snowboard was an inspiration to all of us"
Craig Kelly's influence even touched the catskiing realm. Craig was part owner and member of the board at Island Lake Catskiing. He is part of an alumni that includes skiing legend Scot Schmidt. Craig is also honoured with a memorial at Baldface Lodge. Even though Craig Kelly passed in 2003, I can't go through a season without someone having a conversation with me about him. He was a unique individual who left us too soon but definitely left his mark.