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[Q&A] Christina Lustenberger dives deep on first descents, ski partnerships, and dream lines www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . FEATURED IMAGE • Jamie Tanner Big mountain skier, film star, and ACMG guide Christina Lustenberger has been staring up at the East Face of Mount Nelson since she was a kid skiing at Panorama Mountain Resort in Invermere, B.C. It’s been a hell of a year, and skiing wasn’t on the top of everyone’s minds. But for athletes in the field, whose livelihoods depend on skiing big, bold lines, getting out and filming remained a vital part of winter. And a lucky few, like Lustenberger, have access to dream lines right in their own back yard. So while many of us skied a few days of pow or hit a couple park laps, Lustenberger and her slew of partners ticked dream line after dream line in glorious alpine style. We caught up with Lustenberger this week to get a recap of her incredibly successful season, ticking off and filming first descents while staying close to home. Hey Christina, how’s it going north of the Great Closed Border? I tried to do my part and carry on with what I could to keep some sort of normalcy in my winter. I think I’m fortunate to live in British Columbia , this area provides so much opportunity without having to travel far. Funny enough, last season was probably one of my most enjoyable and rewarding winters. I really enjoyed skiing close to home and exploring the mountains in the interior. It seems like you had a wild season ticking backcountry lines near Rogers Pass this winter. Off the bat, can you tell me about your line down Bagheera north? The thing about Bagheera is not only are the ski lines on the North Face committing, climbing the South Face is a huge undertaking. So ideal conditions are paramount. This was with my Revelstoke ski partners Andrew Mcnab and Mark Hartley. We climbed the 1000 meter South Face in melt-freeze with ideal temps on the solar aspect. Once we reached the top we scoped the line. There was a pretty big cornice at the entrance of the line so we built an anchor back from the lip and belayed Hartly out to build a rappel anchor and chop out some of the cornice. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christina LustiRevelstoke,BC (@christinalusti) Looking down the line you could only see the top quarter of the couloir. We couldn’t quite make out the mandatory exit but with all the gear, ideal conditions, and an epic crew we rappelled into the line committed to figuring it out. With a 15 meter rappel to enter the line we were able to stomp out a platform and transition to ski/snowboard above the narrow, 55 degree chute. We leapfrogged the couloir skiing nice, dry snow over exposure. At the bottom of the couloir is a big cliff, so we traversed skiers right over to a exit couloir we thought would go—from our photo of the North Face the exit wasn’t totally obvious. A short 5 meter section of down climbing led to a nice exit ramp out into a bigger bow where we drained our turns to the valley bottom. From there we transitioned to skinning for the long walk back Ursus creek to McGill pass. It looks like you had some mountaineering cruxes like rapping beneath a pretty fat cornice. What was the trickiest part of that route? Building the anchors and avoiding the cornice was the crux. The snow was too faceted to build and snow anchor, and the rock took a bit of searching before we could find good gear placements. You were skiing with a whole host of partners this winter, can you tell me about some of them? Andrew Mcnab is a local Revelstoke boy. A skimo racer-turned-ski guide, he’s one of my main ski partners. Andrew is super dialed in all aspects of backcountry skiing. I really enjoy my days out with him—we have more projects in line for next season, too. Ian McIntosh is a childhood friend and TNF teammate. We both grew up in Invermere. Ian is so confident in the big mountains. It’s really amazing to get out in big terrain with him. Mark Hartley’s one of the best splitboarders in the world and you’ve never heard of him. He’s the quiet shredder that could make most pro snowboarders humble. Mark has been exploring the mountains around Revelstoke for so long—his local knowledge is vast. I met Nick McNutt filming for TGR. He’s also a TNF teammate and was on Dunkirk with us. He’s such a versatile skier. There is a huge crew of amazing skiers and backcountry partners in Revelstoke. I feel fortunate to live in such a community. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christina LustiRevelstoke,BC (@christinalusti) Tell me a bit about “One and Dun,” your line down Mount Dunkirk . Ian, Nick, and I arrived at Mica Heli at the tail end of a long high pressure. We were filming with TGR. The first big peak you see when you arrive is Mount Dunkirk, it only made sense to tee it up for a ski. The South Face had never been skied. It was really fun to shred it with the boys and have the lodge staff scoping from the lodge deck. It’s such a beautiful line! The South Face of Mount Dunkirk How did filming work with the main TGR crew stuck in the US? We had communication with the crew and producers at TGR, but this season we worked with Canadian filmiers. I pitched the Mount Nelson idea to TGR and they loved it. Ian and I coordinated our schedule with the dates we thought we’d have best success on the line. Mount Nelson is