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posted by in soul sisters on Aug 04, 2014 .
Pirched on the peak, snow crystals pepper the bare skin exposed below your goggles as you watch the heli rise - whop, whop, whop - up and then nose dive down into a muffled abyss.  Time pauses, you look around to see nothing but snow-capped mountains for as far as the eye can see and below at wind buff breaking into deep pockets of powder in spine laden terrain.  A breath-filled moment brings gratitude and static, restless, energy as you await the radio's chatter.  
 
"Dropping in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.." Beep!  Beep! Beep!
 
The obnoxious alarm you chose on your phone goes off…. Wait! Wait one second, I was just about to...

With the passing of legendary stoker, Shane McConkey in March 2009, the bar was left high, very high for a new generation of ski seekers of stoke, radicality, and fun.  After all, this is what Skiing is about, right?  Going “out for a rip” with your buddies, taking a few turns, whooping in the powder snow and tearing up the cord.  Here to fill the winter daydreams void in a summer of trimming lawns, submitting TPS reports, and pouring Hefeweizen, is the “Pat and Tats Show.”

Pat Sewell and Chris Tatsuno are the brain fire power behind the “Pat and Tats Show, and with the support of their sponsors, Tecnica Blizzard,

Using Color Theory, Soul Poles LTD artist, R. Nelson Parrish tells stories drawn from personal experience skiing, surfing and auto racing.  Vibrantly colorful objects of resin, pigmented resin, racing stripes, wood, bamboo and fiberglass are his mediums.  This hybrid of painting and sculpture redefine Soul Poles’ LTD as more than a ski pole; it is a moment of clarity in a world of chaos.  Read on to learn more about R. Nelson’s recent escapades from Jenny Murray of C Magazine

PC: Mike Schirf

Interview by C Magazine's Editor, Jenny Murray in July, 2014

 

Santa Barbara artist R. Nelson Parrish is a born...

Park City, UT- Join Recycle Utah for the 3rd annual “Uncorked” outdoor concert.  The event will be held at the recycling center on Friday, July 18, from 5-10pm. Enjoy local entertainment and support a local cause!  

Glass is not currently accepted in Summit County curbside recycling bins, so in order to avoid sending a fully recyclable material to the landfill, drop it at Recycle Utah.  Blue, clear, green, and brown glass is accepted.

The evening will feature music by Soul Poles founder, Bryon Friedman and his Band, along with Sugartown Alley.  We’ll also be there with the mobile Soul Shop building a limited...

posted by in on Jul 15, 2014 .

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013 it was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,268 people in that country alone.

The news coverage following the disaster ran around the clock, with aid and volunteer workers flowing in from around the world.  Unfortunately, as the story lost its freshness and the viewers became numb to the gruesome photos of death and devastation, global news stations transitioned to new stories, leaving the Philippines with dwindling support. 

Our partner, Goal Zero, saw the opportunity to...

We had a chance to sit down with Tahoe-based, Michigan-born, Conor Pelton to recap his first season on the Freeride World Tour and to discuss his High Fives Foundation Signature Soul Pole.  With every sale on soulpoles.com, $10 is donated to support High Fives' mission to raise money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

With skiing's progression into steeper terrain, bigger airs, and more technical tricks, the consequences of falling are only getting higher.  Conor recognizes and respects this fact every time he steps into his bindings...

posted by in reviews on Jun 23, 2014 .

At Soul Poles we are constantly trying to bring good vibes and good times to the outdoor lifestyle while giving back to our community and environment. When we see other people and companies promoting a similar ethos, it encourages us to keep pushing for the world we want to live in. The discovery of Kate’s Real Food, an energy bar company dedicated to making wholesome bars with ingredients sourced from responsible and organic farms was no coincidence. We sought out the most environmentally and socially conscious bar company in the outdoor industry to partner with us for our mobile workshop tour, and Kate’s Real Food met and...

posted by in reviews on Jun 16, 2014 .

Kate's food doesn't skimp out on any ingredients. With wholesome energy bars handcrafted from the highest quality organic ingredients, you know you are getting the nourishment needed to fuel your active lifestyle. Between now and June 21st Kate's Real Food is offering a 20% discount on all products with the code, "SUMMERSCHOOL". Head on over to their website, Katesrealfood.com, and score an awesome deal while you still can. 

 

Make sure to check back later this week to find out more about Kate's Real Food's mission to fuel the most active lifestyles.