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Too Many Questions with Colter Hinchliffe

December 5th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Colter Hinchliffe at REI SOHO for Powder Magazine's Monumental film tour.


TOO MANY QUESTIONS W/ Colter Hinchliffe


I find myself briskly walking through still bustling New York City streets at quarter past midnight with Aspen local and city bike extraordinaire Colter Hinchliffe. We’re en route to Times Square for a quick tourist photo. We’re in a rush because I’ve got to somehow find my way back to suburban New Jersey before the trains stop running and Colter has to pee. We had only just left the REI Soho store where Colter, along with the full staff from Powder Magazine, had just wrapped the tour supporting Monumental, Powder’s film documenting a varied cast of skiers descending the national parks’ most iconic landscapes.

Colter made his proverbial “splash on the scene,” in Teton Gravity’s The Dream Factory and scoring the 2011 October issue cover of Powder Magazine. Most recently, he’s starred in TGR’s stand alone film, Sandstone & Snow, a short film that follows Colter and Tim Durtschi’s hunt for fresh first tracks in Utah’s Moab region.

A week earlier I had sent over a document of questions, forgetting to tell Colter to pick a couple questions of his choosing. What follows is entirely way too many questions with Colter Hinchliffe.


Who are you? Colter Hinchliffe is my name. I am a skier, a climber, and newly wannabe surfer. I am always a fun haver.

Where are you from? I am from Basalt Colorado which is just down the valley from Aspen, CO where I live now.

How old are you? 30 years young

Describe your average day in a poem.

birds chirping, this is my alarm,
grind the coffee, burn the bacon
scrape the window, warm the truck
lil wayne accompanies me
unload the sled and hit the gas
with my friends we find the zone
build the jump, hike the line
get the shot, drop the gram
reverse it all
drink the beer, eat the burger
dry the gear
check the forecast, make the plan
faceplant to pillow.

What’s your favorite movie? T.V. show? Westworld is my current dilemma.

Quick – quote a movie line! Vail? Nah, it looks like the guy who designed Wendy’s went nuts in this place.” -Aspen Extreme

Favorite beverage/beer/wine/water? Well thats a tough question, they all have their place in my life, but I’ll pick water for now.

@timdurtschi @hhendrix5 #stupidlittlecar 🇲🇽 🌊 🚗

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Favorite non-skiing activity? Climbing for sure. Although I recently caught the surf bug in a huge way.

What did you want to do for a profession as a kid? Baseball player actually.

What is the funniest thing that’s happened to your recently? Hmm…. well when I was recently surfing like a kook in Encinitas, I was borrowing a shitty wet suit and shitty board. As I put my suit on and went to paddle out my buddy pointed out that there was a huge tear in my wetsuit on the backside and you could see my backside quite clearly. I reached back and felt that he wasn’t lying, my cheeks were hanging out. Then I looked over my shoulder to find an older lady and her friends laughing at me harder than I was even laughing at myself.

What is your earliest memory? Seeing someone fall off the chairlift.

When was the last time you went skiing? This is one of the longest breaks in skiing I have ever had. Besides skiing to and fro the hut trip for thanksgiving I haven’t clicked into my skis since 4th of July and is now November 28. I am however going to hop on the chairlift as soon as I’m don’t filling out these questions breaking my spell of non skiing.

Where was it? 4th of July we skied Connundrum Couloir from a 14k peak outside Aspen Colorado. We were back in town in time for the noon parade and an incredible rest of the day.

How was it? The skiing was actually pretty sweet and I was with a bunch of babes who took their tops off in salute to our awesome country and of course they needed a photographer so I volunteered. I actually made a IG edit from the day. check it out @colterjh

Who’d you go with? Katrina and Bridget and Ariana. O and Riley, him and I made it to the top of the couloir and met the babes half way down and enjoyed the show.

What’s your setup? I have a few. Mordecai is my main ski and I have it mounted alpine another with a tech set up. I also really enjoy the sickday 110 alpine as well as the sickday tourist with a tech setup.

