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Cody Townsend

Professional Skier. ⚒⚓️ @salomon | @swatch | @smithoptics | @yeti | @hestragloves | @lebent_ Co-founder of @arcadebelts

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  • It's hotter than two hamsters fighting in a wool sock. So why am I in my ski gear? Well it's just to urge you people that are about to enter in the @salomon #ultimatewishlist contest where you can win €2k of whatever Salomon gear you want to not forget about winter and abstain from getting a bunch of hiking shoes and running clothes and instead remember winter will come soon enough and you should use your prize package to get your winter kit dialed. ⁠⠀
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So how to win.⁠⠀
1. Follow @salomon⁠⠀
2. Tag your outdoor activity photos from now to Aug. 16th with #UltimateSalomonWishlist⁠⠀
3. Tag three buddies who are in need of gear too so they can enter as well.⁠⠀
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Okay. Good luck.
  • It's hotter than two hamsters fighting in a wool sock. So why am I in my ski gear? Well it's just to urge you people that are about to enter in the @salomon #ultimatewishlist contest where you can win €2k of whatever Salomon gear you want to not forget about winter and abstain from getting a bunch of hiking shoes and running clothes and instead remember winter will come soon enough and you should use your prize package to get your winter kit dialed. ⁠⠀
    .⁠⠀
    So how to win.⁠⠀
    1. Follow @salomon⁠⠀
    2. Tag your outdoor activity photos from now to Aug. 16th with #UltimateSalomonWishlist⁠⠀
    3. Tag three buddies who are in need of gear too so they can enter as well.⁠⠀
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    Okay. Good luck.

  •  0  164  13 July, 2020
  • I don't think I've ever been on my bike, gone off a tiny jump and not said to myself, "You caught like three feet of air that time." Side note: Have you kids even seen Napolean Dynamite or am I already that old where my pop culture references just create confusion? @ibisbikes @hestragloves @swatchandsports
  • I don't think I've ever been on my bike, gone off a tiny jump and not said to myself, "You caught like three feet of air that time." Side note: Have you kids even seen Napolean Dynamite or am I already that old where my pop culture references just create confusion? @ibisbikes @hestragloves @swatchandsports

  •  0  73  10 July, 2020
  • So my buddy @nick_russelll is running an auction to raise funds for the @blackorganizingproject out of Oakland, CA and I'm super down with that. So in order to help raise funds for an organization working for racial, social and economic justice through grassroots community lead efforts, I'm throwing a full CT Starter Pack into the auction. It's all-or-nothing package that includes:⁠⠀
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1. @smithoptics Code Helmet⁠⠀
2. @smithoptics 4D Mag Goggle⁠⠀
3. @swatch Big Bold Watch⁠⠀
4. @Salomon QST 30L Pack⁠⠀
5. @yeti 32oz Rambler Bottle⁠⠀
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Full retail value of it all is over $800 and bids are starting at $400. Auction just went live so if you care about equality and justice while also caring about good gear for shredding, click the link in my bio to go bid! Happy auctioning. ⁠⠀
  • So my buddy @nick_russelll is running an auction to raise funds for the @blackorganizingproject out of Oakland, CA and I'm super down with that. So in order to help raise funds for an organization working for racial, social and economic justice through grassroots community lead efforts, I'm throwing a full CT Starter Pack into the auction. It's all-or-nothing package that includes:⁠⠀
    .⁠⠀
    1. @smithoptics Code Helmet⁠⠀
    2. @smithoptics 4D Mag Goggle⁠⠀
    3. @swatch Big Bold Watch⁠⠀
    4. @Salomon QST 30L Pack⁠⠀
    5. @yeti 32oz Rambler Bottle⁠⠀
    .⁠⠀
    Full retail value of it all is over $800 and bids are starting at $400. Auction just went live so if you care about equality and justice while also caring about good gear for shredding, click the link in my bio to go bid! Happy auctioning. ⁠⠀

  •  0  25  10 July, 2020
  • I woke up at 5:00am to take this photo. Well, that's not totally true. I drank a half a bottle of whiskey to calm my nerves after seeing my life flash before my very eyes as that SUP that nearly impaled my face through my windshield and because I don't sleep when I drink whiskey, I woke up way too early and decided to kill time by taking photos of sunrise. Was it worth it? No. Definitely not. I was hungover as hell that day. It sucked.
  • I woke up at 5:00am to take this photo. Well, that's not totally true. I drank a half a bottle of whiskey to calm my nerves after seeing my life flash before my very eyes as that SUP that nearly impaled my face through my windshield and because I don't sleep when I drink whiskey, I woke up way too early and decided to kill time by taking photos of sunrise. Was it worth it? No. Definitely not. I was hungover as hell that day. It sucked.

