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High Fives Winter Empowerment Athlete: Landon McGauley

by HighFives
Feb 2011 - 2.6K views

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA), recently completed the first chapter in what is known as ‘The Landon McGauley Project.’ A 15 year old skier and downhill mountain biker from Quesnel, British Columbia, Landon was involved in a mountain biking accident which left the young athlete paralyzed from the waist down due to a T-5 spinal injury . Landon: “My goal was to be able to get back on the mountain in a sit ski this winter. Now, the ultimate goal is to pursue my dream of competing in the Olympics in 2014.” From January 5-10, 2011 the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation provided an amazing trip for Landon and his family parents to Olympic Valley, CA and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. The High Fives Winter Empowerment Fund funded the trip by securing transportation by Truckee Tahoe Transportation Inc., lodging at the Resort at Squaw Creek, adaptive lessons with Disabled Sports USA FarWest (Alpine Meadows) with Bill Bowness (a two-time paralympic medalist, respectively), Smith Optics goggles and helmet, a pair of Volkl Bridge skis, Superlite Outriggers (adaptive ski poles) and a brand new sit-ski from Freedom Factory. This great story has just begun, with the support of his loving family, friends, his home mountain of Troll Ski Resort (Quesnel, BC) and the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation the next chapter is ready to be written.

High Fives Winter Empowerment Fund Grant Recipient Landon McGauley:
“This week was the best week of my life, thanks to you guys at High Fives!”
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High Fives Promotional Video

by HighFives
Feb 2011 - 6.1K views

A Tahoe based, 501.c.3 non-profit, the High Fives Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that have suffered a life altering injury.

Formed in January of 2009, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation has helped over 8 athletes to date with alternative healing, adaptive and rehabilitative equipment and the means to achieve their dream no matter the set-backs. With your support the Foundation will continue to be able to provide support, knowledge and ultimately a plan of action for the recovery of athletes following their dream. Follow the stories of Grant Korgan, Steve Wallace, Kyler Smith, John Davis and the other High Five recipients on the foundation's website.

For more information, to donate or to apply for a scholarship, please visit highfivesfoundation.org.

Thank you ~ High Five!

Skiing with Steve Wallace - Episode One

by HighFives
Feb 2011 - 5.3K views

Volkl Skis and Porters Tahoe present "Skiing with Steve Wallace."

After a successful career as a ski racer, Steve Wallace moved out west to pursue the ultimate dream; ski powder everyday. In 2008, Steve suffered a burst fracture of his T-9 vertebrae while skiing Squaw Valley USA. After an endless pursuit to return skiing, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation provided Steve with financial means to make this dream a reality in 2010 with Disabled Sports USA FarWest.

Stay tuned for more adventurous episodes from our charismatic and enthusiastic friend, Steve Wallace!

To find out about Steve's story, visit: highfivesfoundation.org/​recipients.html#stevew

A Tahoe based, 501.c.3 non-profit, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that have suffered a life altering injury.

For more information, to donate or to apply for a scholarship, please visit highfivesfoundation.org.

High Five!

Skiing with Steve Wallace - Episode 2 - Backcountry

by HighFives
Mar 2011 - 6K views

Volkl Skis and Porter's Tahoe presents the epic ski journey of Steve Wallace known as "Skiing with Steve Wallace"

In episode 2, Steve Wallace ventures out sled skiing with High Fives Co-Founder Roy Tuscany into the depths of the woods. Equipped with good friends, snowmobiles, pow skis, and High Fives this is a positively charged ride from Truckee, CA to the Gold Lake Highway. Good times!

