Saturday, December 31, 2011

Snowboard Colorado giving Sims Snowboards some love!

Well to start off I want to share a link to the latest Snowboard Colorado Magazine. http://issuu.com/sbcomag/docs/january2.5_2/41
Everyone should take a gander and read the article above on Sims Snowboards History. Not only would our industry be nothing like it is now with out Sims, but they are still in the process of furthering the sport we know and love.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Rev Tour and the Holidays!

The few weeks leading up to Christmas are always a mad house around here. You have one of the biggest contests of the year (Dew Tour), another contest with some crucial points (Rev tour), tons of tourists are in town, friends are riding and trying to hang out, and my Parents are here to do some skiing and catch up. If that mouth full doesn't explain it enough, there is a lot going on.

Now I've giving you a recap of the Dew Tour, not much can be said about hanging with friends and family other than it is very necessary to staying sane. But what I haven't given the recap of is the US Snowboarding Revolution tour.

This contest is hosted by USSA/ FIS which means there is grip of rules and criteria one has to fulfill to even compete. But don't think this is some huge contest because of that. The Revolution tour is a TTR 4 star event and is basically the step between USASA and Professional contests. The fact that it is a TTR 4 star event though draws pro's from all over due to the need for TTR points (the reason I competed). Now with that said it is an open entry contest so anyone can enter, but dont think that makes it easy. Registration closes within ten minutes and the onsite wait list usually tallies in the 60's.

To the recap; as the practice day lift ticket costs money, I decided to spend my time in a more beneficial manor shredding with one of my favorite family's the Herman's accompanied by Tyler. Tommy (8) and Tyler (10) embody all that is right in snowboarding....FUN. I love riding with Tommy because he is such a go getter, not scared to blast from top to bottom but still cautious enough to know his limits. Back to the revolution tour though. At the riders meeting the night before our contest day I found out I was in heat 2 which would have a 25 min practice at 11:50, which was a nice breath of air from expecting to wake up at 6... but also strange not having to ride till 12. After a lap at the super fun Woodward at Copper terrain park I headed over to the Slope Style course to watch some of the competition.

The course honestly was medioker at best. A four feature course with a short steep down rail, 30ft, and 45ft jumps a cannon feature 20ft too close to the landing. Don't take this the wrong way, and Im sure there was greater powers at work (A boss or something) but the course was NO wear close to on par with any other 4 star TTR events. Enough with the negativism though, the day obviously turned out great and with my First podium of the year I was stoked! I got to ride with some good friends, meet mr. Triple Rodeo man (Billy Morgan) himself, and experience a new quick Slope Style course, which is good training I suppose.

At the end of the day it's just another contest, an aspect of snowboarding that is just a bit off, but necessary if your really trying to pursue  a career in the Snowboard world. So with that said here is a little video recap of the event made by Copper, and a quick shot from the podium.



http://www.snowboard-colorado.com/rev-tour_seth-hil_winner.php

Thanks to Sims Snowboards, Smith Optics, Screamer beanies, Bern helmets, Duette Watches, ThirtyTwo boots, and rafe Tunes for making this possible.

Thanks for tuning in, and may the holidays bring you as much joy as possible.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

First "run" Friday/ One Crazy Dew Tour week (Part 2)

As the Dew Tour week has been over for a few days now, life has slowly settled down. The Dew Tour week is nothing short of excitement, wild nights, and amazing maneuvers. To fully sum up Dew Tour in one or two posts is impossible so I'm going to give a brief little recap of the things I was involved in or took photos of. I've already giving a recap of Snowboard Slope style qualifiers so refer to my last post if thats what your interested in. But what I'd like to talk about now is the Nike Chosen Rail Jam


The Nike Chosen Rail Jam was easily one of the coolest rail jams I've ever been involved in. Granted the conditions were a little icy, and there wasn't a whole lot of landing. But the awesome environment and unique features made up for that one hundred fold. With the enormous interest in the event, 50 riders were invited to come out at see if they had what it takes to make it to the finals. Lets just say I guess I had what it took. Of my heat of 10 I was one of 2 to make it to the ten person final where I battled it out against rail jam masters Ryan Paul, Scotty Vine, and Yale Cousino. I'm pretty stoked on the turn out granted I think I rode a little better in the Qualifier, but either way it was an awesome experience and a really fun time.

:To see my full riders perspective featured on Snowboarder magazine and GrindTV click the links below
http://www.snowboardermag.com/exclusives/nike-chosen-breckeridge-rail-jam/

I have to say the Nike Chosen rail jam was a major highlight of my weekend, but definitely not the only thing going on. After a fun night of some awesome parties, including a dope performance by Yelawolf. everyone rolled up to Breck for a sick rest the week of some amazing riding. As a rider I was allowed to practice the perfect SlopeStyle course made by Breck parks. On this beautiful Friday I had some time management to handle bouncing between practice on the course and shooting photos of Team mate Simon Dumount in the ski Half Pipe Finals. All in all pretty fun beautiful day at Breckenridge.

