Stale Sandbech – Spring Break

What does Norwegian snowboarder and playboy Stale Sandbeck do when he’s not winning the World Snowboard Tour Championships or competing in the Winter Olympic Games?  He gathers his buddies and takes a spring break trip. It’s good to see the Rome Snowboards superstar kicking his feet up and enjoying himself.  Although it’s difficult to see exactly what board he’s riding it might be expected that Stale would be on a Rome Mod Rocker Snowboard.

Sh*t Skiers And Snowboarders Say

#ChasingWinter Is Easier While Laughing

Ok, ok, yes, it’s great that summer has arrived. Flipflops are spectacular, sand between the toes feels amazing, and dipping feet into lakes,rivers, and oceans is a nice reprieve from boot-bound winter months. A suntan(burn) on skin other than my face from nose to chin is a pleasant reminder that shorts and t-shirts are the seasonal uniform. BBQs, beach volleyball, slowpitch softball, boats, sunny hikes, SUPing, biking, climbing, coffee on Main Street, tubing…; the summer activities list is endless, the gals are sunkist, and everybody smells like Coppertone (mmmm…sunscreen is the best perfume.) However, I find myself daydreaming about the white room, graupel laden wind blowing sideways, hiking in single digits on frozen scree fields to get to the goods, the initiation of the turn…ahhhhh. It’s an undeniable fact of my existence: I love winter. I love to ski. I love the snow.

I take solace knowing I am not alone. I am surrounded by winter loving, mountain day dreaming ski and snowboard *bums here at The House. We find it easiest to deal with our drifting minds by laughing at the stereotypical remarks found on every hill. These two clips are oldies but goodies. Laugh, high5, and dream of next winter my friends. It’ll be here before you know it. Until then, we call next on bocce…

 

*Bum, when in reference to an avid skier or snowboarder, is a term of endearment like Bro, Brah, or Mi Amigo/Mi Amigs

Strange Tapes Episode 7 – Boreal Boys

Strange Brew is back at it again in Strange Tapes Episode 7 – Boreal Boys.  It looks like everyone across the country has been borrowing the Strange Brew’s riding style.  Technically this is the 9th Episode because of the bonus episodes 3.5 -Elm, and 6.5 B-Footy.  Rumor has it that the full movie will be ground breaking and we’re looking forward to it. Read More

Olympics – Big Air & Team Boardercross

Big Air

 

USSA Big Air and Team Boardercross Proposal

 

 BARCELONA, Spain (June 3) – On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport’s governing body, when its entire membership meets June 1-6 in Barcelona for its FIS Congress for the inclusion of big air snowboarding and team snowboardcross. Big air has been contested at the FIS World Championships since 2003 while SBX has been an integral and popular Olympic event since 2006.

 

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The House Crew @ Afton Alps

It’s always great to see a handful of our team riders and close friends riding together.  With Afton Alps stepping up their game with the assistance of SPT we decided to thrash what they had to offer; it turns out that everyone had a blast shooting this one day edit.

Riders: Riders: Hunter Murphy, Walker Murphy, Justine Pinkerton, Todd Kirby, Mitch Kirby, Ryan Paul, Brennen Swanson, and Tyler Anderson.