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Out touring and filming with NWT3K in the Alpental BC. Blessed with the new snow and weather mother nature brought us!
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Sometimes the next progression of freestyle events means thinking a little less like a snowboarder or skier and a little more like Evel Knievel. That was the grand scheme for the first-ever Red Bull Third Shift that took place at the Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington on Saturday, February 18.
The hard working park crew with the help of carpenters, electricians and cat drivers constructed a town square at the top of the Summit Central Terrain Park complete with a jump that gapped a snow bar (that you could buy drinks at) with jibs and wall rides on the side of the building. The end result was 30 of the best northwest freestyle skiers and snowboarders hashing it out in a jam format for a $1500 cash prize.
“Unfortunately, due to the snow tonight, we’re not going to jump buildings," Snoqualmie park director Joe Pope said. "But we’re riding the fronts of the buildings.” Rider Tommy Gonzales didn’t get the message and made sure to jump buildings.
Of course, Mother Nature had different plans in store and delivered up to two feet of snow on the mountain.
“The fact that we’ve got two feet of snow in a day and it kinda messed with our event a little — just look at the crowd, it hasn’t dampened their spirits,” Snoqualmie park director Joe Pope said. “Buildings are one thing, the sport is the most important part. And there’s two things that reaffirm that: everyone hitting these features in a variety of ways and the people who came out to support them hitting the features. That’s what it’s all about.”
It’s a frickin' blizzard. The highway was closed and the event was packed with people in the bar, on the fence, and on the lifts watching riders throw down.
Despite the blizzard of snow coming down on the event, the Third Shift garnered some insane tricks. Maybe it was the two-story rail or the wallride, but athletes had no problem pushing the limits and their bag of tricks to the features. It’s a good thing they have youthful ambition and legs of steel, the kids often went “fat to flat” as described by a skier in the crowd.
Can’t get a drink from the bar? Take a look out the window and catch the action.
“I can’t believe all this snow, everyone’s been working so hard to get this setup. It’s a bummer we couldn’t get the jump going but the jib setup should be fun. It’s all about having a good time so I think we’re going to succeed in that” said Joey Van Der Meer, who took home first place for the skiers.
Joey Van Der Meer got some pow shots earlier in the day and rail jam shots at night with his first place finish.
There’s one thing you can say about people in Washington, they are dedicated to the cause. Despite the abundant snowfall coming down, the crowd cheered the riders from the sidelines. What was meant to be a one-hour rail jam, crossed into two hours with riders still hiking and calling their drops.
A two story backflip? No problem for the snowboard winner Stefan Krum.
What happens when you channel through the middle of a jump, build a snow bar and offer up Red Bull? A feisty bar packed full of people drinking Nollies and Shifties while peering through windows to catch the action (or heckle them in true western style).
The coolest bar in town during the Red Bull Third Shift was the one built inside the jump.
In the end, it came down to the riders to determine the winners. Joe Pope wrangled up the riders, got the results and took to the bar at the base of the mountain to announce the winners of the $1500 cash prize.
2012 Red Bull Third Shift Results
1. Joey Van Der Meer
2. Anders Fonelias
3. Jason Aarons
1. Stefan Krumm
2. Austin Hironaka
3. Tie between Kevin Fischer and Aaron Cardwell
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News: Red Bull Third Shift Ski News: Red Bull Third Shift Ski And Snowboard Extravaganza At Snoqualmie Looks Sick
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Red Bull and The Summit at Snoqualmie proudly present an insane new freestyle ski and snowboard event, Third Shift. Check out the layout!
Red Bull is looking for the top 30 skiers and top 30 snowboarders to take part in the freshest push in urban night riding. This industrial course is built like no other – expect big airs, buttery moves and a snow bar. You won’t want to miss seeing this go down.
Qualifier No. 1 was Saturday Feb. 11, but Qualifier No. 2 is Friday, Feb 17. This will be last chance to qualify for this event. Registration will be in the Central Park Yurt from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.. Helmets Required. Waivers required and parent signature required if under 18 (original waivers will need to be signed by parents in a red or blue pen and will need to have a parent’s cell phone number for verification purposes). Open to skiers and snowboarders.
After the qualifier, riders that make it into the Main Event on Saturday Feb. 18 will be announced.
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August 22, 2011
Jeremy Jones and splitboard binding manufacturer Karakoram announced a partnership today. Read the press release and watch a video of how Karakoram bindings work below.
Snoqualmie, Wash. — Karakoram is proud to announce a partnership with Jeremy Jones, renowned big mountain snowboarder and owner of Jones Snowboards.
The partnership will combine Jeremy’s legendary backcountry freeriding experience and Karakoram’s innovative design capabilities with the goal of delivering products that redefine the backcountry experience for snowboarders around the world.
