A 21-year-old snowboarder from Pennsylvania died yesterday (Wednesday, March 5, 2014) after hitting at tree at Ellicotville, New York’s Holiday Valley Resort, according to a story in the Buffalownews.com.
“The individual apparently lost control while snowboarding, went off the trail and collided with a tree,” said Jane Eshbaugh, director of marketing at Holiday Valley. “He was transported by ambulance to Olean General Hospital. It is our understanding he passed away at the hospital, and we have no other details.”
Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.
Big mountain dominator Jeremy Jones has added another logo to his helmet in the form of former Japanese electronics giant Sony. Yes, they still exist and are apparently making products. Remember the Walkman? Same company. Guess they even make some kind of video game playing device for people who don’t have iPhones.
What Jones will be promoting is a small POV camera that is apparently the company’s glacially slow response to the GoPro. Footage looks pretty good, too.
Details on the funding have not yet been announced. According to the filing, part of the funding came from Allegro Venture Partners, and also included a number of other investors. Active Replay’s CEO is Dr. Anatole Lokshin, a pioneer in developing GPS devices, who was the CTO of Magellan Navigation.
Sounds like perfect timing as they’ve been promising to release the Trace in March 2014. $2.1 million should get a few devices out into the wild, and it would be nice to see one of these “Strava for action sports” devices make it past the vaporware phase.
Big Mountain Jeremy Jones is going to be on the Showtime sports show 60 Minutes Sports soon talking about his art. Here’s a little taste of what cable subscribers will get to see this Wednesday (March 5, 2014) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
A snowboarder is being blamed for triggering an avalanche on Mt. Jumbo that destroyed a home in the Missoula, Montana neighborhood of Rattlesnake Valley, burying three people, according to a story on Mail Online.
The avalanche on Friday roared down Mount Jumbo and through a neighborhood northeast of downtown Missoula, several blocks from the University of Montana. . . The three people remained hospitalized Saturday, a day after the avalanche slid down 4,768-foot Mount Jumbo into the northeast Missoula neighborhood, a St. Patrick Hospital spokeswoman said. . . Fred Allendorf, 66, a retired professor from the University of Montana, is in serious condition while his wife, Michel Colville, is in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman JoAnn Hoven said. . . The avalanche was 1,800 feet long and about 300 feet wide at the crown, said Steve Karkanen, director of the Missoula-based West Central Montana Avalanche Center. It came down a 35-degree slope and was then funneled into a gully, where it picked up energy, he said.
Sadly, Michel Colville, 68, has died from her injuries according to a story in the Missoulian.
Michel Colville, 68, was in her home when the slide hit the residence, burying her for nearly three hours before she was found by rescuers. She died Sunday night.
Our thoughst are with her entire family, especially her husband.
The bracket competition takes its cues from the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament but instead of a bunch of guys running around for three hours, logos from brands like Quiksilver, Volcom, Indpendent Trucks, Girl, Burton, Nike, Adidas and Obey go head to head for a day. Whoever gets the most votes moves on to the next day to battle the next logo.
And who wins this contest is completely decided by online voters. That’s you! If you’d like to take part, click here for the first week’s battle, then tune back in each day during the month for another round of competition. This year’s madness kicks off with Surfing, following each week by skateboarding, snowboarding, lifestyle, and the Grand Royale winner take all battle the last week of March. For the official rules (and to vote) click th [click to continue…]