Tag Archives: Daron Rahlves

Back Country Ball at Sugar Bowl

Best Touring Binding

At the intersection of fun and education, the most learning takes place. The Backcountry Ball at Sugar Bowl was a hit. Listen to what the Sierra Avalanche Center guys say. Right after this, there was the tragedy at Donner Ski Ranch, (Right next-door) and the accident at Alpine Meadows. Be safe and err on the side of caution, Freshies aren’t worth the altering of all the lives of your loved-ones.
On the lighter side, the new Atomic, touring binding is reviewed and Daron Rahlves gives some good turns in a POV cam. Happy New Year!



Atomic Tracker binding is the best touring binding.

Teton Gravity Research Dream Factory Sacramento Party

There is a super party in Sac before and after Teton Gravity Research’s amazing premier of, “Dream Factory” at the Tower Theater!

Here is the scoop:

Elixr Bar starts the party at 1815 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814   Movie doors open at 7 and show starts at 8!

Daron Rahlves will be there, signing autographs and having a blast with us!  There will be $1 pints of Pabst and the famous Atomic Fireball, in addition to their awesome happy hour menu.

There is a shuttle to the show so that you can enjoy your drinks and be safe. Atomic folks will be there with some cool give-aways.

At the show, you also get the standard lift ticket to Squaw/Alpine and Bachelor ! It is going to be an awesome night. The first person to have an Atomic Fireball with me will win an Atomic Hat or T-shirt. Awesome.


Here is how you can get a discount ticket online: Click here. Then use the discount code “sacstate” save yourself 4 bucks and put it toward 4 Pabst pints or 2 Atomic Fireballs at Elixr!

Teton Gravity Research Crowd at the San Francisco Show


The Sports Show to Change the World


The ski season is ON! It just dumped 4 feet of fresh near Sugar Bowl and Halloween is next week!
We are stoked! This is the Sizzle reel for ESPN and the Discovery Channel to hopefully fight over and help us to get the message out.

Like and share this, please. We would love to get the attention of the big networks and take this huge!

Having fun with friends and getting advice from pros is what we love!

Spyder Ring Of Fire Tour


Daron Rahlves touring binding is the Atomic Tracker Binding.


Spyder corp has put on a cool adventure that happens to run along with the California State Standards for Science. Daron Rahlves, Jess McMillan and Chris Davenport are climbing 17 volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest. Follow their blogging trail, here. The awesome thing is that they have corresponded with 6th graders about Earth Science and fun stuff about their trip.

Here are the questions:

Here is the link to Daren’s response here. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150781682040877

Daron Rahlves, Jess McMillan and Chris Davenport earn their turns

Soccer Skiing Training


How to you break through to your next level in your game? Here is the secret. Get ready…. All you have to do is…. practice and train. Sorry if you were expecting a new tip or trick. Well here is an unorthodox way in this video how to switch it up and make it fun and not boring. If you prepare and practice and train, you may have a moment of clarity that enables you to execute well. I scored the two best goals of my year in one game immediately after I did this. Well, 2 days after I recovered from this. I am doing it again tomorrow.
Here it is. Enjoy.

After you prepare, you may have a moment of clarity before shooting.

Teton Gravity Research One for the Road Movie


Hey Skier or awesome athlete who likes a good movie: Teton Gravity Research always comes out with killer flicks and “One for the Road” looks kike it is no exception. Check out the trailer. and read below how you can win free tickets to the show, ski, killer schwag, lift tickets to Alpine Meadows and have a great time in the process. You will have to produce your road trip photo.

So go to this page and enter the photo contest. It will be great! I hope to see you there!

Every Girl's Crazy for a Sharp Dressed Man.

This is my pic that I am entering in the contest. “like”it for me, would ya?! plus, share this post. I love you. Thanks for being here!


Beaver Bowl Banzai The Movie


The Beaver Bowl Banzai event was even more of a blast than anticipated. Here, you will see some commentary that will give you some practical eating-habits to emulate so that you can ski and board like a champ. Nate Holland, Errol Kerr, Kristina Revello, Langley McNeal, JB Benna, Grahm Watanabe, to name a few, keep their tips up so that you can learn from them. Here are the results again, in case you missed them

Untitled from Patrick McIntosh on Vimeo.