Best local spot (restaurant / bar / burrito place) at your local resort? There is a new spot I havent been but i’m excited to go to and I’m going to blindly give it my endorsement because it is exactly the place we have been missing. It is called Shlomos and its right at the base of the gondy and they preach good vibes and affordable food.

Top influencers growing up? Who’d you look up to? Shane Mcconkey and I still look up to Rory Bushfeild with his daily antics. Two I have never met.

What keeps you skiing? Passion. I just love being out there, its beautiful, and its insanely fun. The mountains are endless and that keeps me motivated as well. theres always a new adventure to be had.

When was the last time you were scared? Yesterday, climbing a route thats hard for me and I fell on lead a few times. This is a standard day for me, and one of the reasons I love climbing. You can climb at or above your ability and push yourself hard. You can get scared and take lead falls and be totally fine and do it all over again until you succeed and get stronger.

What’s on your bucket list (top 5)? Base jump, get barreled, go to space, scuba dive, 6 month surf trip.

What ski film / edit / segment had the best soundtrack? Tangerine Dream

Will you ever retire? I’m sure professionally but i’m sure I will ski until the day I die.

Safety bar up or down? Up all day shits in the way.

What’s the best gondola story? Well we started a thing here in Aspen. its Called #nakedgondy. Go check it out, the story speaks for itself.

Would you rather try a switch dub front flip on a mono board or tele skis?Mono

Favorite LINE ski? (can be current or from prior years) Opus. I miss it.

What’s the best trick you could do when you were 12 years old? Lincoln loop

What’s the best day you’ve ever had on skis? There’s a million to count but I’ll think about the day in Sella Nevea where we had the tram all to ourself to lap Tram Spines in perfect conditions and then I got to hike a sick couloir in the pink sunset with my man Moo. I was freaking out on the way down. It’s documented in Almost Ablaze by TGR

How do you setup / tune your gear to your preference? Drill my bindings to pollards choice and I usually don’t tune my gear cuz I don’t have the time and I’m used to it the way it is. Its’ kinda broken in.

You can either spend the day in a bullet-proof terrain park or warm, wet heavy pow – which do you choose? Warm mank.

Ever had a run in with Ski Patrol?
Yes. They are very freindly here in Aspen and Alta where I have a good buddy JB on patrol.

What is the worst trend in skiing? Backcountry. Too many people are getting out there in places like Jackson with attitudes as well and its busy and tracked.

What is the best trend in skiing? Backcountry. its great to see so many peoiple out there enjoying it.

If you were only allowed to do 1 trick for the rest of your career on skis, what would it be? 360

What’s surprised you the most about where skiing is today? How many people are coming back from snowboarding.

If you were to take or have taken a Sick Day to go skiing from work or school – what was the excuse? I would just keep it simple “personal reasons” I need some “therapy”

What’s the biggest backcountry (and/or general skiing) FAIL you’ve ever committed? Maybe one of the many jumps I/we have built and never hit cuz it took us so long the weather came in and ruined our day.

Have you ever pooped yourself from falling while skiing? Not yet. maybe today.

You’re on a road trip across the United States but you’re only allowed 5 stops along the way – where do you go and why?

1. Aspen to see my homies and do some climbing or skiing.
2. Moab cuz its the raddest place on earth and I could climb and swim and ski,
3. Havasupai cuz its the coolest place i’ve ever been and I could swim and cliff jump and experience the magic.
4. Encinitas cuz the waves are good and the vibes are great
5. after getting on a barge I would finish my road trip in Hawaii cuz the waves are better and so are the vibes.

You’re allowed to rename one person on the LINE team – who is it and what’s their new name? Hadley Hammer – Hadley Hinchliffe

You’re offered $1000 to get the face of another LINE athlete tattoo’d on your ass – who is it & why? Do you turn it down? Erica Durtschi, cuz it’s my best friends sister, and yes I would do it.