First "Run" Friday


Stay tuned for a link to all my photos from the Crazy Dew Tour week. Thanks again for stopping in
"If you dream it, You can do it"






Friday, December 16, 2011

My Words on Snowboard Magazine

Last weekend the Grand Prix came to a closing with the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Rail jam. Check out my Words and an awesome video from After Hours on the Snowboard Magazine web site.




http://snowboardmag.com/stories/paul-mitchell-progression-session-copper

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winter Dew Tour @ Breckenridge (Part 1)

So my time here competing in Slope-style at the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge has come to a wrap unfortunately... As the sun drew behind the mountains Thursday afternoon at 3PM I dropped into my first run of Qualifiers. Earlier in the day I had stomped my qualifier run in practice, but with the light dimming and speed changing I was getting a bit nervous of my first trick. As I landed the top rails I rode into the first jump ready for the switch-backside 9, I popped spun, spotted and was ready for the landing. As I hit the Snow I realized I wasn't quite center and couldn't hold onto it. As with any Slope-style run, one fall and your done. So I headed back up to the top to cheer my homies on and get ready for run 2. I had landed my run before and knew all I had to do was make it through that first jump and I was golden (I thought). Unfortunately that wasn't the case...My second run was going great all until the second to last jump. I realized immediately as I popped for the cab 9 (A trick I hadn't fallen on once) that I was going way to fast. As the day had grew late, speed had increased and my normal speed checks weren't enough. I went deep, and was unable to hold on to the landing.

At the end of the day I can be a bit bummed I didn't put my run down. But at least I'm out riding in the Dew Tour with the top pro's in the world. And with that said I'm having a blast, Breckenridge parks put together an amazing course, which I got to ride for 3 day with only the other athletes. And the fact of the matter is it's snowboarding and every moment i'm sliding on the Snow, rail, or flying through the air I can't be complaining. So with that said, I'm going to sip on my Neuro Bliss, hang out with my Parents, and have an amazing time hanging out with all my friends in Breckenridge.

There will always be more contests, more jobs, and many more real life situations. What there wont always be, is opportunities to hang out with my friends and loved ones, while doing what we love. No matter how the day turns out there is always a positive way to look at it. Life is short, so take pride in what you do and make the most out of every situation and opportunity. So thank you Sims, Smith, Bern, Screamer, Duette, and Neuro for helping me be able to do what I love 7 days a week.

Stayed tuned for my Winter Dew Tour @ Breckenridge (Part 2) where I will have photos and video from  the Semifinals, Finals, and a recap of the Nike Chosen rail Jam in down town Breckenridge (which I will be competing in)

Thank you all for checking out my recap (part 1) and you stay classy San Diego!

Heres a course break down with Eric Willett to give you an idea of what we we hitting.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thank you SNOWBOARDER MAGAZINE

About a month and a half ago I was sitting in Boulder waiting for the mountains to open, when I received a  message from Mike Yoshida requesting a profile pictures. For those who don't know, lets just say Mike is a big deal over at Snowboarder Magazine. With that said I got pretty excited for sure, I know Aaron Dodds who has shot all of our Sims ads forever, is on staff at Snowboarder Magazine so I directed Mike's efforts his way.

After that day I didn't think a whole lot about it. I knew I had rode fairly well at super park, and figured maybe I was getting a little shout out in the magazine. To my surprise though, about a week later I got a phone call from Pat Bridges (Editor) which surprised and excited the heck out of me! He told me that Snowboarder Magazine was doing an "On Deck" with me in the Mt. Bachelor Super park issue, and he needed me to answer some questions.

As I typed out my responses to his questions, my eyes lit up imagining the day when I get to see an actual spread with me in Snowboarder Magazine. We all have our goals in life, and for me a big one is ending up in Snowboarder Magazine. To know one of my dreams was coming true put me in the best mood ever.




From that day on, I anxiously awaited that issue to come out, watching news stands, checking online, and crossing my fingers for it to come out soon. That day came much to my surprise. While hanging out in Boulder recharging the batteries and getting ready to go hit some street rails. I noticed a Snowboarder Magazine rack in Satellite with a picture from Super Park on the cover, I flipped through vigorously anticipating the article, and there is was...page 58 with all my sponsors, a shot of my face, and an amazing photo from E-stone. One of my dreams had come true and Thanks to Snowboarder Magazine, All those photographers, Mt. Bachelor, and my Sponsors. I knew at that moment, that this was my chance to make something big out of this year, this was the exposure I had been striving for, for so long.

Thank you everyone that has helped me achieve what I've achieved not only in my snowboarding career, but life as well. And I hope I can make you all proud, and give you something entertaining to follow and watch.

Keep doing what you love!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

F.T.F First Try Friday With SOS Outreach



Song: Jolie Coquine by Caravan Palace

On December 2nd, thanks to Sims Snowboards, SOS (Snowboard Outreach Society), and Loveland resort I was honored enough to be able to hang out and ride with 32 SOS Outreach youth. Jon Kelly was on site to document the actions so we figured why not get a little first try Friday while we were at it. With that said here is a little run through the early season Loveland park.

Thanks again to all of the SOS Staff, and youth for providing such an awesome and rewarding day! Please stay tuned for a full recap of the action that went down during that awesome day up at Loveland.










Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keystone Top to Bottom park run

Every day I've been bringing my video camera up to the mountain. I figure I have the equipment, so I might as well have it just in case. For three days it's sat there in my bag not getting any love. Wednesday was different though, as the lines grew shorter and the crowds died down, I noticed a good buddy of mine (Mike Grab) sitting and taking a break. He kindly offered to get one top to bottom run on film as I decided to call it a day.

It's a known fact in the snowboard world and life in general, its never good to call Last run... So with my lips sealed I dropped into the dreaded last run of the day. There isn't much else to say but Danger.... With that all said take a quick peep into a single run through Keystone's infamous Area 51!!




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Early Season video shenanigans

Early Season video shenanigans

Be sure after your done reading to check out Doug Cushnie's awesome video recap!!!!!!!!

