Checking In with Team Manager Colin Sutherland
Winter has finally shown up in North America. Our winter season started in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Zak Mousseau, Cam Duncan, Tanner Gordon and Max Moffat all spent a couple weeks cruising laps at Winsport during the day and hitting handrails at night. We partnered up with local film crew 403 Media to film and show us the Alberta lifestyle. Local photographer Chris Pillings joined the crew to document the whole trip.
After Calgary we were able to spend a couple days at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Tanner Gordon and Jake Ondrik took advantage of their home resort and the great conditions.
Tanner Gordon flew down from Canada to meet Broby Leeds in Colorado. Broby competed in Pipe at the Copper Grand Prix and Dew Tour Breckenridge. Tanner took advantage of the early season parks and trained for the up coming year. Benjamin Moscona and Gabriella Makena linked up with the guys to shoot photos while they were training.
Zak Mousseau, Jay Starnino and myself are spending the holidays in Revelstoke British Columbia shooting photos. Stay connected our Instagram to see what the Team is getting up to.
T minus 1 hour until our man Broby Leeds competes in the Dew Tour Men’s Freeski Superpipe Semifinals! GO BROBY!
Check out a day in the life Broby Leeds on the Horstman Glacier this summer.
Filmer: Harrison Caulfield
First episode of the edit series “MOSS’N MONDAYS” Stay tuned and keep an eye out for more monday madness!
Featuring: Geoff Lovelace
Film/Edit: Jeff Barrett, Chris Saavedra
Support: Moss Culture, Ovyo Outerwear, eDoggo, Liberty Skis, Full Tilt Boots, IXNINE Goggles
The City Garage opened for business in October 1999, following a year of planning by Sean Lowes, a former ski rep who after 20 years of travelling decided it was time get off the road and create a ski shop with its own unique personality. Sean repurposed an old carriage house in the heart of Ellicottville, NY and named the store after the original City Garage, Ellicottville’s former 1930’s-era GMC station. He was determined to maintain the historical value of the building; in the summer months you can find the original front garage doors swung open for direct sidewalk access into the uniquely “garage-style” merchandised retail operation.
Date opened? 10/09/99 10AM
How did you get involved in this business? Needed a job after high school, wanted to meet chicks and lead a glamorous lifestyle.
What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category? We are a band of misfits, all in for the fun of it!
Who are some of the typical customers of your shop? All types of skiers.
What do you like best about your line of work? Looking cool in the lift line.
What is your business’ biggest challenge? Keeping customers happy, selling wide skis and looking cool in the liftline!
What is your favorite place to ski? #1- Holiday Valley/Ellicottville, NY #2-Solitude, UT
Something people might be surprised to learn about you or your business: We have never sold a snowboard. Not that we have anything against them but we are a ski shop and only sell skis.
If your shop had a theme song, what would it be? Money Changes Everything by Cyndi Lauper
Checking In with Team Manager Colin Sutherland
I started my summer off in Whistler British Columbia where I met up with the Liberty Skis team. We arrived a few weeks before the Glacier opened giving us the chance to take in the summer activities that Whistler had to offer. Whistler is one of those summer destinations with endless activities. We spent the first couple weeks cliff jumping, frisbee golfing, biking, skating, fishing and partying.
After several rough mornings and numerous sunburns we threw on our winter gear and headed up to Blackcomb for Session One at Momentum Ski Camps. Session One kicked off with warm bluebird weather and an incredible park. Dom Laporte set the bar high for the crew by destroying every rail at Momentum Ski Camps and always being the last one to leave the bar.
Canada Day kicked off Session One at Camp of Champions and Session Two at Momentum. Joe Schuster and Ben Wanamaker were in full attendance at COC while the others skied Momentum.
Days began to blend together as our daily routine seemed too mere the day before. We would load the chairs at 7 am and be on the glacier by 8 am. We would ride until the last T-Bar at 2:45 and then download the mountain and head straight for one of the lakes that scatter the valley bottom. After a couple hours of relaxing we would head home to celebrate before heading into the village to hit a local bar where the crew would relax and work their magic on female tourist.
As July brought nothing but blistering warm days and clear skies the team stacked footage with Filmer Brody Jones. Zak and Broby were lucky enough to have a private session on the Momentum Ski Camps jump with Poorboys Production, Level 1 and the top professionals in the ski industry.
Make sure to check out our summer recap video that showcases Joe Schuster, Dom Laporte, Zak Mousseau, Cam Duncan, Tanner Gordon, Jake Ondrik, Broby Leeds, and Jonas ride at Momentum Ski Camps and Camp of Champions.
The all-new Transfer has been engineered from the snow up to be an aggressive park and pipe ski. The signature Liberty bamboo and poplar speedcore makes the ski light and energetic, while the quadaxial fiberglass layers provide stability and strength. A triple radius sidecut on this symmetrical twin brings a longer radius to the center of the ski to increase stability, while the tips and tails get a much smaller radius for aggressive edging. What this means is that the Transfer is a stable landing platform at any speed, and will carve the pipe wall with ease, but the ski still retains a playful personality.
For those looking to take their park and pipe riding to the next level, and who need the energy and stability of a fully cambered ski, the Transfer is the answer. We have built a full-on park ski capable of launching and landing big airs in the park and pipe to continue the tradition of the Liberty LTE and Larose Pro Model. The Transfer carries on the Liberty commitment to park skis with energetic performance, lap after lap.
Learn more about the Liberty Skis Transfer.