Strewn across Colorado’s hardscrabble high country, there is a series of huts known as the 10th Mountain Division Huts. Originally used for training exercises for the elite Military Unit, these huts are now utilized more for backcountry recreation than anything else. The Tagert Hut, tucked away in the Elk Mountains between Crested Butte and Aspen is one such place. Tagert offers comfy accommodations and — perhaps most importantly — rad ski touring.
It seems like an only fitting place to put the all-new Full Tilt Ascendant through the paces. So Andrew Whiteford packed up his Volkswagen Eurovan and pointed ‘er south from Jackson. Whiteford linked up with Jake Strassman and his mustached crew of midwest transplants for a long week of sun and ski touring.
From long alpine lines, to quicker treed shots, the mixed terrain offers unbeatable testing environs. Following the group of hearty Minnesotans, Andrew and Jake took to the terrain quickly.
It’s a different pace once the ski area closes; gone are the mornings hustling. Mornings slow roast and give way to late afternoon corn harvests. Towards the end of the day, everyone reconvenes to revel in the day’s accomplishments. It’s a simpler way of life — a regression to once was.
Finally, with this all-new boot, Full Tilt Believers can tap into these vibes, and experience the mountains in new avenues. We’ve gone full tech over here at Full Tilt, and we can’t wait to see how much farther you can go with the Ascendant. Learn more about the newest boots, and go ask your local dealer if they’ve ordered a few pairs.
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.
The numbers don’t lie, the best in the world wear Full Tilt Boots.
Here are a few of the highlights from the Sochi Winter Olympics:
Justine Dufour-Lapointe, along with her sister Chloe took home Gold and Silver for Canada in Women’s Moguls. Also from Canada, Mikael Kingbury took home silver in Men’s Moguls. Rounding out Canada’s impressive performance was Kim Lamarre. She took home bronze in Women’s Slopestyle. Mengtau Xu & Jongyang Jia, both of China, would win Silver & Bronze medals for Women’s & Men’s aerials respectively. Finally, Australia’s Lydia Lassila took bronze in Women’s Aerials.
Ever looked at the world through Roner Vision? It’s an entirely different and more fun place. No idea what we’re talking about? Well here’s your chance to get to know Nitro Circus‘ own Eric Roner and catch up on his hilarious webisode series!
Episode 1 – Early Season
Episode 2 – Waiting For Snow
Episode 3 – Avalanches and Events
Episode 4 – Big Mountain Skiing & Bungee-Jumping Babies in Haines, AK
Episode 5 – Broken Femurs and Flying Oskar
BRAND NEW! Episode 6 – World Record Skydive No One Saw Coming
Three of skiing’s best sound off about their favorite boots: Seth Morrison, Tom Wallisch & Zach Crist
“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 m`any 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!”
“Well… These boots are officially the best boots I’ve ever ridden. If your looking for a pair of boots that you can easily wear as shoes, these are them. So comfortable you won’t even wanna take em off… ever! No more need to worry about shin bang or toe bang! They’re super light, easy to control, and got everything you need without any of the excess baggage. The boots have a relatively soft and flexible shell, and interchangeable tongues for varying stiffness. You can totally customize the boots, making them perform exactly how you want.”
“My favorite part of the FT ski boot is really it’s light weight, it’s like having a pair of running shoes on as opposed to a pair of hiking boots. Especially now with skis getting wider and inherently heavier, to have a boot that’s ligher is a really nice compliment. These boots are comfortable, warm and easy to get in and out of. I’ve been doing this long enough to know that you can’t let your feet get in the way of a good time.”
Releasing his 2011-12 best footage, Martin Boulais’ skiing combines urban technicality with precise styled tricks on a wide variety of features. Most of these shots are from Stept Production’s Weight. Emulate him if you can!
Went for a hike last Friday at Alta. My roommate/primo photog Adam Clark and I dusted off my gear and made a lap on High Boy. I was definitely a bit rusty, but it was great to get some turns in.
The video is my POV starting at mi casa, then heading up Little Cottonwood Canyon and then trailing Adam up the mountain. Original plans were to switch to my helmet cam, but it decided to have dead batteries, so I made due with my point and shoot.
And apologies for the sloppy upload. Not too sure what happened with Vimeo…