In 2013, having spent 18 years building Line Skis up from its roots in his parents’ garage to the successful company that it is today, Jason Levinthal launched a new brand tied directly to his own persona: J Skis. Now, his East Coast, no-compromise roots are on display in limited-release batches sold direct to customers.
Since his election in 2012, Mayor Mike Caldwell has carried the torch for Ogden’s revitalization, creating more than 1,000 new jobs and bringing $10 million in grant money for the city that’s billing itself as the alternative ski town to Utah’s Salt Lake, just an hour north along the Wasatch Mountains.
On the hunt for some Throwback Thursday fodder, editor Tyler Cohen took a trip down into the depths of Backcountry’s basement. Amid the dust bunnies, the third and fourth editions of le Chronicle du Couloir lay in wait. The issues, each just 15 pages long, represent the early days of backcountry skiing journalism.