Volkl Skis: volkl.com/​ski/​

Porters Tahoe: porterstahoe.com/​

High Fives Foudnation: highfivesfoundation.org

Perfect CR Day - Squaw Valley USA

by HighFives
Mar 2011 - 9.2K views

The Perfect CR Day was a day filled with the adventures that were deemed a perfect day in the life of CR Johnson. On the one year anniversary of his passing, the Johnson Family, CRJ Memorial Fund, and High Fives put together an epic day of friends, laughs, food, snow, and reggae. Starting the day with an "Oh Buddy" cookie from Wildflour Baking Co. fueling a day of skiing at Squaw Valley USA. Mamasake prepared "Reign Supreme" Handrolls to re-fuel the body for a night of dinner and reggae at Moodys. This video highlights the day but more importantly our friend, brother, and son CR Johnson

Fantastic February 5

by HighFives
Mar 2011 - 2.1K views

It dumped snow the whole month of February in Tahoe starting on my birthday the 16th. Basically every morning I woke up it felt like the weather gods were blessing me with yet another powder day. This is a little highlight of what my birthday month looked like.

No complaints so far this month on the snow fall either. So stay tuned for my march edit set to drop in the next few weeks

Trains 2011 - AUX Channel - Presented by Volkl / Marker USA

by HighFives
Apr 2011 - 3.3K views

The 4th Annual Trains was presented by Volkl / Marker USA at Alpine Meadows on April 16, 2011. High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Formed in 2009, the organization has helped provide the means for making goals to be met, after suffering a life-altering injury. For more information visit highfivesfoundation.org/​

This year featured 30 of the best local and national pros in the ski and snowboard industry. Sponsors included Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, Smith Optics, Unofficialnetworks.com, Diecutstickers.com, GOPro, Aelix Clothing, Empire Gloves, Armada Outerwear, Big Truck Hats, Sports Basement, Burton Snowboards, Porters Tahoe, Mountain Forge Inc, Discrete Headwear, Cabot Cheese, Crux Events, Full Belly Deli, Auburn Alehouse, and Nor-Cal Beverage

Trains 2011 - Shreddy Times - Presented by Volkl / Marker USA

by HighFives
Apr 2011 - 1.2K views

Shreddy Times edit of High Fives TRAINS 2011.

The 4th Annual Trains was presented by Volkl / Marker USA at Alpine Meadows on April 16, 2011. High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Formed in 2009, the organization has helped provide the means for making goals to be met, after suffering a life-altering injury. For more information visit http://www.highfivesfoundation.org/

This year featured 30 of the best local and national pros in the ski and snowboard industry. Sponsors included Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, Smith Optics, Unofficialnetworks.com, Diecutstickers.com, GOPro, Aelix Clothing, Empire Gloves, Armada Outerwear, Big Truck Hats, Sports Basement, Burton Snowboards, Porters Tahoe, Mountain Forge Inc, Discrete Headwear, Cabot Cheese, Crux Events, Full Belly Deli, Auburn Alehouse, and Nor-Cal Beverage

Landon McGauley - Chapter 2

by HighFives
May 2011 - 891 views

Landon McGauley, is back for Chapter 2 of the "Landon McGauley, High Fives Winter Empowerment Athlete".

Just off the plane from BC, Landon is surprised with the chance to be a guest judge at the High Fives "TRAINS" Event 2011.

Hosted by Alpine Meadows and presented by Volkl Skis / Marker Bindings. The event format is a jam session designed to inspire some of the best skiers in North America. Individual and team events packed the crowd and provided crazy action and huge airs.

Skiing with Steve Wallace - Episode 3

by HighFives
May 2011 - 1.3K views

Volkl Skis and Porter's Tahoe presents the epic ski journey of Steve Wallace known as "Skiing with Steve Wallace"

In episode 3, Steve Wallace and High Fives pair up with Arcade apparel for a fun filled day on skinny skis. Steve also gets a High Fives tattoo and rides a red toilet bowl down Alpine Meadows.

