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There are some insane snowsports videos on the internet and we want to share some of the best on this rolling Vlog. NEW & UPDATED

As it's a rolling Vlog the most recent post is at the top.

Sit back and enjoy! Surprised

See here for the collection of videos posted in August, September, October, November and December.

Saturday 28th January

Wow factor in Telluride as the mountain is made safe for skiing.

Two slides on the slopes of Ajax Mountain, one of Telluride’s iconic peaks, were triggered from a helicopter at the end of the box canyon.

Friday 27th January

This is Chapter one of Side Hits Euphoria.

Oli Gittler and Arthur Longo showcase their favorite things to ride, random poppers and playing in stuff on the side of slopes.

They have spent some time during the season so far, skiing and snowboarding and highlight the treasures of their resorts.

Its all about having fun in the snow in all terrains.

Thursday 26th January

So, if there are no ski slopes or mountains nearby and there's plenty of snow, never fear some drones could help you out!

Here's one drone strong enough to tow a snowboarder.

Wednesday 25th January

Two Videos today .... Dina the newest avalanche rescue dog and a laugh with some backcountry babes!

Time to get really gooey and completely soppy!

Meet Dina, the newest member of Whistler Blackcomb Patrol.

We caught up with her on her first day of avalanche dog training.

Looks like she's a natural!

And we want to bring her home with us ❤️

.... and now time for a laugh with the backcountry babes!

Haha! We so love this ... Shit Skier Girls Say.

The video features Lynsey Dyer, Amie Engerbretson, Mckenna Peterson, Brooke Edwards, Leslie Hittmeier, Julie Ellison & Stephanie Ralls .. all having a laugh!

The crew took sometime between "GTS (getting the shot) to "LightenUp" .

Tuesday 24th January

Here’s a new 4-part short film series put together by Afterhours Creative and Mt Baker

Each volume highlights a different angle on the spirit of exploring the ski area & the surrounding backcountry.
In Oasis Vol 1 the adventure begins in Vermont.

The riders include Pat McCarthy, John Murphy, Ralph Kucharek, Cam Hamilton, Matt Belzile, Jake Blauvelt, Eric Jackson and Mike Leeuw.


Thursday 19th January

Join Travis Rice, Mark Carter and Rob Kingwill playing in this epic pow video in Jackson Hole called DEEPcember with Travis Rice and Friends.

The area has had 6.7 metres of total snowfall season to date in Rendezvous Bowl enjoying snow depths of 2.18 metres.

This marks one of DEEPest Decembers in 51 years at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

The snowfall for December 2016 in Rendezvous Bowl was almost 4 metres and was 192% of normal and snow depths are 147% of normal marking December 2016 as the second snowiest in the resort's history only behind December 1996.

We think that Travis took the opportunity of great snow to get in some valuable practise for the Freeride World Tour qualifier that recently took place in Japan....  and which he won! See here for his winning run.

Wednesday 18th January

Into the White features some great snowboarding on a winter trip into the interior of the wonderful state of British Columbia, Canada.

The team headed out to British Columbia in late March and had a four-day strike mission to Kingfisher Heliskiing.

Christian Haller grew up in the Engadine Valley in Switzerland, which is one of the most popular regions for freeriding in the country, so he was up to snowboarding with the rest of the crew including  Bryan Fox, Curtis Ciszek, Nils Mindnich & Seth Huot.



Tuesday 17th January

Mike Douglas and slopestyle athlete Alexis Godbout go on a a ski touring trip through Switzerland's Urner Alps travelling from Andermatt to Engelberg, with their mountain guide Christian Aschwanden.

The plan is that they stay in mountain huts en route and experience ski touring 'European' style.

But plans go awry as there is so much snow the huts are closed.

However when the weather clears they get cracking, and the skiing does not disappoint.

Salomon brought The Skier's Haute Route video out a year ago, but we love the terrain so much we wanted to share it again.

The video was more than simply exploring a beautiful mountain range on skis.

It was a chance for the guys to push themselves and expand their definition of what it means to be a freeskier.

