Saturday, November 23, 2013— I was met with clear, sunny skies and frigid temperatures upon awakening. Yet, my heart was warm and swirling with anticipation. Demo Days at Wild Mountain had finally come. Coffee in travel mug, breakfast pastry in hand; I threw my pack of gear and my boots into the car and sped off to click into the skis I had been longing to shred.
Wild Mountain Ski Resort is about 45 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities. Snowmaking was in full effect as we pulled into the parking lot. Fan guns pumped huge plumes and HKDs sprinkled the frosty white from the nose of their towers; Wild Mountain was wisely taking advantage of the single digit temperatures. Vendor tents were up and 2014 skis and snowboards were displayed like cakes in a bakery window. A quick change and boot up; it was time to ride.
That’s right, People Magazine awarded House Boardshop employee and overall man hunk Shane the Sexiest Man Alive. If it wasn’t for his baby blue eyes, chiseled jaw line, and flawlessly sculpted hair Shane would be just another average joe, but he’s not. If you think Adam Levine can get the ladies, he stands no chance against what Shane pulls in. Not only is Shane a total babe, but he loves back lipping boxes on his skateboard and snowboard!
This compilation of clips is a thread of awesomeness that is truly inspiring. Set to dubstep, house, trance, techno, pop music; the high paced bass driven tunes reverberate in the ear as the action reverberates in the heart. What is most poetic and the common theme among the shots of athletic feats is the “stoke.” Each athlete, mouth agape, smile touching behind the ears, laughing, is the picture of happiness. The most exciting action caught in this compilation is the collective joy we get out of pursuing our passions. Have fun, push it, do what you love, lean in: BE AWESOME!
This entire clip was shot with GoPro!
Into The Mind is the latest film from Sherpas Cinema. After the popularity and critical success of All. I. Can. the bar was set extremely high for the ski film production company. They have delivered another incredible film. In this segment set to the thumping bass and anticipation building “Stress” by Justice; two of the world’s greatest skiers, JP Auclair and Tom Wallisch, hit the streets for an ethereal session. It is the best Street Ski or Urban Edit of recent memory and, quite possibly, ever. Read More
It’s happening again…Vikor Simco‘s Ollies for Alzheimers event at Wild Mountain. If you can’t see the flyer check out the info below:
Location: Wild Mountain Taylors Falls, MN
Proceeds benefit the Alzheimers Association
1 (800) 409-SNOW