a huge ascent, it’s also an East Face that gets first light and we wanted to ski it in cold dry snow. The snowpack in the Purcells can be super tricky mid winter as it’s a dryer range and very close to and influenced by the climate in the Rockies. We’ve been curious about that descent, you said online it was a childhood dream to ski Mount Nelson. We arrived in Invermere late February with one goal. Ski Mount Nelson. Nelson is an iconic peak that sits above the Columbia valley and the town of Invermere, a peak Ian McIntosh and I have looked up at our whole lives—a childhood dream. You can actually see the beautiful East Face right from Panorama Resort. Proper prior planning prevents piss-poor performance. So on our first day there we met up with filmer Josh Lavigne and my dad to ski around Panorama scoping the line with a camera and binoculars. Relived to see it was at least filled in enough to ski, we continued on with our recon. Later that day we organized a fixed-wing plane to fly us over the peak. Our objective was to scope the approach, the south face, and the conditions of the east face. The flight went well and all looked good. To give our crew a bit of a warm up we set out for a near by objective to test the snow and give the crew a bit of working time together. Our film crew arrived and would get dropped by a helicopter on an adjacent peak to film. We would also have Josh Lavigne and Andrew Gallant join us for the ascent to the summit and return back down the climbing route. The day of, I left my parents house at 1am. The 4 of us started skinning just before 2am. We caught the sunrise as we were climbing the South Face and 1200 meters later we arrived on the summit of Mount Nelson—at 3313 meters. The East Face of Mount Nelson The film crew was in place and we hustled to transition to ski mode on the summit. The day was supposed to warm up quickly and we wanted to make good timing while the snow was still cold. We dropped in around 9am and skied the line in pretty amazing conditions and good style. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Ian. This line was pretty crazy as it is front and center from Invermere and Panorama. Ski patrol was listening to our radio communication and watching from the resort. Ian’s dad was up on the slopes watching, too. Later that day Ian and I went to the ski shop at the base of Panorama to meet up with our parents and friends. The community was already buzzing from the news and the word of Mount Nelson being skied was spreading fast. Later that week it was on the front page of the local newspaper. I think the thing about this line that is so special to Ian and me is that it was a childhood dream. Something that is so deeply rooted in your unobstructed imagination. It was something that we both thought about for so many years. But for one reason or another it kept passing us by. This year with limited travel it seemed logical to put the energy into this line. Something so authentic to both Ian’s and my ski career. I’m so proud of that day and lucky to have done it with such a good friend and partner in Ian. Related: One minute watch: Bugaboos to Rogers Pass traverse The post [Q&A] Christina Lustenberger dives deep on first descents, ski partnerships, and dream lines appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 10, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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The Craziest Mountain Bike FAILS OF The Month! | GMBN FAILS June 2021 www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . Every month we select the best of your user-submitted fails and bails and showcase them in their own video. Are you ready for the best mountain bike fails of the month? Strap in as mountain bike trials legend Martyn Ashton checks out some gnarly crashes, crazy bails, and massive fails! 😳 Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! https://gmbn.eu/2if Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Submit your content to our uploader: https://upload.gmbn.com/ we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Which was the gnarliest fail this month? Answers in the comments! Watch more on GMBN... 📹 https://gmbn.eu/5skillsanywhere 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound ES_Antics Galore - Harry Edvino.mp3 ES_Bye Bye Apple Pie - Sven Lindvall.mp3 ES_Hot Piece for Sale - Martin Landstrom.mp3 ES_The Big Bad Wolf - Duke Herrington.mp3 ES_Theres a Fool Born Every Minute - Duke Herrington.mp3 ES_Watching Out - J.F. Gloss.mp3 #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/GMBNShop The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool POC helmets and eyewear: http://gmbn.eu/POCsports Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Dainese Protection: https://gmbn.eu/Dainese Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa e*thirteen: https://gmbn.eu/EThirteen Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Muc-Off - https://gmbn.eu/Muc-Off Crankbrothers Seatposts: http://gmbn.eu/8b Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot YouTube Channel - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNsubs Instagram - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNIG Facebook - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNFB Twitter - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNTW GMBN Shop - http://gmbn.eu/gmbnshop GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!
