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Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi Win Oscar For Free Solo

Admittedly, we don't always watch the Oscars in full, but when a film from a friend and fellow Jackson local wins one, we’re pretty stoked! Congratulations to Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Alex Honnold for winning the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary last night. Honnold even got a custom-tailored tux courtesy of the North Face to wear on stage. Looks great on him. And c’mon Jimmy, watch your language, you’re on national television! 

RELATED: Alex Honnold Breaks Down Hollywood Climbing Scenes

Actor Jason Momoa (also famously a rock climber and adventurer) presented the crew with their trophy. What's next for Honnold and Chin, another crazy climbing film?

That is a awesome news, they were deserving.


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Mark Abma and Chris Turpin’s Sweet New Crib
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Mark Abma and Chris Turpin’s Sweet New Crib

Mark Abma and Chris Turpin’s Sweet New Crib

Sometimes in mountain towns we talk about "Peter Pan Syndrome" as a bad thing. But pro skiers Mark Abma and Chris Turpin have turned it into some serious #goals. The two of them bought some land on a tiny island up in British Columbia and using Abma's geodesic dome as the foundation have created what they call Concept Neverland. Their land has the dome for them to live in, a hot tub, a little beach hut made from Abma's rooftop tent, a bathtub on the beach, and oh, yeah, a disco ball in the

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Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing
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Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing

Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing

There are two types of people in this world. People who enjoy roller skiing, and people who like making fun of rollerskiing. Unsurprisingly, Daniel Tosh is in the latter category and had a few things to say about the sport. Despite his best efforts, roller skiing is the growing sensation sweeping the nation. In fact, I saw a few out on the local bike path the other day—spandex and all. Sorry, Tosh, they’re here already and they’re not going anywhere.

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Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’
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Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’

Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’

If you’ve spent any time in a liftline this winter then you’ve probably noticed skiers and snowboarders rocking buffs, headbands, hats, and face masks in all kinds of fantastical colors and patterns. That my friend is the work of Skida, who’s garnered a cult following in the outdoor industry over the last few years. Despite their growing popularity, Skida’s origins are rather humble and began with a pair of cross-country skis in a quaint Vermont town. The story goes that the company’s founder