Swedish style overlord Peyben drops a heater! Check out those handdrags!
Par “Peyben” Haggland, longtime Bunch Staple and Full Tilt Skier rips around his local hill with the fluidity and creative approach that only he can. Just wait for the ender. Like many of his compatriots, Peyben proves that innovation and progression require little more than an open mind. Tune in and let Peyben’s mind-warping approach sink in.
Peyben rocks the FT Classic; learn more about ’emHERE.
With All The Rad Summer Camps Out There, Which One Will You Be Shredding At?
It’s early April. Those powder days are all but come and gone – fleeting memories of a season’s past. Ain’t no thing; the park is firing. You’re getting your feet back under you. Heck, you might even be learning a new trick or three. You lap that silly little park chair, dial in your pretzel 2s, and hammer down those switch sevens (both ways, ya dink! What is this, 2004?).
But just as soon as you start to feel that flow, the lifts stop. Last Chair of the season always comes too quickly. What happens when you aren’t ready to call it quits? All your friends are thinking about those #mahalovibes – you know, the beach lyfe. Sounds appealing, don’t it?
Brody Mcskimming Roasts a Rodeo 5 at Sunset
Naah. We’ve got a one-track mind, just like you. So when the local lifts stop spinning, it’s time to look elsewhere. If you’re idea of a summer well spent involves working on new tricks and skiing perfectly manicured parks, summer camp might be the best option; and lucky for you, many of these camps afford the opportunity to ski right alongside you’re favorite Full Tilt skiers.
Woodward at Copper
Elevated above and beyond the suburban sprawl of Denver – and just past the Front Range cluster lies the often overlooked Copper Mountain. By farming snow, the madmen over at Woodward At Copper create a mid-winter caliber park. Plus, Will Wesson his hosting a Takeover Session from June 4th – 10th. SIGN UP HERE!
Woodward at Tahoe
It’s no secret that Tahoe has been having an absolute megalith of a season. The snowpack is deeper than it’s been in years. What does that mean for your summer plans? Well, Boreal will have more snow than ever before to build up a solid park. And thanks to indoor facility, you’ll be able to dial in your air awareness before you even touch snow. Check Out The Details!
Momentum Ski Camp
The ever expanding Momentum Ski Camp, tucked high upon the Hortsman Glacier of Whistler, offers some of the best coaching on the planet – Tom Wallisch always makes an appearance – and arguably the best big line of all the summer camps. Meticulously groomed jumps and access to the lively summertime destination that is Whistler? Why wouldn’t you make a trip?
Camp of Champions
With a massive park, quick T-Bar Laps, and a litany of creative set-ups, Camp of Champions offers sunshine and good vibes and the solid coaching you need to step up your game. The coaching staff is stacked – and even includes your favorite off-the-grid Canadian Tuxedo Clad mustache afficianado, Rob Heule.
Mount Hood. Wy’est. The Mahalo Volcano. Whatever you may call it, that ubiquitous cinder cone has long been at the forefront of summer time shred. And No other camp has fed the flames of park skiing more than Windells. This year, thanks to the ultra-deep snowpack, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more fun place to get your fix. Plus, teen heartthrob Khai Krepela and Star Wars enthusiast Andy Parry will each host a Takeover Session. Sign Up Here!
The Iconic Swede Ups His X Game Medal Count to Five
Yet another round of X Games competitions has come and gone, and Henrik Harlaut finds himself on the podium for the second time in the year. And in honor of his accomplishment, we figured we’d take a look back at some of the more memorable moments of Henrik Harlaut’s illustrious competition career.
2013 X Games Big Air
Until the 2013 X Games in Aspen Colorado, triple corks in competition were merely the thing of rumors and internet fodder. Henrik brought it to the forefront with this gold medal performance. The Full Tilt skier dropped a confounding nose butter triple 16. In many ways, it marked a new era of competition skiing.
2016 – Viva La Chile
Against the sharp blues of the Chilean sky, Henrik dropped some of the more articulated jump tricks of all time. He tweaks every grab to the absolute limit — all while pushing the technical side of skiing. No wonder he landed at the top of the podium at the inaugural FIS Big Air competition with an absolutely mental switch double ten nose.
2014 Sochi Olympic Games
Despite the fact that Henrik missed the podium, the Swede put down a run to remember. With a nose butter triple, switch tail butter double, and a silky smooth rail section left a lasting impression. However, his skiing was overshadowed by the infamous Wu-Tang shoutout. Wu Tang is for the Children!