We especially like the way they eat their Raclette by candle-light!

Friday 13th January

Tom Welsh goes to Alaska for New Year 2016/17 with his friend Dan.

He spent Christmas snowboarding in Vancouver and needing to disconnect even more from work and so it seemed logical to head even further north into the wilderness.

They spend a week travelling North from Anchorage by train, a 4x4 and then a light aircraft.

He takes along his camera and captures some fabulous footage in The Problem of the Wilderness below.

The words are taken from a book he found in their cabin that really resonated with the journey, entitled, The Problem of the Wilderness - Bob Marshall, 1930.

Marshall was an environmental activist who wrote extensively about Alaska in the early 20th Century.

Thursday 12th January

The 2017 Knik 200 Dog Sled Race at Knik Lake and Knik Bar in Wasilla Alaska.

Depending on the rach the sleds are pulled by either 5 or 6 pairs of dogs.

It must have been so noisy with all the dogs barking and rearing to go.

Nice drone footage.

Wednesday 11th January

Having a positive attitude during the long and dark winter above the arctic circle is vital.

The sun doesn't appear above the horizon for almost two months in the northern parts of Finland.

During this time it is important to take advantage of magical moment of 5 hour sunrise & sunset combo which is also known as Polar Light.

Making every minute of light count can produce remarkable moments captured in this short film filled with colours and carving.

Polar Light is shot on location in Pyhä ski resort in Finland.

Snowboarders Nicholas Wolken and Antti Autti glide down the slopes... its almost like ballet on snowboards.

Monday 9th January

Jamie Nicholls has put together his 2016 Season Edit.

He commented on facebook "2016 was a good one! Here's my season edit, bring on the rest of 2017! ."

#Fabulous #snowboarding

Friday 6th January

Skiing the Col d'Argentiere, Chamonix - feel the serenity and silence of the mountains in this lovely video.

The expedition took place on the 27th November 2016 with Misha Gopaul, Lara Kesterton and Stuart Johnston.

Thursday 5th January

Paradise and powder in Squaw Valley.

Travis Ganong picked the perfect time to be home from the World Cup Tour and he got the goods.

Travis Ganong - The Snow King Zone ... it was snowing non-stop and the conditions were awesome.

Wednesday 4th January

The thrill and exhiliration of deep, fresh powder snow is summed up below in  Can't breathe can't see!

Tuesday 3rd January

In Norway: DIY Chapter 6 - Mission Lyngen Xavier De Le Rue sets out for the Lygnen Alps in search of deeper snow and Norwegian adventures.

There's an accident with a dramatic airlift.

Then a little bit of extreme kayaking to reach the bottom of the slope the guys want to ski down followed by a massive tramp up the mountain in deep powder snow.

Waiting at the top is the realisation of the fabulous ski awaiting them, the 1,300m of beautiful snow down Godmother Couloir.

Monday 2nd January

Leo Taillefer is the type of guy who likes to think outside the box.

In Leo'sLine Season 2, Leo rips the powder in some of the lovely December snow.

He skis his own personal World Cup line in Val d'Isere.

There are no medals nor cups to be won but he creates his own special freestyle event - there's some great skiing involved.

Sunday 1st January 2017

Skiing on sand dunes

Swedish skiers, Jesper Tjäder and Emma Dahlström go on an adventure through Peru and ski on the slopes of some of the highest sand dunes in the world.

The highest one they get to ski on is the Cerro Blanco sand dune which is about 2,100m above sea level.

Naturally there are no chairlifts so the hike up with all the kit is long, hard and hot.

They even get to kick some rails.

Some of the behind-the-scenes videos are just as good as the final video itself, and this one is no exeption.

GoPro: Dunes - Behind the Sand gives us an insight into the team effort and introduces us to some of the local wildlife!

We find that skiing on sand is not as easy as it looks.

It took Jasper and Emma some time to get used to their new environment.

Its reassuring to know they dismantled the rails and took them home with them after the shoot.

Some lovely footage.


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