Babes On Bikes: Women Can Do It All

by The Editors on March 21, 2018

Yes, aside from being able to create new humans inside their own bodies, women can also ride motorcycles, and snowboards, and skateboards. They can also surf. We should all be past needing these reminders, but it’s always good to see evidence every now and again. Here, let Hana Beaman, Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas, and their friends at Harley-Davidson show you a little of what we’re talking about.


Georgian Chairlift Rollback Distaster

by The Editors on March 16, 2018

Resort professionals certainly have all kinds of great reasons why this could never happen at your favorite resort, yet today (March 16, 2018) it happened at “Gudauri, a resort on the Greater Caucasus mountain range in Georgia,” according to a story in the Washington Post. Eight people were reportedly injured, but no one died, thankfully. Guess the big lesson from this clip is to jump off before you get to the bullwheel.

[Link: Washington Post]


No Surprises At 2018 US Open

by The Editors on March 11, 2018

It was as everyone expected at Burton’s 36th Annual US Open of Snowboarding in Vail, Colorado March 5-10, 2018. Mark McMorris and Jamie Anderson took the slopestyle event (the women’s final was cancelled due to high winds) and Ayumu Hirtano (pictured above) and Chloe Kim won the halfpipe. Dean Ween and some other bands played and that was that. For the more descriptive official word from Burton (along with more results) please follow the jump.
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The West’s Deadly Big Snow Weekend

by The Editors on March 6, 2018

We began tracking the storm a week and a half out and new it was going to hit perfectly for a weekend of powder blasting. By Thursday night, March 1, 2018 the snow was piling in. On Friday afternoon some California resorts were reporting up to eight feet of fresh snow. It was set up to be a big weekend, but by the time it was over it was one of the deadliest weekends the West has ever seen. Here’s how it unfolded.

Thursday March 1, 2018

Wenyu Zhang, 42, of Rocklin, California was snowboarding at Squaw Valley when the mountain was hit by wind gusts up to 146 miles an hour. Later in the night his friends reported him missing. Because of the storm a search for him is called off on Thursday. Zhang’s body is not found until Friday morning. (NY Post)

Friday March 2, 2018 

Blake Smith, 36, a season pass holder at California’s China Peak resort, was snowboarding when he reportedly “fell head-first into about 5 feet of fresh snow,” according to the Fresno Bee. He was unable to dig himself out and suffocated.

Alfonso Braun, 24, of Bend, Oregon was found “buried in the snow” around noon at Mt. Bachelor by other snowboarders and skiers. They dug him out but ski patrol was unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at 1:15 PM. Two hours later a 19 year old skier from Eugene, Oregon, Nicole Panet-Raymond, was reported missing. Her body was found by search crews in a tree well at 8:30 PM. (KTVZ)

On Friday afternoon, Evan and Kahlynn Huck (along with three other people) were caught up in an avalanche that swept near the Olympic Lady chairlift at Squaw Valley Resort. Kahlynn was able to free herself, but her husband Evan was buried for close to six minutes before nearby skiers and snowboarders were able to dig him out. He had passed out and was turning blue but came to after being rescued. Click the link to watch the rescue. (SF Gate)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

At 10:15 while ski patrol was doing avalanche control at the top of Mammoth Mountain a slide ripped down the Climax run, down Upper Dry Creek and blasted past the bottom of the High Five Express lift. Eight people (six Mammoth Mountain employees and two guests) were partially buried, but all of them were able to free themselves and no one was injured.  (LA Times)

For video of the Mammoth avalanche’s powder cloud blowing past the bottom of the High Five Express, click here. (CBS LA)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

A mother and son (Olga Perkovic, 50, and Aaron Goodstein, 7) who were skiing back to their slope-side condominium at Kirkwood Ski Resort died when snow slid off the roof of a building and buried them sometime after 4 PM. They were found 9 PM after after a neighbor noticed gloves in the snow. (Reno Gazette)



Shaun White Makes It Three

by The Editors on February 13, 2018

That was pretty emotional wasn’t it? Shaun White does the seemingly impossible and in the final run of his final Winter Olympics and comes from second place to snatch gold from the fingers of Japan’s Ayumu Hirano. And puts the Americans in the four for four gold medal position in snowboarding. All we got left is Big Air, Snowboardcross and Parallel GS. Not sure we have much of a chance for Gold in any of them.


