1. Seth Wescott " Glory Days"


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    ok, here is maybe a topic to talk about.. if people think the olympics are bad and taking advantage of snowboarding then what is people's opinions on the x games? how did they ever get branded as core? winter x started after snowboarding was announced to be in the olympics, not to be outdone by nbc, abc decides they are going to host a four day winter olympics every year of their own, instead of giving t.v. time to the current world tour structure that was still rider run at that point.. i feel like they have capitalized more off of action sports then the olympics and no one ever thinks or talks about it.. despite offering relatively weak prize money and focusing too much attention on making stuff death defying.. food for thought.. hope you will enjoy your sunday.. cheers, seth

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    • Surgery to Sochi: Episode 2


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      Following a brutal crash that left him with extensive damage to his knee, Seth Wescott left Alaska and flew to Colorado, where he would undergo reconstructive surgery and begin the long road back to competitive snowboarding. That road would involve weeks of rehab, hours upon hours in the gym, and endless patience, all while managing the media circus of an Olympic year. Visit www.sugarloaf.com/seth2014 to watch Episode 2 now, and tune in on the following dates to see the final two episodes: • Episode 3: January 15, 2014 • Episode 4: January 31, 2014 Surgery Footage provided by Brett Saunders, www.sbxthemovie.com

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      • Seth Wescott Powder Lines


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        here goes.. my name is seth, i started snowboarding around 86 on skateboards ridden backwards with waterski bindings and when i graduated to a burton woody the next year i thought i had found nirvana.. my earliest distinct memories of riding where hiking backhills and riding powder in the trees because my local town ski hill still wouldn't allow us. as i got older i loved freestyle and became obsessed with riding halfpipes from about 1990-2003.. because i was from the east i focused on the competitive side of snowboarding even though by nature i am really not a competitive person. but it was the outlet to be able to form a career in snowboarding and thats all i wanted to do. i moved west briefly and loved it but couldn't really afford to live and travel and try to make it out there so i moved back east and have based myself out of home in maine since 96. now, i wish i could have simply ridden powder my whole life but that's a tough gig to come by and so i stayed in the trenches of competitive snowboarding through to this day.. the olympics are something that has shaped my life.. i wish i could have been in terje's position in 98 and i do think that what he did was good for snowboardings soul, but for working class snowboarders who didn't have gold ingots in there safety deposit box and the burton, oakley, volcom trifecta supporting their every whim to just be you, i decided to focus on the opportunity that was presenting itself. personally i would have loved to have been at the first ones in nagano but after making the podium at the first qualifier and crashing at the following two it wasn't in the cards.. then as i got older and didn't want to huck myself so much anymore my focus changed again to boardercross and that has become the way that i have been able to sustain my snowboarding dreams.. personally i don't like the f.i.s.. and i have sat through countless hours of riders meetings around the world to try to create positive change from within the organization on the world cup.. some of its worked but the system is still pretty backwards and ultimately its still a bunch of old austrian and swiss skiers pulling the strings behind the scenes at the edges of thunersee.. however i have had amazing surreal experiences at the olympics and i wouldn't trade them for the world.. i have also seen first hand how it can be good for the sport. for five years now i have been walking through life as an olympic champion and i see how that has an effect on people. from grandparents at the grocery store who tell you how proud they are and actually follow snowboarding because of it, to doing school visits for some of the non profits i volunteer for and seeing how it can inspire future generations of riders, it draws people to the sport which is ultimately good for sustaining our industry. in a way its weird.. i grew up in a time when you would get rocks thrown at you by football players and called a skate-fag because we were doing something we loved. to getting spit on from chairlifts or just straight told you can't do that here to getting globally recognized and accepted for riding a snowboard.. the sport has come a long way since i got involved with it and its truly been a mind blowing transformation.. the olympics have allowed me to continue to live the lifestyle i always wanted to live. the olympics create a platform for snowboarders to be able to expand their recognition in the world and in and of itself that is a good thing for snowboarders careers. its an opportunity that can be seized, or ignored and snowboarding will continue to do both. i just want to ride more powder.. so i attached an old photo of me doing a method for two reasons.. a. its still my favorite trick. b. i always liked this shot that ken achenbach took and it never got run. and c. i didn't get permission from people who shot with me in ak over the years yet to let me send photos from there but i will pull that together soon.