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Sidehits as art: Antti Ollila turns Ruka into a playground www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . You know those days just after the storm, where the pow is tracked up and everything in sight becomes a sidehit or feature? Those are the days where Antti Ollila transitions from a mortal to a god. This short edit just looks like the KEESHLIFE crew bopping around on groomers until Antti turns it all the way on. If you needed any more proof that Antti is one of the most creative freeskiers out there, look no further. Related: Antti Ollila defies logic with insane skiing in athlete edit from Faction’s “This Is Home” The post Sidehits as art: Antti Ollila turns Ruka into a playground appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 09, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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5 Basic Mountain Bike Skills You Can Learn Anywhere | Essential MTB Skills www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . Got some time on your lunch break or you are waiting for your riding buddies to stop faffing about? Practise some skills! Here are 5 mountain bike skills that you can practise anywhere 🤘 Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! https://gmbn.eu/2ia Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Submit your content to our uploader: https://upload.gmbn.com/ we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Which of these skills are you best at? Let us know in the comments! Watch more on GMBN... 📹 https://gmbn.eu/packguide 📹 https://gmbn.eu/redvsblue 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound & Artlist #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/GMBNShop The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool POC helmets and eyewear: http://gmbn.eu/POCsports Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Dainese Protection: https://gmbn.eu/Dainese Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa e*thirteen: https://gmbn.eu/EThirteen Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Muc-Off - https://gmbn.eu/Muc-Off Crankbrothers Seatposts: http://gmbn.eu/8b Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot YouTube Channel - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNsubs Instagram - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNIG Facebook - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNFB Twitter - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNTW GMBN Shop - http://gmbn.eu/gmbnshop GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!
June 09, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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Spring Fever in the Alps www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . Featured Image: Mattias Fredriksson The right way to spring ski is the way you want to. The heavy beat of house music shook the snow under my feet as I watched a sunburned Austrian man climb over the bar to pour himself another beer from the tap. Standing in ski boots atop the counter, the bartender gave a slight nod as Pilsner flowed freely, pumping his fist furiously in the air as though the roof might cave in if he let up for even an instant. Hundreds of people were jammed into the confinements of the Schneekristall pavilion at the mid-station of Austria’s Stubai Glacier Resort, standing on tables, stomping their ski boots, screaming along with the thunderous beat and throwing liquor around with the zeal and determination of a college spring breaker’s last night on Earth. Paralyzed with fascination on a sunny deck nearby, we watched silently as neon-clad skiers—as young as 20 and as old as 70—poured into the glass-walled tent, transforming into insatiable disco zombies the minute they stepped through the door. Completely unfazed by the earth-shattering celebration going on inside the techno yurt perched beside the mid-station restaurant, the resort kept spinning like normal. Families popped up around us, enjoying plates of sausages and fries in the sun amidst the massive glacial terrain. Skiers strolled in and out of the tent as casually as if they’d stopped to use the restroom. This wasn’t anything special, this was just lunch. We shyly edged closer to the tent, as awkward as 13-year-old kids at a middle school dance, unsure if we were ready to commit to an Ibiza level of spring partying midday—we’d come here to ski after all, and there was plenty of that left to do. Until our trip to Austria, we thought we had the whole spring skiing thing down. As an enthusiastic owner of multiple shades of Canadian tuxedos, I’d spent many a weekend at A-Basin’s Beach, roasting dogs and passing around Montucky Cold Snacks between laps. But watching skiers worship this aviator-wearing DJ in a dark leather jacket made me wonder if the skiing part was becoming an afterthought. This was next-level. Or were we just total funsuckers? We decided to ski a few more laps and take advantage of the empty slopes before embracing the slopeside EDM fortress we’d been eyeing for the last half hour. The five of us hopped back on the cable car to explore the steep Tirolean slopes that still held creamy spring pow. With the resort to ourselves, we lapped the featured chutes and faces off the upper lifts, with views that stretched for miles across the Stubai Alps. We railed wide open groomers and ducked into shaded pockets of fresh snow we’d spotted from the gondola. Flying down the hill with sunshine on my face, a surge of appreciation ousted any feelings of