LINE SKIS & NWAC make for More Funner, More Safer Backcountry Experience
NWAC season kickoff event to be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at evo
Seattle, Wash. (Sept. 30, 2015) – Line, makers of innovative, athlete-driven skis, is proud to announce its partnership with the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC). As part of the partnership Line will provide ski equipment for NWAC field staff and help promote the dissemination of avalanche information and education including Snowbash, a season kickoff party held on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at evo in Seattle, Washington.
“Now that Line has officially entered the backcountry ski market we want to support those individuals who work hard to inform the public about backcountry avalanche conditions,” said Line Global Brand Director Josh Malczyk, “Of course the gear people use to enjoy the backcountry is important, but nothing is more important than checking the avalanche forecast on a regular basis so travel can be as safe as possible.”
The new Line Sick Day Tourist ski, Snake Skins and Pollard Paint Brush adjustable length ski pole were chosen by NWAC for their lightweight, durability and exceptional downhill performance. It will allow the NWAC team to climb, traverse and descend easily and efficiently when performing regular avalanche assessments.
“Line’s new backcountry ski gear will help our team travel efficiently in and around avalanche terrain this winter while we evaluate the snowpack,” said NWAC Program Director Scott Schell. “Having Line’s support getting the word out about avalanche conditions for backcountry users will also be a huge step in the right direction to create more awareness of backcountry dangers.”
Join the NWAC and Line for Snowbash at evo Seattle Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 from 5pm-10pm. Attendees will have the chance to win some new gear from Line, enjoy food from Peach & the Pig food truck, beer from Pyramid, Fremont, and Aslan Brewing and live music from DJ OCNotes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.
Line Revamps Website for 2015-16 Season
Fully updated site introduces new skis, poles and apparel
Seattle, Wash. (Sept. 15, 2015) – Line is preparing skiers for the 2015-16 season with the launch of an updated website that introduces their new collection of skis, poles, apparel and accessories to the world. With brand new products and the energy and passion of a great team, Line is ready to get first tracks this season!
The 2016 ski season marks the 20-year anniversary of Line’s quest to make skiing MORE FUNNER. Since 1995, Line has been creating revolutionary shapes, styles and designs that have changed the way we ski. LineSkis.com not only shows off this season’s new gear, but also pays tribute to Line’s history with a visual timeline of the company’s storied past. The site’s homepage highlights the latest news, videos and other content from the Line family.
“We wanted to build a website that did more than just promote our skis,” said Line Global Brand Director Josh Malczyk, “so we created a place where people can see what Line has done to put the fun back in skiing over the last 20 years.”
This season Line introduces another round of men’s, women’s and grom’s skis that are poised to shift the paradigm in the ski world yet again. The all-new Sick Day Tourist is Line’s first ski specifically designed for backcountry touring. The lightweight and agile ski is perfect for long tours but is built to aggressively handle the varying types of snowpack that skiers encounter in the backcountry.
The Eric Pollard Collection has undergone changes for 2015-16 and now includes the all-new 114mm-waisted Mordecai. This versatile ski uses Line’s Cloud Core™ and Thin Tip™ technologies to bridge the gap between the deep snow-oriented Magnum Opus that was unveiled last season and the newly redesigned 102mm underfoot Sir Francis Bacon.
Missing those warm summer days? Are you depressed with the onset of fall and the approach of winter?
Neither are we. For those of you, like us, who had to brave the heat of summer and anticipate the first snowfall, it can be an awful waiting game. Thankfully, Will Wesson’s international adventures in pursuit of snow kept us satiated!
Will’s travels are documented in his five part series Summer On Snow, featured by Freeskier Magazine and presented below.
Hopefully it tides you over until your local hill is up and running!
Episode 1 – Will at Woodward Copper for Line/Full Tilt Week
Armed with nothing but a couple POV cameras, Will plans to document his travels around the world, focusing on culture, travel and skiing (duh!). The first episode finds Will at Woodward Copper for Line/Full Tilt week with Garrett Russell, Trevor Jansen, Jon Hartman, Erik Olson, Josh Wong and tons of stoked campers. Enjoy the video above and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Will throughout the summer.
Episode 2 – Hot Laps @ Windells Camp
In the second episode of his summer video blog, Will Wesson heads to Windells Camp for some hot laps atop the glacier. Upon arrival, he meets up with the likes of Chris Logan, Karl Fostvedt, Andy Parry, Magnus Granér, Tosh Peters, Jason Arens and many more. The crew proceeds to get tricky up and down the lane with tech rails, impressive lines, and good ol’ fashion summertime vibes.
Will would like to extend his thanks Catman Andy Parry for filming him. You rule, Andy!
