Chairlift Cable Slide – Insane

Chairlift Cable Slide

What would possess a human to do at Chairlift Cable Slide?  There have been a few snowboarders that have gapped up to a cable, but parachuting onto a cable, come on.  There isn’t much known about this Chairlift Cable Slide video besides the Vimeo stats, the Volkl Skis, and the name of the rider (Valentin Delluc).  What ever you’re doing Valentin keep doing it. Read More

Nine Knights Highlights Video

Wow, just wow.  There isn’t really much I can say about the epiciness of this entire Nine Knights highlights video beyond giving props to Jesper Tjäder for his insane double backflip (you know which one). Read More

Alex Taran is Skiing Where?!

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House Team Rider Headed to Ski a Volcano

Alex Taran is no stranger to skiing in exotic and extreme places. While the rest of us enjoy summer bike rides and swimming holes, her summer months are spent down south chasing winter in Argentina and Chile. Alex shreds The Andes as a Ski Guide for CASA Tours and teaches avalanche courses for the South American Beacon Project. Her North American Winter finds Alex on the prowl for pow all over the west; Ski Patrolling in Snowbird, crushing Squaw, exploring Jackson, getting weird in Colorado, and everywhere inbetween. She is very proud of the fact that her home is wherever her truck is parked, a very typical sentiment from the Tolkienian heart in all true ski bums. However, this ski yogi has philanthropy, entrepreneurism, and extreme ambition that matches her skiing skills. Taran is headed to the Aleutian Islands, in the middle of the Bering Sea to ski the Vsevidof Volcano. Yes, a volcano. The symmetrical cone summit rises in stark contrast to its surroundings. It is steep, filled with collapsed craters, and is the highest point on Umnak Island. Though it’s last eruption was caused by an earthquake on March 9, 1957, the only fire water Alex will be around is the whiskey she shares with fishermen in Nikolski, AK. Keep it locked with The House for updates on Alex Taran’s incredible adventure and look for this featured story in Powder Magazine coming later this year. Read More

Ian McIntosh’s Season Edit

Freeskier Battles Injury to Hammer a Huge Season

Ian McIntosh is one of today’s most talented Big Mountain Freeskiers. He is fast, big, and technical. In 2011, McIntosh suffered a season ending injury while filming with Teton Gravity Research in Alaska. Due to the extent of the trauma to his femur, the 2012 season was also lost. After persistent physical therapy, McIntosh came back to slay the dragon on mountains with sheer and craggy faces, only to suffer yet another injury. This time suffering a broken ankle, the Freeskier known for his strength and burliness seemed to be breaking down. Yet like the phoenix rises from the ash, McIntosh resurrected his 2013/2014 Ski Season and laid down some of the biggest lines of his life. His technicality and extreme athleticism showcased in these lines is matched in his persistence, determination, and resilience.

 

Ian McIntosh’s Tools for Big Mountain Shredding:

The Volkl Shiro

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The Marker Jester Pro

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If you are looking for a good touring binding to go with The Volkl Shiro check out The Marker Duke.

Nine Knights Comp

Greatest Freestyle Course Sees Insane Action

Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy was the sight for Friday April 4th’s insane competition on the gargantuan Nine Knights Course. This is some of the biggest, most technical, scariest, and jaw dropping competition skiing to be caught on film. The entire field of skiers went higher, harder, bigger, and faster than most dare to event think about. The massive Nine Knights castle was under siege from twenty invited freeskiers. The group was whittled down to an eight man final, which became one of  the most creative and innovative  sessions all season. Sweden’s Oscar Wester took first place with a triple cork 1620 and switch 1440, leaving 17 year-old Swiss skier Luca Schuler in second place and fellow countryman Jesper Tjäder in third. Watch the competition shredit and see what it takes to boost 100ft features with style and ease.

 

Check out an in depth reveal of the course in this Course Preview with Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise.