Come check out the premiere of Think Thank’s “Mind The Video Man” at Mountain Creek‘s Red Tail Lodge. Watch the most creative snowboarding while kicking it next to a bonfire. We are also going to be screening Salomon Snowboards “Team Vacation” and Keep The Change‘s “Holy Smokes”. Look out for shots of the Salomon team ripping Mountain Creek apart. Come hungry and thirsty! The Biergarten at Mountain Creek will be dishing out burgers, brats and beers. Oh Scheisse! There will tons of giveaways too, so be prepared to win some gnar gear.
Date: November 16th, 2012
Location: Red Tail Lodge at Mountain Creek North
Free for All Ages
Mind The Video Man Trailer:
Sponsors: Mount Everest, Mountain Creek, Arbor Snowboards, K2 Snowboarding, Lib Tech, Capita Snowboards, Burton Snowboards, Salomon Snowboards, Flow Snowboarding, ThirtyTwo, Snowboarder Magazine, and East Magazine.
It’s getting cold outside. Before you know it you’ll be stampeding with the hoards on Black Friday and slurring your way through New Year’s Eve. All of the sudden, ski season’s in full swing and you’re giving yourself an apres-ski pat on the back for renting all of your gear early.
So here’s to you, you professional hot-tubber, king (or queen) of the bunny slope, and child-leashing parent of the year, we’re here to help take the edge off (and put a freshly tuned one on).
Junior Rentals including skis, boots, and poles start at $98, and Adult Rental packages start at $138. We guarantee your fit, so if you find yourself needing a mid-season gear swap we’ve got you covered. Oh yeah, and super shiny bases and sharp edges ALL SEASON thanks to FREE ski & board tunes with every rental.
For detailed program breakdown, check out our Ski and Snowboard Rental Page.
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Slay zombies with your snowboard edges on Saturday, October 27th! Not really, but if you dress up in costume you can show off your tricks (and treats, sorry I had to) at the 5th Annual Spinning Room Halloween Rail Jam & Costume Contest. There will also be a premiere of Keep the Change’s “Holy Smokes”, featuring local Johnny O’Connor. Oh yea, did we mention there will be a $500 Costume Contest hosted by DJ Darryl, DJ Styles and Sake The’Deejay? It’s going to get weird.
Join the event as spots are limited.
Location: The Spinning Room, 5975 Main Street, Tannersville, New York 12485
This Wednesday, October 10th, Videograss’ new films “The Darkside” and “Enlighten” will drop the jaws of every spectator at Tammany Hall in NYC. There will be FREE BEER at 8pm, so get there early and crack a few adult sodas with pro snowboarders Darrel Mathes, Jed Anderson and more. Hosted by Snowboarder Mag, Vans and WESC.
Oct. 10th, 2012
Doors open at 8PM
Free to attend.
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Holden Outerwear and the Impossible Project have teamed up to keep to help preserve the beauty of instant photography. Holden has selected ten lifestyle photographers to display their photographs, along with Impossible and Holden’s “Timeless in an Instant” contest winner Melanie Rodriguez.
Featured photographers: Yone, Kevin Zacher, Andy Wright, Bryce Kanights, Jimmy Fontaine, Angela Boatwright, Vincent Skoglund, Kassia Meador, Brandon Long and Alessandro Simonetti.
Impossible Project Space
425 Broadway, 5th Floor
Thursday Sept. 27th
6PM – 9PM
Come to the Cakeshop this Friday Sept. 21st to see the new movie from Volcom IP2. Volcom riders traveled the globe filming “Individually Produced Parts” aka IP2s. Each rider’s segment is a mixture of their own personality, theme, and creativity. Featuring riding from: Curtis Ciszek, Jamie Lynn, Zac Marben, Bryan Iguchi, Bjorn Leines, Scott Blum, Seth Huot, Dan Brisse, Dyan Alito, and more.
Doors Open: 8PM
Location: Cake Shop 152 Ludlow Street, New York, N.Y.
After a long week of debating, I bought my plane ticket. I threw down 80% of my summer earnings to buy a plane ticket to Santiago, Chile. Encouraged by the Jersey heat and my craving for snow, I was ready to drop everything and head south to compete in the Chilean Freeskiing Championships from August 22-26th at Ski Arpa. I am a competitive big mountain freeskier, and the Chilean Freeskiing Championships were set to be the kick-off event for the 2012-2013 Freeride World Qualifier competition season.
Three days after buying my ticket however, the organizers of the competition announced to everyone’s disappointment, that the competition would have to be cancelled due to the lack of snowfall for the whole month of July in Central Chile.
Central Chile seemed to have inherited our 2011-2012 winter. Disappointed and frustrated, I prepared for battle with Air Canada and compiled a list of reasons why the airline should have mercy and give a ski bum her money back.
Then, something amazing happened. Read more…
Come check out Burton Snowboard’s new movie “13″ this Friday, Sept. 14th at Mount Everest. Tons of 2013 Burton gear will be available, so feast your eyes on all the freshest new snowboards, bindings, boots and outerwear. There will be tons of giveaways, including a $1000 Burton Golden Ticket, and a Mountain Creek season pass. Make sure to check out the NYC premiere the night before for double radness.
Meet the riders from “13″! In-Store Appearance and Autograph Signing by: Mikey Rencz, Mark Sollors, Terje Haakonsen and Ethan Deiss.
To learn all the event details, check out our event page: Burton 13 Movie Premiere and Product Launch Party
Photo: June snowstorm brings summer powder skiing, Mount Hood, OR. P: Jasper Newton
SO HERE’S THE SITUATION:
You’ve just discovered that you can find snow in the summer, in North America no less, and now you want to know more about where to go and what to do. There are so many camps to choose from, so where do you start?
If you’re looking to stay in the US of A, start with the oldest ski & board camp in America: Mount Hood Summer Ski Camps (MHSSC).
Don’t let the name fool you. MHSSC, founded in 1979, offers programs for skiers, snowboarders, and even rock climbers. This is the only camp at Mount Hood where you have the option to ski race for part of the week, then try snowboarding for the other half. The ski-racing program boasts an experienced coaching staff that has worked with, and raced at, the Europa Cup and World Cup levels. Now how often is it that you get that level of coaching on your home hill? (During the summer?)
Photo: GS Training on Palmer Glacier, Mount Hood, OR. P: Jasper Newton
You couldn’t truly call this place a ski camp if their ski program was limited to racing. That’s why MHSSC offers the best freeski and mogul skiing programs around. The coaches are not only experienced, but also dedicated to teaching you what you want to learn. Head Mogul coach Darren Owen hails from Salt Lake City, Utah and has been with MHSSC for over 15 years. He’s coached all levels of mogul skiers, from beginners and seasoned intermediates, to NorAm and World Cup level athletes. Both East and West coast-based skiers round out the freeski coaching staff. Among them are Shea Flynn, Maks Gorham, Nolan Willard, and Jasper Newton. They know where you Coasties are coming from, and just how beneficial one week on snow can be.
Photo: Skier: Nolan Willard. P: Jasper Newton
MHSSC has their own private mogul lanes and jumps, as well as their own private terrain park complete with rails, boxes and 45’-60’ booters. Last season their park boasted some of the biggest jumps at Mount Hood. The Timberline Public Park begins at the end of the MHSSC Private park which gives MHSSC skiers and boarders the exclusive advantage of an extra-long park lap. This is the camp for skiers and boarders who want to learn from pros, and not just ski next to them and watch. Check out what campers have been saying about MHSSC compared to the other camps at Hood.
Now onto the snowboard side of things. MHSSC offers both Alpine snowboarding (snowboard racing) and freeride snowboarding. The racers have the opportunity to train on the steeper upper lanes while the freestyle snowboarders get to take advantage of both the MHSSC Private Park and the Timberline public park. Head snowboard coach, Rick Millett, has been at MHSSC since 2006 and takes pride in building the camp’s meticulous jump line. The small group sizes make MHSSC the ideal place for one on one coaching and for learning specific skills.
Photo: Coach Rick Millett in the MHSSC Private Park, Mount Hood, OR. P: Jasper Newton.
A typical day at camp goes something like this: Breakfast buffet at 6:15 am. Head downstairs and make your own sandwich to bring for lunch. First busses (usually racers) leave for the mountain at 6:45am, then freeride skiers and snowboarders leave at 7am. Arrive at the mountain, get your boots on and load first chair at 7am. The racers free-ski and do warm-up drills until 8:15 and then head up to the race lanes to work with their coaches and run the racecourse. The freeskiers and snowboarders will free-ski with their coaches until the snow softens up and the park opens at 10am. Everyone will take a lunch break around 11:30. Race training ends around 12:30pm and the racers head down to take the first busses back to camp. The freeskiers and snowboarders may stay till 1:30-2pm if the snow permits and then head back to camp. At 2:30pm all campers will do video review of their morning training with their coaches. Then, at 3:30 everyone heads off to his or her afternoon activities.
Afternoon activities are chosen individually the night before and can be anything from whitewater rafting, paintball, cliff jumping, rock-climbing, trampoline, field sports, ropes course & zip-line, swimming, gym time, skateboarding ect… Everyone meets back at camp for dinner at 6:30, followed by evening activies which might include skateboarding, basketball, ping pong, pool, or trampolining. Around 8pm an all-camp meeting is held every night to plan the next day’s activities and for general announcements. Finally, around 9pm it’s been a full day and all of the campers head to bed, stoked and ready to wake up and do it all over again the next day.
Photo: Campers taking advantage of the MHSSC Skate Ramp; P: Jasper Newton
If this sounds like your kind of summer check out the Mount Hood Summer Ski Camp website for more details. The summer is far from over and there’s still time to sign up and get out there.
The camp sessions at MHSSC are week-long sessions and run Sunday to Saturday through September 1st. The August 26th-September 1st session is an Adult Only camp. The Smith Rocks Rock-climbing Camp runs from July 29th-August 4th.
Photo: Nolan Willard and Jonah Elston at MHSSC, Mount Hood, OR. P: Jasper Newton