Episode 3 – Les Deux Alpes for Kumi Yama Slopestyle
Will Wesson once again proves that he’s having a kickass summer in the latest episode of his Summer on Snow video blog. This time, he heads to France’s Les Deux Alpes for what ended up being the final installment of the Kumi Yama slopestyle contest. While weather derailed some of his ski plans, the crew was still able to spend their down days cliff jumping, wakeboarding and taking in the French countryside. Be sure to watch Will’s awesome wakeboard wipeout, which takes place right around the 1:50 mark.
Episode 4 – Whistler for Line Week @ Camp of Champions
The dude doesn’t stop. From Colorado to Oregon, Whistler, France and beyond, Will is skiing his ass off this summer. The latest episode of his video blog finds him in Whistler, taking advantage of the awesome set up at Camp of Champions for Line Skis week. Featuring Max Hill, Dom Laporte, Rob Heule (and his alter ego, Blading Bert), Erik Olson and many more, the edit sums up all there is to love about summer skiing.
Episode 5 – Retreat to South America
Between Oregon, Colorado, Whistler, various areas throughout South America and beyond—Will Wesson has been traveling the globe in style in search for summertime shredding. The results? Incredibly successful.
In the fifth and final installment of “Summer on Snow,” Wesson retreats to South America to get the goods and catch some air with Alexi Godbout and company. Enjoy watching the crew as they flaunt their skills and receive a variety of hearty Chilean face shots.
The 2014 Line Skis Summer Camp expedition has wrapped up! For over the past six weeks, the Line Traveling Circus van has made a circuit to the top summer camp destinations in North America, traveling over 6,000+ miles. Here’s a look back at all the fun that took place!
Woodward At Copper
Camp of Champions
“The Jock Edit”
Cole is riding the 2015 Blend. Ask your Get in touch with your local ski shop and demand them in your shop!
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Crans-Montana Spring Session 2014 – Recap
Will Wesson and Sämi Ortlieb headed to the Crans Montana Spring Session this past month for more fun in the snow. As translated from the original post on Zapiks: “Here is the final edit of the first Crans-Montana Spring Session. After a month of good weather, summer temperatures, winter decided to make his return for the Spring Session. But it will not stop the riders coming shredder slopestyle banked established by our shapers!”
LINE Goes To Camp!
Pack your bags because we’re heading to SUMMER CAMP!
Join LINE SKIS athletes this summer at the top three destinations for post season skiing! Ski with your favorite athletes like LJ Strenio, Cole Drexler, Garrett Russell, Rob Heule and Will Wesson at Woodward at Copper, Camp of Champions and Windells. Don’t let your wizard tricks get rusty!
Sign up now for the following dates!
*The Traveling Circus is Over for the season!
It’s the season six finale: Konichiwa! The Line Traveling Circus crew travels over 5,000 miles to Japan for noodles, monkeys and skiing. Part soap opera, part travel documentary, “Everybody Loves Ramen – Part One” features the antics of Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Garrett Russell and Cole Drexler traveling across Japan in search of creative features and all the noodles they can eat!
“I honestly, I don’t know the plan. We’re going to go skiing and then we’re going to drive some more and go more skiing.” – Andy Parry
Check out the photos from Will Wesson, Shane McFalls & Tatsuya Tayagaki!
ABOUT LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS:
Admission is free! No high-end production crews, annual movie sales, snowmobiles, or heli trips to AK here, just a couple of die-hard ski bums with a camera powered by more creativity, ingenuity & hyperactivity than a 3rd grade art class. This band of misfit skiers are lead by Will Wesson & Andy Parry on a year round adventure crisscrossing North America and beyond in search of an angled surfaces to ski on. It’s reality TV meets modern ski bumming, for comedy, adventure and skiing antics that proves reality is more entertaining than fiction. Each of the eight episodes per season are watched tens of thousands of times online by skiers around the world. This popularity is the reason the Line Traveling Circus has been recognized with the first ever prestigious award of “Best Webisode” at the International Freeskiing Film Festival (www.IF3.ca ).
We’ve relaunched the Skiers Union!
Earlier this month, we launched and all new Skiers Union!
Post photos, your season edit and check in with other skiers in your area.
Enlist and you’ll also be entered to win Line Skis swag in our monthly Skiers Union giveaway!
This Monday, we’ll announce who won the Ski & Destroy skatedeck that was signed by Eric Pollard, LJ Strenio, Will Wesson & Andy Parry in our February Skiers Union giveaway!
Meanwhile In Canada – A Film by Graeme Meiklejohn & Rob Heule
“Join skiers Rob Heule, Mack Jones and Jay Heule as they set out on a 40 day cross-Canada RV trip with one goal: to explore their home country while hitting as many street spots as possible along the way. As the eyes of the skiing world were on the Winter Olympics, the boys were out adventuring with the aim of showing that with a little creativity, fun can be had on skis just about anywhere. With an all-Canadian soundtrack, crew, and itinerary, watch as they venture from the shores of Pacific Ocean all the way to the Atlantic.”
Watch Meanwhile In Canada below!
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