Archive for 'Back Country'

Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom

Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom

Posted onFeb 07, 2012 by .

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It’s once again time to make the pilgrimage to one of the greatest mountains in the Northwest and ascend the windy snow covered road that leads to Mt. Baker. Last year was pretty damn epic, with untracked powder turns waiting for me everywhere I turned. It was actually hard to pay attention to the event. [...]

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Smith Optics Season 2

Smith Optics Season 2

Posted onOct 12, 2011 by .

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The Smith crew have been hard at work in the Idaho backcountry filming for season 2 of the Prospecting Idaho webseries. This season has proven to be banger, with bigger jumps, massive gaps, and a bunch of new faces. Here’s an intro with seasoned park builder Shawn Carney talking about what it took to get [...]

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Forecasting the goods

Forecasting the goods

Posted onFeb 28, 2011 by .

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I had been hearing rumors about a big storm brewing this week, but I never like to look too early in fear of jinxing it. So I kept my wondering thoughts away from NOAA and Snow Forecast all last week and over the weekend… until this morning. As soon as I woke up and looked [...]

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Prospecting Idaho Episode #3

Prospecting Idaho Episode #3

Posted onDec 02, 2010 by .

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In the latest episode of Prospecting Idaho, Scotty Lago throws down his first switch backside rodeo 1080. Scotty Stevens is inspired and starts flipping out. Shayne Pospisil puts a couple in the can. The Smith backcountry zone is going off! Check it out, get stoked, and pass it on. Prospecting Idaho Episode # 3 from [...]

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Prospecting Idaho Episode # 2

Prospecting Idaho Episode # 2

Posted onNov 24, 2010 by .

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Mark Carter and Adam Dowell cruse over from Jackson, WY to check out the Smith Optics back country zone. There was lots of pow slashing on hand and some serious ripping going down. They also found some new jumps and powder bowl’s ripe for the picking. Check out the teaser here of what is to [...]

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Prospecting Idaho: Episode #1

Prospecting Idaho: Episode #1

Posted onNov 17, 2010 by .

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We did an interview with Cory Smith a few months back where he unveiled for the first time, photos and video of his private back country mining zone in Idaho. As if holding the keys to one of the premiere back country riding zones wasn’t cool enough, he’s now doing a multi episode series showcasing [...]

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Behind the scenes with “Deeper” cinematographer Chris Edmands

Behind the scenes with “Deeper” cinematographer Chris Edmands

Posted onSep 30, 2010 by .

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I first met Chris Edmands in the half pipe at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The year was 1996. It was a bright, blue-bird, sunny day, and the pipe was perfect for blasting huge massive airs. I was shooting photos, and Chris was doing some of the most styled out methods in the pipe that I had seen since [...]

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