As most all of you are aware by now, things are pretty much full swing here in Colorado. The Colorado Mountains have a pretty sweet progression of ride able terrain. The winter begins with Arapahoe Basin where they open up a single run in early October and herds of college students, Denverites, and summit local’s flock to get there fix of snow. This white strip of death is a little much for me, so I decided to wait the crowds out and head up on a nice sunny Tuesday about 2 weeks after the mountain was open. I ventured up to A-Bay with a new board on my feet, Doug Cushnie accompanying me with a camera and ready to get the season started right!




 As the temps cool down, and Snow guns blast snow, Keystone resort opens with a few runs and a 22 feature park. As far as jibbing goes, there is no where better to be late October. With a Gondola running, a park full of rails, and a chair lift just for that park what more is there to ask for. No doubt the crowds are abundant, but it's worth fighting your way through the lift lines for the feeling of sliding some metal with your friends. No matter what day of the week, you’re bound to find a number of crews filming and trying to get the shot. This time with a solid crew of riders, our trusty man behind the camera and the sun shining we decided to join the many crews and get some shots ourselves.





 While Keystone is obviously the jibber’s paradise, my self and many others patiently await the opening of Breckenridge, and the Triple line that opens with it. After a solid night hanging out with some good homies at my pad in Blue River, we headed up nice an early to get some of that Breck jump line action. The crowds were unfathomable bur well worth the wait to get some of that air time. We obviously got some shots, but the main goal of Breck opening day was fun, friends, and high fives which was nothing short of a success. 




With all that said I appreciate your following of my blog and the stories with in. Now grab a seat, sit back, and enjoy a little journey into the beginning of our winter.







Monday, November 28, 2011

The last Friday before Thanksgiving Sam Bell, and my self headed up to Breckenridge nice and early to put down a little first try run... For those who may not understand what this means. We literally rode up the chair lift and dropped into the jump line, no warm up runs or anything. Breckenridge is on point with their early season park, but with that said it's nothing too gnarly. So please watch this with a grain of salt and come back for more through out the season.



Thanks for watching, and please stay tuned -Seth

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Snowboard Mag online showing me some love

Snowboard magazine showing me some love this current season... 
Had a pretty awesome day getting some shots with Alex Nawrocky, while checking out the awesome early season park they have set up. Be sure to scroll through the gallery to see all the awesome features they have up


Next in store, I was up at Breckenridge Mountain for the 50th Anniversary opening day hanging with some friends and catching some air time on their opening day triple line. Please follow the link below and read up on all the action that went down on that amazing 11/11/11

Thanks for tuning and be sure to check in next week for my Vail Opening Day recap!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Keystone Opening day edit on Snowboard mag

As winter is upon us, more and more resorts are opening. This past friday Keystone opened up with 25 features in their area 51 park. Not too shabby if you ask me. Snowboard magazine was on site, to give you a short video and photo gallery to view. Check the link below to see for yourself.

Link: Snowboardmag.com opening day recap


With the arrival of the first snow in Boulder, everyone's excitement level hit the ceiling and immediately plans were getting made…How we can get the most out of this snow. For your standard person snow in town means you have to shovel your driveway, wear more layers, and scrap your vehicle off. For Snowboards and Skiers it means two things; possibly powder in the mountains and jibbing in the city. For me I chose jibbing in the city, with my expectations of having a full part in this year’s Wild Card Movies, and Aunti films I knew I had to get to work. What that means it stacking video clips. We all know that snow in boulder doesn't last that long, you have 3 or 4 days max, and the first 2 days are your prime opportunities. That means getting a crew together the night before it snows and getting a plan set. Now the feature or jib the crew is going to hit is never a 100%, so setting your meeting place and plan of attack is the best way to go. For us we put together a few riders from the CU snowboard team, a solid filmer, and some homies to help out.
Myself, getting a little early morning pole tap
Joey Dryer, sending
 Day 1: With a solid foot of snow on the ground the opportunities were endless. What should we hit first, how’s the bust factor, what will be most time efficient and so on. As a rider you know you’re only going to get a few spots in a day, so we met up and got to work. We were in a difficult spot with this first day of snow, everyone's legs were rusty, and we were having trouble deciding on a feature to hit. We tried to keep it close to home with a quick setup and just to start getting clips logged. With only a few minor scrapes and bruises, we retired from the first spot, everyone pretty happy with the tricks they got. we moved on to our next feature of choice; this one took a bit more planning, with the addition of the RedBull Suga and the grinch we needed to find a spot that was cool enough for the RedBull vehicle to post up and feature able for everyone to get a few shots. With this said the second spot was just as much of a success with everyone once again getting at least one trick.
Filmer; Brendan Barry taking a quick break
Myself, testing the fatty to flatty gap








