Fact: Aspen Mountains early opening day didn’t suck, not one bit. With fresh snow, face shots and no lines, what more could you ask for? Oh we know, the Champagne Pop Up Bar to be open, but we will just have to wait for Spring.
November 19th, 2013
Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this post with more info on how to find this limited release beer.
Beer. It’s a staple part of our diets here at Snowboard Magazine and when got the news that Patagonia teamed up with New Belgium, a Colorado based brewery, we couldn’t have been more stoked.
California Route, as the limited-release beer is called, is “an organic beer that boasts California lager yeast with subtle fruity esters and a refreshing light lager finish.”
Well, Patagonia and New Belgium, you had me at beer. Now if I could only get my hands on a sixer of these. If you’re reading this and you’re from Patagonia or New Belgium… Hook a brotha up!
Want to score your one of these frosty cold ones? It’s going to be tough. According to New Belgium’s blog, “Patagonia will be serving samples of California Route on the day after Thanksgiving. It will be pouring at some of their stores. Here’s a list: Seattle, Portland, Lincoln Park, Palo Alto, Boston, Cardiff, Denver, NYC (Meatpacking District, and the Bowery), Santa Monica, San Francisco, Dillon, and Austin. You, dear reader, can check in with Patagonia’s Facebook pages for further details as the big day gets closer.
“Then, if you want to buy a sixer, things might get a bit more complicated. We have shipped it, and it is out in the world, and the data is now feeding its way into our Beer Finder. But it was a really small batch, and it will not go everywhere. I wish that wasn’t the case, but it is. I can say, with certainty, that we are selling it in these states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington DC, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana Illinois, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. And, again, the Beer Finder will continue to update as California Route makes its way to stores in those states.”
November 19th, 2013
Well, we didn’t see this one coming. But with the Olympics right around the corner, Russia, that huge-ass corporation, ahem, country, has released a new 100-Ruble note with none other than a snowboarder on it.
We came across this new “C-Note” via snowbrains.com. Here’s what they had to say:
To commemorate the 2014 Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics Russia has created a 100-ruble note that has a snowboarder getting big air, smiling, saying “broooo”, and pulling off an old school grab. The boarder is flying through the air over what appears to be some of the Olympic stadiums in Sochi?
On the back of the note is Fisht Olympic Stadium.
100 rubles is about $3 USD.
November 18th, 2013
From Jérôme Tanon via Vimeo:
A day at the etching lab making prints with Jérôme Tanon. Victor Daviet, the man snowboarding on the picture takes a camera to show the process. Etching on copper plate, 64×46 cm.
See more of Jerome’s insanely cool photos:
November 15th, 2013
From JP Walker via Vimeo:
Jeremy Jones, JP Walker and Seth Huot put steel to wood at The Spot.
November 13th, 2013
Looks like Phoenix, Matt & Kim, Axwell, and Tiesto will be holding down the stage at X Games Aspen 2014. Wagner Park will serve as the concert venue for this edition of Winter X, with tickets available for $30 — or $150 if you’re into a heated platform with food & drinks — with proceeds benefitting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Sounds like a great time for a great cause!
“I’m a huge sports fan so it’s quite an honor to be a part of the X Games experience,” said Tiësto of his performance in Aspen. “Aspen provides such a unique setting for a DJ set and I can’t wait to party on the slopes.”
Where: Aspen’s Wagner Park
When: Jan. 25 and 26
Who: Pheonix, Matt & Kim, Axwell, & Tiesto
Saturday, January 25:
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Matt & Kim: One of the hardest-working touring bands, Matt and Kim look forward to bringing their undeniably fun, high-energy show to X Games this winter. Matt and Kim’s extraordinary live revue also earned the indie dance duo the MTVu Woodie Award for “Best Live Performance”. With their high-octane show in mind, they wrote a true-to-Matt-and-Kim style album: Lightning, featuring singles “Let’s Go” and “It’s Alright.” There will be plenty to dance to and shout along with when new songs as well as familiar crowd favorites will be brought to technicolor life.
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix: An alternative rock band from Versailles, France, Phoenix draws elements from their eclectic ‘80s upbringing to arrive at a synthesis of rock and synthesizers. Phoenix earned a “Best Alternative Music Album” Grammy for their Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album and have since headlined major music festivals from Coachella Music Festival and Lollapalooza to Rock Werchter in Belgium. In 2013 they released their fifth album Bankrupt!.
Sunday, January 26
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Axwell: A global dance icon and five-time Grammy-nominated artist, Axwell was most recently one of the forces behind Swedish House Mafia. One of the most sought-after producers, Axwell has collaborated with artists from Madonna to Pharell. His new collaboration with Sick Individuals featuring Taylr Renee, ‘I Am’, will be released on iTunes U.S. in the near future through Ultra Records. Having spun across 67 countries at 480 shows over the past five years, Axwell also started his own record label, Axtone Records.
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tiësto: A performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiësto” brand, Tiësto’s achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by Mixmag in 2011 and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, Tiësto has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more. This summer was packed with exciting new endeavors, including Tiësto’s new 20-month residency with Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub & Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino; a second collection for his popular Guess fashion line and the third installment of his “Club Life” compilation series on Musical Freedom entitled Club Life – Volume Three Stockholm. As we enter into the final months of 2013, Tiësto is hard at work in the studio putting the final touches on his much anticipated studio album (to be released in 2014.)
November 12th, 2013
From The North Face via YouTube:
Humans have always been driven by curiosity and fed by an innate need to explore. There is an allure in the pursuit of the unknown. Never stop exploring.
Performed by Ludovico Einaudi and Royal Liverpool Philarmonic Orchestra
Written by Ludovico Einaudi
Published by G Schirmer Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o Chester Music (PRS)
Courtesy of Ponderosa Music & Art
Available @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/div…
November 11th, 2013
These will never get old. Enjoy!
November 5th, 2013
Composer Piers Baron has released a set of songs that he created for Nike’s “Never Not Part 2.” Enjoy!
November 4th, 2013
Whistler Blackcomb is getting stoked for the season and pumping up the powder in preparation for their Nov. 28th opening day! Take a minute to drool over what Whistler has to offer thus far…