uncertainty and apprehension from before. As skiers, we often take ourselves way too seriously. The intensity, risk and aggressive attitudes that freeride skiing can breed plays out as a strange dichotomy from the denim-wearing, snowblade-shredding, party-loving vibe of North American resort skiing in April—something we should celebrate to its fullest, but realize that we can all do it in our own way. Spring skiing can feel like it’s all about the booze, which I meet with enthusiasm on some days and frustration on others. What’s the meaning of aprés if you never actually went skiing? But spring skiing is mostly an opportunity to ditch the serious attitude and enjoy the atmosphere of the sport that means so much to all of us. For some, that might mean leaning into some techno music at a slopeside bar. For others, it’s indulging in silky smooth corn turns while the rest of the world is drinking. I think blindingly bright colors and costumes make every day better, but it’s not a requirement to partake in the magic of spring turns. An hour and a half later, we coasted back over to the pavilion with open minds, satisfied with our bounty of fresh turns and ready to indulge in this particular flavor of Austrian culture. But as explosively as the party had suddenly begun, it had disappeared without a trace. The chain smoking DJ was nowhere in sight. The writhing mass of revelers had dispersed, and the quiet hum of the last few cable cars replaced the thundering beats from before. We shrugged, pulled up chairs on the deck, and ordered another round of Radlers. It was still the best day of spring skiing I’d ever had. Related: [The Tip Jar] How to plan for your next spring ski mission The post Spring Fever in the Alps appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 09, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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Watch Quinn Wolferman tear up the Mammoth Unbound park www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . Quinn Wolferman made the pilgrimage to Mammoth this spring to grease some rails and hit the Unbound park’s wildly creative features. Wolferman has come a long way from his X Games debut in 2020. While he moved into the big air scene last year, he’s still known for his filthy rail game. If Quan’s 270 on backslide to 270 off and the double backie to barani don’t leave you with your jaw on the floor, man, we can’t help ya. Related: Quinn Wolferman’s summer edit will make you freak the F out The post Watch Quinn Wolferman tear up the Mammoth Unbound park appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 08, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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Is Blake Samson Becoming A Cross Country Rider? | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 326 www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . This week in the Dirt Shed Show, Martyn Ashton quizzes Blake Samson on why he just got an XC bike and is he becoming a proper cross country rider?! Martyn wants to know what your favourite type of bike, is it Downhill, Freeride, Enduro, Trail, "Down Country", Cross Country, Slopestyle or Dirt Jump hardtail? 🤔 Let us know 👇 - ⏰ Timestamps 👇 00:00​​ - Is Blake becoming an XC rider? 07:14 - MTB News 10:41 - Sickest Thing Of The Week 12:35 - Hacks & Bodges ​​16:44 - EWS Update ​19:44 - #CaptionContest​​ ​​22:56 - On The Channel This Week 24:15 - Bike Vault 31:04 - FAIL Or SEND Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! 👉 https://gmbn.eu/2i4 Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Submit your content to our uploader: https://upload.gmbn.com/ we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Watch more on GMBN... 📹 How To Choose A Hydration Pack - https://gmbn.eu/packguide 📹 GMBN Features - https://gmbn.eu/GMBNfeatures Sickest Thing Shoutout Link: 📺 Grant 'Chopper' Fielder - High Stakes 👉 https://gmbn.eu/ChopperDoc Sign up for GCN+ here 🔗 https://gcn.eu/plus What type of bike do you ride? Also what type of bike do you think is the best and why? Let us know your thoughts below 👇 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound & Artlist road by kicktracks rise-and-shine by 4oresight oceanside by kicktracks manila-chill by kicktracks fallon-is-salfred by walz Space Age Girl Machine (Instrumental Version) - Conditional Space Age Girl Machine (Instrumental Version) - Conditional (1) amped-adapter by marc-robillard #DirtShedShow​​​​​​​ #GMBN​​​​​​​ #MountainBiking​​​​​​​ #MountainBike​​​​​​​ #MTB​​​​​​​ #BikeLife​​​​​​​ #Cycling​​​​​​​ #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork​​​​​​​ #NewBike​​​​​​​ #Cycling​ Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/GMBNShop The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool POC helmets and eyewear: http://gmbn.eu/POCsports Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Dainese Protection: https://gmbn.eu/Dainese Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa e*thirteen: https://gmbn.eu/EThirteen Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Muc-Off - https://gmbn.eu/Muc-Off Crankbrothers Seatposts: http://gmbn.eu/8b Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot YouTube Channel - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNsubs Instagram - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNIG Facebook - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNFB Twitter - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNTW GMBN Shop - http://gmbn.eu/gmbnshop GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!
