1. "Storm Cycles" Ep1 ALTA

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    "Storm Cycles" Ep1 ALTA Ed Dujardin and TJ David, with less then 24 hours of planning, travel to Alta, UT -- embedding themselves into an Alta storm cycle that would ultimately produce over 40 inches of snow. "It's nearly 4am and hopefully the worst is over. Three hours of white-knuckled vertigo - the prospect of beating the storm, now fully settled over the Wasatch, a faraway dream fabricated by my restless imagination. My co-pilot, Ed Dujardin sleeps soundly in the passanger seat. Thoughts consumed by light snow while I'm caught asking myself, will we make it? Will we see our unlikely plan into fruition?" "30 minutes of unsettled sleep in a Smith's parking lot, then we're fully embedded into an Alta powder culture dominated by restless locals pacing through base-side cafeterias - Helmets strapped, goggles on, skis already in line. Do they realize it's only 6am?" [Film] [Edit] [Writing] [ Narration] by TJ David [Ski] [Film] [Photo] www.TJDavidSki.com Location: Alta, UT Starring: Ed Dujardin www.WestElkProject.com Athletes: Ryan Caggiano TJ David Ed Dujardin Powell Eastman Colter Hinchliffe Brant Moles Gear: GoPro HD Hero II / Contour / Canon 7D [EF 28mm F/1.8] [EF 24-70mm F/2.8L] [EF 70-200mm F/4L] [Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8]

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    • Kyrgyzstan 2010-11

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      Yurt-based backcountry ski tours in the heart of the Tien Shan Mountains: www.40tribesbackcountry.com

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      • BD employee Evan Bouchier reports on a whirlwind tour of skiing, speed-riding and proto testing

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        Black Diamond employee Evan Bouchier is one of our engineers hard at work on new ski development projects, and fortunately for Evan, “hard at work” often means testing prototype skis in some truly epic locations. After his missions to the Pacific Northwest, Chamonix and La Grave, Evan hustled a bunch of quality days backcountry skiing and speed-riding in the U.S. on the latest protos he has been helping to fine tune out of BD's new ski factory in Zhuhai, China. Here is a short report he sent us along with a video of his speed-riding. ===================================================================================== I spent the first part of the new year on tour throughout the wild west, in search of fresh snow and new terrain. After flying home from BD’s new ski factory with a sample pair of Carbon Megawatts in December, I started with a holiday storm in the Southern San Juans of Colorado, skiing backcountry laps with my old man. Next it was up to Jackson Hole to celebrate the New Year with old friends and ski a few days in Teton Park. From there I made the haul to the West Coast to help my girlfriend start grad school in San Francisco, then ducked up to the Sierra to check out the Tahoe scene and later the big lines and hot springs of the East Side. After several weeks I started to work my way back to the Rockies, with a quick stopover in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada along the way. The whispers are true, the Rubies are truly world class, and I was able to ride a cool line and coincidentally ran in to an old kayaking buddy and his crew who guide for the local heli-ski operation. Then I pushed through the night up to Ketchum, Idaho, to catch Idaho speedriders Dan Hoffman and Adam Majors for a weekend of sled-skiing and speedriding up in their backyard mecca of the Pioneer Range. Finally, I made it back to Jackson for some more powder skiing and speedriding at the Village and up on the pass. Then it was down to SLC to check in with the ski team at BD before launching back out into orbit to work on ski production. I just landed in Hong Kong and returned to BD Asia, where we’re turning the crank to begin the first season of full production from the new ski factory. After, I will be headed up to the mountains of Northwest China to explore terrain in the border regions of Tibet. No rest for the weary but it’s a good ride!