“We started Karakoram to create backcountry snowsports equipment that challenged the norms and provided performance beyond expectations. The opportunity to work with Jeremy on this journey will bring a perspective destined to help take our designs and products to the next level. Jeremy is truly an inspirational rider and we are beyond excited to be working with him as part of Karakoram,” says Bryce and Tyler Kloster, co-owners of Karakoram.
Jones had this to say about the newly formed partnership, “Over the last year and a half I have tested the Karakoram splitboard system extensively in some of the most challenging terrain in the world. By the middle of this past winter it was clear to me that it is the best system on the market and is evolving at a very fast pace due to the expertise and commitment of the Kloster brothers. I am honored to be partnering with Karakoram and I look forward to continuing the evolution.”
Jeremy Jones is a nine time winner of Snowboarder Magazine’s Big Mountain Rider of the year and the creator of Jones Snowboards. His latest endeavours have him traveling the world and his own backyard in search of and filming the ultimate splitboard adventures.
Based out of Snoqualmie, Washington, Karakoram is an independent backcountry snowsports company started by snowboarders who demanded more from their gear. Karakoram’s first product, the Split30 splitboard binding system, was introduced to the market during the 2010-11 season.
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News: Red Mountain, Snoqualmie News: Red Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass Washington Avalanche Incident Report
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Location: Red Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass Washington
Summary Description: 1 skier on foot caught, buried and killed
Primary Activity: Backcountry Tourer
Location Setting: Backcountry
Partially Buried, Non-Critical: 0
Partially Buried, Critical: 0
Fully Buried: 1
Trigger: AF - Foot penetration
Trigger (subcode): u - An unintentional release
Size - Relative to Path: R1
Size - Destructive Force: D2
Sliding Surface: Unknown
Slope Aspect: NE
Site Elevation: 5890 ft
Slope Angle: --
Slope Characteristic: Ridgeline,Cornice,Below Cornice
The summit of Red Mountain sits atop a steep narrow northwest/southeast oriented ridge. On the east side of the ridge/summit a 600 foot, nearly vertical cliff falls to the slope below. The prevailing west to southwest storm track often builds a large over hanging cornice above the cliff on the lee (east side)of the summit ridge. The cornice impact triggered a loose snow avalanche that ran about 400 vertical feet. An impact crater from a large piece of cornice (6'x6'x8') was observed below the cliff at ~5200 feet. No crown or other evidence of a slab release was observed. The snow on similar aspects and elevations nearby was cold, dry and loose on the day of the incident.
January 25 saw 1.75" of rain recorded at nearby Alpental Ski Area Study plot (3200') that reached the top of the highest peaks around Snoqualmie Pass. Three days of dry warm weahter followed. The maximum and minimum tempuratures recored at the Alpental Ski Area upper mountain weahter station (5400') for the 26th-28th where 40/30, 43/38 and 47/37. January 29th saw 1.12" of precipitation which produced 7" of new snow at 5400' and temperatures of 34/29. On January 30th an addition 8" of snow fell at 5400' with tempuratures of 37/27. Moderate WSW winds accompanied the snowfall on the 29th and 30th. The weather on January 31st was cool with clearing. February 1st was cold and clear with light west winds, temperatures at 5400' were 27/7. Although the midday sun did warm the snow surface on sun exposed terrain enough to cause a thin sun crust to form that night.
Snowpack summary is based off of observations taken from nearby Alpental Ski Area on NE aspects from 5000' to 5400' on February 1st. The new snow from the weekend was fairly dry and unconsolidated with an average depth of 12". Hand hardness was fist with a slight density increase near the new/old snow interface. The new snow was well bonded to the old snow surface. A slight crust was observed in a few places below the new snow, otherwise the old snow consisted of moist four finger to one finger round grains. Compression tests failed to produce any failures in the top meter of the snowpack. Ski cuts produced little more than loose surface snow movement without any entrainment of additional snow. The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center rated the avalanche danger as moderate above 5000 feet on north, east and south slopes and low below 5000 feet for both January 31st and February 1st. It should be noted that new snow accumulation below 5000' was limited by tempuratures durning precipitation. Very little snow accumulated below 4500'.
The victim was reported by friends and family to have gone on a solo ski tour to Red Mountain on Tuesday February 1st. It is presumed that the victim triggered the cornice fall while walking/standing on the summit. The victim and cornice fell about 600' to the slope below. A small loose avalanche (R1D2) was triggered from the cornice fall. This slide ran about 400 vertical feet. The victim was found buried under 30cm of snow about 100' up from the debris toe.
