Evo and All Together Skatepark are working to open up Seattle’s first indoor skatepark— but they need your help to make it happen. The goal of the park is to give riders a place to spend their time off-snow, and out of the rain. Check out the project, and find out how to donate, in the press release below:
Seattle, WA September 18, 2013 - All Together Skatepark (ATS), in alliance with evo, Seattle’s leading retailer of action sports gear, has announced plans to open Seattle’s only indoor skatepark.
All Together Skatepark needs your help raising money for the project. ATS has started a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, the largest global crowd-funding platform, to raise a minimum of $35,000 to open the skatepark. While the campaign will fund the park to be built at the $35k milestone, the “stretch” goal is to hit $100k, ensuring that the park will be around for many years to come.
By donating you become an ATS Founding Member. Get your limited edition Founding Member product and help play a role in getting Seattle’s only indoor skatepark built! The more you donate, the more you get.
Skateboarders need an indoor park to call home in Seattle because, let’s be honest, it rains a lot here. All Together Skatepark is working with Grindline, one of the world’s premier skatepark builders, to design and build the skatepark that creates a fun, friendly and positive skateboarding experience for all ages with a focus on building strong connections with youth.
Together with the community, ATS will build the only indoor skatepark in Seattle. The perfect balance lies at the intersection of building community, creating a positive place for skateboarders of all ages, and driving sales for the companies that get behind the park both near and long term.
ATS plans to work with at-risk youth organizations to provide a safe and positive place to gather. “Building a facility where you can come to, you can skate, you can be safe, be with friends, build relationships and all those things…they are just so powerful.” – Ashley Miller, Director of the Service Board on the importance of skateparks, youth and the community.
All Together Skatepark will be located at 3500 Stone Way in Seattle, in in the former Inner Space location. Inner Space was once a popular and beloved gathering place for the Seattle skateboard scene before shutting its doors in February of 2012. Many have been hoping and speculating about the opening of this space for Seattle skateboarders, and the time has finally come!
Fundamentally the goal of this Indiegogo campaign is to open a positive and engaging indoor skatepark that will speak to the spectrum of those in the Seattle skateboard community and beyond. ATS plans to open after a successful fundraising campaign in October of this year, just in time for the rainy season.
By helping launch ATS, you have an opportunity to create a movement, setting a new bar in the industry and for our skate community.
September 25th, 2013
A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of the Northern Rockies, according to The National Weather Service, effective from 9 a.m. Wednesday until 12 p.m. on Thursday. In Southwest Montana, elevations above 5,500 feet, which includes Bridger Bowl, can look forward to the potential accumulation of 6 to 12 inches, while 12 to 24 inches are expected for areas above 7,000 feet; for Northwest Wyoming, elevations above 6,000 feet, including Jackson Hole, can expect anywhere from 3 to 12 inches, while in South-Central Idaho, elevations above 6,000 feet, including Sun Valley, may see anywhere from 4 to 10 inches. Winter is making an impressive entrance this time around, and we could not be happier!
September 23rd, 2013
It looks like Mother Nature has had enough of Summer and decided to start teasing us with the white fluffy stuff in the high country of Colorado. Check out the collection of photos from mountains around Summit County and beyond.
More to come…
ATTENTION: there's snow on the Pali. That is all. pic.twitter.com/mHVrUfH6o8
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) September 23, 2013
— Loveland Ski Area (@LovelandSkiArea) September 23, 2013
— Snowboard Magazine (@SnowboardMag) September 23, 2013
It snowed, nothing in town, but the snow line is probably only a couple hundred feet above us. pic.twitter.com/RqLzNstrVl
— Dave Amirault (@ozskier) September 23, 2013
— Beaver Creek Resort (@beavercreekmtn) September 23, 2013
— Telluride Ski Resort (@Telluride) September 23, 2013
September 23rd, 2013
Yes folks, it’s snowing in the high country of Colorado. We advise you get your pow sticks waxed up because we are doing the snow dance for the deep stuff all week long!
