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.
California has had a less than stellar winter. Drought conditions, even fire warnings, have persisted through this atypical ski season. Three years ago, the Sierras saw so much snow roofs were caving in and towns looked like they were swallowed by Ullr himself. The 2013/2014 ski season has been sparse at the very best. But just as the season enters it’s twilight stage and the yearning and downtrodden skier looks toward their summer passions to renew the soul, Mother Nature delivers an enormous white, fluffy gift. House Team Rider, Garrett Russell, was captured in his pursuit of the Cali cold smoke face shot at the end of March. Garrett has just returned to South Lake Tahoe following his snow filled adventures in Japan, Korea, and Salt Lake City with LINE Traveling Circus. After spending most of the winter as a painter with no canvas, Garrett’s last 4 weeks have been epic. It seems rather fitting. If there is anyone who deserves a storm and an increase of the stoke meter, it is the omni-stoked Garrett Russell.
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Jake Aldridge, Keegan Tanbk, Nick Neeson, and Adam Kaye get down at Troll. Don’t believe it – watch the edit.
Sssshhh…don’t tell anybody. Mount Bohemia is the best kept powder secret in the world. Hidden at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Mount Bohemia is a superb gem and perhaps the best kept secret in the snow sports world. It is often criticized due to lack of knowledge, contempt prior to investigation. The trip to Bohemia does not disappoint. The U.P. is a special place and the goods are up in those woods.
Although, you are probably right. It is flat and there isn’t any snow…and I hear they make you eat casserole until you’re sick. You should probably stay away. I’ll make the trek, make sure it’s terrible, and report back. That’s just the type of guy I am…
In the final episode of “Zany Earth” House Team Riders Ryan Paul, Brennen Swanson, and Hunter Murphy tare up the Midwest. With stops at Buck Hill, Summit Skate Park, Coffee Mill, and Trollhaugen. The gang also winches into the Midwest Back Country with the help of Allex Miller, the co fonder of Winchfest.
Rider also include: Garrett Fierstein, Tony Daniel Wagner, Blake Geis, Conner Rose, Luke Zajac, Jeffy Gabrick, Zach Monte, and Logan Herber. Filmed and edited by Garrett Fierstein
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