Dog or Cat? Fish? Cat.

What was the last book you read? Dog Stars. Post apocalyptic world where the subject is still surviving in the Colorado mountains that I know so well.

Did you have a crush on any of your teachers in school? Yes. Sunny we called her. I don’t remember what her last name was any more – but she was a sweet heart and taught me how to art.

Favorite subject? (Math, English, Gym etc) Sience [sic].

What was your school mascot? Basalt Longhorns.

Were you the geek or jock? Dorky Jock. Baseball wasnt a popular sport and I was also a skier and the girls didnt care.

Quick – answer this question (convince me it’s the right answer!)

Train A, traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet?

Well in two hours train A goes 140 miles and train B goes 120 miles and those two distances together equal the total distance between Eastford and Westford so this is where they would head on. Boom.

Where do you find inspiration? In my environment and conditions.

Do you believe in a higher power? Maybe an internal higher power, inside each of us.

If you were reincarnated, what kind of animal would you prefer to come back as? A dolphin.

How lucky are you and why? I am very very lucky to live this lifestyle I get to live and have the friends, family, sponsors and health to support it.

Buddha and Jesus walk into a bar – who get’s thrown out first for drinking too much? Why? Jesus cuz[sic] he was a carpenter and we all know those guys earn their whiskey shots

What’s the worst thing you’ve seen written about you on Newschoolers (or internet)? Best thing? I dont remember that stuff. But I have gotten alot of compliments on my recent film Sandstone and Snow skiing the La Sals and climbing the nearby towers in Moab and I reallly appreciate that kind of stoke.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten? LSD

The weirdest place you’ve slept? In a ditch

How does the internet work? Really well

Why is a tennis ball fuzzy? I’ll ask my mom.

You’re only allowed 3 ingredients, how to you make the following:

Breakfast: Bacon

Lunch: Lettuce

Dinner: Tomato

If you were to run for US President, who would you want to run against? Trump? Hillary? Trump! that guy.. seems easy to beat.

You’re only allowed to live in one place for the rest of your life – where & why? Aspen cuz the skiing and climbing are both good. and so are the people and the weather.

You can change one thing in the world – what is it & why? Snow more so I can ski more pow

Would you rather be allergic to gluten or dairy? Gluten

How long do you think you’d survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Forever. they cant skin through pow

Look at the objects in the room around you – if you were to be sent to a deserted island, which 3 objects would you bring? iPhone, Goal Zero, Surfboard

If you were cast in a movie, would you prefer to play the hero or villain? If it involved superpowers – what would they be? Hero

You’re told the finale of Game of Thrones (or any other popular show), do you spoil it via the internet or keep it to yourself? Keep it to myself

You’re the head of an internet startup – what’s the name of it and what’s it do/sell? I cant tell you that cuz someone would steal my idea that I’ll never actually do

You choose: Tiny, tiny hands or a very large nose. Large nose, cant climb or paddle with small hands.

What’s the best way to travel? Standby, always flexible

Your best memory from 2015/2016 season? The time in Moab filming for Sandstone and Snow. We had a great time, got a lot done, explored a new range, and got along well.

The best way to peel a banana? From the bottom like a monkey

The best topping on pizza is: Garlic

The best country to visit is: Canada

The best video game platform ever is & why?: (Sega Genesis, N64): Xbox so you can play Amped

The best kind of socks are: kneehigh, ankle, crew, tube? Ski socks tube

The best kind of dessert is? Terra masu

What activity are you really bad at but still do regularly even though you’re awful at it? Surfing

What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to your rental car / hotel room? We broke the window to Heather’s Rental car stuffing the boards in

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Grey Lady. They were stuffy & run by some couple that treated us all like shit. I walked out. Felt great.

What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had? The one I gave myself in first grade

Where’s the worst place you’ve ever gone? Rosarita Mexico sucked. Kinda. Kinda sweet too.