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        • Episode 3: Back on Snow


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          After a successful surgery and several months of rehab, Seth Wescott faces his biggest test yet when he gets back on a snowboard and returns to snow for the first time since his crash last spring. Visit sugarloaf.com/seth2014 to watch Episode 2 now, and tune in on January 31, 2014 for the final episode in the Surgery to Sochi series.

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          • US Snowboard Team behind the scenes


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            I went solo out to Colorado to shoot 27 Snowboarders on the US team. I shot in 3 locations...with one of them being the living room of the condo I was staying at. Snowboarders included are: Scotty Lago, Lindsey Jacobellis, Gretchen Bleiler, Louie Vito, Chanelle Sladics, Kelly Clark, Clair Bidez, Jack Mitrani, Luke Mitrani, Greg Bretz, Nate Holland, Seth Wescott, Jayson Hale, Nick Baumgartner, Brooke Shaw, Michelle Gargone, Callan Chythlook-Sitsof, Marni Yamada and halfpipe coach Mike Jankowski. Photographer: Monte Isom Assistant: None Client: None Fun: YES! Tripod: Provided by Perky Jerky, Caffeinated Beef Jerky Video Editor: Jacquelyn Lobel Guest Cinematographers: Denege Prudhomme, Lindsey Jacobellis, Lindsey Sine and Clair's MOM Special thanks to Lindsey Sine of USSA, Amy Stanton of Stanton and Company and Coach Mike Jankowski for making this possible.

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            • Episode 1: Surgery to Sochi


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              Episode 1: The Injury In April of 2013, Seth Wescott stared down an untouched, powder-filled line on a bluebird day in Alaska. He had no idea that the journey before him would include a torn ACL, possibly de-railing his attempt at a third consecutive gold medal this winter in Sochi. In the first episode of the Surgery to Sochi series, Wescott walks us through that run, and how it all went down. Tune in on December 24 for Episode 2 at www.sugarloaf.com/seth2014

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              • Winter Is Awesome: Season Recap


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                Winter is awesome, and so are the memories. Get a head start on next year's now: www.sugarloaf.com/nepass Music: "Trust Me" by Eudorix

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                • alexchumpypullin.com EPISODE 26


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                  • Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott teaches clinic at Snoqualmie


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                    Seth Wescott, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Snowboard Cross, taught a free clinic at The Summit at Snoqualmie on Sunday.

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                    • Powderwhore's "Choose Your Adventure" Trailer.


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                      Despite the underwhelming winter of 2011-12, in which snowfall reached near record lows and unstable avalanche conditions,the Powderwhores were able to make the most of the conditions at home and abroad, with trips to Cerro Castillo, Chile; La Grave, France; the Antarctic Peninsula; Svalbard, Norway; Mount Foraker, Alaska; British Columbia, Canada, and the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. The film features an array of characters from salty backcountry veterans to some of the top skiers and snowboarders, including Chris Davenport, Jake Sakson, Andrew McLean, Seth Wescott, Dylan Freed, Noah Howell, Matt Reardon, Drew Stoecklein, Forrest Coots, Ian Provo, Neil Provo, Chuck Mumford, Darrell Finlayson, Bob Athey, PY Leblanc, Jason Thompson,Todd Stuart and Hugo Harrison. “Remember the classic Choose Your Own Adventure books? We are playing with that theme for delivering this ski odyssey.” says Powderwhore athlete and founder Noah Howell. “Our interest lies in finding exotic locations and people with real stories and objectives. We wanted to tag along and capture their actions and motivation for heading into the mountains. It’s more of an authentic experience this way. Instead of a staged video shoot we arranged, we traveled light and moved fast to avoid interfering with the actual adventures unfolding.” Chris Davenport joined the filming while on a boat on the Antarctic Peninsula. “I have had the opportunity to ski on the Antarctic Peninsula three times and it has quickly become one of my favorite places in the world for ski mountaineering,” Davenport says. “I love life on the boat, and the easy access to incredible ski terrain make it hard to beat. Throw in the amazing wildlife and gorgeous ocean views and you have a location second-to-none for the new film ‘Choose Your Adventure.’” In the end, this is a feature-length ski film that celebrates exotic locations, wild adventures, and the dedicated personalities writing their own stories in snow.

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