2004 Part II
TANNER HALL RELEASES HIS FIRST MOVIE WITH ERIC IBERG
For the first time in his career, Tanner Hall broke away from filming with Poor Boyz to put out a movie with Eric Iberg, WSKI106. Although Tanner’s first movie didn’t hit the ball out of the park with everyone, it put in motion a sequence of events that would lead Tanner to release three more movies, and he’s not done yet.
“We made the movie because we were kinda over a lot of the ski movies we were seeing. We just wanted to do something with our music, with our buddies… me and Iberg teamed up and went for it. I’m glad we did. Every year since then has been good.”
— Tanner Hall
MICKAEL DESCHENAUX WINS 2ND CONSECUTIVE USFO BIG AIR
Under the lights, on a typically cold Vail night, big air history was made by Switzerland’s Mickael Deschenaux when he beat rookie TJ Schiller to capture his 2nd consecutive US Open big air win. Despite having no major competition wins, Mickael managed to be the only US Open repeat champion. “Mickael has the craziest style,” says TJ Schiller. “I didn’t think he could do a more stylie switch 1080 than he did when he won the year before. But he did it twice as stylie, pretty much buttered off the jump and held the tail grab forever.”
SALT LAKE CITY BECOMES NEW PRO HOT SPOT
After all the pros invaded Mammoth and tapped it for all it was worth, the next spot to see and be seen was Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. With amazing access to backcountry lines and jump areas (such as Chad’s Gap, Pyramid Gap and all of Grizzley Gulch), plus some of the best all-mountain resorts (Alta, Snowbird) and a resort with an exploding park scene (Park City), it was an easy decision for many pros to pick up and move.
About the author:
Shay Williams is the Managing Editor of Freeskier Magazine. He loves cheeseburgers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sweden. He's likely on a plane right now—first class only.