The worst food to eat when you’re hungover? Apple pie

Are you single? Very

How could someone get a date with you? DM me

What’s the best pick up line? The worst? I might be small, but I’m quick – both

Describe your dream wedding? Flip flips, shorts, hawaian shirts obvioulsy on the beach with good freinds

Who’s your celebrity crush? Male & Female. What’s her name from Hunger games

Tell me about Prom… I cant even remember

If you were a DJ, what would your stage name be? Colt45 so cliche

Do you listen to music while you ski? Every time

What do you listen to on the car ride to the mountain? On the lift? Hip hop and electronic

Who are your top five bands/artists? I dont even know nowadays. If i hear a song i like I add it to my playlist and don’t pay attention to who it is most the time. But lil Weezy and Rae Surrmond are bosses. I also love burning man type deep playa music.

If you were in a band, what would your band name be? Colt45, so cliche

What kind of music would you play? Hip Hop

What instrument would you play in said band? Vocals

What’s the last song you listened too? black beatles

What song is currently stuck in your head? Black Beatles

If you had the rights to any song, past or present, for your next edit/segment – what would it be? Random Rabb

What song do you hate when it get’s stuck in your head? ABC’s

Sandstone & Snow – Colter Hinchliffe Bags Moab Pow!

November 17th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


SANDSTONE & SNOW: COLTER HINCHLIFFE AND TIM DURTSCHI DISCOVER MOAB


“Last winter, instead of exploring Alaska, British Columbia, or Japan, Colter Hinchliffe found himself in another outdoor paradise: Moab. Few would think of the sandstone paradise—a mecca for climbing—as a place to push one’s ability skiing. However, Colter was inspired by the terrain and grabbed a pair of skis to explore the peaks of the La Sal mountain range.”

READ MORE AT TGR

Catch TGR’s “Tight, Loose” on Tour!

October 21st, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


Teton Gravity’s “TIGHT, LOOSE”


Come join us to celebrate TGR’s 21st Birthday at video premieres around the USA. The tighter your show the looser you can be. With over 21 years of traveling the globe and pushing the boundaries of what is possible we have experienced the full spectrum of adventure. It has been a constant evolution of refining a lifestyle – keeping things as buttoned-up on the front end in order to seize the moment when things reach the edge of control. Our latest film “Tight Loose” is TGR’s highest achievement to date. From India to Alaska, come join us as we discover unridden spine walls, massive airs, and full throttle riding in some of the wildest and most spectacular places on earth. Witness the 21-year athlete roster as they come together for a reunion-style massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley. Tight Loose is living to the fullest!

Watch out for LINE’s own Hadley Hammer send it in & around Jackson Hole’s infamous lines!

>> FIND A MOVIE PREMIERE NEARBY! <<

Level 1’s “Pleasure” out now!

October 14th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


Level 1’s Pleasure


It feels good. Slamming into concrete walls, risking the backcountry unknown, being broke on the road… Some would call it hedonistic behavior, we call it living the dream, and this cast of characters delivers a vibrant depiction of this so-called sport of skiing. With a local tourist mentality, the simple joys are found near and far. From India, Switzerland and Japan, to British Columbia, Washington DC, and Alaska, it’s business in the front, party in the back, and no one is phoning it in. Level 1 continues to surprise with another must watch ski film in a lineage of classics, for your viewing PLEASURE

DOWNLOAD IT NOW!

Watch your favorite LINE athletes & more in Level 1 Production’s 17th release, “PLEASURE!”

Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Khai Krepela, LJ Strenio, Rob Heule, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Garrett Russell and friends.

