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SheJumps to Alaska: Get Your Cameras Ready!

Want to go to Alaska for free? SheJumps is hosting a backcountry skiing/riding video contest for women who “demonstrate backcountry skiing/riding abilities, smart decision-making in the mountains and creativity.” 

TGAK_Final_PosterSheJumps, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase female participation in outdoor activities essentially through creating a community of women who help each other reach their goals, used it’s vision to create a contest that will “help increase the presence of women skiers and riders in the Alaskan mountains.” Flow Tailgate Alaska and SheJumps have joined forces to inspire women to push their own limits while being safe in the backcountry.

Flow Tailgate Alaska is a 10 day festival (March 29-April 7 2013) that started in 2008  as a “way to honor the pioneering spirit of riding in Valdez, while giving access to a whole new group of riders in an affordable way.” Known for having some of the best terrain on earth, Valdez offers bottomless powder, endless mountains for various skill levels and an inspiring setting to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. You will have the opportunity to take educational classes, meet other powder hounds, scope your lines and head out into paradise doing what we all love so much. Ladies, it is your time to shine this year!

Videos must be 1-5 minutes, and must be from the 2011/2012 or 2012/2013 winters. Submit videos via the SheJumps.org facebook page by 1 am MST February 28, 2013. The videos will be judged by a panel of men and women. Although the public will get a say in who gets 2 Runner-Up prizes and a People’s Choice Award, supported by Flylow Gear and RAMP Skis and Snowboards. Get those cameras out and show the world how you will represent female skiers everywhere!

Prize Package Includes:

Airfare for 2 to Anchorage                                                

Tent Accommodations at the Festival

Transportation from Anchorage to Valdez                  

1 Full Day of Cat Skiing

2 All-Access Passes to TGAK                                           

Swag Bag from Sponsors

For more information visit SheJumps.

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Richard Permin Interview: Eat your heart out Ladies!

Photo by Trent Bona

Talking with Richard Permin in Japan – ESPN.

You may recognize Monsieur Permin from last year’s ski film, Attack of La Nina, by Matchstick Productions (in which I had a cameo as an 80’s party girl that feeds Colby West champagne in a hot tub- no big deal). Not to mention all of the competitions he has placed in top spots this year alone. He is French. He is gorgeous. He is one sick skier. Right now he is skiing in Japan, where, unlike here in the States, there is so much snow, you can literally ski off snow-laden tree branches like a skiing squirrel. He is there filming with Matchstick for their newest ski film along with Sean Pettit and Riley Leboe.

I can’t possibly post this without giving enormous props to the photographer and writer of the article, the love of my life, Trent Bona. He is there, shooting stills, hanging out, and skiing with these amazing athletes. He is the perfect example of doing what you love, being good at doing what you love, and making a life out of doing what you love.

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