We've all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Through the boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.
"Because I'm Me"
Written by General N. Johnson, Gregory S. Perry, Barney Perkins, Salahadeen Wilds, Robert Jordan Chater, and Anthony DiBlasi
Performed by The Avalanches
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Ian McIntosh has got to be superhuman or something. While filming for Teton Gravity Research's newest film, Paradise Waits, he took this hellacious 1,600-foot tumble down the Neacola range in Alaska. Thankfully, he pulled his airbag almost immediately and came away fairly unscathed.
This past winter, skier Jamie Pierre decided he wanted to be a world record holder. Rather than growing his fingernails out really long, he decided to attempt the record for the biggest cliff jump on skis. Pierre went to Grand Targhee, Wyoming, and jumped off a 255 foot cliff. He didn't exactly stick the landing. Instead, Pierre rotated backwards and ended up landing head first. He was still able to claim the record and amazingly Pierre skied away under his own power after friends dug him out of his landing hole.
Chuck Patterson takes a different approach, ditches the surfboard and grabs his skis to conquer the famous surf spot known as Jaws.
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This past winter Nick McNutt was skiing in the North Cascades when he faced the most dangerous element of big mountain skiing, an avalanche. Fortunately the Canadian showcased not only his strength as a skier, but his ability to perform under pressure. Nick was able to point his skis and safely ski out of the avalanche. This was captured while he was filming for Teton Gravity Research's new film "Tight Loose". The full movie is available now for digital download and on DVD.
A helluva lot more than a pretty face, pro-skier Amie Engerbretson spent her first day on snow at 10 months old, and has been shredding ever since. Watch her favorite moments from last season as she charges through Japan, Utah, and Alaska.
"I was taking off near 60mph and felt like I was getting launched out of a cannon."
Sammy Carlson has a steel sack. He decided to tackle Copper Peak, a 24-story ski jump in Michigan that has 364-feet of vertical drop and an elevator to get to the top. The largest ski jump in the Western Hemisphere, it hadn't been hit in 20-years, and Sammy nails it before giving it a go switch. This is one of the most absurd ski moments we've ever witnessed.
Part 2 of ALL IN finds Dane Tudor and Sam Cohen taking on skiing's ultimate proving ground: Alaska's Chilkat Range. Jagged peaks lead directly to blue ocean as the comrades work together to find beauty amidst the imposing scale. "There comes a point when nothing else matters but what you truly believe in," says Tudor, "and for me that time is now."
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