Day 2: Everyone slightly tired and beat from day 1, we began the adventure in search of something that was creative photogenic and not too extreme. Our crew had changed a bit and we now had a photographer in the mix which means our spots had to be interesting. As I was itching to keep riding I called Derrek Shorrock who had been scouting spots in boulder and met up with him. The two of us began setting up a pretty unique feature, and as the feature was ready to hit and everyone else arriving the property owners came out to tell us to leave. With all that work and time I decided to run up the hill and give it a few tries before we officially got kicked out; so with Jon Hill snapping some photos, and Benny Hernriech on the video camera, I sprinted up and got my trick before it was too late. With a trick landed on that spot we met up with Brendan Barry to head over to the next location to concur.  This one had been hit in years prior, but as light was going quick we knew it would be a quick set up and could get some more shots. As this one was a bit harder on the knees not everyone really felt like hitting the "Fatty to Flatty". Joeseph Dryer stepped up though and put down a pretty perfect bs 3 on it, which everyone was super pumped on. As a long day’s session was closed with an awesome shot, we refueled for a night mission. 
Joey Dryer, bs 180 all day
Derrek Shorrock, getting a proper fsboard
Night 2: With sights set high, the crew headed out to the first spot in mind and got shut down quickly. So deciding to take a more positive approach headed to a rail we all knew was a go. Once again everyone had a awesome session, each putting down their own tricks and feeling pretty happy with our efforts with the snow we had. Rail missions are a pretty unique part of the snowboard industry. Everyone sees the contests and dreams about the back country, but what most don't realize is the urban aspect of the industry. The Urban scene is a big part of the filming world, and a pretty amazing way for snowboarders to express their creativity and do their own thing. No lift lines to wait in, no Ski patrol telling you how to ride, and no scores to worry about. The urban environment and filming part of the industry is an important part of Snowboarding because of the individualism as well as collective efforts towards a greater good. Everyone is pushing each other and out there having a good time and trying to make the best of the situation. The moral of all of this, is no matter what or how you’re doing it, snowboarding is a lifestyle and we should all be out there trying to get any aspect of it as possible.
Benny Hernriech, what you know about lip tap 180
Kit Hendrickson, getting the tail press shot


Myself, mid swoop, mid

Monday, October 31, 2011

Some big things happening on the Sims Website!

Got a little switchblade Snowboard overview and a few shots riding in a quick video... check the link and enjoy!!
What board does Seth Hill ride?


If you scroll down, a quick post about my recent involvement with POW (Protect our winters)
 Protect Our Winters


And Lastly A chance to win your very own Sims Quest 154!!!!
http://simsnow.com/#/news/


Thanks for checking in and stay tuned for a A early Jibbing recap, first day Snowboarding edit, and some contest updates.



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ARAPAHOE BASIN OPENS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!

In preparation for tomorrows opening of the white strip of death at A-Bay I thought I should throw up a little something something to get some excitement rolling! So with out further adu here is one of the sickest superpark edits from this past season... Check it out, get stoked, and go shred!


Monday, July 25, 2011

High Cascade Snowboard Camp! The place to be!

As some of you know I have been coaching up at High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mt. Hood this summer. Not only have I had a blast coaching the youth, but also getting some time to work on my riding and get a few shots. Check out the links below to see what Im talking about, and see all the good times to be had

720s, on 7/20

Also a little photo near the bottom of the Americas Next Top Pro Model day up at camp.
Check the photo...Blasting the High Cascade Hip.

Thanks for checking in and have a great summer.
-SH

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Camp Shinnanigans

This summer I was amazingly hired by High Cascade Snowboard Camp. We are officially 2 sessions down and I am loving it. Tons of great staff, tons of great campers, and so many new friends. It is easy for me to see that applying here had to be one of the best decision ever, and if I hadn't been finishing up school I know I would have been here sooner.

With all that said camp is so much more than a job. The amount of fun activities is ridiculous, I mean the amount of things I do here in one day, would easily rival that of a standard week anywhere else. Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Dodge ball, the possibilities are endless. Obviously the main reason everyone is here is snowboarding, and god its good. H.C.S.C has outdone its self again I'm sure and put up an amazing park. With more rails than I know what to do with, and a perfect jump, Id say I'm at the right place.

I hadn't really realized before hand, what coaching would do for me but I have come to realize quite quickly that it's helping my cause. I find myself thinking and analyzing my tricks way more, and can actually see it in my style. Coaching has made me much more aware, and can't wait to see the end result in a month and a half.
Photo: Eric Dummer

Photo: Eric Dummer


While snowboarding may be the reason were all here, the other activities and new friends definitely don't suck! Skating, as always is a blast, and with all the young rippers coming through camp it's fun to actually learn tricks from them. On the topic of skateboarding, between sessions, my roommates Ben Ross, and Alex Rodway, and myself went on a bit of a skate adventure. Hitting up skate park's such as hood river, ed Benedict, and Burnside, its easy to see why being a skateboarding in the state of Oregon is awesome! Just check out these photos to see how awesome








All in all Id say the summer is off to a great start, and I can't wait to see what else is to come!

Thanks to everyone who helped kick this summer off to an amazing start...Steven at Celtek, Everyone at HCSC, Everyone at Sims, Smith, Eric Dummer, Josh at Burn and obviously all those awesome campers!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

30/30! The End

As the story goes everything comes to an end, and with that so does my 30 videos for 30 days. I had a great time doing it, and learned alot from picking videos that were fitting for various days as well as searching through the memory banks for the classics. So for my final video I think I have to put up one of my favorite videos I've made this was from 07/08 and its just some good old fashion fun snowboarding.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Video 29/30!

As the week of Super Park 15 comes to a wrap here at Mt. Bachelor, I thought it would be fitting to put up a video from the guys that made it all happen. Many hard and long hours went into making super park what it is and I would like to thank those of you who made it happen, so check below for a video on the building of super park 15

Link to video 29/30

Thursday, May 12, 2011

video 28/30

Heres a video from a crew I filmed with a few years back. Awesome dudes with some amazing skills behind the camera and in front of the computer.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Video 27/30!

As most everyone can admit to our styles, personalities, and what makes us who we are. As far as snowboarding goes my style has definitely changed alot, with that said here is a video from back in the day when I thought  I was a gangsta

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

26/30!

In tribute to today's super fun day up at Super Park 15, I thought I'd throw an edit up from Super Park 14. Unfortunately I was unable to attend last year, but definitely looks fun.

