You asked! He answered! Professional Skier Legend Seth Morrison joined Teton Gravity Research for a one-on-many chat about life as a pro skier. For over 3.5 hours and 141 posts, Seth took any and all questions regarding cliff drops that exceed 80′, how to prepare & stay in shape for the winter season, and the risk vs. the rewards in today’s top tier skiing.
Q: Do you ever watch another skier and ponder that they may be a better skier? What is your go to phrase when skiing… like “Get money!” or “Time to riiip it uuuuuup!!”
S: Go to Chamonix, everyone is better! My phrase at resorts is “Get out of the way.”
Q:So what is my best regimen for still skiing hard as I get older? I know you mountain bike and hike a lot. Any other specific tips? - whyturn
S: The whole idea is to stay in shape so you’re ready for the task at hand. I have had to do way more riding on the bike and hiking to simulate a day in the mountains, for the climbing of runs and skinning in to get there.
Want more? Head over to TGR and read their recap article HERE or peruse the entire thread HERE.
“These boots allow me to ski the way I do with the lightness and full flex no other boot in the market has. Believe me, I have tried many others and they just don’t work for my foot or skiing style. At the end of the day I wish I never tried anything else, it was just a waste of time. Couldn’t be happier that these boots are back and everything on them is exactly the same as they ever were. The ease of set up and fit with the moldable liners saves time at the boot fitters. If Full Tilt ever stops making them, I’ll have to buy the molds and make my own boots!” – Seth
Seth Morrison and friends ski toured the Haute Route while filming for Poor Boyz Productions in there newest film Tracing Skylines. Check out this short POV clip of Seth on his way from Chamonix to Zermatt.
Full Tilt was founded in 2006 with a mission to bring back a great product that worked, was demanded by top athletes and was world renowned for it’s technological advantages. 7 years ago we couldn’t even imagine the impact our 3 piece boots have on so many skiers young, old, freestyle or freeride and we’re honored to present to you a preview of what’s to come in the Fall of 2013 from the original 3 piece boot company.
The legendary Seth Morrison (and his boots) blew minds this year with his technical skiing and mountaineering ability in ‘The Ordinary Skier‘. If you still haven’t seen it, here’s your chance! For those in the US you lucked out & can watch for free on Hulu! If you don’t want to deal with ads or you live outside the US, get the combo-pack with ‘Grand Bizarre’ from Poor Boyz HERE.
When Seth Morrison is asked “You alright?” on top of a mountain and says “Just nervous that’s all”, you know it’s gnarly.
While filming in April for Oakley’s “The Ordinary Skier”, Seth Morrison, David Rosenbarger and Nate Wallace skied the Col du Plan in Chamonix, known as one of the more exposed routes in the area. To say the least, most of us would rather meet up for beers on the deck than actually ski that line.
I’m happy to tell you a little bit about an event we were planning over the last couple of months and which finally went down 2 weeks ago. During the summer months we came up with the idea to do a tour through some resorts in Europe and spread the word about Full Tilt Boots. Well, as you’ve already read in the header, we got Seth over to the Alps for the week!
The tour started for me (Korbi, European Marketing Coordinator) with an 8 hour drive to Geneva, Switzerland to meet up with Paul, our boot guy (actual title: engineer) who also joined us for the tour. The next day Josh, FT Marketing Manager and Seth arrived at Geneva airport and we drove to our first stop: Zermatt, Switzerland.
After a 4 hour drive along the beautiful Lake Geneva we arrived in Zermatt just on time to prepare everything for the invited dealers to arrive and the presentation of the product line. Lots of conversation, drink and laughs later it was a success. Everyone was going great and the crew was happy to go skiing the next day. Sadly it started to rain heavily all the way up to the glacier, so we couldn’t see the Matterhorn and even worse, the conditions to ski were awful! No worries though, good friends and the misty Alps were a great treat.
The next stop on the schedule was a small city called Thun, Switzerland with a signing session at the Free Mountain Shop. As you can see on the photos, this was one of the mellower days of the tour but Seth made lots of people happy with signing posters, skis and he also did a pretty good job as a photo model
Right after the signing session we left to meet up with the next dealers in Silvaplana near St. Moritz, Switzerland. As we arrived the first guys where already waiting for us with a cold beer at the hotel bar. After finishing the welcome drink we started off with our presentation and the boot fitting. At this point i have to thank Paul and the local reps Cristophe, Sascha and Moreno (who came to help us even though it was his birthday!!!) for all their help during the trip!
The next day it was time to hit the slopes again. This time it didn’t rain, but there was one big cloud which didn’t change it’s position for the entire day. Result: 0 visibility on 3/4 of the mountain.
Now it was time to leave Switzerland and head east to Austria. After a little repack session at the border we made it to Innsbruck and the Stubaital to meet up with more shop guys and some friends of downdays.eu, a website we are working with. This time we planned the presentation and boot fitting for the next day, so there was a little bit of time to relax and for downdays.eu to do a interview with Seth, which will come out in one of their news, dropping every wednesday, so make sure to go and check that out! Again, the weather was not on our side! It was unbelievable windy (A video Seth took with his phone: http://yfrog.com/epikez ) and the lift operators had to shut down almost all the lifts, but there was enough time to test the fresh heat molded boots.
After one more signing session at Sport Conrad in Garmisch-Partenkirchen we ended the tour with the European Winter Sales meeting that was held in Garmisch.
Thanks to all the dealers for coming out, testing the boots and giving feedback. Thanks to Seth for doing this exhausting trip with us and thanks to you for taking the time to read my story all the way to the end!
In another TGR Contest, you now have a chance to win some brand new gear and put it to use cat skiing with Seth Morrison!
Here’s the deal:
In 200 words or less tell us why you should win a trip to Retallick Cat Skiing this winter to ski with Seth Morrison. One lucky winner will win a 3 day cat skiing trip to the famous Retallick lodge for 3 days of cat skiing. The prize package includes 3 full days of cat skiing, one which will be with Seth, lodging and food. The winner will also win a pair of K2 ObSethed Skis, Hestra Gloves, and Full Tilt boots.
Even the runner up will win a gear package including a pair of K2 ObSethed Skis, Hestra Gloves, and Full Tilt boots.
Check out all the ENTRIES and make sure to ENTER yourself! It’ll be tough to beat Shane Lovely though cause if he wins he’s buying PBR.
Now that the storms are lining up and all of you are getting closer to their first powder day, take a moment and see how Full Tilt’s Blake Nyman got his first day in. With his Seth Morrison’s heat-molded and ready for the winter, Blake skinned up for his first turns and for that we should a little less committed as we’re waiting for the lifts.