(Pleasure) should be considered mandatory viewing this season for all ski movie fans. Combing artistry, athleticism, creativity, and a thoughtful theme carried throughout, it’s as tight and as entertaining as a ski film can get. But it’s also propped up with no ego; just having fun and skiing with your friends. Though it’s a simple concept that’s difficult to translate to film, Berman and fellow producers Freedle Coty and Jonny Durst succeed in spades.” – Matt Hansen, Powder Magazine

It seems year after year Level 1 steps up their films and Pleasure is no exception. This film is pure good times with great skiers filmed in unique locations. I’ve rewatched the film five times.”  – Mike Rogge, Outside Online

Damn, it’s a beautiful example of ski filmmaking. I was really impressed last year by the quality of Small World’s production and Level 1 have taken another step up here.” – Adam Spensley, Newschoolers.com

We really didn’t know the film would be this awesome, this unique, this crowd-pleasing.” – Freeskier Magazine



Directed by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Jonny Durst
Produced by Josh Berman
Principal Cinematography by Jonny Durst, Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Robin Lee
Edited by Jonny Durst, Freedle Coty, Josh Berman
Creative Direction by Schui Baumann

Featuring:

Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, Laurent DeMartin, McRae Williams, KC Deane, Khai Krepela, Sandy Boville, Magnus Granér, Mitchell Brower, LJ Strenio, Josh Bibby, Rob Heule, Ben Smith, Ethan Swadburg, Shay Lee, Jonah Williams, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Arkadiy Kazakov, Keegan Kilbride, Thayne Rich, Garrett Russell, TBS, Tatum Monod and friends.

Shot on Location in:

Eagle Pass, BC, Gulmarg, India. Kirovsk, Russia. Hokkaido, Japan. Secret Valley, Switzerland. Washington, DC. Snowbird, UT. Southeast Alaska. Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Washington TC is LIVE!

October 11th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Traveling Circus Episodes


Washington TC – A Film By LINE Traveling Circus


The LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS has returned for its Ninth Season with WASHINGTON TC. There’s no debate – this film will be a tremendous success. In what may be the largest cast yet, this international group of deplorables explores this great nation’s 42nd state – Washington!

Featuring: Leo Taillefer, LJ Strenio, Peyben Hägglund, Rob Heule, Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Garrett Russell, Andy Parry, Ross Imburgia, Dylan Siggers, Jack Borland, Tucker FitzSimons, Sämi Ortlieb, Remus the Corgi, Jeff Curry & more!

Filmed on location at Summit at Snoqualmie, Stevens Pass & Mission Ridge!

“I’m living the American dream right now?” – Leo Taillefer

Wallisch’s European Vacation!

September 26th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Tom Wallisch's European Tour


Tom Wallisch is coming to a store near you!


Tom Wallisch is going to be in Europe for a little while!

The Skis of the Year! 2017 LINE SKIS

September 9th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, Ski Artists & Designers

LJ Strenio, LINE SKIS Chronic Ski


Drop In, Join In – 2017 LINE SKIS


For 21 years our door has always been open, welcoming every skier and any idea; never denying or dismissing. This is what has kept us young and progressive. Our ranks have grown, our gear has expeanded and change has been constant in our never ending pursuit of our goal from the beginning – to make skiing more funner.

For 2017, we’ve continued to stay true to the original drive of making skiing More Funner, working with athletes & artists to deliver some of the most inspiring skis yet – the innovative Pescado, all-new promodel from Tom Wallisch, Supernatural 86 and the Honey Badger.


WATCH & LEARN: The All New Pescado from Eric Pollard & LINE


/pes.’ka.do/1. A fish that has been caught. This ski is a fish out of water! A directional surfy ski has been in the mind of EP for years. With bamboo sidewalls, Partly Cloudy Core™, a veneer topsheet with a timeless graphic, the Pescado fuses the best of surfing, art and skiing. (158-125-147 / 180cm)

Tom Wallisch w/ his new promodel


Tom Wallisch with his promodel, the Tom Wallisch Pro in Austria.


