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Beans and Rice Freeride EP 2: 10 Reasons to Telemark

Oct. 22nd 2013

Ever wonder why people telemark? Have you ever considered telemarking? If you’re already a freeheeler, why did you start in the first place?

In Beans and Rice Freeride’s EP 2, professional telemarkers Jake Sakson and Paul Kimbrough give you 10 (actually eight) reasons to telemark. From face shots to face plants these guys dive, albeit not too seriously, into the minds of freeheelers everywhere. Be warned, this is not your conventional ski edit featuring dreamy pillow lines set to pleasing music. Prepare yourself for quirky humor, goofballs, and a little Notorious BIG. Enjoy!

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Beans & Rice Freeride Trailer Drops

Sep. 26th 2013

September 18, 2013 – The first snow of the season fell on the Tetons last night. It glimmers atop Taylor Mountain like the icing on a freshly baked cake. Winter is coming–the season of ski swaps, wood chopping, and ski movie premiers.

Jake Sakson and I will be adding to the ski season hype this fall by releasing a webisode trilogy documenting our season exploring the Tetons. Last year we decided to team up, buy a camera, create a website, and document our take on backcountry freeriding. Full disclosure–neither of us have much experience behind the lens. We were both introduced to backcountry ski filming through skiing with Powderwhore and Sweetgrass Productions, but we were always in front of the camera. It seemed simple enough; find some good snow, good lighting, ski through it and catch it on camera. Hit repeat and BAM! You have a ski movie.

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Field Report: NTN Demo at 36th Annual North American Telemark Festival (NATO)

Mar. 16th 2011
To: Chris Clark, Field Marshall, SCARPA North America
From: The Franconia Group, New England Represent!
Date: 3/13/11

Event: The 36th Annual North American Telemark Festival, Mad River Glen, Vermont

Weather:

Windy, overcast with occasional snow squalls and temps warming up to the low 30’s

Snow Conditions:

Very firm, icy even by New England standards.  Rained the day before then hardened up over night.  Conditions were too wet to run the groomers.  Trees were very crusty.

Equipment:

  • Boots: TX Pro and TX Comp and Wmn TX Pro
  • T1, W T1, T Race
  • Skis: Volkl Mantra, Rossi Sick Bird
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Upcoming: Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest at Whitewater Ski Resort

Feb. 23rd 2011

This coming weekend be ready for the full Nelson, BC Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Fest at Whitewater Resort. The 5th annual four-day fest draws all the kooks in the Kootenays as well as skiers from across Canada and the US for a grassroots backcountry festival rife with beginner to advanced clinics, contests, films and revelry—all bound together by the pursuit of wild snow. “It’s an event that brings together like-minded people who love the many aspects of backcountry, and gets them all under one roof,” says local Robin Hartikainen, “a concentration of people who love skiing, and have the desire to earn their turns.”

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deep in pow or warm winter bouldering… SCARPA’s team is getting after it

Feb. 9th 2011

Vicariously experience the professional athlete/world traveler adventure life through our climbing and ski teams’ weekly trip reports.

SCARPA tele ripper, Chris Erikson, sends in proof that he is, indeed, working hard with this mini-trip report from his shoot for PowderWhore’s Television.

Adam U returns from an exploration of Japan with this trip report: “Every local we talked to told us that conditions like we had were ‘normal.’ We hope to put their word to the test by returning next year for a month. Until then, enjoy!”

Winter 10/11 Episode 5: Made in Japan! from Bird Robot on Vimeo.

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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest on the horizon

Jan. 17th 2011

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest–Nelson, B.C.’s annual celebration of backcountry ski culture–takes place February 25-28 at the Whitewater Ski Resort outside of Nelson. The three day festival is packed with every excuse to get on snow, including skill clinics, competitions, and ski celebrations. And it’s all done in true Nelson style, which is to say that fun in and on the mountains is at the heart of everything.

Speaking of fun, backcountry skiing and Nelson…as part of SCARPA’s Coldsmoke sponsorship, we’re hosting the SCARPA Poker Run on Sunday the 28th.

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