2017 X Games Real Ski
Henrik has always remained resolute in pushing the boundaries of all aspects of skiing. When he was tapped to produce an X Games Real Ski Segment, the ever-stoked E ‘Dollo dove in with reckless abandon. After two months of hard work, Henrik managed to walk away with the silver.
2017 X Games Oslo Big Air
However, nothing seems more impressive than Henrik’s recent win in Oslo. Despite the fact that Harlaut has executed his nose butter triple multiple times over the years, his latest iteration seemed so dialed and proper. But his second scoring trick, a double flat 1260 double japan to safety really cemented the victory. Henrik has never been one to let style fall by the wayside.
Back for year two, the XGames Real Street parts are now live. And over here at Full Tilt, we’re pretty proud of what each of our skiers put together. From Henrik’s badman effort to Khai’s breakneck approach and Will’s subtle mastery, Full Tilt athletes poured everything they had into their respective parts – and the end results are as unique as they are.
With a contest format that allows free reign, each skier had the opportunity to leave an indelible mark. And despite the condensed film schedule – two months to produce a 90 second segment – each skier took the opportunity to showcase exactly where they want to take their skiing.
Dropping high speed hammers and stomping as only Tom can, Wallisch’s segment reigns refined yet highly technical, and touts an unmatched level of production. Shot in untapped locations, Wallisch’s segment reminds us why the 29 year-old Pittsburgh native has amassed such a following over the years.
Staying close to home, the dreadlocked Swede harkens back to the street-skiing days of yesteryear with a solid infusion of technical mastery. Always looking forward but never forgetting the roots, Henrik showcases why exactly he’s one of the best skiers on the scene today.
Alongside up-and-coming cinematographer Jacob Calleghan, Khai drops a tight, fast-paced, and high consequence short complete with unique spots. Defined by his calm style and quick footwork, Khai firmly cements his place in the lexicon of rail skiing.
Last year’s gold medalist Will Wesson returns with the same creative approach that put him in the top spot a year ago. Forgoing the stunts of some of his fellow competitors, Will reminds us what skiing is all about: creativity and understated technicality.
Returning to the competition after taking top spots in last year’s contest are none other than Will Wesson and Tom Wallisch, who claimed the X Games Gold Medal and People’s choice respectively.
Will Wesson’s Winning 2016 Entry
Tom Wallisch’s 2016 Entry
Joining them from the FT roster will be Park City’s Khai Krepela and one half of the most creative duo in freeskiing – none other than Henrik Harlaut! Rounding out the rest of the competition will be Magnus Graner & LJ Strenio who certainly will put together banger segments as well which means this might be one of the most entertaining video series yet!
It’s sort of like a dream right? Live in the place you grew up with a handful of your best friends and ski every single day. It’s tough to convince yourself that this is real life, or even a possibility. This life was never planned – and it was certainly unexpected to end up back where it all started, but not a surprise. With another year in the bag exploring areas from the past and re-discovering new places to roam in the backcountry, there’s no doubt in my mind I’m right where I want to be.
I’m proud of where I am from and proud to share the dream with so many close close friends. Thank you Khai and LJ for coming to my make-believe world and making AIT a reality. Thanks to Bobby Brown who made the entire Montana trip come to life, you are a true friend and I am grateful for the support you’ve given. And the biggest thank you of all to Jake Strassman – the creative overlord of all we do, AIT will have a lasting presence in skiing because of the heart you have put into it.
Created by – Banks Gilberti
Directed by – Jake Strassman
Additional filming –
Special Thanks – Bobby Brown
Supported by – Orage and Sun Valley
BONUS! Catch more of the teen heartthrob in a collab #Instabanger with Tim McChesney that you can watch right HERE!
Looking to start your week off right? Us too! Thankfully, there’s a bunch of new edits that dropped recently to stoke you out for the winter ahead. Watch & Enjoy!
