17 February 2014
Last week the Granite crew headed down to Mammoth to ski into the future and test next years product. The crew had a great time and tested next years skis from the likes of Armada, Volkl, Blizzard, and more. Notable skis included the Blizzard Spur, Blizzards new powder ski for next year with only 200 in production. The winner of the Shreddit Showdown has the opportunity to possess one of these 200 skis slated for production. Other notable skis included the Volkl BMT, a carbon fiber, mid-fat ski similar to the V-Werks Katana. Armada, Salomon, and Line all have a whole new line up for next season that we are excited about. All in all the trip was a success, the crew had a great time testing product and skiing into the future.
10 February 2014
With the snow conditions in Tahoe being sub-par at best, we took it upon ourselves the other day to have fun with it. With the holiday crowds out, and the upper mountain at Squaw shut down due to stinky conditions, we pulled out the ole jeans and Salomon Force 9′s to show everyone that even with the horrible conditions and snowpack, skiing is fun no matter what. There were a lot of dirty looks, a lot of smiles, and a whole bunch of people who were indifferent, and looked at us like we fit right in with em.
The moral of the story is, the conditions in Tahoe are less than desirable, and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna get a whole lot better anytime soon, so you might as well make the best of it, because lets face it, skiing is fun.
Check out Granite Chief’s Athlete Sarah Barrett, night training in Echo Mountain, Colorado.
“It was a great night with great skiing. It was so fun skiing at night while it was lightly snowing. Skiing that night is on the top of my list for my best days of training.” -Sarah Barrett
4 February 2014
Check out this interview, “Skiing to Sochi with Julia Mancuso”. In this video, Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso discusses her favorite aspects of the competition, how she is looking forward to racing this year, and how she is happy she can be part of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.