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Archive: February 2011
Alta…that is all skiers need to hear before they begin to salivate with thoughts of deep powder. I’ve been lucky enough to spend the past few weeks here and while I really haven’t taken many photos, I couldn’t resist how awesome our car looked at the end of the day.
The best part about these storms, is that it seems everywhere across the lower 48 has been getting in on them. From Tahoe, to Utah, to just the other day New England – powder has returned! Get Some!
Words: Erme Catino
Photo: Courtesy of NS
Ski companies are always thinking about next year…what will the new trends be, colors, rocker, etc. It’s no doubt these guys have their hands full especially this time of the year when it seems like every weekend is a trade show and on-snow demo.
As skiers, we are always psyched to see what is on-tap for next year and peep what new gear is on the horizon…which brings us to Rossignol. Four years ago Rossignol revolutionized pow skis with the cult status S7. Here is a quick glimpse of Rossi’s 2012 line.
Starting from the left is the Super 7 (now in a 188cm, and 195cm), S7, S3 (the S7′s skinnier bro), S6 Jib (featuring U-Rocker, S5 (now with U-Rocker), the S4 Xavier Bertoni and Kevin Rolland Pro-Models, and S2 (all mountain twin – with Captain America top sheet). In the fall we’ll feature a full review, but for now you can drool and rest assure that these skis rip!
February 24, 2011 marks one year to date that the skiing community lost CR Johnson. In recognition of CR and this tragic loss, High Fives Foundation has organized “The Perfect CR Day.” If you are in the Tahoe area please join them and help their cause, and if not then just go skiing for CR. – Erme
The CR Johnson Memorial Fund, High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, 4FRNT Skis, Porters Tahoe, Discrete Headwear, Smith Sport Optics, Squaw Valley USA, Rime Knits, Mamasake Squaw and Moodys Bistro and Lounge present the Perfect CR Day!
February 24, 2011 (one year to the day, from the tragic loss of our friend and hero, CR Johnson) friends, family and fans will unite in Tahoe to celebrate CR Johnson and have the Perfect CR Day.
We look forward to the entire ski community joining us!
Perfect CR Day Activities (02.24.11):
- 10am: Meet at Wildflour Baking Co. -(Olympic House, Squaw Valley USA)
- “Oh Buddy” cookies will be on sale. All proceeds to CRJ Memorial
- “Reign Supreme roll and Budweiser bottles” (Proceeds from this hour to CRJ Memorial Fund)
- $35 per person, includes dinner, a glass of wine, steak frites, and two keg beers
- $10 per person, includes two keg beers and music by DJ One Truest
- Ages 21 and over
- 10:30am: Go Skiing – Load lifts for skiing at Squaw Valley USA
- 3-4pm: Lunch – Meet at Mamasake (Village at Squaw Valley USA)
- 7-9pm: Dinnner – Meet at Moodys Bistro and Lounge for dinner, drinks and music
- 9-11:30pm: Reggae Hour – Moodys Bistro and Lounge
About CR Johnson Memorial Fund:
The CRJ Memorial Fund Provides Funding for Alternative Modalities of Healing for Individuals suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury so they can “love the life they live.” The CR Johnson Foundation has awarded the first scholarship to Brennan Dekeersgieter in 2010. The CR Johnson Foundation and High Fives Non-Profit Foundation are accepting additional applicants for 2011 scholarships.
Video: Salomon Freeski TV
In this latest episode of Salomon Freeski TV the crew follows a group of ski bums in Nelson, BC. Their story and video reinforce my feelings of never wanting to be away from the mountains…enjoy!
Words: Erme Catino
With all the governmental programs, tax rebates, and incentive programs going on within our economy we at Skiershop wanted to join in on the fun.
That is why we have enacted our very own ski stimulus package…because new gear is rad and we know everyone likes a mid-winter sale.
Here’s The Deal:
Saturday 2/19 – Monday 2/21
20% off Select Clothing and Accessories
Here is the coupon code: “savewithabe”
In addition for all the visitors heading to Stowe, the sale is also valid in the shop.
So stop by and cash in, we are only halfway through winter and hopefully have a snowy March and April ahead of us!
As always feel free to contact us: Ask an Expert, or call the shop (1-800-996-8398).
High Fives Foundation, the Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community recently sent us their latest project, “Skiing with Steve Wallace.” As Jamie from Volkl says, if everyone had the chance to ski with Steve, Roy, and the High Fives crew, the world would be a better place!
I can’t agree with him more. – Erme
Video and Words: High Fives Foundation
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA), Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings and Porters Tahoe present “Skiing with Steve Wallace” a five part webisode series chronicling the triumphant return to skiing by High Fives Winter Empowerment Highlighted Athlete, Steve Wallace.
About Steve Wallace: After a successful career as a ski racer, Steve Wallace moved out west to pursue the ultimate dream; ski powder everyday. In 2008, Steve suffered a burst fracture of his T-9 vertebrae while skiing Squaw Valley USA. After an endless pursuit to return skiing, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation provided Steve with financial means to make this dream a reality in 2010 with Disabled Sports USA Far West.
Stay tuned for more adventurous episodes from our charismatic and enthusiastic friend, Steve Wallace! To learn more about Steve’s story, visit: highfivesfoundation.org/recipients.html#stevew
Porters Tahoe Marketing Chica – Kasey Wiese “Porters Tahoe is super stoked help to showcase Steve’s return to the snow. His passion for skiing and life runs deep and we are glad to be a part of it!”
Volkl Skis Regional Product Manager – Jamie Lavalle “Volkl Skis and I are very excited to work with the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Steve Wallace. Skiing is all about having fun with your friends and you can’t have a bad time when you are hanging with Steve Wallace. If everyone had the chance to ski with Steve, Roy (Tuscany) and the rest of the High Fives crew; the world would be a better place!”
The Dew Tour just wrapped up its last stop and overall finals. Peep the videos of the Superpipe and Slopestyle Finals, and congrats to all the athletes who were throwing down!
Video: EASTablished Media
Words: Erme Catino
The Crew from EASTablished Media just dropped the third installment in their Tough Break web-series. Aside from Jeff Neagle getting his arm sliced open, this episode shows the crew tagging some urban near UVM, park and rails at Stowe, and also some pow shots. Nice work boys!
Video and Words: Salomon Freeski TV
Chuck Patterson is a former pro Freeskier, a professional Waterman, and one of the most fearless humans we’ve ever met. After a brief experiment with skiing on waves several years ago, Chuck’s passion for the idea was re-lit after watching Mike Douglas and Cody Townsend ski the waves of Maui in 2009. In January 2011, Chuck followed the biggest swell of the year to Maui, to see if he could see if he could successfully ski Peahi or ‘Jaws’ – one of the most powerful waves on earth.
Words: Erme Catino
Photos: Mike Thomas
The annual SIA trade show has come and gone leaving in its wake an empty convention center and a lot of empty beer cans. Rather than loading a whole bunch of photos at once, we’re going to put up a few posts on Raise The Bar of vendors that we’re stoked on. So take a look at some of next year’s gear!