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The Story Of Chad’s Gap With Brent Benson

Throughout the past twenty years, Chad’s Gap has become legendary within the ski community. But who is Chad? Where is the gap? Did ski patrol actually blow it up? Luckily, one particular photographer has the answers to it all. Brent Benson is a Salt Lake City-based photographer who has been at nearly every single session at Chad’s Gap - from the very first kicker built by Chad Zurinskas to Tanner Hall’s redemption run in 2017. →

Real Filming: Oliver Hoblitzelle

“I like my friends and I like making ski videos. That’s all there really is to it, that’s what makes me happy,” said Oliver Hoblitzelle, a Salt Lake City based videographer quickly making his way up the ranks in the ski industry. If you’re not already familiar with the name Oliver Hoblitzelle, then you might as well get acquainted now. The young filmer already has quite a growing resume without any signs of slowing down. 

Freeride World Tour - Fieberbrunn 2019: Results, Recap + Full Replays

The third stop of the Freeride World Tour took place early in the morning in Fieberbrunn, Austria  under blue skies and in perfect snow conditions. Despite a historically large snowpack, a couple of sharks were still swimmin’ in the water and managed to snag some of the riders. The face offered quite a few different line options compared to Hakuba or Kicking Horse, which meant we saw plenty of creative lines. 

Arapahoe Basin Breaks Up with Vail Resorts

The battle between the multi-resort season passes might finally be coming to a halt. After non-stop additions of resort access to both the Ikon and Epic Pass for the past year, one Colorado resort has said ‘Enough is enough,’ to the pass due to the increase of traffic on and off the mountain. 

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