Ski season is here! Feels so good to get my Scarpa’s back on and start skinning. Last weeks storm and all the snow making at scum valley gave you enough snow to ski the ribbon of death. Man, it was fun making some telemark turns! Total shit snow but it felt great to sweet and spend some time walking up the mountain. Nesta and I even made the front page of Idaho Mountain Express.
Ski Calendar Time! Stoked to be in the 2015 Brown Trout Skiing Calander. I am featured on the cover and 2 different months. The photos were taken by my friend Karl Weatherly back in 2008.
If you fancy one of these you can get one at REI http://www.rei.com/product/876950/browntrout-2015-skiing-calendar or on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Skiing-2015-Square-12×12-BrownTrout/dp/1465027998
As we are blessed with the first snow of the season it is time to give thanks for some great time on the water! Enjoy this slide show of images captured via stand up paddleboard this year. All images were taken in Idaho and Washington.
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Beyond stoked to have a few images published in the new SUP The Mag. This is my first SUP double spread. The article is about my favorite paddle spot- Redfish Lake. These great images were taken by Ray Gadd . http://rayjgadd.500px.com/home
Its has been an amazing sup season and you don’t want it to end yet right? All you need is few key pieces of gear to keep you paddling till ski season. Living in the mountains offers lots of different weather and temperatures. Here is a list of gear I am that I found to work the best from board to apparel and accessories.
Clothes- I love all the NRS gear. The NRS HydroSkin is the ultimate immersible base layer. Stretchy, comfortable HydroSkin 0.5 neoprene material gives you just the right amount of warmth for cool days and cool water without feeling bulky or restrictive. I am comfortable using these layers in the mornings when temps are in the 20′s and when I finish it is in the 60′s.
My go to for shorts and layering is Mammut http://www.mammut.ch/ They simply make the best outdoor gear on the planet.
The new Dockside is designed to optimize the ChromaPop true color experience plus polarized! I’ve been rocking Smith shades forever and these are my favorite. I love the nice full coverage and how no glare comes in the sides.
Board – Bic 14′ Tracer-Grand Master
The brand new 14′ Bic SUP Tracer has been conceived for Race and Touring. This board is designed for top class glide and speed, but also top comfort and stability when the water gets rough. Guaranteed great performance and easy handling in all kind of conditions.
Board Bag- The bags work great for when we are camping and keeping the boards from being frozen over in the morning. Plus they protect your boards from minor dings and heat damage with the tailored board bags. Designed to perfectly fit boards, the bags are constructed using extremely durable and heat resistant PolyPro fabric, contain heavy duty zips, padded shoulder strap and are ideal for day trips and general board storage.
Never go the water without your Chums https://www.chums.com/
See ya on the water!
Sun Valley Paddleboard Co.
Wow! The indian summer keeps rolling on here in beautiful Idaho! Feeling the jones to get on the water but only having limited time I hit the Sun Valley pond. It is small but you can bang out some laps and practice some techniques etc. I was lucky enough to link up with Photographer Cody Haskell http://www.codyhaskellphotography.com . Enjoy these fall sup shots from Idahome.
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KETCHUM, IDAHO—Save the Date for Rock ‘n’ Reggae on Thursday, July 10, 4-10 p.m. in Ketchum Town Square. Celebrating seven years as part of Reggae in the Mountains presented by Mountain Niceness Productions, Rock ‘n’ Reggae is part of the only reggae festival in Idaho.
Rock ‘n’ Reggae will begin at 4 p.m. opening with Matt Cifrese followed by the Paul Tillotson Trio and The Sheep Bridge Jumpers with Don Carlos headlining the festival. Valley entertainers Matt Cifrese, the Paul Tillotson Trio and The Sheep Bridge Jumpers join Don Carlos for an evening of folk, jazz, rock and reggae.
Rock ‘n’ Reggae is also pleased to announce KECH/KSKI radio stations as the official stage sponsor for the event. More than 800 people attend Mountain Niceness Production concerts, which have occurred twice year for the past seven years to celebrate world cultures united through reggae and other live music genres.
Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase to avoid the long lines. Tickets are $20 until July 9 and $25 day of show. Kids under 10 are free. Rock ‘n’ Reggae will also offer group rate tickets at a special pre-sale discount.
VIP, “Very Irie People,” tickets are $100 with access the Rock ‘n’ Reggae VIP sponsor’s tent with VIP parking, chic décor, no host bar, food, servers, swag and shade. To win a VIP, “Very Irie People,” pass, tag yourself in the picture on the Mountain Niceness Productions Facebook page and don’t forget to RSVP while browsing through Mountain Niceness Productions Facebook page to win great gear.
Tickets are available at Atkinsons’ markets in Ketchum and Hailey and Johnny G’s Subshack, the lululemon Sun Valley showroom and Peaks & Perks in Stanley.
To purchase tickets online, visit: https://voluptatum-74144.ticketbud.com/mountain-niceness-productions-presents-rock-n-reggae. For updates, visit www.reggaeinthemountains.com and follow Reggae in the Mountains on Facebook at Mountain Niceness Productions. Proceeds from the bar sales will benefit the Idaho Social Learning Center’s scholarship fund. For press inquires, images and sponsorship opportunities, email Sabina Dana Plasse at firstname.lastname@example.org.