Friday, September 10, 2010

NEW GEAR

Yo Yo Yo Skiers!!


I know its not ski season yet but we are getting tons of gear in the door everyweek! I want to share some of our favorites for this ski season and let you get your's first before it's gone!!





Of Course our favorite is the ARMADA JJ with a new hot Pocahontas looking Alice in Wonderland theme that is a better graphic in my opinion than last year.

ARMADA jumped up their game with the outerwear yet again! This year with more tech features in the jackets and in their pants! The ARMADA ICON TEE is back again and with cool new colors.

Next company check LINE

Hot new product this year is the LINE PROPHET 115!! I can't say enough good about this new ski, it is soooooo much fun!!! check one out while you can because they are going fast!!

K2 SKIS

K2 Skis, they've been around forever (1961) but they always stay on the cutting edge of technology helping lead the way with ski design and athletes!

Every ski in thier line this year has some type of rocker! 5 Types of Rocker this year

Jib Rocker:: Designed for the terrain park.

Speed Rocker::Designed for firmer snow.

All-Terrain Rocker::The most versitile Baseline available. Featuring an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance and camber underfoot for power, energy and edgehold in firmer conditions. Available models with All-Terrain Rocker: MissBehaved and Kung Fujas

Powder Rocker:: Designed for deep snow. The tips has the most elevation and longest measurement of Rocker and offers skiers a "surfy" feel with enhanced soft snow performance. The camber region still exists to ensure edge hold on firmer conditions. Availalbe models with Powder Rocker. HELL BENT, OBSETHED, AND BAD APPLE


Discrete Headwear is back in the shop again this year, of course!
Let me tell you about a few of my favorite beanies that Julian Carr put together from Discrete.

Datlet is a bigger deeper fitting banger. I don't have to pull it down it just fits so well and it's awesome! It comes in three colors:: Kelly Green w/Yellow Pom, Lavender w/Lime Pom, and Black w/Gray Pom.

Another new piece from Discrete this year is the Blamo! The Blamo is a very versitile piece that can be used as a neck gaitor, face mask or on your head as a beanie or headband. It comes in three colors and you should collect all three for only $10 each you can't go wrong! Gray w/blue print, Black w/white print, and Red w/white print

Ski season is around the corner so grab your gear quick! Nights are getting cold in the mountains and there has been a couple flakes spotted on the peaks early in the morning after a rain down low.

Keep checking back for our new Colorado FreeSkier Logo Wear as we are getting in some really fun stuff. Like our C Logo with Rockies colors and Rasta colors. And if you are lucky you can come in or call the shop for a colab hoodie that we did with ARMADA!
We hope you have a great fall and be sure to get out there and see as many new ski movies as you can!!
From you Family at Colorado FreeSkier
Think Snow

Monday, May 31, 2010

Cottonwood Skiing!

On May 28 I packed up the truck just me and my dog, you all know her as "PO" a great ski buddy, and a great shop dog. Cottonwood Pass just opened like it does every year for Memorial Day weekend. This is always the best time to hit it up. Driving up I was a little nervous that there wouldn't be enough snow but then we pulled up to where I was leaving the truck at the bottom and actually there is more snow than last year. It was a great day and always fun!

Here are the lines we are going to ski, from the peak on the left and right up to the truck.


This is lookers right from the bottom as you can see the red dust hit here hard as well.


Here is the truck parked up and ready to go, perfect to ski right up to it. Po can't wait to get started. Someone please pick us up, we are ready.


Po can't wait, just wondering when the action starts!


The view of hitching from the bottom, Po is more than ready now!
Here come's a truck, grab the gear and go!


This is the first truck that stopped for us but he didn't have room in his cab for us and there was nowhere on the back for us to sit. While I was talking to him, another truck stopped and we hopped in!


Here is the view out of the back of truck that Po and I were picked up in, scopping out our lines from a closer view, we are almost there.


When I got to the top to tag some stickers I saw that it had already been done. Here I'm joined by our local bike shop Big Al's Bicycle Heaven. These guys rock and I'm honored to be on a sign with them. There is also this HUGE Dragon sticker, Loki, our friends at Mountain Wave in Breck and a bunch of other stickers.



This is an old sticker that we made a long time ago, one of our first, and we don't use that logo anymore. Glad to see the originals are still around



Here is my setup on top, of course my ARMADA JJ's, mounted with the MARKER DUKE, thanks to K2 for my poles, and the best gloves in the world, HESTRA, these are the Seth's


This is an awesome view of Taylor Reservoir, it was a busy day out there full of fishermen but tough to see them from this high up.


