Posts tagged freestyle skiing

Meet David Wise: Freestyle Skiing World Champ Eyes History

Check out the profile of one of our newest Olympic superstars >

Looking for a skier to crush on? We nominate Gus.

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Gus Kenworthy.This 22-year old may be awfully young, but we think he’s a worthy ski crush, because:

For starters, he just won a silver medal >

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He’s got those eyes that make you just wanna dive in…

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But that’s not all. This boy’s got a big heart…

He rescues puppies >

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He’s from Telluride, Colorado.

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But when he was visiting New Zealand, he posted this pic on his twitter:

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Clearly he knows he’s gonna get some gay fans with that one.

He’s making America proud in Sochi, and we’re all too happy to send our Valentine’s Day affection to Russia, with love!

Follow Gus on Twitter >

U.S. Freeskiing Olympic Uniform Unveiling

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@TheNorthFace revealed the new US Olympic Freestyle uniform for the Sochi games:

The U.S. Freeski Team unveiled on Monday (October 28) their official 2014 competition uniforms, which will be worn by American freeskiing athletes when the sport makes its historic debut at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games next February.

The red, white, and blue gear was developed separately for all three freeskiing disciplines - halfpipe, slopestyle and skicross - by The North Face. It marks the first time that the outdoor clothing company has ventured into the Olympic realm.”

We’re waiting to see how The North Face feels about Russia’s anti-gay laws; their parent corporation VF Corp has a dismal 15 (out of 100) on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index.

MUST SEE new footage from @TetonGravity’s Way Of Life, starring Sage Cattabriga-Alosa. Alaskan spines and avalanche-outrunning make for some astounding P.O.V. — wow.

(by Teton Gravity Research)

Survive the summer with SKI MOVIE TRAILERS!

Warren Miller Entertainment may no longer have the actual pioneer of ski movies — Warren Miller — on hand, but their films continue to wow the eyeballs. Here’s their latest, “Flow State.”

Survive the summer with SKI MOVIE TRAILERS!

This fall, the always impressive Level 1 Productions makes it “Sunny.” 

They say the lack of sunlight affects our mood- that the natural balance of the human mind state quickly shifts with presence of the giant solar fireball in the sky. But this isn’t about winter blues or summer depression. Sunny is a mental disposition, and not just one reserved for beaches and fun parks. Level 1 injected a positive mood into the ski season – giving a dose of light therapy to dark northern landscapes of Scandinavia, Alaska, Japan and British Columbia. So sit back and relax, put your shades on and soak up the rays- the future looks bright.”

Featuring:


Parker White, Chris Logan, Mike Hornbeck, Tom Wallisch, Wiley Miller, Eric Pollard, Will Wesson, Torin Yater-Wallace, Tim McChesney, Ahmet Dadali, Alex Bellemare, Niklas Eriksson, Adam Delorme, Josh Bibby, LJ Strenio, Tanner Rainville, Logan Imlach, Spencer Milbocker, Sig Tveit, Lucas Stål-Madison

Survive the summer with SKI MOVIE TRAILERS!

The in-house team at Quiksilver emerges on the ski movie scene this fall with a premiere in France of “Few Words,” a showcase for X-Games gold medalist Candide Thovex. With breathtaking imagery that calls to mind the high-def marvels of last winter’s “The Art of Flight,” this is one movie that seems like an absolute must-see!

If you only watch one of these, pick this one. It’s stunning.

Sarah Burke: One Light Will Not Go Out

SHE WAS ALWAYS the person who brought everyone else together — the magnet, friends called her — so they traveled from across the world to see Sarah Burke one final time. High school classmates came from the East Coast, and family members flew in from Canada. Professional athletes traveled from Norway, Sweden and Japan. They arrived en masse at a hospital in Park City, Utah, spilling from Burke’s room into the general waiting area and the hallways until, finally, doctors found a conference room big enough to accommodate them.

For nine terrible days in January, they sat there, waited and prayed. They rehashed questions that made no sense.

How could they remain hopeful when the most optimistic among them was lying unresponsive in the other room?

How had skiing’s most daring athlete suffered a brain hemorrhage while practicing an utterly routine trick?

Why now, just months after she had engineered her sport’s inclusion in the 2014 Winter Olympics and had become, at long last, a gold medal favorite?

Read the inspiring story at Espn Magazine >