Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eric Hjorleifson is the best there is.

Hoji skis the biggest lines at impressive speeds with ease. He is fluid and technical. There is nothing he can't do on a pair of skis.

The 27 year old has been in a ton of major ski flicks since 2005. But Eric is more than just a skier. He is a designer and builder. As part owner of 4FRNT Skis out of Salt Lake City, Eric designed the popular EHP and the uber popular Renegade. Both skis will the change the way you ski powder.

The Renegade is hand-built by Eric himself. In fact, Eric signs each core right before it goes into the press. These skis are a work of art.

The Canmore, Alberta native doesn't just ski for cameras. He spends much of his winter earning his turns in the backcountry.

Eric is also a super down-to-earth guy who I had the pleasure to share a chairlift with last winter. We chatted about the day and our skis. Just like you would with any other skier.

For those of you who don't believe me or disagree with me, I present exhibit A and B.

Enough said.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ski Pass Fundraising has begun

If you would like to help support the blog and our ski habits, visit the online store. No pressure. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A super fun way to spend a few hours.

Ski Movie Music is an online database for the soundtrack to every ski movie since 1996.  If you are anything like us, when you hear a song on the radio, it triggers a ski movie scene in your mind.  And if you can't recall the skier or the movie, it drives you nuts.  Well Ski Movie Music has all the answers you seek, young jedi.

Want to know what song is in Wiley Miller's segment in Enjoy?  They have it.

Want to know the opening song in The Way I See It?  They have that too.

Want to know what artist has the most songs in ski movies?  You get the idea.

You can search by production company, skier, artist, or movie title.

The website is set up with an iTunes interface to preview and buy every song.  Its a genius idea and super convenient.

Spend a few hours listening and downloading your favorite ski music.  You can thank me later.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Even better than the Smith Limo. Way better.

The rail truck was created by River Lucas when he was still in high school in Missoula. 
Look for it to be parked at ski resorts, events, and comps all winter long. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Everyone likes free stuff, right?

We hope this will be the first of many contests throughout the winter (hint, hint.  subscribe to the blog).

Just post a comment below and you will be automatically entered to win a pair of Moment Belafonte ski poles.  Post whatever you want, just don't be an ass.

The lucky winner will be selected at random on Sunday.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Snow Gods provided the moisture Friday night at the 5th Annual Burning Dog Pray For Snow Party, but the Montana weather wasn't quite cold enough to turn the rain into snow.  Although after some cold beer, excellent quaffing comp, a great film by Powderwhore Productions, and an excellent sacrificial burning of the dog, I have a strong feeling our second cycle of La Nina was kicked off right!

Props to the true die hard ski community that braved the elements at the festival Friday night to show their support to the West Central Montana Avalanche Center! Great atmosphere even in less then perfect conditions. I expected a bigger turnout though Missoula! You do know where you stored your winter gear right?

Bonus points for catching the beer by the handle and the arial foam fountain to the face!

How its made

Its time to geek out on some ski construction techniques and factory tours.  Have Fun.

Moment skis

Line skis

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poor Boyz Productions Triple Threat Tour comes to ZooTown

Thursday October 13th

Wilma Theater
131 South Higgins
Missoula, MT

7:00PM: Doors
7:30PM: Oakley 1242 Productions The Ordinary Skier
9:00PM: Poor Boyz Productions The Grand Bizarre
21+ After Party to follow

$10 - Zoo Crew and UM Backcountry Ski Club (with club id)
$12 - Advanced (see info below)
$15 - Doors

ADVANCED TICKETS: Backcountry Racks & Skis

Today's grudge match: Line Opus vs. 4FRNT YLE

If you had to pick one, which would you add to your quiver?

Bad Lip Reading

This was just too funny to not repost. Watch it all. The end is the best.