Jerome Tanon: “Show it to your parents!”

The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding is simply too good. Come meet its maker!

Oh and the simple pleasure of The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding has not begun to wear off. Again, if you have not seen clear some time this evening and sit back with a nice cocktail or maybe a beer or maybe some marijuana.

It is wonderful!

But if you have seen it would you not like to get to know its marvelous creator Jerome Tanon just a bit more? Who better to host our visit than the one, the only, Eduardo “Buoloco” Segovia. His lo-fi setting sets a wonderful ambiance.

It’s like you are creepily stalking Jerome Tanon yourself!

This movie is going places, I’m telling you. So creepily stalk Jerome Tanon while you still can.

The Eternal Beauty Of Snowboarding By Jerome Tanon from Ed segovia on Vimeo.

And visit Buoloco here for more fantastic interviews with those who really matter.

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Book your ticket today and shred the rails!

Do you love shredding gravel? Do you love the smell of tar in the morning? Do you love sunny skies and grassy hills? Do you love the crunch of slightly chilled dirt?

Then has Aspen got a deal for you!

Our own Mr. Clegg does not recommend booking your trip to Aspen. Or at least not yet or not for snow. Let us turn to him now.

Good morning or afternoon, depending on where you call home. As I’ve kept you abreast, this early season, your best bets for maximum snow is the central part of the country, where there are no hills, or the east coast. If the predictions hold, fresh powder will replace the normal bulletproof ice and fun will be had by all. Also, for a guarantee, Miami Beach and Las Vegas are good options.

I’ve had many people asking me, though, about normally staid, usually dependable Colorado. Well, things are not looking great or at least not as of yet.

My colleague in Denver, Mr. Makens, reports:

As of Tuesday, Denver remains snowless, which is only the 13th time the city has not recorded snowfall in August, September and October since records began in 1882.

Although there are a few storm systems to move through the next seven days, there doesn’t appear to be much of a sign of snow for the city.

In the previous six years, the city has waited for a measurable snowfall into November on three other occasions.

The late start to a snow season does not necessarily imply the season will be dry. Last year, there was no snowfall measured until Nov. 5 and yet the season ended with 73 inches of snowfall, 16 inches above average.

Still, the mountain resorts are offering early season deals that may be too good to pass up. The Aspen Times notes:

Aspen Skiing Co. is among the resorts trying to spur early business. Customers who book a minimum of two nights lodging for trips between Nov. 24 and Dec. 18 receive 40 percent off lift tickets and 15 percent off Four Mountain Sports equipment rentals. The trips must be booked at least seven days in advance.

Skico also is offering two complimentary lift tickets to customers who book at least three nights at the Little Nell Hotel for vacations prior to Dec. 18.

Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs is teaming with Iron Mountain Hot Springs to offer a Slope & Soak 4-Pack again this season. Buyers get four full-day lift tickets plus four day passes to the hot springs, which has 16 hot springs soaking pools.

Colorado Ski Country USA said its members are offering deals featuring discounted lift tickets, lessons, equipment rentals and early-bird discounts on lodging and season passes.

Crested Butte is offering 20 percent off lodging when four or more nights are booked.

Steamboat is kicking off the season with the Boat Launch pass, which includes three days of skiing from Nov. 24 to Dec. 18 for only $169.

All of these are very good deals and if you bring your own snow would certainly make for an enjoyable week.

Just in: Snow (Shaun) White called sexist?

Also, Air + Style is returning to Los Angeles! The Thrilla in Vanilla!

Snowboarding has a patron saint and it is Snow White. Oh you know the classic story. A pale skinned girl (Shaun White) is chased into the woods by a vain an evil stepmother (Iouri Podladtchikov). There she is taken in by dwarves (Louis Vito) until her mother comes to her in the guise of an elderly woman (Terje) and tricks her into eating a magic apple (marijuana).

Snow White (Shaun White) falls into a sleep of the dead until a handsome prince (TMZ) kisses him awake. And the two live happily ever after.

So cute!

But apparently also sexist. The pop star Alicia Keyes came out recently and said:

They say that every child learns from their mother — and it’s ingrained from babyhood. I get real funky about the classics; I don’t like [my sons] watching [the original Snow White]. It’s totally sexist, misogynistic — she’s cleaning for seven dwarfs.

There’s nothing wrong with a woman who chooses to stay at home with her family, it’s a hard-ass job, but it’s the way it’s spoken about.

And why? Because Shaun White is cleaning Louis Vito’s house?

Also, did you know Snow White’s Air + Style is returning to Los Angeles and headlined by Flume, Major Lazer and YG! It also features the world’s best snowboarders on a 16 ft jump. Can you wait? Will you go?

Buy tickets here!


Query: “What the fuck are we doing here?”

The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding is a film that absolutely sparkles!

This film, The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding, captures the gorgeousness of our absurd lives better than any I’ve seen and I’m talking across the extreme spectrum, not just snow. Its maker, Frenchman Jérôme Tanon describes as, “An existential journey into the true lives of snowboarders.”

And it feels like a work of art.

There is something about its journalistic integrity, its simplicity and its quality that absolutely shines. Thinking like a surfer, which I almost always accidentally do, I wonder if the same film could be made across the world’s beaches and I think no. There is something about the elemental harshness of snowboarding that creates more interesting characters.

Maybe, also, that snow had its industry apocalypse many years ago and so the interesting characters haven’t been forced to be much more than themselves. There is no, for instance, World Surf League, hammering a very lame narrative.

Oh but enough yammering on and especially yammering on about surf. Who cares about that? It’s dumb! Fill your day with this gem, instead, and smile.

You are eternally beautiful!

Watch: James Bond shred Pinkos/Pow!

Eat your heart out Travis Rice!

Engendered by the most lyrical of winterized speed fiends and safety-averse fruitcakes, the genesis of modern snowboarding; secretly born on golf course hills and backyard hummocks, can be traced to a tight fistful of early vanguard bros.

Of those, scant few rise to the Promethean level of pow-slash ubermensch Tom Sims. The legacy of this New Jersey-born innovator casts a long shadow into the material and spiritual culture of ski-boarding, now close to 40 years seriatim.

Yesterday our dreams of the universe were one-way dreams, soaring towards the sky.

Today, our thoughts and hearts oscillate between blips of digital stimuli. So now! Let’s go back. And rip a metaphoric bong-hit for anamnesis! Back to a moment in time when Sims took shredding to the Silver Screen for the very first time. And in legendary form, as Bond. James Bond. In the film, 1985’s A View To A Kill.