TAOS SKI VALLEY: 21st Annual Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon
Join Us March 17th & 18th, 2017!
Hustle to Help. What a great way to help those in need due to lack of medical care coverage.
Proving again that skiers and snowboarders have really big hearts and will shred for a cause.
Taos has always been home to people who are willing to climb every mountain (at least the Taos peaks) to help someone in need.
What Is It:
The Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon is a ski/board fundraising event in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, scheduled for March 17 & 18, 2017. Now in its 21st year, it attracts snow-adventure-seekers of all ages from across the Southwest and beyond. The pledges gathered support the Emergency Medicines Fund at the Taos Community Foundation.
The Ridge-A-Thon Story:
Ridge-A-Thon was initiated in 1997 to assist Ben Myers, a local Taos extreme skier, who passed away from cancer at age 26 after having no way to fund his hospice care. The community held the first Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon to assist with his medical expenses. Over the last 20 years, the Ridge-A-Thon has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support emergency medical services and medicines.
How It Works:
Paired teams collect pledges leading up to the event, then they hike up and hustle down a menu of runs on Highline Ridge & the West Basin in Taos Ski Valley, just to do it all again, as many times as they want to, racking up a point per run toward their total of RUNS. The runs available are determined by TSV patrol according to snow conditions at the time of the competition. The post-event awards celebration is held at Taos Ski Valley on Saturday at 4pm. Prizes from our sponsors will be given to the top teams in two categories: most FUNDS and most RUNS (alternately).
Registration is open. Not a high altitude shredder? You can sign up for a more mellow challenge to help without straining your legs and lungs.
For more information please visit, www.raisetheridge.com.
Do you have what it takes to stomp the Silverton Whiteout?
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Watch for the dude in the blue ski sweater. That’s BootDoctors, Max…”
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THIS WEEKEND: March 2nd – 4th Taos Freeride Championships!
Mark your calendar for this weekend. There will be some great spectating to be had in the Taos Ski Valley.
For more specifics on the upcoming freeride ski event, CLICK HERE!
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Saturday, January 7th: 2017 TSR Rail Jam
2:00pm Freestyle Sessions
4:00pm – 6:30pm Main Event
Rail Jam is once again at the beach and is a favorite of those competing and watching alike. Come out and compete or just to be a spectator and enjoy a DJ and the freestyle sessions beginning at 2 pm.
You can sign up to compete with a $15 entry at BootDoctors in Mountain Village from 12pm – 2pm and then head out to the base of Chair 4 where the competition will begin.
There will be an award ceremony at 6 pm where prizes will be given away provided by our sponsors including: BootDoctors, GoPro, Smith, StalkIt, Osprey, and Helly Hansen.
For more information contact Alex Brown at 970-728-7461.
– 2016 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SKI DAY: Saturday, December 10th –
8AM TO 4PM • Telluride Ski Resort
Join us for a day filled with tutus and costumes, ripping with awesome women, demos, raffles & more!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• 8 am: Meet & Greet at Bootdoctors in Mountain Village
• 9:15 am: Ski Your Heart Out
• 2:30 pm: Meet at the Top of Mountain Village Express (Lift 4) for a Group Ski to Tomboy Tavern (Photos and Video to be taken at this time)
• 3 pm: Tomboy Happy Hour and Raffle
Skiers & snowboarders of all ages & abilities are welcome! No ski pass? No problem. Attendees without a season pass will receive a discounted two-day pass for use on December 10th & 11th. We also have discounted lodging options. CLICK HERE for more information!
$15 registration fee covers breakfast, any skis or snowboards you want to demo all day, apres food & bev specials, entry into amazing drawing to win Tecnica boots, Blizzard skis, women specific winter clothing & gear plus spa treatments, tunes, footbeds, & more!
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Get out…way out!
In the highly anticipated film, The Fourth Phase, professional snowboarder Travis Rice undertakes a 15,000 mile mission following the hydrological cycle around the North Pacific Rim, discovering more than new terrain.