September 20th, 2013
Joel Gratz, meteorologist to top all meteorologists, has gifted us with a sweet little snow prediction on this fine Friday (9/20) morning! Read on, friends, and get stoked for SNOW!
This is a big forecast update for Sunday as I’m expecting rapidly changing conditions with wind, colder air, and snow by late afternoon. Details below…
Today, Friday, will be glorious. Sunny, dry, perfect fall weather. Enjoy! For those of you who carefully read my previous forecasts, you likely expected low clouds to cover the plains this morning. This did happen from Colorado Springs south, but did not happen from Denver and north (oops!). Here’s the view from the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs showing the low clouds.
Saturday will be another glorious day with no precipitation and just a few clouds. However, showers and storms may move into the San Juans and other western mountains near sunset or later Saturday evening, so I cannot guarantee a dry night on Saturday night if you’re camping.
Sunday brings a big change with rapidly falling temperatures, high winds, and snow by mid to late afternoon. Do not be caught off guard! The day will start with a decent amount of sunshine and a few scattered showers. However, by late morning and midday, a strong cold front will approach Colorado from the west. Expect the front to come through between about 1-6pm depending on your exact location. When the front comes through, the weather will change drastically. Winds will likely gust over 40mph, temperatures will drop to near freezing around 10,000ft, and snow will likely accumulate above 10,000ft. In some of the heavier bursts of precipitation, snow could rapidly accumulate to more than 6 inches over 11,000-12,000ft. Flakes will likely fall below 10,000ft later in the afternoon and evening, and right around 10,000ft there could be some accumulation. The exact snow level will depend on the strength of the storm, and that’s still a bit uncertain right now.
The big thing to keep in mind is that you will not want to drive over high mountain passes or be caught hiking up high on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s a graphic showing the cold front moving in on Sunday, though note that the temperatures on the map are for 18,000ft, so it’s not going to get that cold where you are. I wanted to show this map because it more clearly illustrates the cold air moving in.
Here’s another forecast map showing the forecasted radar as of 3pm on Sunday afternoon. There is a lot of energy with this storm which could produce lightning and extremely heavy snow or rain when the front moves through.
Most of the precipitation will taper off on Sunday evening, then expect dry weather Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The next storm moves closer to Colorado on Thursday and Friday, but the newest models are showing that it will only make a glancing blow to our state as is slides to our north. Still, we’ll likely see snow falling once again over the higher peaks on Thursday and Friday, and our neighbors to the north in Wyoming will see a better chance of significant snow.
Just to get you ready for winter, imagine if we were in the month of December and not September. If that were the case, I would be forecasting a last-chair Sunday / first-chair Monday powder day for this upcoming storm as many mountains would see a quick 4-8 inches (or more?) as the cold front comes through. Ah, we can only dream of days to come, right?!
From now through the season, I’ll be posting daily updates so check back each day. Also, note that the snow forecasts for each mountain are still automated, and I won’t start to personally update the forecasts for another few weeks.
- See more at: http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/post/1584#sthash.JHxTgGf7.dpuf
September 19th, 2013
The snow is beginning to fall across the country, and flake by flake another season of shredding is creeping towards us. In honor of the snow gods blessing us with a winter chalk full of powder days, here is a gallery of all of the glorious first snow photos we’ve had rolling in. We will continue updating this post as more drool-worthy documentation comes our way!
For now, feast your eyes on some gorgeous evidence that yes, indeed, winter is coming.
