Search For A Cool Place.

With the lifts about to fire up from North Korea to North Carolina (A Basin and the Palmer Snowfield are open!) we decided to stoke the fire with some radness. First up, from the Pacific Northwest is “Search for a cool place” with Mark Landvik, Patrick McCarthy, Ryland Bell, and our boy, Harry Kearney. Search for a Cool Place is an exploration of snowboarding, mind-expansion, adrenaline freaks, the trips they take and where they’ve ended up.

The uber radness from Washington state continues with the Go! Boarding crue. Harry Kearney links up with the boyz to get down and get radical. Winter is almost here. Let’s do this.

Kevin Jones – Back in The Day.

A rare breed of human, Kevin Jones, has forever altered the snowboard landscape with the limitless freestyle trajectory he has brought to big mountain exploration. In short, Kevin Jones is a boss. We are forever grateful for his early involvement in Compatriot Snowboards. Here’s a rad Standard Films clip from Kevin a couple years back. He’s probably out fly fishing somewhere right now, so enjoy these old clips until the snow starts flying again.

Kingwill and Kearney finish top 10 at Mt Baker Banked Slalom.

Congratulations to Compatriots Harry Kearney and Rob Kingwill for both finishing top 10 at the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. Not an easy feat duders. Killing it softly.

sierra cement.

Tahoe got hit with over 8 feet of snow in the last week. Here are a couple of random snippets from the Mt Rose Zone. Bring a jacket. It’s been blower out here and have a wonderful new year.

Hello from Montana.

Tim Cowie charges the great white wave in Big Sky, Montana like a maniac. Coast to coast, it’s been dumping. Time to clock into the white room like our fellow compatriot, Tim here.

Get some!


Winter. It’s on. Rob Kingwill reports from snowboardmag.com that, “After a series of mishaps and malfunctions, including stalling out my Subaru and not being able to re-start it, switching vehicles, forgetting my snowboard in the process and then spilling a 16-ounce cup of hot coffee all over my truck, I finally made it to the mountain. The Tram line extended a long way back, so I decided to switch it up and ride the gondy for a few laps to let the line calm down.”

Read all about it by clicking here.

Fall Update : Harry Kearney

 

It’s been a long, hot summer, friends. But the end is near (grab a beer!). Winter will soon be here. Compatriot Harry Kearney has been maximizing the long days and getting ready for winter. He sent over this photo from Red Mountain Pass from this past spring and had this to say, “So the snow was horrendous at that time in spring, massive dry spell, so we were trying to get creative and went and shot at night. Everything about it was sketchy but the method felt right. Its up on Red Mountain Pass. Fun time. Its been a summer of Sabbath for me man!

Harry Kearney’s Top 3 Albums of Summer ’12:

1. Black Sabbath: Vol. 4
2. T.S.O.L: Change Today?
3. Pantera: The Great Southern Trendkill
If Pantera can’t alert the snow gods, than nothing will.

the season is not over with: harry kearney

Harry Kearney just in from the last month of getting buck in the white room and grocery shopping with the mini cart. Slushy snow and sun might be the call now or heading to Hawaii or Mexico to stick your feet in the sand. I think Harry will just be skateboarding and listening to metal. Probably the new High on Fire album. Harry, what’s the call?

last call

Last call is coming quick at Squaw Valley. You’ve only got one more week to point it and send it at your favorite Nor Cal resort. KT-22, Headwall, Siberia, Granite Chief. Pick your poison. Don’t forget to stop by Namasake afterwards for $5 dollar beers and hand rolls.

You cannot know how far you can go, unless you try to go too far

Northern Lights. Thompson Pass, Alaska. Tailgate Alaska. Wish you were here? You betcha do. Photo by Kinger.