TGG Hosts Mammoth Lakes Premier of Jeremy Jones Film Further

Mammoth Lakes, CA –

The Old Mammoth Road Jam will screen Teton Gravity Research’s Film “Further”  Friday, January 4 at the Event Center in the Sierra Center Mall.

“Further,” the companion film to last year’s Deeper, follows Jones far into unexplored terrain without the constraints of lifts or helicopters.

Jones, eight-time Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year, has introduced split boarding to a new generation of boarders. He has impacted the sport perhaps more than any than any single person, organization or company by inspiring an entire generation to head to the backcountry.

Jeremy-Jones-Flyer_smJones rose to prominence in a string of big mountain films produced by his brothers, Steve and Todd Jones of Teton Gravity Reseach. Freeskiers and Boarders alike respect Jone’s for a career filled of riding  heavy lines through no-fall zones.

Jones is quickly becoming one of the most respected names in snowsports. While other celebrity boarders may claim household name recognition for exploits in the halfpipe, they often do not garner respect from the core of the snow community.

Not so with Jones. Athletes, groms, film goers and weekend warriors agree, Jones’ talent for survival in the most challenging terrain is unparallelled.

The screening, a fundraising event for the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, is part of the Old Mammoth Road Jam series of events in the heart of Mammoth. Attendees to Friday’s screening can meet Jeremy Jones himself on Saturday at 6:30 for Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center’s annual fundraiser. Display wristbands from the film at the door at the Eagle Lodge for five dollars off admission.

For more information, visit www.oldmammothroadjam.com

Freeskier Tanner Hall launches comeback after 4-year absence from pipe

By Jason Blevins
The Denver Post

BRECKENRIDGE — In May 2009, freeskiing icon Tanner Hall overshot a landing during a film shoot in Washington and blew up his legs in a scene similar to the 2005 jump that left him with two shattered ankles. “I couldn’t believe landing there on the hill at Stevens Pass with two broken legs and two blown ACLs. All I could think was ‘not again,’ ” Hall said last week during a break in training for the Dew Tour. “That’s all I thought.”

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Mt Baker Holds Deepest Snowbase in the World!

Next series of storms to move through Central and Southern California Wednesday/Thursday!

(Monday 12/10/12 6:00pm)

 

As we approach the winter solstice things are looking much better for ski areas across the US, and leading the pack is the Pacific Northwest. Mt Baker once again has proven what an amazing natural snowmaking machine it is as they currently hold the deepest snowbase of any ski area in the world! 123 inches at Pan Dome! Conditions in the Central US and New Mexico are looking better and better. Northern and Central California are off to a good start and now Southern California and Northern Arizona may be getting into the mix. A series of storms will move through mainly Central and Southern California with decent snow producing potential. Central California and the West side of the Sierra may see the highest accumulations.

 

1st wave hits Wednesday evening with chances for heavy snowfall early Thursday morning. There is not a lot of water associated with this storm, however snow accumulations could be fairly moderate. Temperatures will be cold Thursday morning. Right now i’m guessing 1-2 feet of snow by Thursday night. Then the storm continues into Northern Arizona Thursday night into Friday. Look out Snowbowl! I will be keeping my fingers crossed. More to come…

 

-Scout

 

Update: (Wednesday 12/12/12 8:00am)

 

Previous data changed. Storm split of shore hitting Northern California first. Kirkwood has already seen about a foot of new snow. A lot of energy will drive south down the coast today. Expect up to a foot of new snow for Southern California. More updates to come…

 

-Scout

Farewell From Voleurz

By Voleurz

-VANCOUVER, BC

Following nine adventurous and unforgettable years of producing eclectic apparel and entertaining action sports films, the time has come for Voleurz to bid farewell.

This decision did not come lightly, but after months of internal discussion and evaluation, we’ve come to the conclusion that moving forward with the brand has become unsustainable, so we’ve made the collective decision to begin exploring other opportunities.

Voleurz was not a group of three or four people, but a family-like collaboration of 40 athletes, artists, designers, filmmakers and like minded individuals all working towards a common goal. Voleurz has been an outlet for us to express ourselves creatively, and to share our vision with many. Through both clothing design and filmmaking, we’ve had the opportunity to share our enthusiasm, all while having the time of our lives with our best friends, and the countless people we’ve been fortunate enough to meet along the way.

We’d like to take the time to thank each and every single one of you who helped make our dream become a reality. From the moment we spray painted our first shirt in college, all the way to our latest collection. To everyone who rocked one of the 600 designs of our clothing, joined us at one of our 250 parties, or starred in one of our eight films or 120 web edits, from the bottom of our hearts, we want you all to know how much we appreciate your support. None of this would have been possible without you.

Our current clothing line will continue to be available through our retailers and online store, and we look forward to honoring our commitments to our customers throughout the winter, along with assisting our athletes in transitioning to new endeavors.

Thanks for all the good times… we’re not sorry for partying.

- Darren Rayner, Harvey Li, Bruce Giovando

2013 POWDER AWARDS MOVES TO PARK CITY

Words and Images: Grind Media

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2012) – The Powder Awards presented by Icelandic Glacial has been hosted in Las Vegas and Aspen over the years, and this year is heading to Park City Live in Park City, Utah, on January 17, 2013. Home to three resorts—Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley—skiing is at the heart of the small mountain town’s allure and the ideal venue for the 13th annual Powder Awards.

“The Awards has been hosted in Aspen for the last nine years and with the celebration of the 13th annual event this season we’re looking forward to starting a new chapter in Utah,” said Powder Publisher Ashley Otte. “The focus has always been to recognize the best in cinematography through the lens of both producers and athletes. With Park City playing host to the Sundance Film Festival, it’s a perfect match to continue this tradition.”

One of the biggest nights in skiing, the Powder Awards attracts a who’s who of the industry—professional skiers, ski legends, ski film production crews, industry brands, media, celebrities (who may not even ski) and even the odd ski bum. With the move to Park City on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, the red carpet is likely to include an even broader mix of athletes and celebrities.

While the Powder Awards primarily highlights the best of the year’s ski films—like Movie of the Year and Best Male and Female Performance—the ceremonies also acknowledge readers’ favorites with the annual Reader Poll. Voting is currently under way at PowderAwards.com through December 31, 2012 or via Twitter and Instagram by naming or picturing the vote-worthy skier and including the hashtag #PowderAwardsVote.

Log-on to PowderAwards.com for more information, follow Powder on Facebook Facebook.com/PowderMag and Twitter @PowderMagazine and start the conversation with #PowderAwards.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Icelandic Glacial, as well as supporting sponsors GoPro, Kru82 Vodka, Paradigm Audio and Red Bull.


 

MAMMOTH DUMP ALERT: 4 TO 6 FEET AND COUNTING

More Powder & Terrain!

DUMP ALERT

 

Mammoth Mountain picked up 4-6 feet of snow from a powerful storm that slammed the Eastern Sierra Nevada last weekend. With all of this fresh powder, [Mammoth is] ready to open all lifts, Canyon and Eagle Lodges, and all terrain this Friday, December 7.

What are you waiting for? Get up to Mammoth and enjoy all this fresh snow!

–Words and Pics by Mammoth Mountain

 

Monday Dec 3

24 Hr. Snow 12″-15″
Storm Total 4-6 ft
Base Depth 50-70 in.
Conditions partly cloudy
11:42 AM Temp 34.7
Daytime Temps low 30s
Wind breezy