While Will was away filming with Level 1, Andy found a magical road map leading to the Pacific Northwest. Ian Compton, Erik Olson and Sami Ortlieb get in the TC van and trek across the treacherous winter highways dodging black ice, packs of angry dogs, and cheap gas station pizza. The TC crew crosses into Canada and meets up with Cole Drexler and Max Hill at Mount Seymour before returning to Salt Lake City, Utah for smoggy sessions at the legendary Rail Gardens.
This short film follows Sasha Yakovleff through his 2012 season, shot entirely on location in New Hampshire. You’ll get a glimpse at his own hand built trails, the outdoor bike park that he manages at Rye Airfield and one long run at Highland Mountain Bike Park.
The First Freestyle Moguls World Cup event went down last week in Ruka, Finland and it had some great results for skiers wearing Bern. The entire podium at the event was wearing Bern! Congratulations to Mikeal Kingsbury, Alex Bilodeau, and Jeremy Cota for their victories and thanks for wearing Bern. Check the photo below!
Our friends at Reel Theory Productions have been extremely busy the past few months. When they aren’t working on the Bern 13/14 Video Program, or following the Rockstar Energy team around the globe they have been hard at work planning the 2013 Video Games event in New England.
The Video Games Event is a unique event format in which team’s compete all day across the whole resort. The Video Games Event doesn’t just award riders, they are also putting an incentive for filmers to come and compete as well. Each day of the competition teams start out with a list of goals, a camera, and their gear. Then they are let free on the on the mountain to produce the most creative edit with the best riding while also checking off all their goals. We’re so excited about the comp that we are forming our own team at Bern HQ.
Prizes, The Best Part! Along with all the great action there will be a stack of great prizes. Teams will compete for prizes at each stop with a podium consisting of Best Team, Best Rider, Best Grom, and Best Female. Edits from each stop will be rewarded at the following stop. Grand Prize winners must compete in two of the first 3 events to qualify. Teams that compete at 3 stops will have a slight advantage and drop the lowest score for a combined total. The grand prize will be awarded in a two prize packages, one men’s and one women’s. Winning mens team scored with best edit and most combined points, will win a Team Trip to Puerto Rico for a 4 day 5 night Surf School trip. Women’s team will win a full sponsorship package from Betty Rides including a private website and catalog shoot, along with video profiles featured and branded for Betty Rides. Betty Rides is the only independently owned women’s brand in the snowboard market and is celebrating their 20 year anniversary. Rincon surf school in Puerto Rico is the longest running and most sought after surf destination in the Caribbean. With a series of prize packages like this who wouldn’t want to compete.
Video Games Event is going down at the following mountains: Wachusett Mountain, MA (Jan 26th), Loon, NH (Feb 9th), Sunday River, ME (Mar 2nd), and Okemo Mountain, VT (Mar 23rd). We’ll see you out there!
Bern Snowboarder / Jackson Hole Legend Rob Kingwill is featured in the latest ad’s for Mercedes Benz “4-Matic” AWD Cars. The Ad was produced by Curt Morgan and his company Brain Farm (Art of Flight) and will be featured internationally and in the US online and on Television.
We at Bern recognize the importance of Fit when it comes to helmets. We have specifically designed and engineered all of our helmets to fit true to our customers heads. Part of this experience through is making sure you have the correct lid for your head. We produced the video below to help you get the correct Bern Helmet for your head!