Jackie Paaso Takes home 3rd at Verbier Xtreme

Skiing, United States
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Jackie Paaso took some time after the finals in Verbier of the Freeride World Tour to give us an update on how the season closed out before she heads around the world for some Downhill Mountain Biking. Be sure to check out Jackie's 3rd place run from Verbier here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1kdrrp_fwt14-run-of-bib-5-jackie-paaso-usa-xtreme-verbier-2014_sport The Freeride World Tour finals took place March 29th in Verbier, Switzerland. It marked the end to the 2014 season, which proved to be challenging at times. I was very happy to be one the of the five females that had qualified for the finals and of the top 8 ...

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Published April 10

Marcus Caston Skis the Chic Chocs of Quebec

Skiing, United States
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"You're from Utah but you came here to go skiing? Why?" The most persistent question asked by the people I met on my ski-voyage to the Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec. Honestly, it’s a fair question, and one I had asked myself more than once. I’ve skied the east coast on multiple occasions, and know the routine ice, rain, ice, slush, ice, cold, ice, colder. So why? Because skiing is skiing and I’m always up for an adventure, and who knows maybe you will get an east coast powder day…yeah right.To prepare for the trip, I spent a day sharpening ...

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Published April 8

The American Birkebeiner through Sam Naney's Eyes

Event, United States
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Many in Norway and worldwide know the history behind the Birkebeiner and its commemeration through the Birkebeiner races in Norway. In North America, the American Birkebeiner is the largest nordic skiing race held on the continent, bringing fierce competition and one of our top Nordic skiers as well as Helly employees out to the race. Check out Sam's account of his time in Wisconsin racing in the American Birkie: In late February Brent Turner (HH VP of Sales) and I traveled across the US from Washington state to northern Wisconsin, to compete in the 2014 American Birkebeiner. The “Birkie” is ...

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Published March 27

Freeride World Tour Finals Preview: Xtreme Verbier

Skiing, United States
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After the cancellation of the Revelstoke stop of the Freeride World Tour due to very high avalanche risk, Jackie Paaso's focus shifted immediately on Verbier. Since Jackie was sitting in the top 5 for the season, she is automatically entered into the Xtreme Verbier finals and looking to take the final stop of the 2014 FWT. Since the finals bring only the top athletes in the standings, the Freeride World Tour hands out a few wild cards to ensure the best competition in the finals. After retiring from the tour last year, Helly ...

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Published March 26

Anton Spoonar & Austin Nelson Reign Supreme at the Aspen Battle in the Bowls

Skiing, United States
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Sunday, March 23rd brought a picture perfect day in Aspen, a bluebird day with 6" of fresh powder. You couldn't ask for better conditions for Helly Hansen's Battle in the Bowls at Aspen Highlands. Aspen's best athletes came out to claim big mountain supremacy and compete with the best from Norway's Big Mountain Battle series - Team Bacon - Stewart Robertson and Sondre Eidsten, and winners from past Big Mountain Battle stops. The battle for the top spot was extremely close, spread by only a matter of seconds (and one chair lift) with Team You Open Em', We'll Close Them ...

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Published March 26

Helly Hansen's Spectrum Jacket Receives the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

General news, Unknown
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Helly Hansen's Spectrum Jacket has been awarded the Red Dot Award 2014 for Product Design! The jacket’s design has convinced the 40-member panel of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014, who selected it as one of the winning products out of 4,815 entries. In particular, it was the product's quality and innovative strength that won the jury over. We are extremely proud that the hard work of our designers and product managers has been recognized internationally! The Spectrum Jacket featuring our award winning H2Flow™ temperature regulation technology will be available in stores this fall.

Published March 25

Helly Hansen Ambassador Giancarlo Pedote Is Sailor Of The Year 2013!

Sailing, Italy
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Helly Hansen is happy to congratulate with his Ambassador Giancarlo Pedote for being awarded Sailor of the Year 2013. During the gala evening on 18th March in Rome, a selected jury recognized the remarkable results achieved by Giancarlo and awarded his great courage and dedication. Thanks to the perfect races he performed last year Giancarlo was elected among other very talented skippers, like Francesco Bruni, tactician of Luna Rossa, Federico Michetti, World Champion in the Class Melges 24, and Michele Paoletti, Vice-World Champion in the Class Melges 32. 2013 was really a successful year for Giancarlo: not only did he ...

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Published March 21

Off to Alaska: Miles Clark & Sugar Mountain

Skiing, United States
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Miles Clark is a busy guy. After returning from a glorious 2 months of skiing powder in Japan, it took less than a week before Miles was packing his bags again to hit the road. This time to Alaska, find out what Miles is up to now and stay tuned for much more on Sugar Mountain:Today I'll be flying out onto a glacier somewhere in Alaska between Anchorage and Valdez. I'll be traveling with a film crew called Lightbox Pictures. Our plan is to climb and ski from our base camp on a glacier for 3 weeks. Our team consist ...

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Published March 18

Kaylin and Oystein take on Lofoten

Skiing, United States
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Helly Hansen ambassador Kaylin Richardson took a quick break from her packed time in Lofoten, Norway skiing with fellow ambassador Oystein Aasheim to update us on the trip. Check out her amazing photo update from the trip to Lofoten and look for more soon! Lofoten is a magical place. Huge spires shoot from the ocean to the sky unlike anything I have ever seen. It is extraordinary. It is also remote. There are no chairlifts. There are no resorts. Your turning privileges are completely reliant on your own personal manpower. There are few times in my life that I have ...

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Published March 18

BC Fjords and Boards - The Journey Back

Skiing, Canada
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Mother nature decided to the give the Boards and Fjords Crew a break while sailing back through Howe Sound and Squamish, BC. The skies were blue and the winds light for this portion of the journey. As they turned into the fjord from Georgia Straight, their next objective was in plain view for the final 30km of sailing. After docking at the marina, the crew quickly switched into ski mountaineering mode and made thier way to Mt. Garibaldi. Once they reached the alpine they found an incredible camp spot high on the ridge where they could see far into the ...

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Published March 17

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