Cover Photo: Mason Mashon
LPP Season 4 kicks off with Callum Pettit on the show! He stopped by the LPP Studios on his way to complete his new custom No Board he was crafting with Season 1 guest, Sheldon Steckman, from Garywayne skis…. and maybe soon to be Garywayne No Boards?
We talk about being a pseudo, reality star on his brother’s Keep Your Tips UP show, which will be releasing its second season shortly. I asked him to share some of his experiences about traveling across Russia on the train while filming the Siberian Traverse film and we also get into the details about his infamous hole in one (see below), his home in Pemberton, swing bikes and a lot more.
As skiers we're always talking about the snowpack and how stable or unstable it is, but what does that really mean? This slide in Hyalite, Montana is a pretty good example of 'unstable snowpack.' Triggered by a skier who made it all the way down before the face actually broke (one lucky fellow), the slide was a pretty classic slab avalanche. Our friends at the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche center broke down what happened with slide. Essentially, it was a slab of wind packed snow
This quaint Montana town has the western charm of an outdoor playground but the amenities of a city. Grant Gunderson photo. Whitefish, Montana locals will proudly tell you that “Whitefish is not a ski town, it’s a town of skiers.” From a quick glance, that phrase feels a bit misleading. It appears that Whitefish has all the classic ingredients of a quintessential ski town. There’s a ski resort eight miles from downtown, a world-class National Park in its backyard, and plenty of open space
Big waves are nothing new to surfers these days, but how about to skiers? California skier Chuck Patterson decided to combine two of his favorite things-- big wave surfing and skiing on some of Half Moon Bay's biggest swells. Using custom skis designed specifically for this feat, and taking inspiration from Patterson's late friend, Shane McConkey, they allow him to carve the waves as he would snow. Fitted with classic ski bindings, and worn with regular ski boots, the carnage if Patterson