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Bolton Valley | March 30, 2013

Wednesday was amazing, lowest water content I’ve skied all season. Last year we had an epic 30″ dump of pure blower powder and Wed. was almost as good. I headed up early and met up with John Howland and Dane Weister, Wilderness and Timberline were both closed for the day so we had plenty of prime terrain for shooting. Four hikes later and a full memory card I found myself cruising home with some serious wind burn and a perma-grin. Enjoy the photos and get your butts up to the mountains this weekend.

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2012 Vermont Mountain Bike Festival | Video

Here is our highlight video from last summer’s VT MTB festival. It was extremely hot but we had a blast, make sure you get up there for this year’s event at Ascutney.

2012 Vermont Mountain Bike Festival from Ryan Denning on Vimeo.

Directed and Produced by: Ryan Denning
Filmed by: Andy Madea, Lucas Van Oss, Ryan Denning
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Music: Amadou and Mariam ft. Santigold – Dougou Badia
Shot at Perry Hill in Waterbury, VT. Make sure you check out this year’s event at Ascutney Mountain in West Windsor, VT.
2013 VT Mountain Bike Festival Facebook Page:
facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Mountain-Bike-Festival/252044394805741
VMBA Page:
vmba.org/festival


March Madness

Another storm headed our way for midweek. Forecasters are calling for some serious accumulation up North, keep updated on the weather at famousinternetskiers.com

The surf has been solid lately, I’m still without a long zoom from my switch-over last year so I’m stuck finding creative ways to use wider primes.

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Pictured below is Toby Parke, the next two photos are the same wave.
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I had the pleasure to work with Nick Checo again, this time we were shooting stills for his new album. Super nice spring afternoon in P-town, this was my first adventure with flash photography. Check out his music and like his facebook page here : NICK CHECO MUSIC

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Bolton Valley | February 21, 2013

Winter has finally returned in full force.

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Nemo | February 8-9, 2013

Well, it happened. Nemo is gone, having left over 2′ of snow across much of New England. I read about this storm all week and started to make a plan of attack for the weekend. Ryan Dunfee and I agreed somewhere in Central NH would be our best bet. As the storm drew nearer, we decided a night session at Crotched would be a good way to get things going. They ended up closing at 9pm instead of the normal 3am because of the high winds and deteriorating driving conditions. We ended up staying in a local B&B just off the mountain which was an amazing break from the 40 mph sustained winds outside. When the morning came around, the report was saying 26″ of new snow in the last 24 hours. We kept our options open so that if another resort in the region had gotten more snow, we could take off early in the AM but the decision was made to stick around. The drive to Ragged (reporting very similar snowfall) would take too long and we really had enjoyed ourselves the night before. We arrived to beautiful, low water content powder and a very empty ski hill.

After shooting all morning with Ryan while Max did some scenic photography, Ryan went in for a break. Max and I went out for a few turns before we headed back to the Seacoast and that’s when the trip turned a bit sour. Max landed pretty hard on a rock and blew out his knee. Ski Patrol was called (thanks to the party of skiers who went down to inform them) and we waited. Max seemed comfortable but it quickly became apparent that he would have to be taken down by sled. Turns out, it’s not his first ski patrol sled ride. Ski
Patrol arrived with the sled and helped Max down to the bottom. Thankfully, after four years of carrying these orange Voile ski straps around with me, I had a functional and semi-emergency use for them – I tied up his skis as well as both sets of poles and we headed down.

At the bottom we reorganized to headed back to the Seacoast, one man down. Special thanks to Jane, Geoff, Isaac and the other helpful Ski Patrol at Crotched, truly professionals. Also a thanks to John at the Crotched Mountain Inn, if you’re ever looking for a B&B in the area – this is the place to go. Hopefully Max’s MRI went well this morning and he can get back to shredding. Max is an extremely talented skier and photographer. Take a look at his work.

http://www.mdxphoto.org/

Mr. Dunfee has a wonderful piece up on powdermag.com that chronicles our adventures and includes some of my shots, have a look.
http://www.powdermag.com/stories/nightskiing-nemo/

The calm before the storm.

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A Chance of Snow In New England

AMPED to have our work up on the TGR site!! (link below) Thanks to Mr. Dunfee for inviting us along in his adventures again. It looks like most of the weather stations have come into agreement regarding 6″+ snowfall across most of New England on Friday into Saturday, bringing with it some serious surf as well. The center of the low pressure will be out to sea, which in this case means the heaviest hit portion will probably Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine coastlines. We’re looking at blizzard conditions with high winds, blowing snow and the possibility of up to two feet of fluffy white stuff. As of now, a lot of the Southern and Central NH mountains are looking to be in the hot spot.

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Assuming we do get significant snowfall, the roads will be bad. If at all possible, for maximum powder turns – get your plans firmed up and get outta town by tomorrow evening. The roads on Saturday morning are going to be flat out awful and 93 is going to be Mad Max gridlock nonsense with all the powder crazies trying to get their fix.

—–Below piece written and posted on the TetonGravity.com website by Ryan Dunfee:

“Fog, rain, and deep freezes have bled the East coast dry of the deep base and gut-slapping powder that filled its woods during the Christmas holiday. Despite the lull in the epic, let’s acknowledge a brighter time in the season when the snow was deep and ”faceshot“ was in the weekly lexicon. During that time, Ryan Denning, Lucas Van Oss, Tavis Moonan, and Ryan Dunfee set out to capture some of the best New England skiing in a dog’s age on film. ”

Filmed by Lucas Van Oss and Ryan Denning at Sugarloaf, Maine, and Bolton Valley, Vermont.

Edited by Lucas Van Oss.

http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/A-Chance-Of-Snow-In-New-England-1817833.htm


Ragged Mountain Resort | January 29, 2013

What the *&$#!!! I got a picture message early this morning from a friend at Bolton, basically the snow has been completely depleted on some trails and there is open water running down the mountain. As terrible as this is, we are looking at dropping temperatures starting this morning with snow showers already being reported at MRG and Stowe. Also, a few small bursts of snow this coming weekend and the chance of some more next week.

On Tuesday Ragged Mountain recieved 4″ of beautiful dry fluff, just like most of the Northeast. Andrew and I headed up early and met up with their Communications Manager Jamie and his buddy Dave from CO. They kindly showed us around the hill for a few hours on Ragged’s 6 person lift. It doesn’t get much better than an empty hill, 6 pack lift and pow on groomer.

Well, I guess it does. And it did, at Bridger Bowl. Have a look at the video below….the same day we went to Ragged. Happy Birthday to brother Casey, it looks like he scored in Montana this week!

Go Back to Bridger – Axel Peterson Cold Smoking 1/29/2013 from Bridger Brigade on Vimeo.

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We need Feburary to be dark and stormy, pray for the return of winter. PLEASE!


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Today is the memorial of Danny Miller’s passing, wishing the best to his family and his son, Landon. Would like to thank Sean Miller for an awesome memorial bonfire on Saturday! Today was also Danny’s Birthday so Happy Birthday Miller.


Vermont Backcountry Tour

Just a few photos from recent weeks, we have a new ski edit coming out soon so stay tuned!

Check us out in this recent Powder Magazine photo gallery:
http://www.powdermag.com/photos/east-coast-festivities/
And the article Mr. Dunfee wrote up on our trip to Sugarloaf last month:
http://www.powdermag.com/stories/all-time-sugarloaf/

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