There was no problem creating ice for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search at Loon Mountain Jan. 12, where temperatures were cold but competition was hot for a wildcard spot in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship at Fenway Feb. 8 - 9.
‘Leaning in’ and ‘grit’ mark the flight of ski jumper Sarah Hendricksen. (Sarah Hendricksen/Facebook)
If you’ve never stood at the top of a ski jump and looked down its long steep ramp — as it’s possible to do at the Lake Placid Ski Jump — you might not fully appreciate the enormity of the courage it takes to speed straight down and soar into space.
Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson and Travis Rice seen in Russia in "The Fourth Phase." (Red Bull)
While we eagerly anticipate the coming season, movie premiers across the country make a party out of waiting for the snow to fly. Sure, you can download these movies onto your device and watch by yourself, but the excitement of packing in to a theater or lodge with a bunch of other fanatics brings a palpable energy to the potential the months ahead offer.