Author: Jason Mousseau

Editor’s Note 15.1

I often get asked what it’s like working in the ski industry, and my answer is usually the same. I tell people it certainly has it perks, but that at the end of the day, we’re just a coterie of snowsliders who flatter one another and promote each other’s reputations. We care too much about winning awards, being the best, and making more money. Which leads us into our next problem—we often lose sight of the bigger picture; the skiers who keep the fire stoked (Chris Rubens–p.54, Mike Shaw–p.26). / And that’s why I’m going to use this space...

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Mark Warner: The Man Behind the Mic

For those not in the know, tell us what Low Pressure Podcast is all about. The Low Pressure Podcast: The Podcast for Skiers is a weekly podcast which features conversations and stories with the people and personalities that make up our global ski community.  We consistently host the world’s best skiers and get an opportunity to hear their thoughts and opinions, interests and goals and anything else we can fit into an hour conversation.   To keep things interesting we change it up from time to time and produce documentary style episodes.  They can be based around special events...

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Breaking Boundaries in the Balkans

In February 2016, Gear4guides, along with International Peace Park Expeditions, travelled with Faction athletes Sam Anthamatten and Arnaud Rougier to explore a cross border section of the Peaks Balkan Trail. Part of one of the newest National Parks in the world, the area, shared by Kosovo and Montenegro, has a troubled past but the communities are now working together towards a positive future. The group travelled to donate equipment and educate local mountains groups in skills and safety to enable them to develop sustainable winter tourism opportunities for the remote mountain communities in this area of outstanding natural beauty....

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Fast Forward 2: The Eclipse

If anyone knows what it means to dare, win and celebrate, it’s this guy, our Freestyle ski champion and ambassador: Kevin Rolland. In the new action film Fast Forward 2: The Eclipse, Kevin and his friend Julien Regnier take the audience on a white-knuckle ride down the mountain, showing off a succession of hair-raising stunts on their way to an exclusive Mumm party. Please enjoy our fine wines responsibly. The athletes in this video are professionals, please do not attempt to reproduce these...

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Iceland with Marcus Caston

Marcus Caston Partnered with Matt Hardy for the 2016 REDirect EXPLORE film competition. Now months past their original edit for the competition, we asked them to re-edit their footage along with clips captured by Mike Schirf. Here is what Marcus has to say about Iceland: “There is corn skiing and fjords a lot of places on this earth. So what makes Iceland so special? The island radiates an undeniable energy thats powerful and intense, and at the same time lighthearted and quirky. The energy nests itself in everything around, especially in it’s people, and if you have ever met...

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