Monday, May 9, 2011

25/30!

As I just arrived back in Oregon for super park, I thought a video from when I had moved from oregon to colorado might be a cool touch. so here is a video that mixes those two seasons. I guess they disabled the audio so throw on one of your favorite jams and enjoy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

24/30! Super park

As I leave Colorado, headed to Oregon for Snowboarder Magazine's Super park I remember when super park came to Keystone a few years back. Check out this video from it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Video 23/30!

Unfortunately it's not happening this year bit normally this would be the time for last park standing...



Friday, May 6, 2011

Video 22/30! Good times in boulder

This has nothing to do with snowboarding... Just some fun times with great people in boulder!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Video 21/30

Bringing it back to the old days... First video I made when I came out to Colorado...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Video 20/30! Congraduation CU Graduates!

In tribute to Colorado University's graduation this week, Im throwing up an edit from my CU Snowboard Team movie. Watch and enjoy

 




Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Video 19/30! Sims Shoot

In tribute to our SIMS Photo Campaign shoot today I thought Id post my SIMS team video from last year...so watch and enjoy

Monday, May 2, 2011

Video 18/30! Welcoming in the new month

I know Im a day behind here on welcoming in the Month of May, But I wanted to welcome it in with some Triple cork attempts hopefully this month I will be able to get up to Eclipse and attempt this trick a few more times...


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Video 17/30! My first Snowboard video

Here is one of the first video's I ever made. I'm putting this up in honor of being with my brother for the weekend! My brother is one of my biggest inspirations and the one who got me on a snowboard!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Video 14/30! West Coast Shredding

With being back on the West coast for my brothers wedding this weekend, I figured a little edit from a trip to the West coast would be fitting. So here is a a little edit from the ride shakedown in Washington from this past winter!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Video 13/30! In congrats to Mark Kelsic's 3rd place in the am throwdown

Mark is an amazing snowboarder and should have won this contest! in regards to that though congrats on the 3rd place! Check out his qualifying video below!

Link to video 13/30

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Video 12/30!

After Linking back up with the NOWSNOWBOARDING.COM crew here in Colorado to hit some back country jumps end of April I figured I should show them some love and put up there Volume 3 Monthly Bangers. So click the link below to check out there edit and website!

Link to Video 12/30!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Video 11/30! Fuel TV interview from this past season

Just found an interview with fuel TV from the final stop of dew tour... Check it out and remember there is still snow to be shredded!

Link to video 11/30

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Video 10/30! The Best day I had at Breck all season

For video 10/20 not only did I want to do something special due to being a third of the way done with videos but as its closing day at Breckenridge I thought Id put up my favorite day riding Breck... So check out this Skeptic Productions edit from an epic day at Breck!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Video 9/30! One of the last big events of the year

Here's a link to video 9/30 from the us open... On of the last bug contests of the year for one of the last days of the season..

Link to video 9/30!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Video 8/30

With my recent news of spending this summer coaching at high cascade I thought this video would be fun to post...I spent a day coaching Tommy and this is what we came up with!

Mid April back country missions

After a nice Break from the snowboard world this past weekend working the Redbull 1976 games at Copper, I got back at it full time... With a snowboard Colorado magazine shoot at Breck, then 2 days in the back country with nowsnowboarding.com I'd say it was a successful week.

The snowboard Colorado magazine shoot at Breck was pretty funny...unfortunately I was unable to partake in the early morning potion while it wad sunny. But seriously as I arrived the clouds and snow rolled in. No mind to the weather we decided to shoot anyways. We sent it till around 4:45 milking just about everything out of the features and weather that we could...

Now onto the exciting back country chapter of this blog. As the forecast read cloudy and snowy for Wednesday we figured it was going to be a bust, but with the reassuring confidence from Brent Meyer we decided to send it anyways out to vail pass. We had two jumps in mind, but with the first requiring more work than guessed we ended up just hitting that one till around 6pm. All in all it was a successful mission, we all got atlases one shot and definitely a few epic photos!

With a solid, tiring day in the back country on Wednesday I figured I'd just keep it mellow yesterday and go shred Breck with some friends. But that was definitely not the case! With chris garrison in town I figured I needed to get out there and get some more shots, so once again we loaded the sled and prepared for another mission. This one was only a few miles away so I was lied to ad told we would still be able to get some
Afternoon shred in at Breck... Not. We got the first jump set up Nd ready pretty quick but were all pretty close to tricks we wanted so ended up hitting it for a bit longer than planned. After we got done with the first jump were planning on hitting the second one which was similar just had some trees in the middle. For some reason one of the crew wasn't feint it. So he headed over to go build a new jump at 2pm... Unfortunately this new jump was no good for photos so we went back to the original second jump which had now lost the epic lighting it once had. Either way Ian and I headed up to send it anyways. Ian hit it about 3 times and I hit it twice, we got our shots and called it a wrap.


All in all it definitely can pay off to get out there and make something happen... Either way snowboarding is so much fun and can always be what you make it to be!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Video 7/30!

 
Here's a video from opening weekend up at Keystone... figured this was fitting as its closing weekend at Breck

Video 6.5/30!

Now normally I wouldn't post a video that isn't snowboarding but this video just impressed me so much that I thought I should start the day with it. So just click the link below and watch and enjoy

Link to video

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Video 6/30!

After a long day in the back country I figured this was a fitting video... check it out and enjoy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Video 5/30!

video 5/30! video from one of the best Slopestyle courses of the year







Monday, April 18, 2011

Video 4/30!