The new Tom Wallisch Pro ski is all Tom. The Early Rise™ and Early Taper™ in the tip and tail create a low swing weight that is unrivaled, while its super stable Maple Macroblock core make it sturdy enough to handle any damage that massive tabletops and 30-foot closeout rails can dish out, all while being a fun and playful ski for the entire mountain. The Carbon Ollie Band™ gives it plenty of pop so skiers can launch off kickers and onto rails with ease. At 90mm underfoot and available in three different lengths (164cm, 171cm and 178cm), this ski is the perfect size to ride anywhere. Available for younger shredders is the Tom Wallisch Shorty, a full wood core ski bearing the same graphics as the TW Pro and featuring equal height tips and tails. (117-90-112)

The All-New LINE Supernatural 86

The All New Supernatural 86

The new Supernatural 86 brings the responsiveness and stability that the Supernatural series is known for to a slimmer profiled ski. Its stable Maple Macroblock core, firm Directional Flex and centered Metal Matrix™ make this beast a solid option for a long day of frontside charging. Whether arcing turns down groomers first thing in the morning or blasting through late day crud, the Supernatural 86 can handle it all with ease.

The All-New Honey Badger by LINE Skis

The All New Honey Badger

The all-new Honey Badger is… well, it don’t give a sh*t! Made to be tough as nails, given a simple design, a bomber bamboo core and an affordable price – this package has the bit it needs to kick ass in the park, streets and entire mountain. The Honey Badger. (120-92-116)

BONUS: Make sure to follow “LineSkisYo” on SnapChat to see all the behind the scenes this season!!

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Tom Wallisch & Good Company’s New Film

August 9th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


Good Company’s “Vice Versa”


You waited for it and now – its finally here! Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their first full-length film, Vice Versa, featuring world class urban, park and backcountry skiing, all with their trademark fun style.

Athletes:
Tom Wallisch, Tim McChesney, Niklas Eriksson, John Ware, Magnus Granér, Thayne Rich, Andy Partridge, Dylan Sondrup, Will Berman, Dale Talkington, Khai Krepela, Chris Laker, Ahmet Dadali, Tatum Monod, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Noah Wallace, Karl Fostvedt.

Produced By:Tom Wallisch and Tom Yaps
Directed By:Kyle Decker
Edited By: AJ Dakoulas Kyle Decker
Filmed By: AJ Dakoulas Kyle Decker Jasper Newton

Tom Wallisch and Good Company present "Vice Versa"

For more, follow @GoodCompanySki #thisisgoodcompany

Zermatt Glacier Days is back!

July 18th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

A photo posted by Will Wesson (@willwesson) on

Zermatt Glacier Days 2.3

Zermatt Glacier Days 2.2

Zermatt Glacier Days 2.1

“Stoked to bring you the second season’s first episode of ‪#‎ZermattGlacierDays‬ along with Sämi Jankis Ortlieb, Rob Heule and Jeffrey Kohnstamm! The Snowpark Zermatt park crew is killing it this year with plenty of unique and fun features! ” – Will Wesson

That’s right! Your favorite summer time series returns! Check out Will, Sami, Rob and Jeff in the first episode of this seasons, #ZermattGlacierDays!!

Upside down guy @willwesson at @snowparkzermatt today. New #ZermattGlacierDays online this weekend! Photo: @anufrievski

A photo posted by Full Tilt Ski Boots (@fulltiltboots) on

Want to read more? Check their Q&A with Freeskier Magazine >> HERE <<

Van-cation – TC’s Guide to a More Funner Summer!

June 27th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, Traveling Circus Sideshow

 LINE Traveling Circus' Andy Parry, Jake Strassman, Will Wesson & Shane McFalls.

LINE Traveling Circus’ Andy Parry, Jake Strassman, Will Wesson & Shane McFalls.


Summer is here! School’s out and and/or you’ve got some vacation stored up and looking to hit the road…now what?

Well, we’ve checked in with the most trusted travel guides here at HQ, LINE’s Traveling Circus’s Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Jake Strassman & Shane McFalls, and they’ve got a list of where to go, what to do and what to put on that hot dog!

Read on!


WATCH: LINE Traveling Circus 1.1 – Will & Andy Go To Hood


Where are you currently?