Mt. Hood, Oregon | 9.25.2013
Sugar Bowl Resort, California | 9.23.2013
Steamboat Mountain, Colorado | 9.23.2013
Vail Mountain, Colorado | 9.23.2013
Loveland, Colorado | 9.19.2013
Aspen, Colorado | 9.19.2013
Crested Butte, Colorado | 9.19.2013
Breckenridge, Colorado | 9.19.2013
Big Sky, Montana | 9.19.2013
Keystone, Colorado | 9.19.2013
Alyeska, Girdwood AK | 9.20.2013
September 17th, 2013
The first wave of Action Sports Hall of Fame nominees has been announced, with a ream of incredible snowboarders making the cut:
HUGE congrats to Andy Coghlan, Andy Hetzel, Bryan Iguchi, Chuck Barfoot, Craig Kelly, Danny Kass, Devun Walsh, Eero Ettala, Gigi Ruf, Ingemar Backman, Jake Burton, Jamie Lynn, Jeff Brushie, Jeremy Jones, Kevin Pearce, Louie Vito, Marc Frank Montoya, Mike Ranquet, Nicolas Muller, Noah Salasnek, Peter Bauer, Reto Lamm, Shaun Palmer, Shawn Farmer, Steve Graham, Terje Haakonsen, Terry Kidwell, Todd Richards, Tom Burt, Tom Sims, Travis Rice, Gretchen Bleiler, Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Nicole Angelrath, Tara Dakides, and Victoria Jealouse for scoring a spot in the coveted Hall of Fame.
The winners were chosen through a worldwide vote that took place on their website during the last year. Fans voted for their favorite athletes from the sports of Surfing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Skiing, Motocross/FMX, and BMX/Mountain Biking.
“We’ve been blown away by the amount of enthusiasm, support, and votes from the fans around the world,” said founder Matt Savage. “We established the first hall of fame that lets the fans decide who gets inducted, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. The first class is pretty large, and we will only add about 5 athletes a year in each sport in the future. Once the dust settles, we will add more nominees to the current list, open up the voting again, and let the fans decide who will be inducted in 2014.”
Snowboarding: Andy Coghlan, Andy Hetzel, Bryan Iguchi, Chuck Barfoot, Craig Kelly, Danny Kass, Devun Walsh, Eero Ettala, Gigi Ruf, Ingemar Backman, Jake Burton, Jamie Lynn, Jeff Brushie, Jeremy Jones, Kevin Pearce, Louie Vito, Marc Frank Montoya, Mike Ranquet, Nicolas Muller, Noah Salasnek, Peter Bauer, Reto Lamm, Shaun Palmer, Shawn Farmer, Steve Graham, Terje Haakonsen, Terry Kidwell, Todd Richards, Tom Burt, Tom Sims, Travis Rice, Gretchen Bleiler, Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Nicole Angelrath, Tara Dakides, and Victoria Jealouse.
September 6th, 2013
It’s weird, and we like it.
From The Avant/Garde Diaries via Vimeo:
Experience the world of MGMT’s new album in this thrilling, cinematic trailer. More on theavantgardediaries.com
Written & Directed by Jordan Fish / Produced by Willy Friedman / Executive Producers: Ari Kuschnir & Kate Oppenheim / a m ss ng p eces production / Starring MGMT / Featuring Jake Rabinbach, Jena Friedman, Gerrard Lobo & Isabella Konecky /
September 4th, 2013
Dave Short, plus a snowmobile, plus a stupid amount of powder. This is rad.
From Dave Short via Vimeo:
Dave Short surfs his snowmobiles.
Filmed during the 2013 season in the Whistler corridor on ’09 and ’12 Ski-Doo’s.
Stay tuned: Snowboard edit to come..
September 3rd, 2013
Positive vibes go out to our friend Luke Mitrani. Heal up quickly!
Here’s what Luke had to say on Instagram about the accident:
Hey guys i wanted to let you know im doing much better & the past two days have been terrifying..i fell in the halfpipe two days ago and landed on my back…I was paralyzed for the first minutes…slowly got the feeling back & than got air lifted on a 2 hour helicopter ride to Christchurch… Surgery consisted of them taking part of my hip bone out & than cutting my throat to replace & stabilize my neck (C5)…Thanks to everyone for the love & good vibes!!! Im So grateful to say that im gonna be okay…Appreciate every second of this life while we have it!!! – Squid