A few highlights from @beartoothbasin and the @ifsafreeriders big mountain comp last week. Definitely the most unique competition, unpredictable as all hell (happened 2 days later than planned), but really really cool. Fin & Shane both had a great experience, learned a lot, and walked away with 2nd and 4th place and a whole lotta swag to show for it. These are clips of them skiing with their coach (aka dad). Clips of their actual comp runs are on @inshane_shredder and @fullsend_fin After the comp, we drove the Beartooth Highway down from Red Lodge, MT, through Yellowstone and into Jackson Hole. #beartoothpass#beartoothhighway#beartoothmountains#ifsa#bigmountain#freerideski#freeski#thisisfreeride
With zero photos from the @beartoothbasin Summer Shred Fest and grainy podium photos, here’s a snap from @skilouise last season. . . I ended up in 🥈second place, which is awesome, but even better because I got to ride alongside snowboarding legend Julie Zell. The conditions were awful and there were numerous nerve wrecking accidents, but this lady made it all worth it with her awesome vibe, and even better presentation at ShredX. . . My heart goes out to those who crashed, and Kole, you’re in my thoughts. Big ups to everyone who competed, and here’s to next season!
Congratulations to BSSEF Freeride athletes @riley_belle @luuk.mackenzie @brayden._.11 @bigsky_skier12143 @big__mountain__skier @snowboarding_is_gold11 @just_send_it__ @blaisebikes and Sawyer Wolfe on overcoming a tough inspection and getting great results at the Beartooth Basin Jr. Regional! What a great start to the ‘18/‘19 competition season. #thisisfreeride#k2skis#blueice#slideforlife
In between road closings, storms and the @ifsafreeriders comp @beartoothbasin we were able to tag a sweet Rock Creek couloir line in the Beartooths. It’s cool seeing how much fun Lars and Silas ( @casttouring ) have in the mountains. I learn a lot from them on and off the hill. Stoked for the next adventure! 📸: @casttouring • • • #thisisfreeride#tgrlivethedream#tgrgrom#weareskiing#neverstopexploring#tribeup#lars#mrgfreeski @pandapoles @smithoptics @smithopticsnewengland @quiksilver
Tweaking it out feels really cool. One thing I have learned when going big, is it helps to occupy your time while flying. Sometimes I grab my skis, sometimes I simply fly, and sometimes I tweak it out. This time I tweaked. I sometimes wonder what the Wright brothers felt the first time they flew. My dad tried to describe it to me. He told me “the Wright Brother stood in an empty field and saw a runway” The mountains are my runway and I want to experience flight. It’s time to fly boys!! #thisisfreeride#tgrgrom#weareskiing#minibentchetler#tgrlive photo 📸: @sick_rick_armstrong ⛰: @beartoothbasin
Hey Freeriders! We want to introduce you to the 2019 @freerideworldtour athletes that will be representing our Region 2 on the tour this winter. Follow them here on IG and help us cheer them on as the face the toughest lines and fiercest Freeriders in the world! First up, meet @niki.kelly, our Female Snowboard FWT rider. 🏆🏂🏆 "My husband and I had an absolute blast traveling around North America in our van competing at all the IFSA / FWQ Events. I am so ecstatic to be competing on the FWT next season and am looking forward to meeting new people and shredding with some amazing riders."
I'm starting to realize more and more how important it is to spend your time laughing, goofing off and sharing memories with your best friends because life is way too short. Had an incredible weekend in the Beartooths, making the most of the crazy weather we got. On Friday afternoon, the pass closed for the rest of the weekend due to inclement weather and so we decided to bootpack up the Rock Creek headwall on Saturday. It was pouring rain all morning until we got out of our cars in the parking lot and starting cracking beers; then the sun came out for the rest of the day and we were all stoked! We had a great Jackson/SLC crew join us for skiing and camping debauchery. Thanks @veronicabelle for camping in the rain with me and always laughing at my jokes, u da best homie P.S. I saw my first Grizzly bear on our drive through @yellowstonenps !!!!
I wouldn’t walk 500 miles for anything, but I will drive 2671km to get the chance to check out all of the hype about Beartooth Basin. Although it was a struggle, I wouldn’t go back and change anything. Mid-snowstorm evacuation from the mountain, I couldn’t help but think: #thisisfreeride . So, we all kept the vibe high and made our way to safety. Thanks to @beartoothbasin for hosting us, it was overly eventful...but also fun!
Stoked to have been a part of the 2nd annual Summer Shredfest FWQ 2* @beartoothbasin. Also stoked on taking 3rd place. Thanks to everyone involved for putting on an awesome comp! #snowboarding#snow#summer#thisisfreeride