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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, December and January.

Thursday 23rd February

Freeriders Sam Smoothy, Victor De Le Rue and his brother Xavier de le Rue take snowsports to new terrain in the South Pacific on the Tanna island of Vanuatu.

They hike up an active volcano Mount Yasur, negotiating molten rock and dirt storms.

This is the latest in their skiing and snowboarding adventures.

Wednesday 22nd February

Seeking Nirvana - The Tales of Vienna

Sleeping on a boat, skiing up and skiing.

Its like skiing "Norwegian Style", only the inlets are along the Pacific coast and the skiing is in British Columbia.

Tuesday 21st February

Callum Pettit talks about life and skiing in Canada, in a happy place, 20 minutes north from Whistler.

In The Black crows, episode 4. Callum Pettit is living the dream.

Friday 17th February

In Faces + Places Episode 5: Andrew Whiteford tells us why he moved to Jackson Hole in Wyoming, why he remains, and his philosophy of skiing powder.

We also meet others with a similar passion for the place, a JH gap year kid who came for one year and stayed 20!

The Tettons seems to have that sort of effect on people.


Thursday 16th February

In Faces + Places Episode 4: Callum Pettit from Pemberton, British Columbia is a young 26 year old who has been skiing since he was 2 years old.

He shares his thoughts and his love of the mountains.

Wednesday 15th Febraury

"O, la, la, la" and, "Wow, I'm shaking all over" says it all.

Our expletives might be somewhat stronger dropping into those couloirs.

Chamonix locals explore their own backyard to give us a taste of life inspired by the impressive mountains that surround them and their quest for perfection.

In this edit Sam on skis with poles, and Pica on snowboard armed with ice axes meet the massive couloirs challenge.

Backyard Project - La face 'les courtes' is one of those ski areas few of us will see unless we are 'super' expert.

The full team included Sam Favret, Julien Herry, Jonathan Charlet, Fabian Bodet, Victor de le Rue, Emilien Badoux, Christopher Baud and Jean Baptiste Charlet who all make these hair raising big mountain descents look easy ... but they are not!

Monday 13th February

DIY: Chapter 7, Mission Saleina.

Xavier De Le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten take on “The Big Crack” an imposing 1000m couloir sandwiched between high rocky walls with no obvious way out.

In their words entirely "It looks pretty f*****g good".

Friday 10th February

50 Years of Style - Generations of Freesking

"Skiing was never meant to be regulated - that's the best thing about freeskiing - you can do whatever - you are free!"

The teaser starts in 1976 and goes through the years.

It covers hot-dogging and ski ballet and ends up with today’s slopestyle and urban tricks and pays a lot of attention to detail.

The 30-minute documentary Generations of Freeskiing revives the most iconic moments of freeskiing history.

Skiers such as Jon Olsson, Henrik Windstedt, Nick Goepper, Jesper Tjäder, Bene Mayr, Lisa Zimmermann and Viktoria Rebensburg pay homage to the greatest eras of freeskiing, appreciating yesterday’s heroes who pushed the sports with their desire of freedom and which took the sport to the next level again and again.

Using archive footage from the last (almost) 50 years, the movie illuminates the most important stages that have shaped freesking as it is today.

We love the original equipment and clothing, including bright onesies, tight overalls, bright neon jackets, and XXXL oversize shirts.

Watch the teaser video below or the full 30 minutes on Red Bull TV here.

Wednesday 8th February

Italian skier Markus Eder skis the face of a mountain called "The Wizzard", a steep slope he spotted last year whilst backcountry skiing in Selkirk in British Columbia.

He posted the video on Facebook about a week ago and during that time it has had 133,138 views.

Markus captions the video with the following comments.

"Here the whole POV shot of what might have been my favorite line of 2016. We've spotted this magical face stacked with alpine pillows called "The Wizzard" a few days earlier and came back for the perfect light. Finding this rare feature was already amazing but you never know how good it actually is till you try. Turned out to be the best natural hit I've done so far. Good memories."

Inspiring skiing.

Tuesday 7th February

Stevens Pass Backcountry Snowboarding Sunshine & Powder

Seeing the New Year In in style by skinning up on splitboards and snowboarding down in Powder.

Lovely scenery, and lovely snowboarding.


Monday 6th February

Hot off the You Tube press (so to speak) is Elliot Newman's video Snowboarding the Streets of Seattle.

When it snows you've just got to take advantage of it.

Elliot commented on his video, "The snow melted by the afternoon but I was up at 6 a.m. to get the goods before it melted. Gotta take advantage of snow in the city when it comes".

Hear, hear!

Friday 3rd February

Wingsuit action off the Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps:   

Marshall Miller achieves the dream of his life has he coasts off the dramatic mountain and arrives safely in the valey below.

Thursday 2nd February

For any sceptics arguing that global warming is 'Fake News' watch this video.

The glaciers in North Alaska are melting at unprecedented speed.

The one in the video below used to retreat at 150ft per year, now it is retreating 10ft to 15ft per day.

The rangers are seeing a change in the wildlife, and in the weather with storms and big floods.

There's a very powerful message in this video - like it or not climate change is happening.

The next one is a promo video for Hi- ball energy drink.

Some fabulous skiing and snowboarding and great conditions in British Columbia.

It features a group of brilliant well known skiing and snowboarding athletes, including Julia Mancuso, Emily Harrington and Ralph backstromto name a few.

We turned the volume down to simply indulge in the snow.

Wednesday 1st February 2017

The Spring Tide:

For Canadian skiers Leah Evans and Jasmin Caton, their relationship with winter is life at a fast pace... in fact its at hyperspeed.

Whether they’re guiding backcountry skiing trips, competing in extreme skiing events or attending to the details of their small businesses, the two friends recognize that spring signals a time to slow down, regroup and rejuvenate.

Their recent trip to the mountains and seascape of Norway gave them a perfect chance to embrace a different speed after a demanding winter, allowing them to reconnect to mind and body alike.

They managed to slow down and take stock of the winter.


Foothills: The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding

The people of Petran, Turkey, have been snowboarding for roughly 300 years.

It’s not snowboarding as we know it, but you’ll recognize it.

In Foothills: The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding by WRKSHRT, we follow Alex Yoder and Nick Russell on a journey into Turkey’s Kaçkar Mountains on a quest to unearth the unlinked heritage of snowboarding and have some fun in the process.

Snowboards are strapped into the feet of new users and the results are magic.

Also love the design of the home made Petran-board.

Its a primitive snowboard made by hammering some planks together with finishing nails, (at 4:07 in the video) and finally add some cow fat to the bottom for lubrication - and then go out to ride some powder with plank and short guiding pole.

Fabulous adventure.

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