After a week of sunburns, hangovers, waking up at 7am and a whole lot of fun boardin’. We have this to show for it. Thanks to everyone that helped with passes, beer, places to stay and a overall great time!
Recently we came across some dumpsters all lined up right nice ready to jib. Seeing as this was the case we gathered up a crew, some cameras, and went dumpster diving. There will be some footage that will surface some day soon, but for the time being we have some photos thanks to our pal Geoff Simpson. If you would like to check out more of Geoff’s Photography please click this link Geoff Simpson Photography.
We are currently on the road west of where we usually lay our heads. Banff to Vancouver to Whistler makes for quite a wicked road trip.. and we are in the midst of it. So far we have drove liquor, gone to a hair metal show, eaten fresh sushi, and shredded night boarding at Seymour. Next on the agenda is the Sea to Sky and what we hope will be some rad pow in Whistler. Here are some photos from the trip thus far.
One word, DEEP.
Murray Hodgson and I rolled into Donald BC on Monday night in my truck, fully loaded with snomobiles, snowboards and beer. The signs were already evident that the week was going to be a deep one.
We’re staying with Darcy Keller and Karen McNab and from their window we’ve been watching the snow fall to the tune of at least an inch an hour, for the last 4 days straight. I’ve never seen anything like it. Ridiculous amounts of snow. There’s even more up in the sled zones. A meter and a half fresh at least. If you think it’s snowing where you are, think again.
All this new snow is definitely presenting its challenges though. Soaking wet camera gear, soaking wet photographer, snow too deep to move around in and I can’t even explain how flat the light is. All that aside, holy shit did I ever slay some pow. It’s weeks like this that make me want to retire from shooting photos and just shred for the soul.
On the very first day we had some major setbacks. One of our crew members, Tyler smashed into a tree riding this hairy line, then rolled his ankle sledding. Murray blew the motor in his sled (again) and I popped my knee out of joint. We got some good shots regardless and as crazy as it sounds I’m looking forward to getting back to Banff for a few days with the crew there to shoot some urban flicks. Im headed back out to Golden on Monday for the final two days of this competition.
Can’t wait for the slideshows. I’ve been piecing mine together as I go. See ya at the finish line.
Incase you didn’t know, Revelstoke Mountain Resort opens this Friday the 3rd of Dec. It will consist of “early season conditions” and only half the mountain being open. In Revy that typically means some good pow up top and a hell of a lot of slashes to throw around. We will most certainly be packing up a van full of dudes, beers, and boards to spend a couple days there. Keep your eye on the site for some photos and an opening day clip from our trip!
Opening day was today at Lake Louise.. and man was it a time! But this clip isn’t about that. Here we have a look at our trip up to Edmonton for the annual Jib Jam. There was partying, snowboarding, and double downs.. all the right ingredients for a great trip. Thanks to Matty Drummond and everyone involved for hosting such an event for everybody. Louise opening day is on deck, so keep checken back!