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
Skateboarding with dogs might be one of the funnest things on earth. Sure skating behind one dog is a blast, but four dogs, well that’s just some next level stuff. The pavement is getting drier by the minute and we keep getting in new cruiser decks and longboards. Make your pups proud and get a new deck » HERE.
There a few definite things about the Seb Toots Street Edit; the song is great, the tricks are tech, and Seb captured more shots in 2 weeks than most video pros get in a full season. Be ready for the street kids to start hating on a predominantly dedicated contest slopestyle rider. Ride Snowboards should be pretty psyched on this.
A lot of riders think that you need a really soft board to hit street, as for Seb Toots that’s not the case at all. The Ride Buck Up is a well rounded freestyle deck that can handle big park laps and cement ledges. Check out the Ride Buck Up » HERE
Check out this controlled avalanche in Stjernoy, Norway that happened on the April 8th, 2014! If you ever get caught in something like that it would be best to have the Mammut Ride Airbag Backpack!
For a guy who’s 39 years old Daewon Song still keeps tricks tight in his bag. You would too if you skated the right trucks. Daewon has been on Tensor Trucks longer than you’ve been skating and there’s a few reasons why – they’re ultra light weight, ultra strong, and smooth grinding.
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