Despite the underwhelming winter of 2011-12, in which snowfall reached near record
lows and unstable avalanche conditions,the Powderwhores were able to make the
most of the conditions at home and abroad, with trips to Cerro Castillo, Chile; La
Grave, France; the Antarctic Peninsula; Svalbard, Norway; Mount Foraker, Alaska;
British Columbia, Canada, and the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.
The film features an array of characters from salty backcountry veterans to some of
the top skiers and snowboarders, including Chris Davenport, Jake Sakson, Andrew
McLean, Seth Wescott, Dylan Freed, Noah Howell, Matt Reardon, Drew Stoecklein,
Forrest Coots, Ian Provo, Neil Provo, Chuck Mumford, Darrell Finlayson, Bob Athey, PY
Leblanc, Jason Thompson,Todd Stuart and Hugo Harrison.
“Remember the classic Choose Your Own Adventure books? We are playing with that
theme for delivering this ski odyssey.” says Powderwhore athlete and founder Noah
Howell. “Our interest lies in finding exotic locations and people with real stories and
objectives. We wanted to tag along and capture their actions and motivation for
heading into the mountains. It’s more of an authentic experience this way. Instead of
a staged video shoot we arranged, we traveled light and moved fast to avoid
interfering with the actual adventures unfolding.”
Chris Davenport joined the filming while on a boat on the Antarctic Peninsula. “I have
had the opportunity to ski on the Antarctic Peninsula three times and it has quickly
become one of my favorite places in the world for ski mountaineering,” Davenport
says. “I love life on the boat, and the easy access to incredible ski terrain make it hard
to beat. Throw in the amazing wildlife and gorgeous ocean views and you have a
location second-to-none for the new film ‘Choose Your Adventure.’”
In the end, this is a feature-length ski film that celebrates exotic locations, wild
adventures, and the dedicated personalities writing their own stories in snow.
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