Volkl Skis: volkl.com/​ski/​
Porters Tahoe: porterstahoe.com/​
High Fives Foudnation: highfivesfoundation.org

TRAINS 2011

by HighFives
May 2011 - 662 views

The 4th Annual Trains was presented by Volkl / Marker USA at Alpine Meadows on April 16, 2011. High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Formed in 2009, the organization has helped provide the means for making goals to be met, after suffering a life-altering injury. For more information visit highfivesfoundation.org/​

This year featured 30 of the best local and national pros in the ski and snowboard industry. Sponsors included Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, Smith Optics, Unofficialnetworks.com, Diecutstickers.com, GOPro, Aelix Clothing, Empire Gloves, Armada Outerwear, Big Truck Hats, Sports Basement, Burton Snowboards, Porters Tahoe, Mountain Forge Inc, Discrete Headwear, Cabot Cheese, Crux Events, Full Belly Deli, Auburn Alehouse, and Nor-Cal Beverage

Landon McGauley - Part 2 of 3 - Chapter 2

by HighFives
May 2011 - 444 views

Bill Bowness explains the goals of Landon and his approach to teaching Landon to sit-ski. Bill Bowness is the director of snowsports for Disabled Sports Farwest at Alpine Meadows, CA. He has been the instructor for the first two chapters of Landon's growth as a sit-skier. The goals of 2014 are reasonable and obtainable for this young athlete.

5 year Redemption - Roy Tuscany

by HighFives
May 2011 - 1.5K views

After suffering a T-12 Burst fracture on April 29, 2006, it took Roy Tuscany five years to return to the spot that for ever changed his life. Surrounded by the positivity of friends and the power of High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, he returned to the spot exactly five years to the date.
Looking back on the five years of the injury, Roy has relearned how to walk, how to ski, and how to inspire others through the formation of his non-profit foundation High Fives (highfivesfoundation.org).
Watch how the power of positive thought and support has empowered Roy to return to the spot that forever changed his life and get the ultimate redemption.

Skiing with Steve Wallace - Season Finale

by HighFives
Jun 2011 - 1.2K views

Marker / Volkl and Porters Tahoe present the final episode of the five-part webisode series staring Steve Wallace. This season you have watched Steve tell his story of recovery, ski the backcountry of Tahoe, raise money with the Arcade Skinny-Ski-a-Thon, get some new Ink, ski with Landon, and lastly return to Mammoth with Roy Tuscany.

The Landon McGauley Project | Chapter Four

by HighFives
Jan 2012 - 298 views

The Landon McGauley project is an on-going mission of the High Fives Winter Empowerment Program Service. High Fives Athlete: Landon, a 16-year-old downhill mountain biker from Quesnel, B.C. Canada suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury during a race on July 4, 2010. With the help of the High Fives Foundation, the highly motivated young athlete, Landon is pursuing a dream of making the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team (currently a member of the British Columbian Development Team) and competing in the 2014 Sochi, Russia Paralympic Games.

