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Would you like to be the first person skiing on brand new 2012 Atomic Bent Chetlers right along side the Atomic team??? Sounds amazing, right?

Well, click on the form below [it will link you to Atomic’s facebook] hit like if you’re not already a fan, and fill out the form… Easy as pie. Good luck. Hope you enjoy your new skis!

 

Would you like to be the first person skiing on brand new 2012 Atomic Bent Chetlers right along side the Atomic team??? Sounds amazing, right?

Well, click on the form below [it will link you to Atomic’s facebook] hit like if you’re not already a fan, and fill out the form… Easy as pie. Good luck. Hope you enjoy your new skis!

 

After never having much luck in Colorado with previous trips, I have a whole new perspective on what those mountains have to offer…

I just returned home from a trip in the San Juan’s, and felt as though I was planted right in the alps. Huge mountains. Old town vibe. Avy paths/ danger everywhere. And miles of endless terrain. The only real difference was I could read the signs and understand the locals.

We were staying up at the Dragon APX cabin. Dragon’s new testing grounds for all their upcoming product. So, needless to say we were testing new goggles, getting shots for the next Nimbus En Route, and shooting with our long lost photographer friend, Nate Abbott. The crew was myself, Eric Pollard, Ike Smith, Nate Abbott, Alex Pashley, Nic Drago, and our fearless leader/ guide/ cabin owner Skylar Holgate.

It turned out to be a super sick trip. We saw sun the whole time, battled the wind a bit, but still managed to shred some fun pillows, wind lips, and jump over some mines. We also thought we’d be roughing it, but Skylar has that place set up! The only “out of the norm” was melting down snow for drinking water, cooking, etc. and using an outhouse in sub zero temps. Aside from that we had solar panels giving power for electricity. Gas oven and bbq for cooking. And a wood stove for staying warm.

Another major highlight was definitely learning to shoot guns. One would think growing up in a red neck town would mean I was a pro, but Pollard and I were first timers at shooting skeet. I may or may not have hit any… Pollard hit two, and as the night progressed fireworks and firewater came out to make for some chaotic pics…

All in all, can’t wait to get back there. Thanks again for having us out Dragon and Co.

Photo credit: Ike Smith, Chris Benchetler, Eric Pollard.

Home sweet home for a few days…

Chris Benchetler searching for the fresh pockets.

Chillin in the cabin.

Drying rack.

Drinking water.

Pull! 

No caption necessary.

Eric getting vertical.

Benchetler jumping cornices.

New Nimbus goggle.

Pashley. Martha Stewart. Team Mom.

Eric and Skylar.

Getting artsy.

Eric and Chris’s new graphics. You dig?

Ike GTSing

Sunset at 12,000 ft. Beauty.

Stary nights.

So bright.

Benchetler in the shitter.Thanks for the awkward pic Eric.

Chris stretching.

Mine jumps are CO specialties. 

Hiking in the mines.

Pashley running over flash gear, skis, and trying a switch 180 on a sled. Doesn’t work…

After never having much luck in Colorado with previous trips, I have a whole new perspective on what those mountains have to offer…

I just returned home from a trip in the San Juan’s, and felt as though I was planted right in the alps. Huge mountains. Old town vibe. Avy paths/ danger everywhere. And miles of endless terrain. The only real difference was I could read the signs and understand the locals.

We were staying up at the Dragon APX cabin. Dragon’s new testing grounds for all their upcoming product. So, needless to say we were testing new goggles, getting shots for the next Nimbus En Route, and shooting with our long lost photographer friend, Nate Abbott. The crew was myself, Eric Pollard, Ike Smith, Nate Abbott, Alex Pashley, Nic Drago, and our fearless leader/ guide/ cabin owner Skylar Holgate.

It turned out to be a super sick trip. We saw sun the whole time, battled the wind a bit, but still managed to shred some fun pillows, wind lips, and jump over some mines. We also thought we’d be roughing it, but Skylar has that place set up! The only “out of the norm” was melting down snow for drinking water, cooking, etc. and using an outhouse in sub zero temps. Aside from that we had solar panels giving power for electricity. Gas oven and bbq for cooking. And a wood stove for staying warm.

