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Sep 11

My Life, April – August

April

Where I left off…The Norway trip concluded with more rain and a random adventure to Stockholm. I was stoked upon my return to Whistler because I was yet again met with powder. Truly the endless winter…. Some spring tours and photo shoots lasted me until the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival where for 10 days I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to be everywhere at once.

May

As soon as the festival ended I was on a flight back to Colorado to have surgery on my shoulder. Surgery went well…and there’s no better place than home once you get out of an operation. Thanks MOM

jake cohn, shoulder surgery

The week went fast, thanks to the drugs ,then it was up to Boulder to watch my brother Graduate from the University of Colorado, with honors. Congratulations Char! After a few nights of eating the finest food  in Boulder I was off to my house in Mexico to meet up with 8 of my best friends and “rehab” my shoulder. To read some awesome stories about our Mexico trip check out Hereward’s Blog and laugh your ass off! What a trip.

After the Mexico trip It was back to Vancouver for my turn at the graduation celebrations. After a great week with my family and friends plus an excellent ceremony I was a graduated man. What’s next real life? 

Jake Cohn, Charlie Cohn, mexico, Cabo Plumo, paris, ski, Crankworx, albania, peace corps, Green River, Argentina, Bariloche, Patagonia

June 

Then the Playoffs…. Not much needs to be said except I planed my entire schedule around the Canucks and partying. Then the city Rioted….

As soon as the riot ended I flew to Colorado for the week. Telluride did the trick as I badly  needed to get out of Vancouver. After a week at home I was ready to travel again and I got on a flight to Paris.

Jake Cohn, Charlie Cohn, mexico, Cabo Plumo, paris, ski, Crankworx, albania, peace corps, Green River, Argentina, Bariloche, Patagonia July

My week in Paris was consumed by everything tourist. After eight day’s I’d seen enough. I took the metro to the airport and got a flight to Albania, with a 10 hour stop over in Butapest. Holy Albania. I bet you’re asking why would I go to Albania… well my friend Adam happens to be working over there for the Peace Corps.

Jake Cohn, Charlie Cohn, mexico, Cabo Plumo, paris, ski, Crankworx, albania, peace corps, Green River, Argentina, Bariloche, PatagoniaJake Cohn, Charlie Cohn, mexico, Cabo Plumo, paris, ski, Crankworx, albania, peace corps, Green River, Argentina, Bariloche, Patagonia
After a week hitchhiking around the country I was off to Greece for a hot minute then back to Canada for the Whistler Bike Festival Crankworx. Much like the TELUS Festival in April I once again ran around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to be everywhere at once.

August

The lower mainland was blessed with sun for the first eight days so like any fake half-breed Canadian I went wakesurfing and enjoyed the long days.

On August 9th I flew back to Colorado/Utah to go rafting. My favorite five days of the summer. Great friends, good food and lots of laughing.

Jake Cohn, Charlie Cohn, mexico, Cabo Plumo, paris, ski, Crankworx, albania, peace corps, Green River, Argentina, Bariloche, Patagonia

After the river I hopped back up to British Columbia where I had four days to move out of my house in Whistler and pack for South America. Then on August 21 I slithered out of bed onto a three flights followed by a 22-hour bus ride that eventually arrived in Patagonia, Argentina. AND IT WAS SNOWING!

Jake Cohn, Charlie Cohn, mexico, Cabo Plumo, paris, ski, Crankworx, albania, peace corps, Green River, Argentina, Bariloche, Patagonia

Snowing in Bariloche, Argentina. September 5, 2011


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Mar 11

August 2010 – March 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts. But running two blogs is hard when you’re only paid for one.

August

I’m just going to continue where I left off…. Monday, August 9 in Whistler, the  Out of the Shadows World Premier. A F*n great time, sold out crowd, and a hotel room with stories that stay in Whistler (Gidion, Eliel, and flying lamps…)

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The day after I was off to South America for a summer…wait, winter adventure. I traveled to South America to ski and hang with the SGT Crew. I was also working on sustainable projects with 1STEP. With help from OneLife and Chanelle Sladics entourage  we constructed two greenhouses out of plastic bottles and began the final touches on the bio-diesel converter at the SASS compound.  I was also fortunate enough to witness 14 feet of snow in one week, the mountain closed but when it opened the powder was awesome. While at SASS I had the pleasure of meeting Miles Clark which would prove to later be one of the most pivotal contacts of my life.

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September -December

Speeding through the next four months of fall: I began my final semester at the University of British Columbia. Traveled to Utah for the SLC Dendrite Premier. Made a season edit HERE, did some early season tours (I skied in every month of 2010). I continued training with my post gradutaion plan of working one of Whistler’s many restaurant and being a ski bum… but one day I received a life changing email from Mr. Miles Clark (which I almost trashed because I thought it was spam).  The email read: “Unofficial Networks seeks pupil, must have an earnest desire to ski and edit videos”. It was a perfect fit and I got the job running Unofficial Whistler.

Jake Cohn, Early Sesaon Shred

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With my new job I was soon on my way to San Francisco for “official” Unofficial Networks training.  After a great weekend with an awesome crew it was back to Vancouver for finals, graduation and some early season Whistler Pow. After my last test I let out a noise that is only made once a student finishes his/her last test in their scholastic career, and this noise can only be heard by people enrolled in scholarly activity. Quite the sound.

Then it was home to Telluride, Colorado for the holidays where Mr. weatherman was reporting on a “storm of epic proportions, eight feet”. Telluride received nothing, however brother Charles and I did get a powder day at Silverton! SICK

January

Back to Vancouver for more powder skiing and the Deep Winter Photo Challenge with pro photographer Andrew Strain, AND team Strain got third place. Then the snow faucet turned off in whistler. It rained and I went Ice skating…but not for long because I was on a flight back to Colorado for SIA and the X-games. Unofficial Networks’ movie GNAR was nominated for best documentary in the PVA’s . and in my opinion should have won.

Feburary

Back to Whistler for the week where I competed in the Peak to Valley Race (my first ski race in about 15 years) I borrowed some spandex and got race skis courtesy of Salomon.

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The day after the Peak to Valley Race I was on a flight  with Andrew Strain and Eliel Hindert traveling to Utah for the Ski Salt Lake Shootout, After a week of photos out team came in second place  (See the SLC Shootout Videos HERE ). Back to whistler for three days of continuos  snow then I boarded a flight to Japan to meet up with Unofficial Networks and help complete the Aisa section of their Skiing the Seven Continents project. It stopped snowing with I arrived in Japan but it was still an awesome time with some good people. I love Japan.

March

I returned to Whistler and was welcomed with three weeks of non-stop snow and colder than normal temperatures! I skied champagne powder daily and embarked on a hut trip with my brother and some of my best friends!

Not ideal conditions for filming but great skiing! Then the super-storm in Whistler ended and the next day I was on a flight to Norway, because apparently they have most snow in Europe. But now it’s raining and thats why I am inside blogging on jake-cohn dot com :( .  However stay tuned for a update from Scandinavia, if it ever snows…


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Jul 10

Just a little taste of Dendrite Studios.