In the past year I have been continuously impressed with the community of Lake Tahoe. We've pulled together through one of the roughest years, losing friends and heros along the way. I'm happy to say that good things have come from it and our as our community continues to grow, I continue to be inspired. If you've read my blog in the past few months, you've heard about High Fives Non-Profit. They have just released their quarterly....it's amazing what this foundation has accomplished already. I was fortunate enough to make some turns with our first accepted grant aplicant, Steve Wallace, at Alpine a couple of weeks ago. He's back on skis after being paralized, working through it, and walking again. And he was RIPPING!!!! If you're in Tahoe on April 10th, be sure to check out High Fives latest event called Trains at Sugar Bowl. I know they are hoping to get more ladies out there so do yourself a favor and get out there for some good times!Check out http://www.crjohnson.org as well. Donations in C.R.'s name will also go towards High Fives. Kahlil (C.R.'s sister) has a goal of raising $100,000 that will go towards alternative methods of recovery for athlete's that can't afford it when dealing with a life altering injury.
On Sunday, April 17, 2016, the High Fives Foundation will travel to Colorado to host the inaugural Retro Shred-A-thon at Copper Mountain Resort. The event is presented in conjunction with partners GoPro, Smith, FlyLow, Volkl, Marker and Phunkshun Wear.
Renowned freeskier Tanner Hall sat down with HIGH TIMES for a wide ranging discussion about competition, his many gruesome ski injuries and how marijuana helped him overcome a dangerous opioid addiction.