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        • Tiny House Tour Episode 1

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          Outdoor Research Tiny House Tour Season 2: Episode 1 Everyone wants to be the all-sacrificing powder hound, vagabonding from storm to storm, with no possessions, a bank devoid of money, but full of powder turns. In some places, we know true ski bums. People who don’t have cars, jobs, friends on powder days, or houses (or at least houses that don’t live in trees). We know Ben Price. A true specimen, and maybe one of the last of his kind, Ben lives deep, deep in the Cascade Mountains, living out of his tree house, a map of the peaks engrained in his mind, and more of a dedication to making turns and finding adventure than anyone you’ll meet in the mountains these days. And he does it because of one reason…wait for it…because he wants to. Before the days of the glory and fame of the vibrant, mowhaked professional skier of the 90’s to the energy drinking XGames youth of today, there were local heroes, people who skied because of the freedom and counter-culture found in the mountains. There was some risk involved in this—giving up everything to find solace in the powder. Comforts were gone, but enlightenment was found by the skiers living in the parking lot on the periphery of what was normal. As a snow loving community we’ve come full circle and today we’re all looking for that kind of hero. We need to draw inspiration from something unfamiliar, someone not constructed in the minds of a marketing team, but from a genuine icon—a legendary ski bum. We’re looking for Ben Price. We found him in Washington this December and parked our tiny house in his kingdom, following this splitboarding cowboy to the last frontier. Unexplored mountains and unknown pillow lines were found. And we also discovered that in the world of ski bums there’s everyone else and then there’s Ben Price (a true snow loving freak who would hate us if he knew we put him on the Internet).

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          • DPS Dreamtime 2013: Visions of Cold Smoke

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            Summer is a skier’s time to dream of deep days and cold smoke. As July heat tightens its grip across the Northern Hemisphere, we offer visions of what’s to come in our Dreamtime teaser. Have a gander, share it if you like it, and don’t forget that Dreamtime runs July 16-August 1, 2013 on dpsskis.com and through participating DPS global dealers—the shrewdest time of the year to buy DPS.

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            • Sweet Dreams

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              backcountry skiing & paragliding//toplanding on the GIN Carrera & skiing down - 3 tours in 1 day this time we didnt, but next time we will succeed-Sweet Dreams!

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              • Timestretch - Super Slow Motion Freeriding using Twixtor

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                Song: Bassnectar - Timestretch (West Coast Lo Fi Remix) Cam: GpOro HD Hero Location: Sportgastein, Austria Software: Twixtor / Final Cut Express

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                • The Kyrgyzstan Plan - Teaser

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                  A sampling of the twelve+ hours shot during our Dec 2008 - Jan 2009 expedition to Central Asia. We plan to continue filming in Kyrgyzstan through the 2010 winter season. Feature release scheduled for August/September 2010. Co-produced by: Ellis Smith, Blacksmith Productions, Fort Collins, CO USA www.blacksmithadventure.com Ryan Koupal, Squeak of a Pika Productions, Boulder, CO USA www.squeakofapika.com Music and Motion Graphics: Toby Hendricks, Dead Space Volume Design, Fort Collins, CO USA www.deadspacevolume.com

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                  • Tiny House Tour Episode 3

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                    Every moment in the mountains lends an opportunity to learn. A lifetime education awaits those willing to explore, watch, and listen. And sometimes we meet purveyors of the knowledge, people who have made it their intention to understand the intricacies of the snow, and share what they've learned about the many varieties of a snowflake. These snow aficionados are our greatest educators, devoted to dissecting the element that brings skiers life and death simultaneously. The tiny house arrived in Utah at the beginning of a storm cycle that would invigorate the mountain community with pow turns, while burying a weak layer in the snowpack that would require trepidation in the backcountry. In the two weeks the tiny house lived in Utah, many slides were seen and experienced by skiers and snowboarders across the Wasatch. Instead of playing our usual roles in this act, we became the audience and learned from a friend of the Utah Avalanche Center, Trent Meisenheimer, a passionate snow safety ambassador who grew up at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Following Trent and his father Bruce (a man who should be put in the Ski-Loving Father Hall of Fame) into the special ski stashes of the Cottonwoods (yes, they still exist), we investigated our own capacity to learn and re-learn what we already thought we knew. You're never too experienced in the backcountry. And there is always something new to digest. "Education is the process of living, not preparation for the future."

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                    • The Season Episode 4

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                      Jonaven Moore went against his better instincts to get a shot for a film part and it nearly took his best friends life. Faced with the implications of his decision to poach a wilderness area via helicopter, Jonaven stepped back from professional snowboarding and decided to make a change.

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