Rail ‘O’ Rama – Robert A. Ruud
T2B Will Wesson – Woodward Copper
Level 1’s Pleasure
It feels good. Slamming into concrete walls, risking the backcountry unknown, being broke on the road… Some would call it hedonistic behavior, we call it living the dream, and this cast of characters delivers a vibrant depiction of this so-called sport of skiing. With a local tourist mentality, the simple joys are found near and far. From India, Switzerland and Japan, to British Columbia, Washington DC, and Alaska, it’s business in the front, party in the back, and no one is phoning it in. Level 1 continues to surprise with another must watch ski film in a lineage of classics, for your viewing PLEASURE
“Our crews spent 6-months during the winter of 2016 following the most creative, talented, and hard working skiers in the business around the world in search of what makes them feel good, and the official for our 17th annual feature film will give you a taste of just that. Pleasure. World Premiere takes place in Denver, CO on September 10th with release on iTunes, Vimeo, DVD/BluRay, and all your other favorite platforms in October.” – Level 1’s Josh Berman
Featured athletes: Will Wesson, Sämi Ortlieb, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, Laurent DeMartin, McRae Williams, KC Deane, Khai Krepela, Sandy Boville, Magnus Granér, Mitchell Brower, LJ Strenio, Josh Bibby, Rob Heule, Ben Smith, Ethan Swadburg, Shay Lee, Jonah Williams, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Arkadiy Kazakov, Thayne Rich, Keegan Kilbride, Garrett Russel, Tsubasa Tanimura, Tatum Monod and friends.
Featured locations: Eagle Pass, British Columbia; Gulmarg, India; Kirovsk, Russia; Secret Valley, Switzerland; Washington D.C.; Snowbird, Utah; Haines, Alaska; Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their first full-length film, Vice Versa, featuring world class urban, park and backcountry skiing, all with their trademark fun style.
Featuring: Tom Wallisch, Tim McChesney, Niklas Eriksson, John Ware, Magnus Granér, Thayne Rich, Andy Partridge, Dylan Sondrup, Will Berman, Dale Talkington, Khai Krepela, Chris Laker, Ahmet Dadali, Tatum Monod, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Noah Wallace, Karl Fostvedt.
The stir crazy soul dreams of leaving the hum of office space behind in exchange for the whir of passing asphalt. Some actually make the move to a mobile lifestyle, packing anything & everything needed to log adventures in between the click of the odometer and now, #Vanlife seems to be all the rage nowadays. But before it was in vogue to criss cross the country in an #adventuremobile, curated Instagram account in tow, some were already out & ahead of the curve.
One such wanderer is FT’s Rob Heule. No stranger to living in a van (Examples here, here, & there), we check in with him about his own comfort cruiser & favorite mode of transportation to & from the mountain, “Terry.”
Why a van?
My Van is my home on wheels, with room for all my gear for all the activities I love to do. It’s just convenient, enjoyable, and affordable.
What is it like living mobile?
The best. I find myself being more spontaneous, living in the moment, and going with the flow. If something comes up that you really want to do, it’s pretty easy just to pack up camp, and go do it right then and there, not just talk about it.
How many pairs of skis can you fit in the van?
I try and keep my skis and wet gear in my roof box, out of the way, so the inside of my van doesn’t get wet. I’d say at any given time there’s 4 pairs, but you could probably squeeze 8 pairs in there.
Did you name your van?
Terry. Still don’t know whether it’s a girl Terry, or a boy Terry.
What mountain and/or resort has Terry been parked at the longest?
I spend a lot of time parked in Whistler during the Summer, skiing up on the glacier during the day, and rock climbing in the evenings.
How many miles are racked up on the odometer?
260,000 and runnin’. We use Kilometres in Canada.
What are some challenges of living out of a van for an extended period of time?
Finding mellow places to park for the night. Drying gear when the weather’s shitty. I don’t have a pop top, or fibreglass roof, so my neck gets a little sore.
What are five things you can’t live without on the road?
3.Coffee making kit (Aeropress, Jet Boil, hand grinder, thermal cup, and good beans).
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever witnessed while traveling in the van?
A Bald Eagle fighting an Osprey for a fish. Guess who won? You wouldn’t think it, but the Osprey stole the fish from the Eagle. It was unreal.
What advice would you give to other skibums looking to make their own lodge on wheels?
It’s a lot of trail and error. The roof box is pretty key. Elevate your bed, so that you have storage underneath. If you know how to operate a sewing machine, you should be able to make your self some curtains. Invest in a good cooler, and camping stove. Having a little kitchen box or setup will save you lots of money on eating meals out. You need to be efficient and organized because you’ve got a small space to work with, so everything needs a home, and to have a purpose.
How long have you and Terry been together?
I bought my van when I was 18 years old. I’m 24 now, and it’s the only vehicle I’ve ever owned. Before Terry came into my life, he/she belonged to my friends parents, and was their family ski van, for weekend trips to the mountains. Now full time adventure mobile.
What is your favorite van addition (built-ins or anything custom you added to the van that you’re proud of)?
My front plate is an XL park feature sign. You know the orange ones? I have a lift kit especially for safari/astro vans, that lets you put larger tires on to give you more clearance on back roads, and in the snow, thus the XL sign.