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This Ski Film Celebrates The Dreams That Pull Us into the Mountains

YETI’s Ridge of Dreams isn’t your normal ski film. In fact, there’s actually not a single shot of actual skiing in it. But for anyone who’s ever been on a ski expedition, or planned on, or even dreamt about going on one, you’ll recognize the power of the unknown. One little thought can lead to a photo, which will lead to a storm of ideas that can eventually culminate in the experience of a lifetime.

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Of course, as anyone who’s ever been on a ski expedition, planned on, or even dreamt about going on one might know, things don’t always go as planned. Born from a dream that came from a single photo, two lifelong friends set out to ski their Ridge of Dreams deep in the mountains of Alaska. After planning and waiting for years, they run into some unforeseen issues that prevent them from legally gaining access to the zone to make the ski film they wanted. In the end, the desire to go shred trumps all, and leave the cameras behind and head out onto their dream adventure anyway.

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(IN) Spire - Bird Completes a First Descent Down Liberty Bell Mountain’s North Face
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(IN) Spire - Bird Completes a First Descent Down Liberty Bell Mountain’s North Face

(IN) Spire - Bird Completes a First Descent Down Liberty Bell Mountain’s North Face

Witness an historic first descent between some of the most iconic spires in North America. Bird fulfills a dream to complete a pure ski descent of a long sought after dream and lays turns down Liberty Bell Mountain massif's north face. Its easy to see why he named it (IN)-spire, as this jewel of a run is literally hanging between the spires. Hold on and take a ride with me. You might wish that i had brought my wing.  Maybe next season eh?  hehe. Full wingspan -Michael Bird

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Mad Trees’ The Falcon Celebrates A Special Flavor of Van Life
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Mad Trees’ The Falcon Celebrates A Special Flavor of Van Life

Mad Trees’ The Falcon Celebrates A Special Flavor of Van Life

Admit it, your vehicle says a lot about you. Especially if it’s the kind of vehicle that frequents the Mount Baker Ski Area parking lot. Enter Sophia Rouches and her Ford Falcon camper van. These things popped up in the late 80s and early 90s, and a surprising amount of them are still running just fine, taking skiers like Rouches to the zones of their choice. Of course, Rouches likes nothing more than to bring her friends along for the ride – no matter how uncertain it might be, given the

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Behind The Line – Caite Zeliff Vs. The Cave Air
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Behind The Line – Caite Zeliff Vs. The Cave Air

Behind The Line – Caite Zeliff Vs. The Cave Air

The Jackson Hole backcountry is filled with a bucket list of classic mega-airs, and it’s turned into a rite of passage for any young ski talent to start checking them off. For North Face athlete Caite Zeliff, the season spent filming for was full of days dedicated to working through that list. One air, in particular, stood out though – the infamous Cave Air, which had seen some of the masters of the sport put tracks down it. With inspiration from the likes of Sam Smoothy, Lynsey Dyer,