Po Loves the snow, here she is resting and cooling down, shop dogs love to get out there too!


This is one of the fantastic views from the top, you can see the pass below.


My JJ's got me up and down again, these skis rock and we have a lot of great pics together!


Nicky D!
I met this guy at the top, he ran up in my tracks and ripped it down.
I love meeting skiing buddies in the backcountry.
After we skied down he was kind enough to share his beer with me as we talked about our lines, skiing at the end of May and sharing stories.
Good guy, nice to meet you Nicky!



Cottonwood Pass should be good for another week or so. I was talking with a buddy the other day about a pond skim at the top. Who's in?








Friday, May 21, 2010

Off season FUN!

A couple of us from Colorado FreeSkier went out and had a little redneck fun during off-season with GUNS. We love Guns, always respect them, but man they are fun.
We had a .40, .44 mag, a .25 from WWII, and a shotgun!
Enjoy the pics and hope you are having a good off-season!
Gabe Shootin' skeet




Bill's turn



Gabe dropping Birds, or just skeet


Phil poppin off his .40, that thing has a ton of kick!













Luke lettin loose with the big .44 mag










Phil showin off the size of his gun, he's 6'4"











Bill with his WWII .25







Gabe about to unload a round with the .44





















And here is one of our favorite moments from this last Olympics that we had to share with you


video

Thursday, April 8, 2010

On March 13th, 2010, Colorado FreeSkier put on one of the sweetest events that has ever been put on in Crested Butte, Co.
"Big Air On Elk 2010"
We closed down our main street of Elk Ave, trucked in over 100 tons of snow and built a huge kicker that was hit by a lot of our team riders. Being pulled in by snowmobiles at 38 mph these guys were throwing down. 7's 9's Dave Sugnet even buttered around a 10!
Check out these great pics that were taken by Reny Sieck! The first one is snow being moved into the landing to make it soft for our competitors. Athlete meeting, and then Drew VanGorder giving the opening Test run showing the guys how fast they need to get going. Some really great pics of these guys showing there stuff and finally last pic is showing everyone up on the Eldo Deck watching with a birds eye view. Team rider and 13 year old Aaron Blunck won the whole thing, spinning 7's both ways and his cork 7 truckdriver to mute grab. Keep checking back for more pics later. Be sure to come to Crested Butte, CO next year for "Big Air On Elk" on March 12, 2011.
See you there!





























Friday, March 5, 2010

Blazing Conditions in the CB/BC


By Justin "Buntron" Bunting


After a week of copious amounts of snowfall , the Elk range called myself and sick local photographer Mike Horn of Backcountry Magazine out to shred the nearly 40" dump. To completely top things off we were the only users of the area on both days.


We ripped all aspects, with northern and easterly aspects providing the more blower snow conditions. Visibility at times deteriated, confining us to ski hallways in the trees, but who needs to see anyways when your in 40" of superb cron snow.






While we were in the trees most of the morning, we did happen upon some lovely light mid day and decided to step things up a little. This particular natural hit has always given my a chubby, and the small window of light persuaded me this time to send a back of the lip into a bottomless landing. Yeah Babyface!!!!





On the second day, we couldn't turn down a second helping of the tasters choice. I decided to show Mike a special little zone on a eastern aspect that I have been watching fill in. Not only were the turns off the top sweet, but this zone offered a bonus with a steep pillow area that looked more than healthy. Pretty sure no one had been in there all year long so we decided to set up and send it.










Afterwards we decided to drink a few barley pops.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CFS in Jackson

This past weekend I ventured off to Jackson Wyoming. It was my first time out to Jackson Hole and definitely won't be my last.

Day One I met up with the highly talented Lexi DuPont who showed me the goods around the resort.

I was truley amazed by the amount of terrain Jackson Hole offers.


After a great day of skiing with some of Jacksons best it was time to strap up the GoPro and put back a few drinks.
Day Two we loaded up the early tram on a mission to get off the resort and ski some of Jacksons famous backcountry.

Tagged.
On the top of the resort I met up with Bryce Newcomb who was generous enough to show me the large and in charge backcountry surrounding the resort.

Top left Lexi DuPont shralps the pow.
My adventure ended with an amazing sunset of the Tetons.
Couldn't think of a better way to end a trip like this than blasting off a bottle of Cooks finest Champagne.




Till next time, DVG.