USA On Way To Olympic Gold Sweep?

by The Editors on February 13, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang officially opened four days ago and already American’s have taken gold in every snowboard competition so far.

Red Gerard and Jamie Anderson took gold in Slopestyle and last night (February 12, 2018) Chloe Kim monster stomped her way to gold in the women’s halfpipe. Not to put a jinx on it, but we’re pretty certain an American will win tonight in the mens’ halfpipe as well, but we’re going to have to wait for the judges to weigh in on that one when the action kicks off this afternoon at 5:30 PM PST.

For a collection of official press releases (to which we added absolutely nothing) please follow the jump.

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I-Pod’s New Leica Snow White

by The Editors on February 12, 2018

Iouri Podladtchikov may not be in the Olympics this year, but that hasn’t slowed the launch of his limited edition Leica Q “Snow” any according to a story on The Verge.

Dubbed the Leica Q “Snow,” the camera is decked out in silver anodized aluminum for the top deck, baseplate, and controls. The body of the camera is wrapped in pure white leather that will probably get dirty in the first five seconds after you take it out of the box. The camera also features an aluminum accessory shoe cover, which is apparently a first for a Leica camera. And to round out the color scheme, the Leica Q Snow also comes with a white leather carrying case and strap. . . ‘White – for me, that also means ‘carte blanche’ – it’s up to you. It’s time to get creative’, says Iouri Podladtchikov, who has already published two books of his photography and will soon be opening his own studio.

The camera apparently drops in March for only $5,395. It looks amazing but sadly, is a little out of our price range.

[Link: The Verge]


Olympic Snowboarding Schedule

by The Editors on February 12, 2018


The courses are looking amazing here. So many options for these champs.

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Olympic fever and the #ShaunWhiteHype are about to blow up around the world and we want you to be ready so you won’t miss a thing. This year NBC is running the feed live and on-demand replay for all the events on the website and their smartphone app.

Slopestyle kicks off the events for snowboarding followed by halfpipe, snowboard cross, big air, and parallel giant slalom (yes, they still do this).

For all the times follow the jump.

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I-Pod Out of Pyeongchang With Brain Injury

by The Editors on February 9, 2018



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Iouri Podladtchikov, the defending Olympic halfpipe champ has decided that he will not be competing in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang due to a traumatic brain injury he suffered while competing in the 2018 X Games, according to a Reuters story.

When I received this diagnosis, it was clear to me that I had sustained a serious and dangerous injury and that participating in the Olympic Games would pose a great risk to my health,” the 29-year-old said in a statement released by the Swiss ski federation. . . “After all the tests that I have had on the way to the present day in the last two weeks – including my first practice this Friday – I can say for sure that starting and participating in the Olympic Games is in no way safe and responsible.”

The world is going to miss him, but there’s no doubt that he made the right decision, even if the media are already reporting that Shaun White’s hunt for gold just got easier. As someone close to I-Pod said, “We must honor this and all athletes who choose to make good choices for their futures even if it is at the expense of momentary fame.”

[Link: Reuters]


It’s A Full Media Shaun WhiteOut

by The Editors on February 8, 2018

Here are just a few of the Shaun White stories that are spinning ’round the Interwebs today. Enjoy #ShaunWhiteOut

This is Shaun White: Success, Fans and Sponsors

Shaun White found similiarities between himself and Michael Phelps in 2014

Shaun White still has tongue stitches from October crash

Shaun White says he has plenty more to show in halfpipe

Shaun White: 10 things you didn’t know about the snowboarding star

The story behind Shaun White‘s perfect 100

Shaun White Goes For Festival Gold With Air + Style

Photos: Shaun White through the years

Bruised, not beaten, White back for another shot at gold

Scotty James fears losing Olympic gold to Shaun White‘s reputation