June 08, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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[The Tip Jar] Four recipes made for skiers www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . Most skiers I know have a laundry list of priorities that rank higher than a home cooked meal. I don’t blame them. Living in a mountain town provides endless opportunities for all things fun, and diet is easy to neglect. Beyond Skid: A Cookbook For Ski Bums is a dirtbag-friendly compilation of recipes built around a ski-first-cook-later mentality. If you don’t live in Jackson, you may wonder: What on earth is a skid? I’m glad you asked. Have you ever stolen french fries that ski school kids left by the trash can? Do you commit to plans beyond the seven-day snow forecast? Would you rather have ski pass benefits than a 401K? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re probably a skid. Skids are your friendly neighborhood ski bums, harmless creatures—albeit a little flakey—known for sacrificing rest, nutrition and all sorts of creature comforts to quench their insatiable desire for powder skiing. Plagued by the same all-consuming addiction to sliding down snow on planks of wood, my partner Max and I spent three years cooking up a storm in our tiny kitchen in Jackson Hole, determined to create recipes that were creative and interesting, yet easy enough that the drunkest gaper day skier could still prepare them. Here are a few ski bum-friendly recipes built to enjoy on and off the slopes. First chair breakfast Dawn Patrol Burritos Burritos are a holy entity to skiers. Dawn Patrol Breakfast Burritos were designed to be made in batches, so you can snag one out of the freezer at will for a tasty and filling breakfast on the go. RECIPE LINK Après snack Parking Lot Guac A lot of things take place in a ski resort parking lot I wouldn’t want my grandmother to see. But Parking Lot Guac isn’t one of them. Making guac isn’t rocket science, so this particular iteration steps it up a notch to impress your ski buddies while you après hard on closing day. Strawberries add a unique twist that pairs really well with avocado, but if you feel like that’s too pretentious, by all means ditch ‘em. RECIPE LINK Dirtbag date night Ski Boot Schnitzel Born out of necessity on a ski trip to Austria, Ski Boot Schnitzel is a creative take on a classic. I’ve never met a dirtbag who owned a meat tenderizer (just a fancy and expensive hammer after all), and a heavy ski boot honestly works better. Just make sure you put the meat in a plastic bag before obliterating it with your boot. It’s hard to go wrong with fried, breaded meat and leftovers are super tasty when stuffed in a sandwich for chairlift lunches the next day. RECIPE LINK Skintrack fuel Espresso Date Energy Balls Anything is possible with a pocket full of Espresso Date Energy Balls. These compact snacks are ideal for stuffing in a ski jacket pocket, or the hip belt of a touring pack, and provide a quick pick me up when I’m feeling low. They’re incredibly easy to prepare with a few pantry staples—just throw everything in a food processor and blend until it all sticks together in a smooth, sticky dough, roll them into balls and pop them in the freezer! RECIPE LINK Related: [The Tip Jar] Skintrack etiquette to avoid being a jerk out in the mountains The post [The Tip Jar] Four recipes made for skiers appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 08, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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Run to the hills! These Colorado resorts are open for summer activities www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . In a welcome change from last year, Colorado ski resorts finished a long, safe and successful season this week and are looking ahead to a bright and more open summer. Here is the latest on summer ops in Colorado, with information provided by Colorado Ski Country USA . Hike under A-Basin’s gorgeous East Wall. Arapahoe Basin will open North America’s highest-elevation guided Via Ferrata on the East Wall this summer. A Via Ferrata is a climbing route that follows iron rung handholds and cables fixed permanently to the rock—in short, it’s an assisted rock climb ideal for the adventure-seekers out there. Topping out at 13,000 feet with 360-degree mountain views, the Via Ferrata highlights A-Basin’s first season of daily summer operations, complementing a seven-course aerial adventure park, hiking and mountain biking trails, yoga classes, and special dining