Photos: John Webster/Red Bull SchooledWhat do you get when you pit teams from seven of the top ski academies against each other in the Loon Mountain park and superpipe? The Red Bull Schooled Ski session, that's what.In its second year, Red Bull Schooled brought out teams of four riders from each academy (three guys and one girl), competing against each other in slopestyle and pipe contests, as well as an "Extra Credit" session at the end of the day on a huge school bus rail. Colby West and TJ Schiller were on hand to judge the competition and drink lots of Red Bull.Carabassett Valley Academy's team of Banks Gilberti, Evan Schwartz, Marshall Lacroix and Sophia Peer were the day's valedictorians, leading CVA to first place and claiming a $2,500 tuition endowment for their school and the Red Bull Schooled trophy. Chris Logan from Mount Snow Academy and Allie Lee from Waterville Academy were the overall male and female top scorers, and Andrew Hathaway, the only skier to spin onto the bus rail, won the Extra Credit session.FINAL RESULTS1st Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA), ME2nd Waterville Valley Academy (WVA/BBTS), NH3rd Waterville Valley/Holderness Academy (WVA/Holderness), NH4th Mount Snow Academy (MSA), VTTop male overall scorer – Chris Logan (Mount Snow Academy)Top female overall scorer – Allie Lee (Waterville Valley Academy)Extra credit “jib session” winner – Andrew Hathaway (Waterville Valley Academy)For more information, visit http://www.redbullschooled.com.
Alterra's John Major plans to buy Bull Mountain in central Alaska for an undisclosed amount of money. The mountain originally founded by Herbert "Papa" Muntz has remained in the family and been a locals favorite ever since.
Pro Skier Sean Pettit’s career started with a move from Quebec to Whistler. From there, he became a child prodigy, the freeride kid who could do anything on his skis. We pick up our conversation from 2016 (I include 10 minutes of our old conversation for background) and talk about his focus from skiing to snowboarding, injury, his lifestyle clothing brand and more.
Sean Pettit Show Notes
2:00: How quickly he became pro and how that happened
5:00: Struggling in Whistler, getting sponsored and being smaller
13:00: Superproof and Red Bull
16:45: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)
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19:00: Sean’s house today, cliffhangers, and hurting his knee snowboarding
27:38: Skipping a movie part for Instagram and what his sponsors thought of it
33:00: Superproof, his ‘Keep your Tips Up’ reality show, and working the carnival circuit
40:00: Contracts and snowboarding
45:00: Spy Optics: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20.”
The 10 Barrel Brewery: My favorite is 'Out of Office' Pilsner
46:30: Powder’s article about Pettit and sponsors thoughts on snowboarding
52:30: Michael Jordan comparison and what’s next
57:00: Inappropriate Questions
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