No Snow No Problem

We are rounding the midway point of summer here in North America. The doldrum days of summer are long and sweltering. For some of us, those not on the Mt Hood, or Whistler summer snowfields, skiing is on the back burner. We’ve hit the docks, pulled out the jet skis, and lit er up lakeside, poolside, or oceanside. This summer I’m hitting the reset button, letting the body recover from all the banging around and taking in life off snow… really soakin’ er all in.  It’s been a hell of summer so far…

A little hike on top of a lil oceanside peak in mexico with Pops

A hike on top of a lil oceanside peak in mexico with Pops

The Los Cabos Open of Surf was humbling

The Los Cabos Open of Surf was humbling

Water truck that got banged up in Mexico

Water truck that was banged up in Mexico

First Catch of the summer, a small lil guy

First Catch of the summer, on the middle provo in Utah, a small lil guy

Winner and runner up of Mr 4th of July 2014... the guy who won is Canadian

Winner and runner up of Mr 4th of July 2014… the guy who won is Canadian

The Birthday Crew #idiotconvention

The Birthday Crew #idiotconvention

Ice Cream Cake on my B day! You Bet!

Ice Cream Cake on my B day! You Bet!

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Got a week in at COC during 4frnt week with the crew. The new Saga gear was running a waterproof show all week.

Kye shredding COC for 4frnt week

Kye shredding COC for 4frnt week

Team Signing with Gold Medal Man Mr David Wise

Team Signing with Gold Medal Man Mr David Wise

Tatum and Ahmet hold a lake trout we caught over the 4th of July

Tatum and Ahmet hold a lake trout we caught over the 4th of July

Elk river float on my B day with the #idiotconvention crew. Check out Todd on back right, what an idiot

Elk river float on my B day with the #idiotconvention crew. Check out Todd on back right, what an idiot

I always thought slack lines were for the birds, then I met this lil lady.

I always thought slack lines were for the birds, then I met this lil lady.

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Level 1 Productions “LESS” Trailer

Level 1 has released their 2014 trailer for the feature film “LESS”… I’m the type of guy that overdoes everything, maybe I’ll take their advice this time.

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Level 1 After Dark Segment Released via epictv.com

This is my 2011 Level 1 segment from the film “After Dark”. The 2011 winter marked a fresh ACL and true test of my ability to recover from the injury that left me couch side for a couple months in the Spring of 2010. Freedle Coty and I decided to incorporate some establishment to run parallel with my first release of my Pro Model ski with 4FRNT the YLE. The first version of the YLE was given native american inspired art and themed with Montana flavor, hence the native theme that runs throughout the segment. Also, my good friend Taylor Brown composed the music with his brother Guthery. The song is a cover from the Allman Brothers “Midnight Rider”.

Filming and Editing: Freedle Coty
Music: Taylor and Guthrie Brown “Midnight Rider”

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The Official YLESKI

This is the official YLESKI mid season release.

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YLESKI Official Trailer

YLESKI dropping 3.17.2014

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The YLESKI

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Bellow is a photo Gallery from Jordan Harper of Saga Outerwear.  Our month in the Montana backcountry has come to a wrap.  Darren Rayner has made the long pilgrimage back to Vancouver and I’m currently resting my sore bones in the Big Sky area. The action  has been captured and an edit awaits our creative push.  The very first YLESKI edit is sure to be a big one, and I for one can’t wait to share it with the online community.

Moving forward I’ll be taking a fresh perspective on how I produce and release media.  Similar to the way music albums are produced, I’m reserving the right to release content when I feel fit.  We film when the time is right and release when we have the quality and quantity we need. No deadlines, no restrictions, or parameters to work within… just creative, technical, and big skiing, with a fresh perspective.  This is the premise behind YLESKI.

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Home sweet home

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Deep down I have a little sled neck in me

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Some zones required a good look. Lots of options here.

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Our Cabin Glacier was constantly making its push indoors

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The new Saga Mutiny jacket is a great addition to the line next year

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Darren Rayner and Tatum Monod

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Tatum enjoyed herself a little pow pow

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Female dub

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Deep and Dirty

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Shay Lee is a young buck from my hometown, Billings. He joined the crew for a week and stacked a few shots

photos by @angryjordan

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New Labor

So we are in Montana at the moment. Darren Rayner and I have teamed up to put together the initial YLESKI edit for release this winter. With assistance from both 4frnt and Saga athletes (Thayne Rich, Shay Lee), Austin Ramaley, and Jordan Harper we’ve been hammering. It’s been cold, and snowing. With a couple days of sun we braved the sub zero temps and took advantage. I will be posting more soon on our progress with the project. Stay tuned!

Bellow is a cut and paste from the Saga Outerwear blog. Photos and words by Jordan Harper:

Reporting from the Treasure State with Wiley Miller and Shay Lee. Exploring the great unknown.

p: @angryjordan

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Montana, no place like it.

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Shay Lee goes for two.

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Shay and his snow machine.

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Wiley Miller knows thing or two about Montana.

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Miller Time.

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