events. The 2021 Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race will take place on Saturday, July 24. The race will showcase the best single track in Snowmass with a 25-mile loop ascending 5,000 feet. Solo competitors will have the option of two laps or teams of two can race one lap each to complete the 50-mile course. Spectators are encouraged to gather at the start/finish gate in Snowmass to cheer on the athletes and witness one of the most challenging bike races in North America. Aspen’s Maroon Bells is the most photographed site in all of Colorado. Copper Mountain will welcome guests back to the resort on June 11 with a full slate of summer activities, including hiking, lift-served mountain biking and scenic chairlift rides out of two villages, the return of the Woodward Wrecktangle, activities on West Lake and more. Weekly resort programming like Mountainside Movies, yoga and community bike rides and hikes will offer guests the chance to connect with other mountain guests. The resort is adhering to the latest guidance set forth by Summit County Public Health and will require everyone to wear face coverings while riding buses at the resort and at the Woodward Copper Barn. Guests visiting Powderhorn can enjoy 13 miles of downhill mountain biking trails as well as over five miles of hiking trails on Colorado’s beautiful Grand Mesa. Summer operations at Powderhorn will run Thursdays-Sundays. Get some air on one of Powderhorn’s mountain bike trails. Purgatory’s Big Mountain Enduro will take place August 28 and 29 with some of the country’s best mountain bike riders competing on downhill lift-served and backcountry trails. Guests can also enjoy the Purgatory bike park with access to over 400 miles of single-track in the surrounding area all summer long. The Kirstie Ennis Foundation (TKEF) will be putting on Oktoberfest at Sunlight Mountain Resort featuring three bands, three restaurants and nine breweries/distilleries. Proceeds will benefit the Kirstie Ennis Foundation. New this summer, Winter Park guests can enjoy a guided tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as its award-winning Trestle Bike Park. The guided package includes the park entrance fee for one vehicle and a guide to help guests explore this crown jewel of the Colorado Rockies. Winter Park will also welcome the Big Wonderful Wine Fest and Backcountry Taproom in August and September, exact dates will be announced in the future. Related: Car camping gear for skiers who want to get away this summer The post Run to the hills! These Colorado resorts are open for summer activities appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 07, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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How To Choose A Hydration Pack For Mountain Biking | GMBN's Ultimate Guide To MTB Bags www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . From big days in the saddle to local laps in the woods, it's the feeling of freedom that we all love about mountain biking. It can be tricky, however, to carry all the essentials without your pockets being full to bursting or going out under prepared. Here is our guide to choosing a hydration pack for your next adventure. In association with Deuter: https://gmbn.eu/deuter Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! https://gmbn.eu/2hV Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Submit your content to our uploader: https://upload.gmbn.com/ we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Which bag would you choose for your next epic ride? 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound & Artlist #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/GMBNShop The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool POC helmets and eyewear: http://gmbn.eu/POCsports Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Dainese Protection: https://gmbn.eu/Dainese Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa e*thirteen: https://gmbn.eu/EThirteen Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Muc-Off - https://gmbn.eu/Muc-Off Crankbrothers Seatposts: http://gmbn.eu/8b Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot YouTube Channel - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNsubs Instagram - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNIG Facebook - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNFB Twitter - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNTW GMBN Shop - http://gmbn.eu/gmbnshop GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!