Took a little family vacation to Hawaii earlier this year... Couldn't miss out on a day of shred so I sent a lap at keystone before my flight... Here's the edit from the day

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Video 3/30! Its all about the pow

Video 3/30... This video project isn't just about my video's, it's about snowboarding and just something fun to help get people through the day. So for this nice sunday and video 3/30 check out my first snowboard coach, and homie Gabe Taylor catching some freshies!

Play hard... Work harder

6:00am start time! Grabbing walki talkis, then headed down to the site to set up in the dark. If anybody questions how hard this job is... They haven't seen us work. At night you are required to get drunk and party till 2am,
Than get up at 5:45 and do manual labor...

Now to get to work...
-SH

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Video 2/30!

Here is the link to video 2/30, just a little POV course run through from the second stop of the winter Dew Tour

Link to video 2/30

Never say never

So after a fun night with some of the Redbull peeps... We hung out with some of the early 76'ers, Tyler Anderson sent it like normal possibly not sleeping at all. And I think my king size bed was just a bit to big and definitely had insomnia... So after a night of not much sleep we headed over to jacks for a breakfast and to get the game plan for the day. Now for a bit of Redbull infrastructure placement, than hopefully some turns on a new sims test board...

Tonight the Redbull 1976 games began with a party and a fashion show!

Friday, April 15, 2011

RedBull 1976 games at copper with the crew!

Getting RADD with Matt Koenig Tyler Anderson, Eric Bojan, and the rest of the crew...
We showed up in copper ready to work, but turned out we couldn't set much stuff up. After a funny drive up in the worst penske ever, Bobby not waving to Matt, and the truck not fitting in the parking garage we were there. We checked into our sick ass condos, got some beers and did a little walk through of the site. Its pretty obvious that this weekend is going to be crazy! I mean... we are currently in the process of testing the crunchyness of celery; we dropped some squishy celery into water to see if it would become more crunchy...NOPE...Bobby fail #1

Now on to the night for a little team dinner then to get
Rad!

Video 1/30!

Click the link below for Video 1/30, Hope this puts a smile on your face on this dreadful tax day...

Link to Video 1/30

30 videos in 30 days...

If your not aware by now, a big craze these days is 30 photos in 30 days. With that said, and with the snow season beginning to come to an end I thought to myself what better way to finish out the season than with 30 videos for 30 days... So keep an eye out today for my first video of the series... I'll give you a hint; it's tax day so the plan is to cheer you up and put a smile on your face.
-SH

The Final day of the Washington trip... Baker kicker

Washington final part
So after a much needed day of rest up in Bellingham, Nick myself and Andy decided to head up to mt. Baker and go build a booter. The sun was shinning, spirits were good and we were all ready to send it! 
After a quick stop at the legendary maple falls, where we all got a breakfast sandwhich, some snacks and a turkey cran sandwich for lunch we were back on the road to the mountain. With an un expected call from pat McCarthy informing us he was already up at the mountain and beginning to build a jump, I knew I was in store for a good day.
As we arrived at the upper parking lot and got all our gear on, I began to wonder to myself what we were going to build. I knew it was going to be something good, but at the same time hoping that I would be able to land some tricks and get a few more shots. With all our gear on and packs ready we began the mellow hike out to grandma's zone. A spot on the backside of the mountain with a ton of jump spots and an old cabin that they call grandma's cabin. We got out there and could see a crew of people in the distance which we all knew was pat and the 686 crew. I could tell we wouldn't be hitting a jump with them but thought we'd say hi anyways. It was funny being so far from home then seeing familiar faces from Breckenridge, such as Madison Elsworth and Brett Esser. It was a nice feeling and calmed the nerves a bit. Pat had a pretty large crew with him so we let them be and moved onto our own spot near by which Nick picked out.
The jump spot was pretty sweet, with plenty of landing to the left, right and straight in front we knew we were going to do work today. The three of us cranked out a pretty massive jump quicker then I would have ever imagined, and I skeptically started making a boot path up to slip the in run. I knew as I grew closer and closer to the top that this was an important task. The jump required a lot of speed, and a proper in run is crucial for that. With Nick putting that task on me I felt a good sense of worth as well as a bit of anxiety. After making sure all was good I slipped the path and did a bit of
bump removal to make sure we were set to send it. As all finishing touches were completed and the camera was set up the whole 686 crew showed up to watch, now Nick gave me the next big task hitting the jump first. This is a big honor as well as a nerve racking experience. You have to assume your speed is good, and do a big trick because you have a perfect landing.
As I dropped in whole crowed watching, camera rolling I knew this was a big moment for me. I pointed the run in, hit the lip and launched into a super slow double wildcat (backflip). As the first one came around and I started dipping into the second all felt well. I knew i was taking the jump to the bottom but my rotation and pop felt perfect. I spotted my landing put down the landing gear and got ready for the impact. I hit the ground about 70ft from the jump and felt my legs give out, I had done the trick perfect landed on my feet, but was just unable to withstand the impact. As everybody told me how deep I sent it I hustled up to the top to try it again. I was so close yet so far, I just had to go a bit slower and popped a bit harder, simple task I figured. I dropped in putting in a few speed checks here and there and popped hard as I took off the lip, too hard I realized instantly. The first one came around so fast I knew this was going to be bad, so I opened up and layed out the second one to slow my rotation, which helped just not enough. I over rotated my second one and figured I should let nick and Andy send it.
After a few hours of launching off the jump, Nick, Andy and myself all landing decent tricks I realized it had been a successful and another productive day shooting with wild card movies. We had all landed tricks but were far from over as Forrest Burke graced us with his presence and asked if he could send it a few times. We had all already landed tricks so there was no reason not to let another member of the crew get in on the action. And with that just as we did he put down some solid tricks as well. Nothing to complain about with another fun first for me. Building a jump on the back side of
Baker and landing some tricks. Nor was it a bad way to spend Nicks birthday, now to rush back and get ready to go out for the party. Than head to Seattle and fly back home to colorado to prepare for the next adventure.

