The North Face Masters started five years ago to allow the sport of big mountain riding a wider audience with a spectator-friendly vibe, while also allowing riders the ability to free-ride the mountain as snowboarders always have.
Back in February, I returned from a disappointing showing at The North Face Masters at Crystal Mountain. Fortunately I get another crack at the the competition in my home state. The comp starts tomorrow at Snowbird, can't wait.
After completing the backcountry introductory class in February, I was waiting for the opportunity to get out into the great wide-open and ride some fresh lines. With the perfect storm of March 17 – 19, Brighton Ski Resort received 35” of new snow prompting shredders to get out and ski some amazing, fluffy face shots.
Brighton's Backcountry 101 class provides the basic essentials from instruction on decision making, using the UAC (Utah Avalanche Forecast Center) forecasts, route selection and safe travel practices, partner rescue techniques and more.
"The most important thing to dropping cliffs is knowing that the snow is good. It needs to be soft and the cliff should have a steep landing with no rocks in it. Jumping a big cliff with a flat landing means that you're most likely going to feel some pain and you're an idiot. You don't need much speed for most cliffs, so make sure you don't overshoot it. Landing is the most difficult part, and I mostly ride pow boards with a short tail so I can have my body weight centered almost forward. Lastly, don't lean back."
Ride Utah staffer, Josh Scheuerman, prepares for the North Face Masters series at age 33. Armed with a huge beard and ambition to give it his best, here's to wishing Josh success at the Masters. Josh weights in on the approaching comp.
The old adage, ‘when it rains it pours’ can be flipped when it snows in Utah to read, ‘when it snows it dumps!’ With 4’ of accumulation in five days and another 12” – 14” on the way tonight, January is shaping up to be a record-breaking month in snow totals. The “million dollar storm” as it’s been referred to hit late Wednesday and will continue with a series of storms until next weekend.
Cabin fever is defined by “a state characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and boredom, arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place.” Although our backyard of the Wasatch Front is a little bigger than a confined place, there were stress signs clearly visible in the faces of those on the mountains for the last month.
For one insane week each winter, the worlds’ top action sport filmmakers and athletes, along with cutting–edge bands and DJs and key figures from the entertainment industry, gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, to celebrate action sports culture at the annual X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival.
Terrain Park, Contest, Utah, Ride Utah, Brighton Ski Resort
Fri Mar 25 - Sun Mar 27 - March 25th -27th 8:00 am to 6:00 pm