A High Fives Weekend in Vermont

by HighFives
Mar 2012 - 584 views

Thursday, March 8, 2012 the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation ventured across the country to the Mad River Valley in Vermont for a series of events called ?A High Fives Weekend? at Sugarbush Resort. With the help of Vermont North Ski Shop and Sugarbush Resort, the High Fives Foundation was able to present the ?B.A.S.I.C.S. Prevention and Awareness Program? to four different groups, reaching over 1,000 kids, and run a successful ?Fat Ski-a-Thon? with over 40 participants. High Fives traveled East with Roy Tuscany and Steve Wallace to put on the weekend and present the B.A.S.I.C.S. program to the Mad River Valley. The weekend?s events kicked off at 7:45am on Friday with the ?B.A.S.I.C.S. Prevention and Awareness Program? at Waitsfield Elementary School with over 100 kids in attendance. Following the presentation the kids asked great questions, and as young winter sports enthusiasts, each student seemed to take something from the presentation. High Fives? next stop that afternoon was Fayston Elementary School, which also saw over 100 attentive students with equally good questions. Saturday was a day of recreation as Win Smith and Sugarbush Resort provided the High Fives Foundation and Vermont North Ski Shop employees with early lift access to enjoy the fresh 10 inches of snow that had fallen the previous night. After the day of powder skiing High Fives Foundation headed to the Castlerock Pub at Sugarbush Resort to present the ?B.A.S.I.C.S. Prevention and Awareness Program? to a group of over 100 skiers of all ages. Early on a sunny Sunday morning, the High Fives Foundation and Vermont North Ski Shop employees arrived at Mount Ellen/Sugarbush Resort to begin setup for the ?Fat Ski-a-Thon.? Over 40 people showed up to register for the event that had participants skiing as many runs as possible on the Summit Quad from 9am to 3pm. Donations were collected in advance by participants either on a per lap basis, or as a flat rate. After a long day of skiing, Harwood High School students Evan Theurer and Johnny Egan tied for the most runs with 33, and Chris Parkinson got the award for the most money raised with $1,690.00, all going to the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. The weekend was capped off with one final ?B.A.S.I.C.S. Prevention and Awareness Program? at Harwood High School in Moretown, VT. The presentation saw around 700 high school students, and for such a large crowd, the auditorium was silent during the presentation. Founder of High Fives Foundation, Roy Tuscany graduated from Harwood in 1999 and was honored to present the B.A.S.I.C.S. program to his alma mater. The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation would like to send out a huge thank you to Vermont North Ski Shop and Sugarbush Resort, as ?A High Fives Weekend? at Sugarbush Resort never would?ve been possible without their efforts. The weekend?s events ended up raising over $15,000.00, which will be allocated to assist athletes who suffer a life altering injury work toward their respective recovery goals. Top Five (Laps Skied) (Tie) Evan Theurer & Johnny Egan: 33 Hayden James: 31 Madeline Lowe: 30 (Tie) Liz Harris, Nate Caldwell & Willy Egan: 29 (Tie) Wes Lowe & Madeine McGeorge, 28 Top Five (Money Raised) Chris Parkinson, $1,690.00 Rubi Murphy, $870.00 Mae Murphy, $693.50 Brian Daigle, $671.50 James Donaldon, $630.00

Early Morning Sugarbush Powder

by HighFives
Mar 2012 - 154 views

During the High Fives Weekend in Vermont, Roy Tuscany finally got the chance to once again ski some powder in his home state at his home mountain, Sugarbush Resort. Early morning chairlift access allowed for the entire crew to enjoy the new snow on an amazing powder day. Thank you very much to: Brian Daigle, Chris Parkinson, Winn Smith and the Vermont North Ski Shops

B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service - Camp Two (Squaw Valley)

by HighFives
Mar 2012 - 55 views

This winter, the progression continued with four skiers (Reef Schott, Rocket Bryan, Logan and Cody LaPlante) who were selected as campers to ski with a rotating base of accomplished coaches at Squaw Valley (March 19-21). Huge thanks to JT Holmes (Program Director) as well as guest coaches Franz Weber, Connery Lundin, Timy Dutton, Garrett Russell, Sean Carey and John Rockwood for their time. Also, thank you to Chris Gray and the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol as well as Squaw Valley for making this possible. Learn more or donate to the B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service here: highfivesfoundation.org/index.php/programs/basics-2

Arcade Belts | High Fives Foundation Skinny Ski-a-Thon (2012)

by HighFives
Apr 2012 - 83 views

The 2012 Arcade Belts | High Fives Foundation Skinny Ski-a-Thon was a great success thanks to the 50+ participants that got pledges per lap skied on Squaw Valley's infamous KT-22! Also, a huge "thank you" goes out to Arcade Belts, Squaw Valley, Fireside Pizza, Smith Optics, GoPro, Snocru.com, BodyArmor, Tahoe Made Attire as well as Rom and Nick Marcucci. A snowy day did not prevent all that participated from enjoying themselves while pushing it to the limit on archaic equipment and skiing as many laps as possible to raise money for the High Fives Foundation. The animal known as GTL or (Greg Lindsey) succeeded in skiing 46 laps to take the crown as this year's best skier. His efforts not only took Cody Townsend off the thrown (last year's champ) but also helped solidify the Skinny Ski-a-Thon as an event to watch for in years to come. Thank you for your support. High Five! For more information: squaw.com arcadebelts.com firesidepizza.com snocru.com drinkbodyarmor.com smithoptics.com gopro.com tahoemadeattire.com