  •  0  96  9 July, 2020
  • A lot of the people who watched @the.fifty.project asked what the "Bivy Map" was during the VFX that showed the route up and down the classic we were climbing and skiing. Well, it's sort of what the map suggests. It's a device to let you know where you're at...along your friends, family and emergency services in case of an emergency. It's a satellite communication device and @bivyapp just launched the world's smallest, lightest and most efficient satellite communication device to date. I never go deep in the backcountry without one and recommend you shouldn't too. Doesn't hurt that it's so light and small you won't even notice it in your pack. Check it out at bivystick.com. [oh and yeah, of course I’m paid to say this but doesn’t mean I don’t believe what I said]
  • A lot of the people who watched @the.fifty.project asked what the "Bivy Map" was during the VFX that showed the route up and down the classic we were climbing and skiing. Well, it's sort of what the map suggests. It's a device to let you know where you're at...along your friends, family and emergency services in case of an emergency. It's a satellite communication device and @bivyapp just launched the world's smallest, lightest and most efficient satellite communication device to date. I never go deep in the backcountry without one and recommend you shouldn't too. Doesn't hurt that it's so light and small you won't even notice it in your pack. Check it out at bivystick.com. [oh and yeah, of course I’m paid to say this but doesn’t mean I don’t believe what I said]

  •  0  31  8 July, 2020
  • After the near decapitation start to the weekend, the rest of it was spent local area camping with a select group of close friends making waves where there are none, teaching amigos the art of flying on water on the @slingshotfoil, getting little 4 year old PQ up on skis (definitely the highlight) and just enjoying the outdoors. A good way to escape the madness of the weekend. #outdoorstimulus @arcadebelts
  • After the near decapitation start to the weekend, the rest of it was spent local area camping with a select group of close friends making waves where there are none, teaching amigos the art of flying on water on the @slingshotfoil, getting little 4 year old PQ up on skis (definitely the highlight) and just enjoying the outdoors. A good way to escape the madness of the weekend. #outdoorstimulus @arcadebelts

  •  0  30  7 July, 2020
  • ATTN: If someone lost a SUP on the west shore of Lake Tahoe yesterday around 3:00 pm, I found it buried in my windshield a few inches away from impaling my face. If you’d like your board back, I still have it since you kept driving after it flew off your truck into the opposite lane and straight into Azulito. Oh and I have same extra tie downs you can have so you actually secure your load properly...Whew. In all seriousness, thank you wonderfully built Safety Glass and a sturdy @ford build because this was inches away from being an unexpected end. Luckily @elysesaugstad @theothebrave and I were all okay except for a 100 little micro cuts from the glass exploding into our faces, and lucky we both had sunglasses on to save our eye balls too. That was a terrifying moment yesterday. Glad nothing but Azulito was hurt.
  • ATTN: If someone lost a SUP on the west shore of Lake Tahoe yesterday around 3:00 pm, I found it buried in my windshield a few inches away from impaling my face. If you’d like your board back, I still have it since you kept driving after it flew off your truck into the opposite lane and straight into Azulito. Oh and I have same extra tie downs you can have so you actually secure your load properly...Whew. In all seriousness, thank you wonderfully built Safety Glass and a sturdy @ford build because this was inches away from being an unexpected end. Luckily @elysesaugstad @theothebrave and I were all okay except for a 100 little micro cuts from the glass exploding into our faces, and lucky we both had sunglasses on to save our eye balls too. That was a terrifying moment yesterday. Glad nothing but Azulito was hurt.

  •  0  711  3 July, 2020
  • That self-imposed social media hiatus I mentioned in my last post, well in full disclosure that’s because this has been mainly my view for the past month. I honestly struggle to find the appropriate words about this past month where a tent became home, nature became a full time companion and mountains remained the reason. The come back to reality hasn’t been easy, the recovery from possibly the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done continues— despite a week having already passed, and even with  more time than I’ve ever had to quietly think, I feel like I am emerging with more questions than answers. What a crazy month and excited to slowly reveal just what the heck we’ve been up to. 🧳: @yeti 🎿: @salomon ☕️: @alpinestartfoods ⛺️: @bigagnes_ ⛷: @myshellparker @bjarnesalen
  • That self-imposed social media hiatus I mentioned in my last post, well in full disclosure that’s because this has been mainly my view for the past month. I honestly struggle to find the appropriate words about this past month where a tent became home, nature became a full time companion and mountains remained the reason. The come back to reality hasn’t been easy, the recovery from possibly the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done continues— despite a week having already passed, and even with more time than I’ve ever had to quietly think, I feel like I am emerging with more questions than answers. What a crazy month and excited to slowly reveal just what the heck we’ve been up to. 🧳: @yeti 🎿: @salomon ☕️: @alpinestartfoods ⛺️: @bigagnes_ ⛷: @myshellparker @bjarnesalen

