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Kalen Thorien

Skier

So about me… Well first my name is Kalen Thorien. Now this sport was quite foreign to me and it wasn’t until we moved to Idaho and spent everyday trying to look like the pros. Then, at 18 and fresh out of school, I gave myself one last ski fling in the form of High North Ski Camp in Whistler, B.C.. Little did I know that this week would change my life for good. It didn’t take much honestly, but the nail in my college career coffin was hammered in by a skier named Eric Hoji. Watching him ski even the tiniest little lines that were still possible during the summer glacier extravaganza, was the most inspiring thing I had ever seen. I couldn’t lie to myself, that’s what I wanted to do. That’s all I wanted to do!

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Zeal Optics releases SRP edit “The Shop Owner”

  Our friends over at Zeal Optics released our latest edit from our travels over in the Himalayas! Check out these 1st descents made by Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, Kalen Thorien, and 4FRNT’s Thayne Rich! First time cameo made by our Executive Producer, Mark Kogelmann. Thanks to Matt Appleford and The Adventure Project for guiding…

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LINES OF CONTROL “1st Descents in Kashmir” EP III

In February 2013 Thayne Rich, Kalen Thorien, Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, and Mark Kogelmann set out for Kashmir, on the border between India and Pakistan, to film a ski movie. This is their story. This week we meet Mr. Kahn – no, not the infamous Star Trek villain, the lovable entrepreneur from Kashmir who tells…

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Line of Control

Lines of Control – “1st Descents in Kashmir” Ep II

Kashmir is not just mountains, shepherds and ibex. This week the crew rolls into the Gulmarg ski resort, which sits a scant mile from the line of control that separates India and Pakistan. Although the opposing military powers might be a little skittish, the skiers certainly aren’t. They take to the backcountry with gusto and…

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Lines of Control – “1st Descents in Kashmir” Ep I

  YEARS OF WAR HIDE SWEET BACKCOUNTRY SKIING LINES IN KASHMIR | LINES OF CONTROL, EP. 1 In February 2013 Thayne Rich, Kalen Thorien, Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, and Mark Kogelmann, aka: Soulryders, set out for Kashmir to film a ski movie. The day they touched down in India, the government hanged a convicted Kashmiri…

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“Lines of Control” – Official Trailer

  In February 2013 Soulryders set out for Kashmir to film Lines of Control a ski movie. The day they touched down in India, the government hung a convicted Kashmiri labeled by the Indian government as a terrorist and secretly buried his body in the prison where he was held. This ignited an age-old feud between…

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Kalen’s Zen and the Art of Ski Touring Stage 2: Energy and Philosophy

“…to arrive in the Rocky Mountains by plane would be to see them in one kind of context, as pretty scenery. But to arrive after days of hard travel across the prairies would be to see them in another way, as a goal, a promised land.”     So your engine is warmed up. You’ve…