BootDoctors is pleased to co-sponsor Telluride’s first screening of The Fourth Phase, film by Jon Klaczkiewicz featuring Travis Rice and friends
The film kicks off Telluride’s First Annual Backcountry Awareness Night and Fundraiser for San Miguel Search & Rescue.
Friday, December 2, 2016
• Doors open at 6:00 pm
• 7:00 pm Drawing For Amazing Prizes
• Presentation By San Miguel Search & Rescue
• 7:30 pm Film Screening
Telluride Conference Center • Mountain Village
Tickets For donation Of $10 to SAR
Available At Any BootDoctors Stores Now – or – At The Door
Sponsored by Telluride Ski Resort & The BootDoctors
Cool stuff alert!
Drawing for Osprey packs, Black Diamond touring skins and headlamp; Telluride Ski Resort 6 day punch card; GoPro Hero4 Black Cameras; BootDoctors Tunes, Backcountry Kit Rentals, Fat Tire Bike Rentals, Custom Footbeds; Telluride Brewing Company Gift certificate and more!
Information and presentations from Colorado Avalanche Information Center, San Miguel Search and Rescue, CAIC “Know Before You Go” Program.
SAR cards will be available for folks to purchase.
ABOUT THE FILM
2016 (NR) 91 min.
Director: Jon Klaczkiewicz
Producer: Red Bull Media and Brain Farm
Featuring: Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Pat Moore, Mikkel Bang, Bryan Iguchi, Victor De Le Rue, Cam Fitzpatrick, Shin Biyajima, Bode Merrill
For the first time since dropping what’s widely considered to be the best action sports movie of all time, “The Art of FLIGHT,” Travis Rice and some of the best talent in snowboarding will return to the big screen for our viewing pleasure. Rice’s highly anticipated new project promises to raise the bar yet again for the genre.
“It has taken everything I have learned over my life to prepare for what the past several years has challenged us with,” Rice said. “Immersion into the winter wilderness with a few trusted comrades and a vow to not ride anything we have ever ridden before has made this the most exciting project yet. We have a team of some of the most committed riders, and a production crew that has gone all in.”
It will be the first snowboard movie filmed entirely with 4K cameras, and no expenses were spared en route to this compilation of what is sure to be some timeless ripping from a very, very stacked cast. Rice is joined by Mark Landvik, Mikkel Bang, Eric Jackson, Pat Moore and Bryan Iguchi and they’re filmed in a fashion like you’ve never seen before.
The project has been a multi-year production, and Rice has run a pretty tight ship over the course of the filming thus far. His social media accounts have become vague and useless tracking mechanisms for his travels, as he makes sure to digitally cover up his footprints after every step onto fresh powder.
The film is under the directorial savvy of a two-man team, Curt Morgan and Jon “JK” Klaczkiewicz, both action sports heavyweights and visionaries within the snowboarding world.
“Making this film has been one of the most challenging yet gratifying experiences in my life,” said Morgan, CEO of Brain Farm and the same director who worked with Rice on “That’s It, That’s All” and “The Art of FLIGHT.” “Our team has pushed deep into the backcountry with new technology in hopes to capture snowboarding in a way it has never been seen before.”
Vanity Fair says about The Fourth Phase:
“How does the top snowboarder in the world top The Art of Flight? By risking it all on a four-year journey to make the shredder’s equivalent of a National Geographic movie…..This is a snowboarding movie for people who don’t snowboard. A National Geographic special that visits corners of the world accessible only by helicopter and that just happens to have the most fearless snowboarders barreling down near-vertical slopes. It is, as Rice says throughout the film, about embracing the unknown.” – Bill Bradley, Vanity Fair
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/2JHE2zkRfW4
About the Fourth Phase film: http://www.thefourthphase.com/
About San Miguel Search and Rescue: http://sar.sanmiguelcounty.org/
About Colorado Avalanche Information Center: http://avalanche.state.co.us/
For more information about the event:
Bryce Young, BootDoctors Marketing Team • 970-728-8009, ext 2 • firstname.lastname@example.org