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Diary of a Pro Skier: Garrett Russell — #2

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Love and Hesitation: “The mountain is my wife and my enemy…It consumes my life…I’ve got to learn to love it beyond fear…” These gems of poetic knowledge came from my most recent conversation with the ever contemplative and soulful Garrett Russell. We spoke shortly after his 30th birthday, days before his departure to Japan to…

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PaddyO On The Road: Mount Bohemia

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Mount Bohemia: A Midwestern Powder Day, A Storm of Gratitude The thought crept softly into my mind like Sandburg’s fog and sat proudly on its haunches in silent profoundness. It was January 18th. A year ago I was in Telluride, physically only. The rest of me bobbed adrift in dark seas, no lighthouse illuminating the…

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PaddyO On The Road: Lutsen

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Lutsen: The Stoke Exists In Northern MN Grey clouds hung despondently across the St. Paul sky. It was midday on a Friday. The temperature had warmed 40 degrees from 4 days previously when the polar vortex descended upon the Twin Cities. Yet even with the influx of warmth, the temp danced in the teens and…

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Diary Of A Pro Skier: Garrett Russell

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SOUL FUNK I recently spoke with my friend, pro skier Garrett Russell. He had just returned to Squaw after spending June through November in Argentina skiing, guiding, fishing, riding horses to find printers and chocolate milk, and anything else his creative mind conjured. He was as he typically is–affable, joyous, giggly, spirited. There was, however, a…

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Holden at The House, Just In Time For The Holidays

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By: Jenny Vogel Holden has arrived just in time for the holidays!  Streetwear inspired outerwear that is anything but boring.  Holden Outerwear packs in so many technical bells and whistles, even Santa wonders how they fit ‘em all in there. In 2002, Holden was born from the gutters of Portland.  Retired pro-snowboarder Mike Leblanc and…

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The Epic Race Heats Up in the Frozen Midwest

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St. Paul Family Begins Epic Adventure Vail Resorts has offered perhaps the most exciting season pass deal of the 2013/2014 Ski Season in The Epic Pass: “Unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora - No Blackout Dates. Now Includes 5 days at each Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria…

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Top Ten Snowboard Graphics of 2013/2014

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Top Ten Snowboard Graphics It’s that time of year again, time to get a new deck.  If you can only get just one how do you choose?  Most people choose the boards by the construction materials and graphic.  Luckily enough is Top Ten Snowboard Graphics of 2013/2014 list has boards that ride great AND look…

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2014 K2 Skis: Tradition of Tech

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Innovation Refined K2 Skis burst onto the scene in 1962, gaining notoriety for their innovative use of fiberglass construction. Their skis were lighter, more responsive, and livelier than the competition. In 1968, K2 became the first American Ski Company to have a First Place finish in Giant Slalom at a World Cup Race. Since then,…

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The Art of Rossignol Ski Technology

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Poetry In Motion At the close of the 19th century, Europe sat in the oily puddle of the Industrial Revolution. London and Paris were overcrowded, mechanized, smog-filled; dreary. Earth-shattering advancements had forever changed the course of humanity and the human condition; but at what cost? It is arguable a great disservice was executed upon the…

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Who is Shane McConkey?

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Action Sports Stars Talk of Legend If you don’t know who Shane McConkey was and still is check out Powder Magazine’s ICON Series below. Action sports stars Travis Rice, Scot Schmidt, Bob Burnquist, and Jonny Moseley speak about McConkey’s influence on them, the world of Action Sports, his invention of rockered ski technology, and his spirit. Shane…

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