Jake Sakson and Paul Kimbrough traded victories on the telemark freeskiing circuit for years and their fluid big mountain skiing is a cornerstone of the Powderwhore films. They moved to Driggs, ID in November, 2012 to build on synergy they found in the backcountry and explore the vast Teton range. The result, Beans and Rice Freeride is a grassroots media outfit sprouted from their collaboration.
Beans and Rice Freeride is about skiing for fun; from powder to boilerplate, leather boots to plastic, Jake and Paul want to share this passion. They spent all their money on a nice camera, so they live in a basement and eat rice and beans. In a mainstream ski industry powered by jet fuel and crab, Jake and Paul demonstrate that with hard work and a bit of pain tolerance anyone can ski the lines of their dreams.
Leighan Falley was only ten years old when she decided that she was going to climb a mountain. “That one,” she told her mom in the car one day, pointing to Denali 200 miles off into the horizon. She didn’t even know its name at the time but the monstrous peak was calling to her. Perhaps love for the mountains and propensity for the extreme comes natural living in the rugged, isolated wilderness of Alaska. But upon first glance, Leighan is not necessarily the type of woman you would
The first major snowstorm of 2017 has slammed into central Chile bringing an early Mother's Day gift to Valle Nevado, Arpa Snow Cats, El Colorado, La Parva and Portillo resorts. With over two feet from the May storm and another expected to hit on Wednesday, Chile's main ski areas could begin to open for the season several weeks ahead of schedule, as early as late May. Ski season in South America generally operates mid-June to October. We have collected a series of photos from the
The Ski Utah Wild Women of the Wasatch find happiness in the moments of synergy between the earth, our bodies and minds, that face shot of powder floating light as a bird across the snow. The deep belly laughs bubbling out when our girlfriend cracks a joke at the goofy outfit we put on, just because. It’s the chill that runs up our spine when the mountain breeze meets the sweat from hiking up the peak. It’s that sweet, sweet rush of pointing ‘em straight down the mountain, and when it comes