The Amazing Tony Schmiesing

by HighFives
Apr 2012 - 935 views

On March 23, 2012 the High Fives Foundation took Winter Empowerment Athlete to Alpine Meadows to make history... A C 4-5 quadriplegic as the result of the spinal cord injury suffered at a beach where he grew up, and currently battling Syringmyelia, Tony's tenacious surf/skate/ski DNA has pushed him through all sorts of obstacles and has lead him into an endlessly surprising and beautiful life. Thanks to Brian Sheckler and Disabled Sports USA Far West, Tony Schmiesing became the first bi-skier to ride on a wall ride park feature. The positivity that Tony exudes on a daily basis is testament to the fact that anything in life is possible. Look for Tony on the snow, in the skate parks or in the surf and hive him a High Five! For more information or to donate: highfivesfoundation.org/index.php/programs/winter-empowerment-fund/athletes/tony-schmiesing - http://www.dsusafw.org/

Trains 2012 Preview with Danny Toumarkine

by HighFives
Apr 2012 - 642 views

Trains 2012 happens on April 14, 2012 at Alpine Meadows and features the best ski and snowboard athletes in the country. Danny Toumarkine is one of 30 athletes that will be competing at the event that will give out over $5000 to 5 select charities. Make sure to be at Alpine Meadows to see the return of Danny to competition, enjoy the highlights of the day and eat Jamie LaValle's world famous chicken wings. Trains is presented by Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, vitaminwater, Miller / Coors, Start Haus Ski Shop, Sports Basement, Smith Optics, GoPRO, Diecutstickers.com, Powder Magazine, Arcade Belts, Cabot Cheese, Skullcandy, TRX, Discrete, and High Fives. The event is proudly supported by Fully Belly Deli, CRUX events, Big Truck Headwear, Aelix Clothing, and Sports Insurance. This is the video 1 of 3 from ShreddyTimes, enjoy the ride! See everyone at Alpine Meadows on April 14.

Trains 2012 Preview with Pete Kukesh

by HighFives
Apr 2012 - 196 views

Trains 2012 happens on April 14, 2012 at Alpine Meadows and features the best ski and snowboard athletes in the country. Danny Toumarkine is one of 30 athletes that will be competing at the event that will give out over $5000 to 5 select charities. Make sure to be at Alpine Meadows to see the return of Danny to competition, enjoy the highlights of the day and eat Jamie LaValle's world famous chicken wings. Trains is presented by Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, vitaminwater, Miller / Coors, Start Haus Ski Shop, Sports Basement, Smith Optics, GoPRO, Diecutstickers.com, Powder Magazine, Arcade Belts, Cabot Cheese, Skullcandy, TRX, Discrete, and High Fives. The event is proudly supported by Fully Belly Deli, CRUX events, Big Truck Headwear, Aelix Clothing, and Sports Insurance. This is the video 2 of 3 from ShreddyTimes, enjoy the ride! See everyone at Alpine Meadows on April 14.

TRAiNS 2012

by HighFives
Apr 2012 - 505 views

Video Credit: Shreddy Times TRAiNS 2012 was the fifth annual freestyle ski & snowboard contest that the High Fives Foundation has put on in the North Lake Tahoe area. Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley supported this event that brought Nick Goepper, Parker White, Michelle Parker, Danny Toumarkine, Chris Logan and 25 other amazing skiers and snowboarders out to compete. Aside from the action on the hill, TRAiNS is an event that gives back by donating to select charitable organizations. Custom-made BigTruck Hats, music from the Silver Boombox Thief, Jamie LaValle?s world famous chicken wings, food from the Full Belly deli, and a world-class competition venue produced by Crux Events rounded out an amazing day! Three teams of ten (skiers and snowboarders) were picked by winners of the Best Male, Best Female and Best 540 (degree rotation) in the first half of the competition. The event?s namesake TRAiNS was on display in the second half as the team competition ensued with each team of ten popping off the six different features in succession. Charitable Contributions Given $5,000 Total: Three charities (out of five) were chosen by the winning competitors to donate to? Best Male: Nick Goepper donated $1,000 to the Reeve Irvine Research Center Best Female: Marta Krusell donated $1,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation Best 540: Andy McDowell donated $1,000 to SkiD.U.C.K. Best TRAiNS Team: Green Team donated $2,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation Thanks to vitaminwater, Smith Optics, Start Haus, Sports Basement, Coors Light, GoPro, Powder Magazine, DieCutStickers.com, Discrete Headwear, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Skullcandy, TRX Suspension Training, Arcade Belts, Aelix Clothing, Sports Insurance and the Mountain Forge