The King Country Sherrif Department was alerted on February 2nd when a group of ski tourers found the victims' backpack, skis and other gear on the summit. The county dispatched a helicopter to do an air recon of the site. The helicopter did a transciever search of the site with no results. Two ground teams went in to the site that night. The two teams searched the site through the early morning hours. Both transiever and Recco searchers were performed. Spot probing and some organized probe lines in likely depositions areas were also performed. Several clues were found on or near the surface, however probing around these articles did not yield a find either. Poor weather including freezing rain and rain prevented the helicopter insertion of dog teams to the site on the morning of February 3rd. A number of Search and Rescue teams, as well as two dog teams attempted to reach the site by ground on February 3rd. Increasing avalanche hazard eventually forced all teams back out of the mountains late that day. Poor weather further postponed the search effort on February 4th. Early morning on February 5th a team of five searchers and two dogs skied into the site, they would eventually be joined by four friends of the victim. Several days of heavy rain and several inches of new snow hindered the search to the point that in many areas the debris field was hard to identify. After four plus hours of searching with dogs, recco and probes the victim was found by searchers disturbing the snow surface. The victim was found under 30 centimeters of snow.
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News: US Alpine Ski Team Annou News: US Alpine Ski Team Announced, Includes Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety
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November 6, 2010
Vail, Colorado – Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) along with Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) headline the 2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team named Saturday in Vail. A huge crowd of over 1,000 packed the streets for the announcement in Vail Plaza which was webcast live on Universal Sports.
The first-of-its-kind public celebration continued Vail's storied commitment to skiing. The 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships will be held in Vail and Beaver Creek Feb. 3-15, 2015 - dates confirmed by the International Ski Federation meeting earlier in the day in Switzerland. It will be the third time the Vail Valley will host alpine's premier biennial event.
The 49 member Team also features World Cup winners Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO), Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) for a total of 22 Olympians.
"I'm excited about the group we've put together," said third-year men's Head Coach Sasha Rearick. "There is an incredible diversity of experience with guys like Bode, Ted, Steven and Marco. Then we have younger guys who are showing they have speed and are ready to take the next step."
"Starting with the camps this summer, things have been going really well," added women's Head Coach Alex Hoedlmoser. "Lindsey and Julia are strong and eager to continue their Olympic success, but the rest of this group knows they can step up. Our group dynamics are great, the coaching staff is highly professional and because of that, this team has the opportunity to do some great things this season."
The free public event, presented by Vail Resorts, drew a huge crowd of cheering fans in support of the U.S. stars wearing their new Spyder uniforms. Spyder has been providing innovative performance race suits and functional outerwear to the U.S. Ski Team for over 20 years.
U.S. Ski Team broadcast partner Universal Sports aired the celebration live on www.UniversalSports.com, where it is now available for on-demand streaming.
Here's a video of the team training at Vail earlier in the month:
Continuing Olympic Success
Vonn enters the 2011 season as one of the most decorated alpine skiers in American history. In addition to 2010 Olympic gold and bronze medals, her resume also boasts three consecutive World Cup overall and downhill titles, two straight World Cup super G crowns and a 2010 crystal globe for super combined. She currently holds the American record for World Cup victories with 33 and will be looking to defend her double World Championships gold medals in downhill and super G.
"I'm really excited that Vail and the U.S. Ski Team put together this amazing event to name the 2011 team," said Vonn. "It's a cool way for our fans, both here in Vail and watching the event live on Universal Sports to get to know all the athletes on the team. Vail always puts on a great show and I think this will add a lot of excitement for people to continue to cheer us throughout the season."
Miller returns for his 13th winter with the U.S. Ski Team following an inspired Olympics where he pushed his own limits to garner the full complement of hardware highlighted by a stunning gold in super combined. As the most decorated American male alpine skier, there are few marks for Miller to accomplish, yet for him, it's not about wins, it's about skiing with passion.
"It's about doing what I like to do best," said Miller. "It was never about the victories. Not at the beginning of my career and not now. I just love to ski, stay fit and encourage kids to get out and do the same."
Mancuso enters the 2011 season driven by a double silver medal haul in Vancouver, which boosted her to the most successful female Olympic alpine skier in U.S. history. It also recharged her for a solid preparation period fueled by motivation to return to her spot among the World Cup elite.
"There aren't any excuses," said Hoedlmoser, who enters his 14th season with the women's team. "Everyone did what they needed to do in the preparation period and we're all really motivated. I'm expecting quite a bit. It's time for some of these athletes to step up and make that breakthrough."
Fresh off his Olympic super G bronze medal, and successful shoulder surgery Weibrecht will be eager to open the speed season to hunt for his first World Cup podium, while Ligety is looking to add to his second World Cup giant slalom title and upgrade his GS bronze from the 2009 World Championships.