“Silverthorne, Colorado” – Jake
“Living in Government Camp, Oregon” – Andy
“Home in Southern Vermont” – Shane
“Whistler, BC Canada” -Will

What have you been up to?

“Being a Dad” – Shane
“Started off summer by visiting Woodward Copper or Line Week, now I’m guest coaching at Momentum for two weeks and I’ll be flying to Europe in early July to start filming for season two of Zermatt Glacier Days with Sämi and Rob.” – Will
“Healing from surgery and making my own ski wax, Wizardz Wax” – Andy
“I’m still skiing here in Colorado, but have been fishing, camping and canoeing in Minnesota as well.” – Jake


WATCH: Glacier Days EP1 – Summer Snowpark Zermatt


What are your top five summertime activities?

“My favorite things to do in the summer would be stay at a cabin for a weekend with friends, fish, camp, ski (water and snow), and canoe.” – Jake
“Skiing, skiing, skiing, skiing, and…. skiing” – Andy
“Skiing, attempting skating/ surfing, hiking, and biking” – Will
“Skateboarding, running, biking, swimming and eating” – Shane

What are the perfect toppings for a hot dog?

“Ketchup. Sorry mustard people.” – Will
“Sauerkraut and spicy mustard” – Shane
“Fired onions and spicy mustard, with a side of potato or pasta salad” – Jake
“I dont eat that shit. Give me a sausage.” – Andy

What are the top five places you’ve traveled to in the US? In the world?

“PNW, BC, Japan, France, Korea etc… They are all awesome.” – Andy
“In the world? Japan, New Zealand, The Alps, The Andes, Australia” – Will
“Japan rules above all” – Shane
“The top 5 places I’ve been to in the U.S. would have to be 1) the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. 2) Hood River, Oregon. 3) Ketchum, Idaho. 4) Ashcroft, Colorado. 5) Minnaqua, Wisconsin. Top 5 in the world would be 1) British Columbia, Canada. 2) Schwanden, Switzerland 3) Hokkaido, Japan 4) Nevados de Chillian, Chile. 5) Bariloche, Argentina” – Jake

So you’re getting in the van for a long road trip, what are three things you don’t forget to bring?

” What you need for a long trip in the van is a Sharpie marker to add some new artwork to the ceiling and walls, new stickers to add to the collections, and lots of snacks.” – Jake
“Depends on when I’m doing it but music, food, and proper clothes.” – Andy
“Sleeping Bag, Water, Ski Stuff” – Will
“Toothbrush, sleeping bag and clean socks for the drive home.” – Shane

What are three things you hope your traveling companions don’t bring?

“On trips you mainly hope everyone doesn’t bring dirty clothes that they should have washed before packing them – like Andy’s socks, and LJ’s knee brace.” – Jake
“Sickness. That stuff spreads like wildfire.” – Andy
“Less than three full sets of clothing, well used ski boots, contagious sickness.” – Will
“Their bad music or bad attitudes.” – Shane


Cold Turkey – A film by LINE Traveling Circus


What SPF would you recommend for skiing at summer camps?

“35 max, get a good burn first day for a protective base” – Shane
“30+” – Will
“60+” – Andy
“The best sunscreen for summer camps is blend of Banana Boat 45 and Coppertone 15.” – Jake

How would you recommend kids prep their skis for skiing either at a glacier / snowfield or summer backyard setup?

“To get your skis ready for summer skiing on the glacier, just cake a bunch of all temp wax on there and don’t bother scrapping.” – Jake
“BUY WIZARDZ WAX wizardzwax.com” – Andy
“Put bindings on them” – Will

Will Wesson, photo by Rocky Maloney


Will, mounting bindings, at LINE’s HQ for #LINESpringBreak16 – SEE MORE


If you were to have to go to summer school, what subject would it be for?

“If I went to summer school, I’d take a filmmaking class.” – Jake
“Were to have to? I did for math in 6th grade.” – Andy
“Surfing” – Will
“How to do your taxes 101” – Shane


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