I learned a lot during my first race. Here are two things: Don’t ski on your new skis because they are new. Ski on your most appropriate boards, regardless if they are old. I wanted to ride my new boards and they were chattering and flopping around on the ice. I should have used my old racers. Even if they are 10 years old, they would have grabbed the ice and carved better. I didn’t want to show up to a comp with old gear. I was worried about what other people would think and that is ALWAYS complete bu11$hit and a stumbling block in life. I wished I would have remembered that.

Don’t psych yourself out. I thought I was going to make a huge impact in the race the faster I went. What a foolish thing to think. I am a 6th grade teacher and blogger by day and a “weekend warrior-skier.” I am up with Olympians and X-Games medalists and pros of all shapes and sizes. I should have just been wanting to have a fun run and just SKI it. I was happy to just be there and be in the mix. As I was in the start gate, my butterflies in my stomach flew up my throat and into my head. I became an adrenaline machine instead of just being my fun-skiing-self. I crashed and was out. Oh well. I will just have fun the next race and likely end up doing well.

Beaver-Bowl-Banzai Results


The Rahlves, Beaver-Bowl Banzai results will be posted here on Saturday, January 22nd by 3:30 pm, Pacific, Straight from Alpine Meadows!, Lake Tahoe!

Mens Skiers to race on Sunday(in order):
1. Errol Kerr, C. haskel, J Hanley, J. Maddex, C. Moffatt, D. Zeffaro, B> DEvine, B, Nyman, M. Torrie, C. McKean, A. Shawn, R. Farmin, M. Cullen, J. Water, C. Hernandez, T. Queen, J. Smith, B. Sheehan, M. Gadomski, T. Hunter, A. Thorne, G. Collins, M. Caston, G. Hovorka, M. Weiner, T. Wolfe, E. Haines, S. Horn, J. Schou, J. Lim, N. Suarez, T. Bachman 1:23.01

Womens Skiers to race on Sunday:

Women Ski:
Caitlin Robb 1:16.94, R. Kristina, S. Rahlves, M. Gill, L. McNeil, S.Robertson, A.Robb, R. McElroy, A. Keefe, Q.A. Young, J. Allen, C. Georges, L. Suen, C. Prescott, K. Durfee, D. Keith 2:26.27

Men Board:
Grahm Watanabe 1:24.50, Nate Holland, S. Duclos, M. Clark, B. Bozack, C. Meyers, R. Findon, J Kosich, T. Alexander, D. Krenicki, K. Davis, E. Ryan, R. Folsom, J. Cahill, N. Langkamp, J,Burrill, S. Tetzlaff, T. Foster, A. Cullen 4:44.57

Women Board:
Alison Martin 3:02.03, Amanda Spence, Courtney Baker, 5:09.28

Mens Skier Champs: 1.Marcus Caston, 2. Eroll Kerr, 3.Brian Sheehan
Women’s Skier Champs 1. Shannon Rahlves, 2 . Shelly Robertson, 3. Chloe Georges

Mens Snowboard Champs1, Sylvain Duclos, 2. Gram Watanabe 3. Matt Clark

Womens Snowboard Champs 1.Alison Martin, 2.Courtney Baker, 3. Amanda Spence

Here are the Champs

Daron Rahlves and Nate Holland Scout the Banzai Race at Alpine Meadows


Daron Rahlves and Nate Holland in Tahoe at Alpine Meadows, preparing for the race that will push the envelope of ski racing further into the awesomeness realm.
“You mean I can register for a ski/snowboard race that combines all disciplines, race against pros and be in the running to win $10,000.00 and a chunk of $50,000.00?” The answer to this question is, “Yes.” I did. You can too. Daron Rahlves and Nate Holland explain it here. Buck up and throw-down.

Daron Rhalves and Nate Holland Scout the Banzai at Alpine from Patrick McIntosh on Vimeo.

here is the link to get yer butt off the fence and into the comp or just more info: http://www.rahlvesbanzai.com/

This is the venue that kicks-off the changes to skiing that the world is ready for.