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Vanessa Aadland

Skier

I’m Vanessa Aadlan, My passion for the mountains and the light and fluffy has taken me all over the world; from competitions in South America, photo shoots in Europe to chasing pow in Alaska. I grew up in the Pacific North West where my dad taught me to ski at 3 years old. My parents have the love so I got spoiled with “sick days” from school so my mom had someone to car pool to the mountains with. Since then I’ve slept on an array of couches, sold everything, broke most my bones, and still wake up everyday loving skiing. I spend my days exploring the mountains in Utah, traveling and studying yoga. Lastly, I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Soul Ryders Productions this year, proof that dreams come true…Let it dump!!

Sponsors: Surface Skis, Evo, Strafe Outerwear, Smith, Skullcandy, Rime Knits, Joy Stick, Webit Designs, and Outdoor Technology.

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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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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