Video Round Up: Ski Season Edition

Video Round Up
The Video Round Up is a new series highlighting videos and multimedia content that caught our eyes. Getting stoked on travel, good food, and extreme sports is best when shared with friends, so we’ll be posting a bi-weekly series on our favorite videos we find from every corner of the web. Have a tip or some awesome footage? Shoot an email to

Salt Lake City finally received our first real winter storm, so to celebrate we have been feverishly watching ski movie trailers and avalanche safety videos in between tuning and waxing our skis for that first pre dawn backcountry run. While perusing YouTube, Vimeo, and every ski magazine website we can find, we’ve unearthed quite a few gems of unadulterated ski porn. Enjoy.


In the world of professional skiing, it is all about getting that perfect photo. From Alaskan steeps to pillowy powder in Japan, every magazine shot or short edit you’ve ever seen takes hours of painstaking planning and set up. Nowhere is that more evident than Salomon’s latest Freeski TV episode, Eclipse. What happens when you mix six world class skiers, one visionary photographer, and a three week mission into the most inhospitable environment on the planet? Quite simply, this is one of the most beautifully shot adventure films we’ve ever seen, and all to potentially get one, lasting image of a skier during a once in a lifetime celestial event. If you watch one ski movie all year, make it this one.

Know Before You Go

Behind every good powder day is a veritable army of ski patrollers, avalanche forecasters, and other snow safety professionals. If you’re ready to venture out on your own in the backcountry, it’s probably time to learn some of those skills for yourself. The Know Before You Go series from the Utah Avalanche Center won’t make you an expert in snow safety, but it will get you thinking about making conservative choices. It doesn’t hurt that the visuals of pros ripping pow and talking about staying safe are stunning.

Commit – Inspired Design

Everything Arc’teryx builds for wet, snowy weather is tested to the limits before it is promounced ready for the consumer, and then tested again. Their commitment to perfection transcends simple quality control. This behind the scenes look at what R&D expert Mike Blenkarn goes through when designing a GORE jacket for skiing and mountain travel is a window into the passion behind each piece of apparel. If anything, it reaffirmed our love for the gear that takes us into the unknown.


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Every Kid at Heart Needs This Hot Wheels Coffee Table Book

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: Interview with Mario Andretti

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This Ski Camp in Utah Wants to Rid You of All Your Fear

Art of Fear Ski Camp isn't your typical woo-woo "power of positive thinking" self-help convention.

11 Buzzworthy Podcasts Being Adapted Into TV Shows

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Find Perfect Harmony Between Architecture and Nature at Amangiri Resort

This secluded desert getaway is helping to reshape the idea of what Southwestern style can be.

Baby on the Way? Here’s How to Support Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy requires you to get proactive, pal. She’s driving the car, but you are the entire pit crew.

How to Clean Your House or Apartment in 30 Minutes or Less

This isn’t a deep clean. It’s an, “Oh shit, I really should have done something earlier and now it’s gonna take a miracle to do this” clean.

Dive In (Literally) to This Minimalist Lakeside Retreat in the Netherlands

Once the walls open up, you can dive right into the water from the living room.

An Old Garage Is Transformed Into an Artist’s Home and Studio in San Francisco

Yes, that's a red Fiat hanging from the ceiling.

From Milan to Mars, Architect Stefano Boeri is Creating Vertical Forests

A combination of housing shortages and climate change led to the creation of Vertical Forests which blend housing and landscaping into one amazing building.

What’s a Salt Cave and Why Are They So Damned Relaxing?

Experiencing Halotherapy in a salt cave can be pure relaxation or relaxing purification depending on how you look at it.
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