Jake Hickman Athlete Update

by HighFives
Jul 2012 - 510 views

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation's Winter Empowerment Fund - Program Service allocates donated funds to athletes that have applied for and been approved by the Board of Directors - Grant Selection Committee for a specific grant to assist in recovery from a life altering injury. On December 22, 2011 Jake Hickman crashed while competing at a U.S. Freestyle Ski Team - Selection Competition. The impact caused a spiral compression fracture of Jake's T8 vertebrae with an incomplete paralysis of the spinal cord. As with all athletes that the High Fives Foundation assists, Jake has shown a drive and a sense of positivity in his recovery that is absolutely inspiring. His work ethic and "can-do" attitude light up the room as he demonstrates on a daily basis his determination to return to the sport he loves. The High Fives Foundation provided Jake with rehabilitative healing therapies such as Physical Therapy with Scott Williams (P.T.) of Synergy Therapeutics, Acupuncture with Tyler Lapkin (L.Ac), Massage Therapy with Karen Stubbs (L.M.T.) and one on one training with Chris Cloyd (Fitness Director - Performance Training Center by Julia Mancuso). These therapies along with time spent in the gym, with his TRX Suspension Training System and on the trails would not be possible without the generosity of 81 (and counting) donors that have directly contributed to this up and coming ski star. To learn more about the Healing Network that Jake Hickman is utilizing, to donate to his recovery and to discover the story of the High Fives Foundation point your browser to highfivesfoundation.org. Also, stay up to date on upcoming events and information by following the High Fives Foundation on twitter and Facebook (twitter.com/hi5sfoundation and facebook.com/highfivesfoundation). Thank you for your support and look for Jake on a podium in the near future!

The Landon McGauley Project | Chapter Five

by HighFives
Aug 2012 - 120 views

The Landon McGauley Project is an on-going mission of the High Fives Winter Empowerment Program Service. High Fives Athlete: Landon, a 17-year-old downhill mountain biker from Quesnel, B.C. Canada suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury during a race on July 4, 2010. With the help of the High Fives Foundation, the highly motivated young athlete, Landon is pursuing a dream of making the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team and competing in the 2014 Sochi, Russia Paralympic Games. August 5-9, 2012 the High Fives Foundation took a group Winter Empowerment Fund Athletes to San Clemente, CA to learn the sport of adaptive surfing at San Onofre State Park's "Dog Patch" beach. Landon McGauley, and a handful of other athletes traveled with the Foundation and a media team to Southern California for their first ever Adaptive Surf Camp. A consistent 3-6' swell delivered gorgeous sets of waves for the talented team to discover new muscle memory skills on Infinity Waveskis (sit down waveskis). With an all-star cast of adaptive surf community members on hand to show everyone the ropes, the three days spent on the water went by way too fast. The inaugural trip helped expand the reach of the Foundation by providing a new outlet for those that suffer a life altering injury. Additionally the skills learned are transferable to winter action sports and will help in the recovery process of all involved in the great sport of adaptive surfing. Overall, it was great to re-connect with Landon and keep in line with his goal of making the podium in the Paralympic Games. Stay tuned for more updates on the Landon McGauley Project... Watch the first four chapters: Chapter 1: vimeo.com/19462045 Chapter 2 (Three Part Series): (Part One) vimeo.com/30805748 (Part Two) vimeo.com/23781404 (Part Three) vimeo.com/24033544 Chapter 3: vimeo.com/30768189 Chapter 4: vimeo.com/35548037 Thank you very much Conor Toumarkine of Shreddy Times for filming, editing and producing this video! Learn more and follow Shreddy Times at: shreddytimes.com/ Also, thank you to Trevor Clark for your work capturing the trip with your photo talents! Enjoy Trevor's work at: trevorclarkphoto.com/

