Smash Powder: A Weekend of Storms at Alpental for A-Rob's Smash Life Banked Slalom
“We didn’t really talk about it publicly, but Tipton and I have been discussing ‘Code Red’ for a few days now,” Joe Pope said.
The Park Director for The Summit at Snoqualmie, Pope was standing atop a whited-out banked slalom course in the Alpental, WA backcountry. It was Saturday. We were supposed to be racing today in the A-Rob Smash Life Banked Slalom. He and Tipton Power and a dedicated crew of park staff and volunteers had been digging all week. But it had snowed heavily—a foot-plus overnight.
Interstate 90 was shut down. Nobody could get to the mountain, let alone ride it. Except for those of us lucky enough to be sleeping in the parking lot for the few nights prior, and early risers who made it up there before the freeway shut down. So code red it was—everyone qualified for the finals, and Saturday was a powder day for all...
This Is Everything: A Short Film Featuring Lucas Debari
Since he first strapped into a snowboard at the age of 4, Lucas Debari has gone from Glacier, WA grom to improbable Olympic hopeful and, now, freeride film stardom and expeditions to all corners of the globe. But it hasn’t always been an easy path. Lucas talks the early days, van living on the contest circuit, a wrong turn towards addiction, and finding a new path in this short film by Liam Gallagher. Adapted from Lucas's 16-page feature interview in our latest issue, #13.3.
Rad Dads Rejoice: Chad Chomlack Wins Deep Winter 2016 at Whistler-Blackcomb
Dads are rad. Know how I know? It’s got nothing to do with #dadbod or Leonardo DiCaprio memes or Hallmark holidays.
No, it’s to do with Chad Chomlack. Chad’s a rad dad. So are JF Pelchat, Devun Walsh and DCP. it’s got to do with Deep Winter 2016 at Whistler-Blackcomb, the Tenth Annual rendition of the three-days-in-three-to-five-minutes slideshow contest. It’s a celebration of the usually dark and deep days that kick off the new year in coastal British Columbia, and is one of Whistler’s go-to, extremely hard-to-get-a-ticket, sold-out-before-it’s-even-on-sale events...
Five Hundred Snowboarders Can't Be Wrong: Deep Powder and Deep Berms at Dirksen Derby 9
Images and musings about deep snow and deep berms at the ninth annual Dirksen Derby at Mt Bachelor, OR.
Burton Presents Mark McMorris: Yeah, He Rips Powder Too
Mark McMorris is well known for his slopestyle prowess. But the dude can shred damn near anything. In the latest episode of the Burton Presents series, McMorris takes the jersey off and goes to town on natural features and big lines from Japan to Chile, BC and beyond. He also rips in some multi-corks and groomed mega-booters for good measure.
The Middle/Path Project EP 04: What Goes Up Might Not Come Down
For the fourth and final episode of The Middle/Path Project, the crew heads back to Montana. While they don't go full enviro-mode, they start to question how much fuel they are burning to ride some powder--and they do ride plenty of it in the pursuit of a middle path...
The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding by Jerome Tanon: Trailer
Photographer Jerome Tanon has been a longtime contributor to frequency TSJ. His unique aesthetic brings antiquated film-based printing techniques to futuristic action in a way few could hope to achieve. So when he sent us the teaser for his upcoming film project, we knew it would be a must-watch...