June 07, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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LISTEN UP: Eight must-hear podcasts for skiers www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . Ah, the digital age. For all of its downsides, there are certainly some incredible opportunities that it presents. With the wireless radio waves that enable our cellphones, we can all stop, look and listen to podcasts bringing the thoughts of great minds everywhere. This may surprise you, as it surprised me, but did you know that there are other podcasts out there besides The Joe Rogan Experience? And it gets better; there are podcasts that dive into skiing. Many of us are well aware of these amazing productions but it can hard to find the time and dive into them. That said, many of these chats are only about an hour long, and can be very enjoyable to digest in brief 10-minute segments. Out on a solo day ripping and have the chair alone? Throw one on. Stopping to answer the call when nature beckons? Pop in an earbud and gain some skiing knowledge in the stall. Lunch break? You get the gist… There’s alway more time in the day that we can take the time and learn about what interests us. Many, if not all of the podcasts on this list feature talks with those that are directly making the ski world spin. Featuring athletes such as Henrik Harlaut or Tatum Monod, video and photography legends like Josh Berman of Level 1 Productions, rising star photographer Guy Fatal, industry giants like Jason Levinthal, these audio enlightenments also branch out beyond skiing and tie their conversations into the many avenues of life that these stellar individuals pursue. With so many diverse topics and perspectives, you’re bound to find some chats that interest you. But which one to choose? Don’t even trip, dawg. For your convenience, we’ve compiled some of our favorite outdoor and skiing based podcasts right here—with a brief description of each—so you can get right to it! The Mayrand Podcast As a kind hearted French-Canadian from Montreal, Quebec, Xavier Mayrand grew up doing Canadian things such as drinking maple syrup, shmucking dusters into the boards of the hockey rink and participating in good ol’ ice coast ski racing. In the inaugural episode of The Mayrand Podcast , Xavier gives a brief explanation of his past, why he’s pursuing his love for the ski industry and what he wants to bring to life with the podcast. He mentions his attempts at “normal” jobs, but realizing that his true love and happiness has always been found in skiing. You can tell by his pensive questions that this cat isn’t joking; he truly appreciates and wants to share his love for skiing with the world. While the podcast relatively new (it’s only produced 11 episodes), the guests featured so far are top tier. Nick Martini of STEPT Productions, Jason Levinthal of J Skis (and all around godfather of freestyle ski technology) and Phil Casabon are a few of the legends featured. If you’re looking for a passionate and deep dive into the minds of current innovating athletes, filmers, and business people of the freestyle skiing world, Xavier Mayrand’s mellow banter it up your alley. Out of Bounds Its focus predominately on skiing and biking, the Out of Bounds Podcast is a great choice for those looking to see a broad spectrum of the outdoor industry. Host Adam Jaber has worked in both the ski and bike industry for over 10 years and uses his extensive knowledge of both sports to drive interesting conversations about life in—and beyond—the mountains. Adam’s guests are equally as passionate and reputable, bringing the hype when they’re interviewed over the phone, as they have been for the past few months. Good news is that Jaber just recorded his first in-person podcast since last year and Out Of Bounds has also added a new series called The Pursuit, hosted by Mr. AdamX , which focuses specifically on passionate athletes and artists in the industry. Laid back and easy to listen to with a wide range of quests, Out of Bounds is a great one for the casual or dedicated bike and ski enthusiast. Be sure to check out Episode 23 with former FREESKIER Editor-in-Chief, Donny O’Neill . Low Pressure Podcast The Low Pressure Podcast has been in the game for a MINUTE. Its first episode was eight years back in 2013—that’s right, 2013 was eight years ago… let that marinate. With time and experience under the belt, the LPP is the veteran that always provides. Host Mark Warner has spoken to everyone under the sun when it comes to skiing. Based out of British Columbia, there’s no better spot to host the mecca of ski podcasts. Low Pressure is, if we dare to say it, the original ski podcast. From Thayne Rich to Tanner Hall, if they’ve had a hand in skiing, they’ve been on the LPP. With a list this extensive, your favorite athlete, filmer, photographer, artist, heck maybe even a liftie, has probably been featured at some point or another. Slide: The Avalanche Podcast Possibly the least known on this list due to its short run, platform rarity, and lack of marketing, Slide is a podcast we are very much hoping to get the word out about. It’s not here for its flash or glam, but rather to bring extremely important and practical information to those who spend time in the mountains. When talking about avalanches, it is vital to have good information and experience coming in. That is why we support this podcast heavily; the host is a man with more time under the belt assessing avalanches than most people will ever even spend on skis. He goes by the name of Doug Krause , and has spent his days skiing and learning on three continents, as the Director of Snow Safety at the incredibly prestigious Silverton Mountain, and most recently at Irwin Cat Skiing, also located in the tumultuous San Juan Mountains of Colorado. With around 450 inches of annual snow and variable temperatures in the southern part of the state, the San Juans are some of the greatest teachers for avalanche safety on the planet. The Powell Movement For the lover of all action sports, rain or shine, The Powell Movement is your saving grace. The hot doggin’ host Mike Powell has witnessed more than two decades of the ski industry’s growth, serving up an 18-year career with K2 