Inaugural Suds n’ Ski Tour stops at new Vail Ale House
Ryan Summerlin December 21, 2012
The 2012 Suds n’ Ski Tour ends with a stop in Vail Saturday night at the new Vail Ale House, formerly the Sandbar.”After countless years of touring our full-length telemark ski movies around the globe, it has become apparent that ski towns love beer, music and skiing,” said Telemark Skier CEO Josh Madsen. “So we are bringing the people what they want all wrapped up in one package!”Madsen first started skiing when he moved to Eagle at the age of 10. “I grew up cross-country skiing in Denver but it was when my family moved to Eagle County in the late ’80s that I finally got my first taste of downhill skiing through the school ski program, and I never turned back.” This year’s tour will feature live music by outlaw country band Lorin Walker Madsen & The Hustlers along with Telemark Skier’s latest freeheel flick “Let’s Go!” “We combine old time country with a modern-style delivery,” said lead singer Lorin Walker Madsen. “If you like that old-time feel of a pedal steel guitar and foot stomping tunes, you’ll have a great time.””Let’s Go!” introduces viewers to the “Telemark Skier Crew,” a high-octane group of freeheel skiers in search of the perfect turn. The group itself is comprised of filmmakers, photographers and writers who have collaborated on all aspects of this film to bring it to life. They even serve as the ski talent in the film. The movie blends appearances from the crew, a first-of-its-kind athlete/content creation team, which includes the likes of JT Robinson and Kjell Ellefson, along with performances by innovative freeheelers like Kate Hourihan, Tony Gill and Andreas Sjobeck. “‘Let’s Go!’ brings you into our world of living on the road and searching for the best telemark turns on the planet,” Madsen said. “We found powder in Norway and filmed the first ever Double-Cork 1080 on telemark skis. It was an amazing year!” In scenes both on and off piste, the film showcases the sport’s most avant-garde moves in the deep powder and in the park.