Another major highlight was definitely learning to shoot guns. One would think growing up in a red neck town would mean I was a pro, but Pollard and I were first timers at shooting skeet. I may or may not have hit any… Pollard hit two, and as the night progressed fireworks and firewater came out to make for some chaotic pics…

All in all, can’t wait to get back there. Thanks again for having us out Dragon and Co.

Photo credit: Ike Smith, Chris Benchetler, Eric Pollard.

Home sweet home for a few days…

Chris Benchetler searching for the fresh pockets.

Chillin in the cabin.

Drying rack.

Drinking water.

Pull! 

No caption necessary.

Eric getting vertical.

Benchetler jumping cornices.

New Nimbus goggle.

Pashley. Martha Stewart. Team Mom.

Eric and Skylar.

Getting artsy.

Eric and Chris’s new graphics. You dig?

Ike GTSing

Sunset at 12,000 ft. Beauty.

Stary nights.

So bright.

Benchetler in the shitter.Thanks for the awkward pic Eric.

Chris stretching.

Mine jumps are CO specialties. 

Hiking in the mines.

Pashley running over flash gear, skis, and trying a switch 180 on a sled. Doesn’t work…

Thank You is exactly what the title states; a thank you to everyone who watches Nimbus.

Thank You begins by interviewing individuals from every walk of life about how they predict the winter. The movie then recaps the best of the last three years of Nimbus. Enjoy!

 
Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Bencheter. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to the world of ski movies. For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit:

NimbusIndependent.com/​
Facebook.com/​NimbusIndependent

 
 
As for my personal Thank yous, read bellow. I couldn’t have done it without you!!
 
I’d like to thank Eric and the entire Nimbus crew for believing in our vision, creating something different, and doing a great job documenting it. ALL of my sponsors and supporters. Atomic who gave me the opportunity and complete control with creating my dream ski. Mammoth Mountain for supporting my entire career and the teams that taught me the fundamentals to help my skiing grow. Sessions, Dragon, Dakine, Clif Bar, Ctii, Joystick, and EVO for backing my vision in skiing and continuing to support me over the years. My mother and father for giving me all the necessary tools to pursue my dream. My fiancé, Kimmy, for the continued love and support. All my friends that helped push me and pointed me in the right direction. All our fans, and supporters of skiing; Thanks for keeping faith and interest in what we love to do…God for keeping me healthy and watching over me. And to all those we’ve lost, and their families. Thank you for shedding a positive light on our sport and helping us realize what’s important in life.
Thank You is exactly what the title states; a thank you to everyone who watches Nimbus.

Thank You begins by interviewing individuals from every walk of life about how they predict the winter. The movie then recaps the best of the last three years of Nimbus. Enjoy!

 
Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Bencheter. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to the world of ski movies. For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit:

NimbusIndependent.com/​
Facebook.com/​NimbusIndependent

 
 
As for my personal Thank yous, read bellow. I couldn’t have done it without you!!
 
I’d like to thank Eric and the entire Nimbus crew for believing in our vision, creating something different, and doing a great job documenting it. ALL of my sponsors and supporters. Atomic who gave me the opportunity and complete control with creating my dream ski. Mammoth Mountain for supporting my entire career and the teams that taught me the fundamentals to help my skiing grow. Sessions, Dragon, Dakine, Clif Bar, Ctii, Joystick, and EVO for backing my vision in skiing and continuing to support me over the years. My mother and father for giving me all the necessary tools to pursue my dream. My fiancé, Kimmy, for the continued love and support. All my friends that helped push me and pointed me in the right direction. All our fans, and supporters of skiing; Thanks for keeping faith and interest in what we love to do…God for keeping me healthy and watching over me. And to all those we’ve lost, and their families. Thank you for shedding a positive light on our sport and helping us realize what’s important in life.