The Final day of the Washington trip... Baker kicker

Washington final part
So after a much needed day of rest up in Bellingham, Nick myself and Andy decided to head up to mt. Baker and go build a booter. The sun was shinning, spirits were good and we were all ready to send it! 
After a quick stop at the legendary maple falls, where we all got a breakfast sandwhich, some snacks and a turkey cran sandwich for lunch we were back on the road to the mountain. With an un expected call from pat McCarthy informing us he was already up at the mountain and beginning to build a jump, I knew I was in store for a good day.
As we arrived at the upper parking lot and got all our gear on, I began to wonder to myself what we were going to build. I knew it was going to be something good, but at the same time hoping that I would be able to land some tricks and get a few more shots. With all our gear on and packs ready we began the mellow hike out to grandma's zone. A spot on the backside of the mountain with a ton of jump spots and an old cabin that they call grandma's cabin. We got out there and could see a crew of people in the distance which we all knew was pat and the 686 crew. I could tell we wouldn't be hitting a jump with them but thought we'd say hi anyways. It was funny being so far from home then seeing familiar faces from Breckenridge, such as Madison Elsworth and Brett Esser. It was a nice feeling and calmed the nerves a bit. Pat had a pretty large crew with him so we let them be and moved onto our own spot near by which Nick picked out.
The jump spot was pretty sweet, with plenty of landing to the left, right and straight in front we knew we were going to do work today. The three of us cranked out a pretty massive jump quicker then I would have ever imagined, and I skeptically started making a boot path up to slip the in run. I knew as I grew closer and closer to the top that this was an important task. The jump required a lot of speed, and a proper in run is crucial for that. With Nick putting that task on me I felt a good sense of worth as well as a bit of anxiety. After making sure all was good I slipped the path and did a bit of
bump removal to make sure we were set to send it. As all finishing touches were completed and the camera was set up the whole 686 crew showed up to watch, now Nick gave me the next big task hitting the jump first. This is a big honor as well as a nerve racking experience. You have to assume your speed is good, and do a big trick because you have a perfect landing.
As I dropped in whole crowed watching, camera rolling I knew this was a big moment for me. I pointed the run in, hit the lip and launched into a super slow double wildcat (backflip). As the first one came around and I started dipping into the second all felt well. I knew i was taking the jump to the bottom but my rotation and pop felt perfect. I spotted my landing put down the landing gear and got ready for the impact. I hit the ground about 70ft from the jump and felt my legs give out, I had done the trick perfect landed on my feet, but was just unable to withstand the impact. As everybody told me how deep I sent it I hustled up to the top to try it again. I was so close yet so far, I just had to go a bit slower and popped a bit harder, simple task I figured. I dropped in putting in a few speed checks here and there and popped hard as I took off the lip, too hard I realized instantly. The first one came around so fast I knew this was going to be bad, so I opened up and layed out the second one to slow my rotation, which helped just not enough. I over rotated my second one and figured I should let nick and Andy send it.
After a few hours of launching off the jump, Nick, Andy and myself all landing decent tricks I realized it had been a successful and another productive day shooting with wild card movies. We had all landed tricks but were far from over as Forrest Burke graced us with his presence and asked if he could send it a few times. We had all already landed tricks so there was no reason not to let another member of the crew get in on the action. And with that just as we did he put down some solid tricks as well. Nothing to complain about with another fun first for me. Building a jump on the back side of
Baker and landing some tricks. Nor was it a bad way to spend Nicks birthday, now to rush back and get ready to go out for the party. Than head to Seattle and fly back home to colorado to prepare for the next adventure.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Back to the end of the Washington trip, part 3

Washington part 3!
You'd never expect to be excited after 4 hours of sleep and a long day in the backcountry, but as the alarm rang 5:40am...I picked myself off the floor and got ready for the next adventure. We hustled to load the truck and get all our slightly damp clothes on. 6:30am we were officially on the road and as the sun began to rise, we new it was going to be a good day. After a quick stop at shafers to grab Tim Carlson and Kurt Jensen...we headed to the spot, just a  bit east of Stevens pass and unloaded the sleds to get ready for what I would soon find to be one of the longest days snowmobiling ever.
After our mellow 10 mile sled ride in through some hectic trails we arrived in a meadow with perfect north facing shelves all around. The next step was to agree upon a place to set up camp and where to start the riding. With yesterday being a day of mini golf little lines, we knew we wanted to build something and try to catch some air. We found what looked like a decent spot to build a jump, and headed up to take a closer look. The original jump spot didn't work out, but as we were looking around we found a nice spot for a step down jump. 
After around an hour of building Nick, Kurt, Forrest and I put the finishing touches on the jump and got the cameras in place. Nick hit the jump first and put down a perfect frontside 3 first try, we all sent the jump a few times, and each put down at least one stomped trick, including myself getting a decent front side 360 as some cool snow glistened in the sun. 
As we were finishing hitting the jump the rest of the crew rolled around and found some other spots, with  Kurt hitting a pretty sweet gap to pillow and Forrest heading up the hill to hit a good sized cliff. Now not sure if you know this or not but with most things along with accessibility comes some issues, especially in the case of snowmobiles. See as awesome as snowmobiles are, there are also a lot of work and tend to get stuff pretty easy. You pretty much have to figure you will get stuck atleast a few times every day you break trails. And with that said Andy Stern went on a little snowmobile mission as the crew built the jump. What we didn't realize is that he got stuck, and was trying to dig out his sled for most of the time we were building the jump. So unfortunately for Andy with the combo of being a bit under the weather and working to get his sled out for awhile he wasn't to in for sending a jump. With that said Andy did manage to muster the energy to send a little spine and atleast stomp something for the day.
As the hours and light went down, Andy and I sat at the base camp trying to figure out what was going on. We had sat there for about a half an hour with no word from the rest of crew, we had made a fire, chatted for awhile and were starting to get nervous as to what happened with the crew...
As the light was beginning to set Andy decided against his better judgement to go sled up to where he thought the rest of the crew was, a few minutes he returned, with the pack not to far behind. We came to find out that forest's sled had broken down and we now had to tow it back out. Mind you that it was a legit 10miles plus ride in, with plenty of sketchy spots, this was going to be no easy task. After what felt like eternity we arrive back at the trucks at 10pm to finish up our mellow 14 hour day in the back county. Now to drive back to Bellingham and get ready for the next adventure