TRAiNS 2013

by HighFives
Apr 2013 - 2.7K views

The 2013 TRAiNS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest was a great success as 30 competitors took to the air in a style centric event presented by Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, GoPro and Alpine Meadows. Filmed on the RED Camera, this edit provides a unique perspective of the exciting day at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort on April 20, 2013. Hundreds of spectators enjoyed sunny skies, amazing ski & snowboard action, custom-made bigtruck Brand hats, music from the Silver Boombox Thief, Jamie LaValle?s world famous chicken wings, food from the Full BellyDeli, and a world-class venue produced by Crux Events at one of the High Fives Foundation's marquee events. In addition to the action on the hill, TRAiNS is an event that gives back with the winning athletes and best team donating their respective cash purses (of $5,000 total) to selected charitable organizations. The winner(s) of the Best 540 (Nick Goepper and Kyle Smaine) donated $1,000 to The Sarah Burke Foundation as did the winner of the Best Backflip (Toby Miller). The winner of the Best Switch Trick (Raleigh White) donated $1,000 to The Bob Woodruff Foundation while the best TRAiNS Team donated their $2,000 winnings to The Shane McConkey Foundation. TRAiNS 2013 was also made possible thanks to support from: Newschoolers.com, Phunkshun Wear Facemasks, Smith Optics, Coors Light, Koss Stereophones, VTPB, Tito?s Handmade Vodka, Northwestern Mutual - Ryan Williams, Rome SDS, bigtruck brand, Sports Basement, Armada Outerwear, Tomahawk, Under Armor, Bistro 22, Line, Full Tilt, Newschoolers.com, Discrete Headwear, Arcade Belts, Cabot Cheese, TRX Suspension Training and Diecutstickers.com. To learn more about the High Fives Foundation and its mission to to raise money and awareness for athletes that suffer a life-altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports point your browser to: highfivesfoundation.org

The Cody Walker Story

by HighFives
Jul 2013 - 8.7K views

http://www.highfivesfoundation.org/donate The Cody Walker Story highlights the inspirational journey of Winter Empowerment Athlete - Cody Walker and his recovery from life-altering injuries he suffered while snowboarding on March 1, 2013. The High Fives Foundation has provided cody with multiple grants for Physical therapy at the University of Utah - Rehabilitation Center and at Neuroworx. Stay tuned for more updates on Cody and his hard work to return to life with his family! For more information on Cody Walker: http://www.highfivesfoundation.org/cody-walker

#HelmetsAreCool

by HighFives
Oct 2013 - 3.2K views

#HelmetsAreCool is the third installment of five for the High Fives Foundation B.A.S.I.C.S. (Being. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations.) Program Service. The previous two B.A.S.I.C.S. documentaries inspired critical thinking regarding five critical mistakes that winter action sports athletes have made before suffering a life-altering injury; and backcountry safety with a concentration on avalanche awareness. #HelmetsAreCool? focuses on helmet usage and safety while highlighting High Fives Athlete Danny Toumarkine?s recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury he suffered while snowboarding without a helmet along with three other featured athletes.

The Giray Dadali Story

by HighFives
Nov 2013 - 30.4K views

http://www.highfivesfoundation.org A 22 year old freeskier, Giray was at a competition in March 2013 when he overshot a landing on a jump and broke his sacrum and pelvis. He is now trying to get back to his life as a skier and return to the slopes as soon as physically possible. He looks forward to continuing to pursue his dreams of skiing deep snow and fun terrain park features every day.

The Edge of Impossible with Tony Schmiesing

by HighFives
Apr 2014 - 992 views

In the spring of 2014, the High Fives Foundation gave a Winter Empowerment grant to provide the team with the tools and travel necessary for Tony Schmiesing to accomplish ?The Edge of Impossible? trip to Points North Heli-Adventures in Cordova, Alaska!