as well as dabbling in athlete management and the art of MCing for RedBull and Powder Magazine. Since it began in 2017, the show has featured a full buffet of action sports personnel who break down their careers and current lives in hour-long convos with Mike. The “Inappropriate Questions” segment in every episode brings previous guests on the show to ask raunchy questions to the current one, so keep an eye out for those highly anticipated, raw moments. For the love of his listeners, Powell also breaks down the podcast in the show notes with time stamps detailing the conversation so you can jump ahead to specific parts if you have a guest in mind with a story you’re dying to hear. There’s new episodes every week and, even though the show is only four years old, the career-diverse variety of guests will keep you overly satisfied and answer questions across the realms of action sports. Another Level The illustrious Level 1 Productions has stepped away from the visual and into the world of audio presentations with Another Level Podcast Series . Young gun Conor Smith holds down the fort as the host extraordinare with the Level 1 OGs Freedle Coty and Josh Berman dropping in on some episodes. putting a personal touch on the podcasting game, releasing episodes in seasons as opposed to a continuous flood. The Denver based fellas kicked things off with 21 episodes discussing the ins and outs of their past films with born n bread rippers that have been featured, such as Parker White, Tatum Monod, and Keegan Kilbride to name a few. Once the film recaps were boxed and wrapped, the first season of the podcast was dedicated to filmer and athlete’s alike, all with unique stories and pasts to share. A personal favorite on this list, Another Level is a fantastic guide for those of us on the outside of the complex processes that go documenting skiing. Hopefully they will be dropping more audio based knowledge about the future of Level 1, the life of professional skiers and filmers, and beyond. If you’re at all curious of the real lives and people behind the films that have but both the new wave and old school of skiing on the map, this honey hole of a podcast will be music to your ears. Long Underwear Podcast Fittingly named, the Long Underwear podcast, “aims to strip off the layers and get to know the skiers and snowboarders underneath the ski gear”. Its attempt to connect and relate us with the mountain folks, (yes there are a few snowboarders mixed in here), that we hear much about is a great way to expose the humanity that we all share, specifically away from the slopes. With Amie Engerbretson as the host and producer, rest assured that this podcast will be steered in the right direction. She has a plethora of MC qualifications under her belt and knows the right questions and conversations to have. Warren Miller Entertainment oversees this audio operation, and not surprisingly they have a wide variety of athletes and connections that make for extremely interesting guests. Amie’s casual atmosphere on the mic makes for a show that will have you interested in the guests as people, far beyond their tremendous contributions to the world of action sports. Dirtbag Diaries It’s only right that we close out our list with the original outdoor activity podcast. The Dirtbag Diaries has been on the air since 2007, when creator Fitz Cahall dropped his pen and picked up the microphone in hopes of another outlet for telling the stories—and the series shows no signs of slowing down. Chances are high that your friend has thrown on an episode while en route up to the mountain, or maybe your mom has sent you an episode to show how hip she is on the culture of adventure sports. Friends can be great resources and moms are often more hip than they seem. This stoic podcast is certainly worth a listen, especially if you’re looking for something that is leans on immersive storytelling content as opposed to guest interviews. Related: “The Powell Movement” podcast celebrates 100-plus episodes with a conversation with Tanner Hall The post LISTEN UP: Eight must-hear podcasts for skiers appeared first on FREESKIER .
June 07, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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Can You Ride A Cross Country Hardtail Down Fort William Downhill Track? www.TRUCKgloves.com - Direct-to-Consumer brand offering the best skiing, biking and lifestyle handwear at the most affordable prices. DISTINCTIVE GLOVES / DISRUPTIVE PRICES . . . The Fort William downhill track has a reputation of being one of the roughest and most unrelenting tracks on the World Cup circuit; mechanics build up extra wheels for the week, tyre inserts are fitted, and spoke tension is checked every run, and that is on downhill bikes! So, naturally, Rich thought he'd have a go on his cross country hardtail... Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! https://gmbn.eu/2hQ Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Submit your content to our uploader: https://upload.gmbn.com/ we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Would you try this challenge? Watch more on GMBN... 📹 https://gmbn.eu/joebarnes 📹 https://gmbn.eu/breakrules 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound & Artlist #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/GMBNShop The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool POC helmets and eyewear: http://gmbn.eu/POCsports Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Dainese Protection: https://gmbn.eu/Dainese Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa e*thirteen: https://gmbn.eu/EThirteen Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Muc-Off - https://gmbn.eu/Muc-Off Crankbrothers Seatposts: http://gmbn.eu/8b Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot YouTube Channel - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNsubs Instagram - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNIG Facebook - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNFB Twitter - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNTW GMBN Shop - http://gmbn.eu/gmbnshop GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!
June 06, 2021 — TRUCK Gloves
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