  •  0  70  30 June, 2020
  • I’ve taken a little break from social media lately and my recent silence on social media has equated solely to a pre-prescribed hiatus. I’ve been getting DM’s and messages asking why I haven’t spoken up about the protests, police brutality, the murder of George Floyd and the white supremacy and anti-black racism that is ingrained in every thread of the American tapestry and which every single white person has benefited from regardless if you/me/they are conscious or unconscious to this fact. The reason? In this time, I’ve been taking the opportunity to not speak and instead have focused on learning. I’ve shied away from speaking out in order to sit down with books and essays, listen to historical podcasts and watch documentaries about racism in America to continue my education on racism. Emerging from this cocoon, I speak now only to say, I stand with and am an ally for the protestors, with #blacklivesmatter, with the people and organizations that are fighting for the equality that is laid out in our American founding words but have never in American history have been fulfilled or achieved. The fact is, we white Americans sit on stolen land, built by stolen and enslaved labor and that founding and white superiority is woven into nearly every aspect our society, culture and structure today. Racism is not the individual hateful actions many of us associate with racism, it’s the ingrained-in-our-society inequality that has held Black, Indigenous and People of Color from the true equality in countless ways since the founding of this country. I want to learn how to be an ally. I’m gonna try my best and hope you do too.
  • I’ve taken a little break from social media lately and my recent silence on social media has equated solely to a pre-prescribed hiatus. I’ve been getting DM’s and messages asking why I haven’t spoken up about the protests, police brutality, the murder of George Floyd and the white supremacy and anti-black racism that is ingrained in every thread of the American tapestry and which every single white person has benefited from regardless if you/me/they are conscious or unconscious to this fact. The reason? In this time, I’ve been taking the opportunity to not speak and instead have focused on learning. I’ve shied away from speaking out in order to sit down with books and essays, listen to historical podcasts and watch documentaries about racism in America to continue my education on racism. Emerging from this cocoon, I speak now only to say, I stand with and am an ally for the protestors, with #blacklivesmatter, with the people and organizations that are fighting for the equality that is laid out in our American founding words but have never in American history have been fulfilled or achieved. The fact is, we white Americans sit on stolen land, built by stolen and enslaved labor and that founding and white superiority is woven into nearly every aspect our society, culture and structure today. Racism is not the individual hateful actions many of us associate with racism, it’s the ingrained-in-our-society inequality that has held Black, Indigenous and People of Color from the true equality in countless ways since the founding of this country. I want to learn how to be an ally. I’m gonna try my best and hope you do too.

  •  0  139  10 June, 2020
  • You know how quite often kids will rebel against their parent’s own likes, hobbies and interests to branch out on their own, to be their own person. Well thinking about it I may just be the first person in history to rebel against their parents to become a skier. Which is about the exact opposite of the trend of the 90’s. You see, my dad started snowboarding in 1989, when @squawalpine first opened to snowboarders and I was 6 years old. I got my first snowboard a few years later, but never quite fell in love with it like I did with skiing—despite growing up skating and surfing and getting heckled by my hometown Santa Cruz friends because I was a skier and not a snowboarder. Looking back, maybe it just didn’t seem as cool and cutting edge in the early 90’s like everyone made it out to be because of that old as time influence that effects all kids...If your Dad does is, how cool can it really be? Anyways, just random boredom thoughts to scribble away on this rainy Tahoe day. 📸: @ming.t.poon @salomonsnowboards .
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ps: My dad is very cool.
  • You know how quite often kids will rebel against their parent’s own likes, hobbies and interests to branch out on their own, to be their own person. Well thinking about it I may just be the first person in history to rebel against their parents to become a skier. Which is about the exact opposite of the trend of the 90’s. You see, my dad started snowboarding in 1989, when @squawalpine first opened to snowboarders and I was 6 years old. I got my first snowboard a few years later, but never quite fell in love with it like I did with skiing—despite growing up skating and surfing and getting heckled by my hometown Santa Cruz friends because I was a skier and not a snowboarder. Looking back, maybe it just didn’t seem as cool and cutting edge in the early 90’s like everyone made it out to be because of that old as time influence that effects all kids...If your Dad does is, how cool can it really be? Anyways, just random boredom thoughts to scribble away on this rainy Tahoe day. 📸: @ming.t.poon @salomonsnowboards .
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    ps: My dad is very cool.

  •  0  111  15 May, 2020
  • A big ole Happy Birthday to this ledge! A man that can climb mountains with ease and look damn good the whole time. Happy getting older day @bjarnesalen!
  • A big ole Happy Birthday to this ledge! A man that can climb mountains with ease and look damn good the whole time. Happy getting older day @bjarnesalen!

  •  0  58  12 May, 2020
  • To all the moms out there, but especially my mom, thank you for what you do. Still to this day I can’t believe the amount of effort, care and love they put into us as kids and even when we’re aged but still kids. Moms are just the best (mine is bestest though).
  • To all the moms out there, but especially my mom, thank you for what you do. Still to this day I can’t believe the amount of effort, care and love they put into us as kids and even when we’re aged but still kids. Moms are just the best (mine is bestest though).

  •  0  21  10 May, 2020