Entries in Louise Lintilhac (4)

Sunday
Mar302014

Working for the Weekend: Vermont shredding

Here is the latest webisode from Ski The East and Meathead Films featuring Ben Leoni and yours truly. It was a low snow year, but a lot of fun and way better than sitting on the couch. 

 

Thursday
Jan022014

Pretty Faces, an all female ski film!!!!!!!!

When I got the opportunity to put together an East Coast segment for the all female film “Pretty Faces,” produced by Unicorn Picnic Productions and organized by fellow freeskier Lynsey Dyer, I was acutely aware that this could be a game changer not just for myself but for all of the women and girls involved and all who watched the film. It will be a chance to show the world that women are capable of great things and that we do not need to cater to a men’s standard to stand out. We ski for ourselves and have our own style. We are powerful athletes in our own right and deserve to be acknowledged. It is wonderful to be affiliated with a companies such as Mammut, Scott Sports, and DPS Skis who understand the value of women in skiing and without their help I would have a much harder time achieving my own goals in freeskiing. These companies help further the sport of skiing for women by increasing access and comfort  through quality products when we choose to push our physical and mental boundaries. 

Please help with the Kickstarter campaign for Pretty Faces over the next few weeks. We have decided to do a crowd source funding initiative because it is our friends and family who have the ability to make women in skiing a lasting presence. Your help will make our dream a reality. Check out the link to the Kickstarter campaign here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/188962949/pretty-faces-all-female-ski-and-adventure-sports-f 

and the promo video that will give you a taste of the awesomeness to come!

 

Wednesday
Jul242013

Big Lines, Badass Women: Natalya Diehm

It has been a while since I last updated my blog, but I found a video floating around and thought that it was worthy of a post. In the last few years I have been working hard to hone my skills as a mountain biker, DH biker, and now, because apparely I can't resist buying bikes, I am working on my DJ skills. The pump track is a place that seems simple but can pack a punch and I spend most of my time flailing around and missing features due to my terrible flow. When I see a video like the one that was just released of 15 year old Australian Freestyle BMX athlete, Natalya Diehm, I experience a moment of awe followed by iritation that I did not grow up doing this sport. I don't remember when I learned to ski, and shredding snow is far more natural to me that walking at this point. For biking, I have to work hard with every turn and jump. I over analyze everything and often end up getting violent reality checks as I fly through the air, not with the greatest of ease. For Natalyia, there is a grace in all of her movements, even in her crashes. I look forward to seeing what this girl is capable of and in the mean time I am going to go practice a lot harder at my local bike park. 

 

Natalya Diehm 2013 Edit from Ikikyabut on Vimeo.

 

 

Tuesday
Apr092013

Big Lines, Badass Women

One of the things that I realized when I started to compete in Big Mountain skiing a few years ago was how amazing the other women on the tour were. It got me to thinking about how many other women there are out there pushing the limits of our respective sports, bodies, and minds. I have since stopped competing, but I am still adventuring and filming with Meathead Films here on the East Coast, and so I am always keeping an eye out for other women like me. In my previous post, I highlited an up and coming nonprofit called SheJumps that works to empower women and give them the skills and passion to get out and challenge themselves. To grow, we all need mentors, even the best of us. For this reason I have decided to do a series of blog posts highlighting different women from around the world who I think are really expanding the idea of what women are capable of. In this post I am highlighting an Italian extreme skier named Giulia Monego who makes an appearance in the first Powder Magazine "Turns and Curves" Episode. The serise will highlight women doing radical things in the backcountry. Check the full article out at Powder Magazine Online. In this episode, Giulia explores couloirs in the Dolomites, a trip I have always wanted to do. The last time I was in the Dolomites I was doing some Via Ferrata, but I am not a climber. To go and ski some of the lines in this film would be amazing. I enjoyed this espisode and I look forward to more from "Turns and Curves." I hope you enjoy this as well. Look forward to more Big Lines, Badass Women.