11-20-13 | JENKSTAR: A FLAME IN THE NIGHT
The flame burns bright as the Sun sets on JenkStar Ranch...
Like fuel to a fire, their energy compounds and exponentiates. And like moths to a flame, they gather and relish in the beautiful lights and bassy tones. Panda Poles joins the JenkStars in telling the story of The JenkStar Ranch after the Sun goes down...
09-15-13 | WEBSITE UPGRADES/NEW PRODUCTS 2014
The new film by Sherpas Cinema
This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the
perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are
From the creators of the award winning film “All.I.Can”, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest
feature film, Into The Mind. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the
Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier
as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse
into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices.
As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, Into the Mind paints a
philosophical portrait of human kind. How do we balance risk versus reward? Why are we inspired to rise
to the challenges in our lives and what do we learn on this journey to attain them?
Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen, JP Auclair, Tom Wallisch, Rory Bushfield, Eric Hjorleifson, Austin Ross, Kris
Erickson, Johnny Collinson, Xavier de le Rue, Benji Farrow, Ingrid Backstrom, Izzy Lynch, Angel Collinson,
DCP, Jimmy Chin, Renan Öztürk, Matty Richard , Ian Mcintosh, Mark Abma, Conrad Anker, Samuel
Anthamatten, Karma Tsering, Chris Rubens, Julian Carr, Stan Rey, Tatum Monod, James McSkimming,
Whistler, Revelstoke, Nelson, and Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada
Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
09-07-13 | JENKSTAR: BUILDING A CASTLE OF MUD AND TRASH
Panda Chief TanSnowMan tells the story of the JenkStar Ranch, creating a community out of nothing in the middle of nowhere, and building a castle of mud and trash...
After a day of heating up on the hill, you've gotta cool down. And after a season of being on fire, you've gotta lower the bar and focus on keeping it cool... Did we mention functioning your muscles?
09-07-13 | JENKSTAR: GROWING A GARDEN FROM ART
Panda Poles Chief TanSnowMan leads a double life. During the winter he builds ski poles, however, during the summer he spends his time as a JenkStar, producing music and arts events, and building community in Green River, Utah. Here, he tells the story of the roots of JenkStar Ranch...
07-27-13 | WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: ALEX HALL
Panda Poles would like to send a warm welcome to the newest and one of the youngest Panda Tribal Council member! Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, and only 14 years young is ALEX HALL!!! You may not have heard his name, but you will, for sure, in the coming years... Just watch the video and let that do the explaining. Thanks for your stoke Alex!
Alex Hall, Ski Prodigy
09-09-12 | PANDA POLES IN THE 2012 SWATCH SKIER'S CUP
Two teams of 8 athletes, pitted head to head in a big mountain free skiing venue, with surfing and and style interlaced in the action. That is the Swatch Skier's Cup. Oakley White-Allen returns to S. America to compete alongside last year's teammate and fellow Panda athlete Chopo Diaz. Joining OWA and Chopo is Panda athlete Drew Tabke on Team Americas, and Panda athlete Mati Imbert representing for Team Europe. Meanwhile, Panda athlete Mark Abma returns as a judge for the competition. Of the 16 athletes in the competition, 4 of them skied with Panda Poles.
Skier's Cup Big Mountain Highlight Reel
Skier's Cup Backcountry Slopestyle Highlight Reel
Extended Competition Highlight Reel
To achieve a proper cool down one must be pipin' hot. So just when you think you're warm enough to start coolin' down, think again... Join TanSnowMan, "The" Kent Hyden, and Pit Viper creator Chuck Mumford for an extended warm up for a cool down...
One of the most important aspects of any training or dynamic fitness routine in the mountain arena, is a proper cool down. However, in order to have a proper cool down, one must first have a proper warm up. Tag along with TanSnowMan, Chuck Mumford, and "The" Kent Hyden as they warm up for a cool down, and set your mind and hearts free with their bravery, respect, and courage...
07-14-13 | BLUE SKIES
Take flight into blue skies with a few members of the Panda Tribe during a couple glorious spring days in the Wasatch... Join Sander Hadley, TanSnowMan, and Tyson McDonald as they make some "fun turns" under the sun... Giddyup!
Huge thanks to Ryan Mooney for his words of encouragement and steady camera work. We also send a huge thanks to Phil Potter of Team Munson Productions (vimeo.com/teammunson) for the video clips of Tyson McDonald...
Solar Energy Technology is clean, quiet, inspirational, and futuristic. Just ask Scotty Soltronic, creator of the Solar Saucer, and Mark Kriner of Climacore Geothermal as they join Panda Poles Chief TanSnowMan on an informational journey into the wonders and practicalities of Solar Energy... THE FUTURE IS NOW!!! Be a part of it...
TanSnowMan tags along with Pebble Creek (a.k.a. "The Rock") grom shredders Tucker and Gavin on closing weekend at the SouthEast Idaho ski area...
Since humans discovered how to harness fire over 200,000 years ago, there has been a steady evolution in how we have generated energy for ourselves. From wood, to coal, to oil, to whatever's next, this is one perspective on where we've been and where we may be headed...
"The Evolution of Fire" is Part 1 of the 2 part series "Embracing the Sun"
05-08-13 | SPRING SHREDDIN' AT THE ROCK: SLUSHY PEBBLE
Gather up some shred buddies and lets do this! TanSnowMan spins some slushy spring laps with Pebble Creek (a.k.a. "The Rock") locals Bo Ferro, Matt Tsakrios, Lee Swassing, and a few other cats last week during the closing weekend at the SouthEast Idaho ski area.
05-08-13 | SPRING SHREDDIN' AT THE ROCK: DIRTY PEBBLE
Local riders Bo Ferro, Matt Tsakrios, and TanSnowMan get into some dirty skiing on terrain that is rarely skied at Pebble Creek Ski Area (a.k.a. "The Rock") during the last week of the season at the South East Idaho ski hill.
TanSnowMan sums up the day's action in a ski-skewered Hunter S. Thompson quote:
"Skiing should not be a journey to the bottom with the intention of arriving with skis unscathed and and edges in perfect condition, but rather to clatter in broadside in a swoosh of slush, thoroughly amped up, totally stoked out and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a slide!"
In other words, No Sissy Footin' Around...
Disclaimer: The terrain in this video is in atypical of Pebble Creek Ski Area and is rarely skied, particularly in these conditions. This footage in no way should represent skiing at Pebble Creek Ski area. However, it does demonstrate how badass skiing at Pebble Creek can be.
Last Summer's Charlotte Wildfire in Pocatello, Idaho claimed 66 homes and 89 outlying buildings. The home of TanSnowMan's family was spared from the blaze, but his Step-father's shop with all of his tools was not so fortunate. Now, as the neighborhood rebuilds, Panda Poles finds a new home in the freshly scorched juniper hills of SouthEast Idaho, and TanSnowMan returns to his roots in the Bannock Range...
04-17-13 | RETURNING TO THE ROCK
Only 27 days before, TanSnowMan didn't know whether or not he'd ever walk again. Now, he relives that fateful moment with the rock that he thought almost ended his career, and rehabs his broken hip at his home ski area --"The Rock" (Pebble Creek, ID).
04-17-13 | TRIPPY PANDA: SANDER HADLEY
PANDA High Council Member Sander Hadley trips out at his home resort of Pebble Creek, Idaho. Thanks to Bo Ferro for the camera work and we send our appreciation to Sander for putting together such a solid (and experimental) edit.