"The work that the athletes put in this prep period is unprecedented," added Rearick. "It's something I'm proud of, but I'm also proud of the work this coaching staff has done. We're excited to continue that execution as a team throughout the World Cup and World Championship year."
Major calendar events to watch this season are the Aspen Winternational set for Thanksgiving weekend in Aspen, CO featuring Vonn, Mancuso and the full complement of international stars. American men take to the slopes just down the road in Beaver Creek Dec. 3-5 for the annual Birds of Prey races, where Miller, Ligety and Nyman have been podium staples. Tune in to NBC, Versus and Universal Sports to see all the action.
The 2011 FIS Alpine World Championships are set for Feb. 8-20 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team
(Name, Hometown, Club, Skis, Boots, Bindings, Date of Birth)
*Denotes Olympian, **Denotes Westminster College student (U.S. Ski Team educational partner)
Jimmy Cochran, Keene, NH, Cochran's/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club (Voelkl, Fischer, Marker) 5/29/1981*
TJ Lanning, Park City, UT, Park City Ski Team (Head, Head, Head) 7/03/1984
Ted Ligety, Park City, UT, Park City Ski Team (Head, Head, Head) 8/31/1984*
Bode Miller, Franconia, NH, Carrabassett Valley Academy/Franconia Ski Club (Head, Head, Head) 10/12/1977*
Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 4/27/1980*
Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 4/7/1988*
Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 7/3/1984*
Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team (Voelkl, Lange, Marker) 3/9/1984*
Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, CO, Rowmark Ski Academy (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 8/19/1989* **
Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 2/19/1979*
Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Head, Head, Head) 10/18/1984*
Thomas Biesemeyer, Keene, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 1/30/1989
Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA, Schweitzer Alpine Racing (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 1/01/1987*
Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, Bogus Basin (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 3/21/85*
Tommy Ford, Bend, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 3/20/89*
Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 7/14/1988 **
Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV, Park City Ski Team (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 1/11/1985*
Nolan Kasper, Warren, VT, Burke Mountain Academy (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 3/27/1989*
Cody Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, Burke Mountain Academy (Blizzard, Tecnica, Marker) 11/15/1982
Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT, Park City Ski Team/Sundance (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 2/12/1982*
Hailey Duke, Boise, ID, Park City Ski Education Foundation (Voelkl, Fischer, Marker) 9/17/1985* **
Chelsea Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, Burke Mountain Academy (Head, Head, Head) 8/14/1986*
Megan McJames, Park City, UT, Park City Ski Education Foundation (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 9/24/1987* **
Laurenne Ross, Klamath Falls, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 8/17/1988 **
Leanne Smith, Conway, NH, Washington Valley Ski Team (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 5/28/1987* **
Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY, Park City Ski Team (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 11/14/1984*
Michael Ankeny, Deephaven, MN, Buck Hill Ski Team (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 1/17/1991
Colby Granstrom, Lake Stevens, WA, Mission Ridge Ski Education Foundation (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 9/21/1990
Will Gregorak, Longmont, CO, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 9/30/1990
Keith Moffat, Berkeley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 2/3/1991
Andrew Phillips, Sandy, UT, Park City Ski Team (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 5/18/1989 **
Julia Ford, Plymouth, NH, Holderness Ski Team (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 3/30/1990
Kiley Staples, Park City, UT, Rowmark Ski Academy (Head, Head, Head) 2/2/1989
Keiffer Christianson, Anchorage, AK, Burke Mountain Academy (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 8/11/1992
Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Starksboro, VT, Mt. Mansfield Ski Club (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 3/27/1992
Nick Daniels, Tahoe City, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 4/5/1991
Jared Goldberg, Holladay, UT, Team Flow (Head, Head, Head) 6/17/1991
Max Marno, Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 3/17/1991
Brennan Rubie, Salt Lake City, UT, Snowbird Ski Team (Nordica, Nordica, Marker) 4/8/1991
Hunter Schleper, Vail, CO, Iced Out Racing (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol)
Scott Snow, Sagle, ID, Independence Racing (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 7/8/1993
Vanessa Berther, Bellevue, WA, Team Alpental Snoqualmie (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 2/11/1992
Rose Caston, Salt Lake City, Park City Ski Team (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 7/26/1992
Devin Delaney, North Conway, NH, Green Mountain Valley School (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic) 2/24/1991
Abigail Fucigna, Hopkinton, MA, Burke Mountain Academy (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 1/9/1991Abby Ghent, Edwards, CO, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol) 9/25/1992
Lizzie Kistler, Santa Rosa, CA, Burke Mountain Academy (Rossignol, Lange, Rossignol) 11/2/1992
Anna Marno, Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Nordica, Nordica, Marker) 11/23/1992
Foreste Peterson, Berkeley, CA, Sugar Bowl Ski Team (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer) 9/9/1993
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