Posts Tagged ‘Apres Powder’

This post is most definitely for my crew at ApresPowder!  Wow.
CrossFit, Smashby Training, Shock and Awe

I don't even know what to say....

I’m heading up to Breckenridge today for a day of snowboarding as part of my training for my competition this weekend. 🙂

Since there will NOT be “super deep blow pow” today, let’s take a second and watch this video my boy Jack at posted a few weeks back from Salomon Freeski TV!

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

SKI SEASON IS HERE!!!!!! I can’t believe it, but Arapahoe Basin opens TODAY!!! Sure the base is only 18″, but you need to start somewhere!

That being said, let’s take a collective moment of silence and pray that the snow gods look down on us favorably this year! Jack from Apres Powder shared this video that shows what I can only call “STUPID POWDER” from the crew at Salomon Freeski TV.

I should have my Season Pass within the week (What up, Epic Pass Local!) and when that day comes, it’s on.
The goal is to hit my first tracks by mid-to-late-November. (Too many CrossFit events between now and then, which I am NOT complaining about!)

It’s basically ski/snowboard season, so I’m going to be posting more stuff like this on the blog. Prepare yourselves!

Some of you may have seen the interview that my buddy Jack at Apres Powder did with me on how to best prepare for the Winter Sports season. Well that was the first event that got me jazzed to shred. The second, was seeing the Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Cinema film The Art of FLIGHT… TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW for the premiers here in Denver/Boulder.

And then getting a photo op with the one and only TRAVIS RICE! (Who is the best snowboarder in the world.)

CrossFit, Smashby Training, The Art of FLIGHT, Red Bull, Red Bull Media House, Brain Farm Cinema, Travis Rice, T-Rice, Boulder Theater

Me, T-Rice, Rejalicious and Peter

Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked for that first powder day. My buddy Josh isn’t helping too much, by posting stuff like the video below, either! I may be a snowboarder, but even those two-plankers like Bobby Brown can pull some jaw-dropping stuff. Check it out, and enjoy!

Today is the first day of fall, huh? Time FLIES! With Autumn right around the corner, that only means one thing….


Now, I love summertime. So much. Soooo much. Being outside in the sun is one of my favorite past times, but when that time of the year comes when the snow starts to fall… I’m ready to shred!

My buddy Jack, who runs the Apres Powder Winter Sports Blog that I’ve featured here quite a bit, wanted to take a few minutes and ask me about how I prepare (and recommend other people prepare) for another epic season of crushin’ pow.

Check out the interview by CLICKING HERE! I think Jack did an AMAZINg job! Thoughts?

Jack (from just sent me this link, and I don’t even know what to say… this is unreal.

I’m still LOVING summer, and I don’t want the warm temperature to end, but when winter rolls around I will be ready. So cool!

My buddy from college who went on an EPIC trip to Whistler-Blackcomb with me this winter to shred the gnar-gnar, J-Sizzle, aka Jack Cerchiara, aka Mr. Apres Powder, posted this series of videos from Whistler’s amazing Mountain Bike Park, entitled “Elements”.

Below is an excerpt from the Whistler Mountain Bike Park website explaining the series of movies.

The perfect ride. It’s that slightly elusive and constantly changing state of nirvana that we all keep chasing. This year, we’ve decided to pay homage to some of those elements that come together here to make up that perfect ride. Dirt. Rock. Roots. Air. And a bit of Soul thrown in the mix to help it stick. Throughout the season, we’ll be launching a five-part video series that’ll showcase each element along with what some of the rippingest riders at Whistler are doing with them. Check back here regularly to see them all, and then share your own elements of perfection by loading your photos to our Flickr album.

Since I generally post more winter sports videos than summer sports (mostly since I am an avid snowboarder), I figured it would be cool to appeal to all of my readers who would possibly prefer being on two wheels at high speeds than on a single plank! I hope you guys like the three videos below; Dirt, Rock and Air. I’ll feature the videos themselves, along with the paragraph explaining their inspiration straight from the website. Awesome stuff and they’re all really short! Check back to the site for the final two videos that should be featured soon.

Dirt: An infinite collection of tiny rocks and decomposed plant matter. You clog my lungs and grit my teeth. You scratch my goggles and stain my clothes. But you also stain my soul. So thank you. Thank you for letting me ride all over you. For being forgiving while I learn whips. For two-wheel drifts and big, fat skids. For providing soft ground between stone and wood. For flowy lines and sculpted berms. For the scars on my shins. For the impressions in my memory. For bringing together others just like me to worship you in this kick-ass place. At once, you are everything to me, but just another small part of the best bike park in the world.

Elements of Perfection: Dirt from Whistler Blackcomb on Vimeo.

Rock: You are more than a mere part of the earth. You are the earth. You erupt from deep volcanic faults or collect in ancient processes. Upon impact, you give nothing, but you give everything through your existence. You are the beginning, middle and end of all trails. So thank you. Thank you for letting me ride all over you. Thank you for allowing my tires to leave their rubber fingerprint on you. For dictating the path of the trail: over, above and around. For allowing traction on dry days, and scary-but-fun sliding on soggy ones. For jagged, demanding descents and burly no-fall lines. For always being there. For never changing. Thank you for providing mental markers with your cracks and lines. For nearvertical rollovers and wallrides and lips that never need reshaping. For giving birth to gravel and dirt. For bringing together others just like me to worship you in this kick-ass place. At once, you are everything to me, but just one small part of my favourite bike park in the world.

Elements of Perfection: Rock from Whistler Blackcomb on Vimeo.

Air: You barely exist, yet you completely surround me. With a perfect mix of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% “miscellaneous” you deliver life to every corner of our planet. And when I put you between tire and Earth, you give life to my ride. So thank you. Thank you for letting me move through you and above you. Thank you for the weightless moments between lip and transition. Thank you for teaching me to relax during the rollover. To not fight, but to float in your presence. Thank you for the way you whistle in my ears on jacket-flapping descents. For the way you cool the sweat on my skin. And for the way you fuel my ragged lungs. Thank you for that unknown 1% that is so much more than miscellaneous. It’s miraculous. For bringing together others just like me to worship you in this kick-ass place. At once, you are everything to me, but just one small part of my favourite bike park in the world.

Elements of Perfection: Air from Whistler Blackcomb on Vimeo.

My good buddy Jack Cerchiara is the founder of the website and is always posting really cool content on skiing, snowboarding and other cool sports and awesome events!

The post he shared with us today was too cool for me NOT to put on my blog. The crew at Matchstick Productions produces incredible winter sports films year after year, and coming off of a record-breaking winter of snowfall in many places around the world, we knew that their next film was going to be just as amazing!

Check out the trailer for “Attack of La Nina”, and remember to keep breathing as you watch it. I forgot a few times, myself.

Thanks for the share, Jack, and I hope you guys enjoy this!

Attack of La Niña Trailer HD from MSP Films on Vimeo.