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posts tagged "GoPro HD"
The SIA 2012 footage train continues… Check out next years gear from Smith and Surface skis, as Skiershop.com tries to piece together their memories from the 2012 Snowsports Industries America tradeshow in Denver, Colo.
Editors Note: Skiershop Team Rider Adam Mikaelian and Send It Studios have arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, until a few days ago winter was still late to the party. That all changed this past weekend when Snowbird finally received a fresh nine inches of fluff. It was enough to cover the rocks for a short period and allowed the boys to slay some powder. They also found time in the dry spell to create a hilarious intro… – Erme Catino
Skiershop Team Rider Scott Donahue just dropped an early season edit from the Mammoth Unbound Terrain Park. Peep the video, note it was shot entirely with a GoPro HD Hero, and stay tuned for more team updates this season on Raise The Bar. Nice work boys! - Erme
A buddy of mine, Adam Mikaelian from Send It Studios and Jay Peak Video, spent last winter at Alta, UT. Alta had a banger year along with many other resorts out west, and it was fun shredding pow with him when we were both in town. Here is his season edit (filmed entirely on a GoPro HD), Viva La Niña! – Erme
Words: Erme Catino
Skiershop.com is proud to be a supporter of this weekend’s Vermont Mountain Bike Festival! The festival will be taking place this weekend, July 16th and 17th in Waterbury, VT, and will be featuring a ton of activities, live music, and food.
Rides will be available for all abilities, from beginner and intermediate rides, to all day excursions in Stowe, Waitsfield, Waterbury, and Hinesburg. In addition there will be hosted clinics and demos.
Be sure to swing by the Skiershop tent to meet the BikeStowe crew and demo an Intense Bike and GoPro. You can also head out with our tour guide, Dean Decas, and after you finish getting radical stick around and re-fuel on some Vermont Peanut Butter samples.
It should be a great weekend, see you up here!
Video and Words: Erme Catino
This past summer Skiershop.com launched BikeStowe.com. BikeStowe is Raise The Bar’s summer fling, and has all the information you need regarding biking in Stowe, VT and beyond. Here is BikeStowe’s June edit (shot entirely with a GoPro HD) featuring some of the local mountain biking spots. Hope everyone is having a great summer!
We all know ski resorts out west have been dodging spring and summer, though it seems that Andrew Whiteford has been happily mixing the two. Here’s Whiteford’s latest bike edit… enjoy and have a great weekend! – Erme
Video: Andrew Whiteford
Words: Erme Catino
Our friend Andrew Whiteford just dropped this mountain bike edit on a recent trip to Utah, and since Jay Peak Resort shut its doors yesterday – the last resort standing in the East, we figured the Skiershop blog needed some summer love.
Lastly, Skiershop is holding a special through May on the new Intense Demo Bikes. So head over to Stowe, VT and take them for a spin, some of the trails have already been riding well.
Video: Matthias Giraud
Words: Erme Catino
Matthias Giraud is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. Jumper. If you are a skier, most likely you have heard his name before or seen his edits on YouTube.
On April 25th, CNN reported a story on Matthias’s latest adventure – though according to them “the skier really triggered the avalanche by chopping the snow with his pole.” Impressive, maybe Matthias has charges in his baskets so he can bomb start zones…but probably not.
Nonetheless, it is great to see freeskier’s in the mainstream media. Though just as when Dana Flahr was on Fox News, their story gets a bit muddled.
Here is what Matthias had to say on his most recent Ski B.A.S.E. via his website:
Here is the latest edit from GoPro! I got this footage with the help of Stefan Laude from the Office of Tourism of Megeve, France.
We climbed out of bounds to the Aiguille Croche between Megeve and Les Contamines, France for about an hour and a half.
But before you enjoy the video, I wanted to clarify a few thinks about our descent itself.
We were both wearing avalanche transceivers. Stefan Laude (speedflyer) is a local ski patroller and alerted all ski patrols in the area. The rescue teams kept visuals of us the whole time. The PGHM (heli rescue team) was on standby and in contact with the ski patrol. The avalanche path goes skier’s right of the cliff (where the slough starts in the video) so if you stay on the ridge on the skier’s left, you are out of the avalanche path. Last, the rest of the avalanche going over the edge we jumped from was triggered within the last 100 feet before the cliff. So, it is unlikely to catch you unless you fall. But, like any exposed line in the Alps, a fall means death. So, you don’t fall. And if you do, well it’s part of the game and you know that before going into it.
It was a probably the best run of my life.
Nice work Matthias!
For those who would like to view the CNN version, here it is: CNN – Extreme Skiers Tackle Avalanche