Saturday, February 23, 2013

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED!!!

The folks at Salomon have done it again, with another great episode of their Freeski TV.  With an overwhelming number of forest fires in the summer of 2012, those slopes have now become wide-open playgrounds for skiers this winter.  This video highlights not only some great skiing, but the tragedy of the burns and eventual triumphant return of the forest.

We've all heard the analogy of a calm, smooth lake looking like a sheet of glass, right?  Well how about actually snowboarding on a sheet of glass - literally!  This next video from the folks at networkA and Signal Snowboards comes from their Every Third Thursday series, where they come up with crazy new prototypes for snowboards - some that work, and some that don't.  The fun is in coming up with the idea and trying to execute it.  With this episode, the crew travels to Italy to build a glass snowboard and in the end they get some surprising results.

Two weeks ago, Mt. Baker Ski Area hosted it's 28th Annual Legendary Banked Slalom, the longest running snowboard competition in the US.  This event draws some of the biggest names in the snowboarding world, with both industry legends and rising stars converging at this event.  This next clip gives you all a glimpse of this amazing event.

Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom 2013 from Snowboarder Magazine on Vimeo.

Mt. Baker is getting dumped on this week, with close to a foot and a half estimated for Friday morning - just that morning!  Let's hope a Weekend Warrior gets out there and grabs some amazing footage!

Have a great weekend! - James

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