Every season I try and get in a handful of days on the snowboard. The feeling of carving through pow is completely different than on skis and one that I have grown to love. Soon enough I'll have some pow skis mounted up but until then, I'll be draggin knuckles deep!
Filmed on 4/6/10 at The Canyons resort in Park City, Utah. A classic late season storm was pounding the Wasatch mountains, leaving behind a bottomless blanket of deep blower pow. Just a few ridgelines over, little cottonwood canyon was shut down due to the danger of such a heavy snowfall. A few lucky folks and I spent the day blazing through the untouched aspen groves with feathery snow blowing over our shoulders on every turn. It was probably one of the best powder days I've ever had. (I say that a lot)
music is from the original score of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". Composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (2007)
Retallack Lodge in the southern interior of British Columbia harbors some of the most impressive cat accessed tree skiing anywhere in the world. Big steep fall lines that are littered with pillow stacks provide an adrenaline rush that is hard to beat on the slopes. In this video, I ride through some of Retallack's infamous forrest environments, and the legendary kootenay blower was certainly in abundance. enjoy the ride...
A couple 2000' pow surf laps at Retallack Lodge with Kye Peterson and Callum Pettit. Interior BC is hollowed ground for binding-less powder surfing, aka noboarding. Respect to the originator of the pad, Greg Todds, RIP!
*this is a gopro helmet camera edit, you've been warned*
"During the winter of 2011, my brother Neil and I were presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity. We were to spend two months embedded in the heart of the Kootenays at the legendary Retallack Lodge. The mission was to shred pow with our good friend Tanner, who was on his comeback, and to help film Retallack:The Movie for Inspired Media Concepts. I took the role of the dedicated time lapse junkie, while Neil was a true on slope camera master. This video is a showcase of our skills behind the camera, as well as a few of our favorite long lens shots from Retallack:The Movie. Time lapses make way for deep powder mining, and a trip into the heart of the "silvery slocan" to see how silver miners conquered the mountains a century ago. Mining for powder in the Selkirk mountains is serious business, and we found out just how serious it can get. We hope you enjoy our short film, and perhaps absorb just a sliver of the energy that is Retallack Lodge in beautiful British Columbia." ian provo