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Video recap from Ride shakedown in Snoqualmie WA

Here's the video, riders include Colin Spencer, Mark Hoyt, and myself.

Hope you like
-SH

Friday, April 1, 2011

Arrived in Canada

So a full day of traveling I made it savely to Montreal Canada.
Eric Beauchemin picked me up from my house in Breck in his 2 wheel drive cougar and we began the adventure. barely remembering my passport and trunk barely closing and we were on the way. Eric's flight was in exactly three hours so lets just say we didnt waste anytime. Eric bailed out the car just in time to catch his flight and I went to park the car, as I arrived at my gate I noticed my 1:50 flight had now been delayed to 3:20 which meant my connection in newwark was going to be a tight one. I asked the lady at the front to take a look for me and see if I would be alright to make my connection. A few minutes went by, then she said I got you a ticket on a flight that's leaving now hurry up and get over there. So I ran to the near by gate and got on another flight to Newark, no time for even a bathroom break and I was on my way. As I arrived in Newark I began my mission for some dinner, after a nice 8 dollar sandwich I arrived at my gate. As time grew near I noticed the flight at the gate I was told is still not my flight. I asked the staff member and was told there had been a gate change, so now as I made my way to the other side of the airport my flight got delayed an hour in a half. No more rushing, just more time hanging out in Newark. A hop and a skip later I arrived in Montreal Canada for the first time. A confused wonder through the airport, and a random phone call and I was picked up by an airport shuttle, and shuttled to the Hilton inn for the night before heading to Quebec the next day.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day after hump day edit

Hope everyone's morning is going great, this week I am starting a new little project... from today till the end of the season (and possibly longer) I will be putting up a short edit on my blog. It may be of me, a friend, something artsy...who knows. But any ways I hope you all stay tuned in and keep coming back.

For this first edition, I bring to you one spring break day with myself and Nate Minatta of Skeptic productions. He put together the footage from one day into a pretty legit edit. Hope you all like and share the love, leave a comment, re post on your facebook anything counts! Thanks guys

http://vimeo.com/21712411

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Washingtontrip part 2, Stevens Pass

Washington part 2!
As I met up with Nick Ennen and Andy Stern in Monroe Washington I new this was going to be a legit trip...the ford f-150 pulled up in front, two sleds on the sled deck and some good tunes bumping...im sure the look of excitement was apparent in my eyes!
I hopped in the luggage filled truck and we rolled up to Kurt Jenson Eco-house. As we arrived up at kurts house we were greates with the cheerful laughs of his daughter and the smiling faces of laura hadar, and Forrest Burki. After a few beers, some shot review, and location deciding we called it a night and hit the sack. I knew tomorrow was going to be a good day with plenty of adventuring to be had.
We arrived up to Stevens pass with a bit of sun poking through and some warm temperatures on hand. We unloaded the sleds grabbed our gear and were on the trail. After a mellow, mile long side hill with a creek bed on one side or a 15ft dropped to concrete we were finally on the actual trail. 
As we came to a clearing I looked up still expecting to see something crazy, instead I just saw a ridiculously sleep empty face with some avalanche sluff. Nick hits the throttle and sores his sled straight up the face, no hesitation, no stopping just blazing a trail. Unfortunately this face was a bit to steep to double up, so I began my hike as Andy, and Forrest got their sleds up the hill.
Another 30 minutes of sledding or so and some avi-slide crossing we breaker for lunch to decide our game plan for the day. The snow was a little wet, weather a bit gray bird, so we decoded to head high and get some tree shelter. As we arrived to the top of the hill I realized this was the pillow zone, almost everywhere we looked were just pillow lines. We blazed a shuttle pack and got all of us up on top the slope with Nick camera in hand.
We made our way down the slope one feature at a time, Forrest taking the first pillows, Andy a little slash, and myself a little dropper. I was trying to ride my best and do anything to impress these guys, I mean my first time filming with them and needed to make sure they know I have what it takes. I put down a few hits and lines and think I accomplished what I needed to. Another party lap and we decided to call it a day. As the clock hit 8pm we were all out of our wet gear in the car and figuring out where to crash for the night, and what zone to hit. Rain was poring down, we were all beat from the day sledding so we retired to kurt's again to get some rest to send it bright and early the next day...