• Artists & Decks

    For the second year running, Carbondale, Colorado artist Stanley Bell put together an amazing art show to benefit AI. He brought together nearly 20 artists from around the Roaring Fork Valley, handed out skate decks and began preparing the Studio for Arts + Works (SAW) for the show. While Stanley prepped the space with his own artistic devices, the artists...

  • Mountains Are Awesome! - Sept. 2012

    Since embarking on our search, we've discovered a wide range of artwork by many talented individuals. This little nugget just caught our attention and is particularly refreshing. Pulled straight from illustrator Heather Tompkins' blog, these are her thoughts about drawing in a book dating from the ‘40s: "Drawing on these old pages is way more difficult than I anticipated. The...

  • Mountains Are Awesome! - Aug. 2012

    For his retro poster series "Major Peaks of The Cascade Range", Illustrator Mitch Frey drew inspiration from the WPA national park posters and travel advertisements of the 1930s-1940s.  "I've really enjoyed this project" wrote Frey. "Since these are a few of my favorite mountains in the Pacific Northwest.  Having grown up here, I've had the extraordinary opportunity to play on and around...

  • Mountains Are Awesome! - July 2012

    UK based artist and illustrator Jamie Mills doesn't live in an overly mountainous region, but after stumbling upon his work on various sites (Juxtapoz, The Fox is Black), we noticed that mountains and wildlife are at the center of his work. We wanted to learn more about his take on mountains and humans’ entanglement with nature, so we've simply reached...

  • Mountains Are Awesome! - June 2012

    Summer is almost in full swing. It's time to swap skis and boards for hiking boots and climbing shoes! We want to share this stunning time-lapse video—shot entirely in Yosemite National Park—to encourage folks to explore those snowless peaks.
  • Mountains Are Awesome! - May 2012

    Located on the west coast of Norway, Fuglefjellet is a production company that specializes in aerial film services. Here, they show us their backyards; Norway´s fjords, glaciers and mountains seen from above.
  • Mountains Are Awesome! - April 2012

    Delicate and peaceful, here is a series of water colour paintings by Spain based artist Mar Hernandez.
  • Mountains Are Awesome! - March 2012

    Marc Adamus is a well recognized landscape photographer for good reason. The images Marc captures stirs in us the emotions we experience during those few fleeting moments when the light is perfect and you know you are immersed in a moment that will never be repeated. Enjoy this collection of mountain photos from Marc.  /homage to the mountain /the dark...

  • Mountains Are Awesome! - Feb. 2012

    Chili Thom, voted "Whistler's Favourite Artist" every year since 2002, uses mountains as a constant source of inspiration. He expresses himself through film making, DJing but is mostly known around the world for his acrylic paintings. Here is a collection of our favourite Chili Thom paintings. /The Floating Tusk /Somewhere in the Rockies /In the Heart of the Night /Into the...

  • Mountains Are Awesome! - Jan. 2012

    On the first of every month, we’ll take a little time to pay tribute to what we think is one of the most awe-inspiring things out there: Mountains. It might be a photo, video, collage, painting, poem, etc. ... just a little something to say, "Hey, mountains, you're awesome! This month, enjoy a photo essay by Michael Schlegel; "Massiv".
  • Mountains Are Awesome! - Dec. 2011

    On the first of every month, we’ll take a little time to pay tribute to what we think is one of the most awe-inspiring things out there: Mountains. It might be a photo, video, collage, painting, poem, etc. ... just a little something to say, "Hey, mountains, you're awesome!
  • JP Auclair's Urban Imagination

    AI Co-Founder JP Auclair recently teamed up with Sherpas Cinema to reinvent what a urban segment can look like. At AI we consider ourselves very lucky to have the imaginative mind of JP leading us into the future. Enjoy this little segment... we all did. 

  • All.I.Can. Aspen

    What better way to kick off the 11-12 season in Aspen than with a benefit showing of All.I.Can. the night before the mountain opens?  AI and Aspen Ski Co's Environment Foundation teamed up to make a showing possible this past Friday at the historic Wheeler Opera House. Aspen turned out in true form to pack the place and make the...

  • All.I.Can. Aspen Fundraiser

    Alpine Initiatives and Aspen Skiing Company's Environment Foundation are bringing All.I.Can. to the historic Wheeler Opera House on Nov 18th, 2011 at 7:30 pm. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit Alpine Initiatives. Tickets for this benefit showing of All.I.Can, can be bought from Aspen Show Tix.
  • Mountains Are Awesome! -Nov. 2011

    Start the month on a positive note and enjoy some of Liam Wylie's work! On the first of every month, we’ll take a little time to pay tribute to what we think is one of the most awe-inspiring things out there: Mountains. It might be a photo, video, collage, painting, poem, etc. ... just a little something to say, "Hey, mountains, you're awesome!
  • Stanley Bell

    What happens when one artists gets a bunch of his friends to collaborate on skate decks? We just found out thanks to Stanley Bell.
  • HOME

    It's been a year since Yan Arthus Bertrand released his documentary film HOME. With it's breathtaking cinematography (almost entirely aerial shots), Home shows us the current state of our planet. It showcases different life forms that inhabit it and how every single one of them are linked and interdependent. Not one organism can be self sufficient. Inevitably, HOME also goes...

  • Tiles for America

    Came across this while strolling down 7th ave in NYC last Sunday......

  • Githinji Mibre

    A visit to West Oakland led me to Githinji Mibre, a Kenyan, a resident and a member of the Village Bottoms. There was an immediate connection to this very talented and elevated spirit when I met him in October at the West Coast Green Conference. He has been working and creating beautiful and impactful art in the bay area for the...

  • Toronto! Cities Alive!

    JP and I met in Toronto mid October and it has been a flurry of activity ever since... we went over all that has happened in 2009 and where we are headed for 2010. There was no shortage of ideas and direction for AI... so stay tuned After JP left I headed to the cities alive conference and had a...