Some images taken at Retallack Lodge during a photo shoot with Orage outerwear (March 19th to 23rd 2012). All from warm up runs and free runs.. (the best kind)
One night at dinner, Karl our cat driver, read an excerpt from Dolores LaChapelle's 1978 book "Earth Wisdom". I thought it was so awesome and wanted to share:
"Skiing, especially powder skiing, provides the ultimate experience of dynamic complex interrelationship between the members of a human group, the gravity of the earth, and the snow from the sky. […] One can never be bored by powder snow skiing because it is a special gift of the relationship between earth and sky. It only comes in sufficient amounts in particular places at certain times on this earth, it lasts only a limited amount of time before before sun or wind changes it. People devote their lives to it, "for the pleasure of being so purely played" by gravity and snow."
After 30 years on skis, I can say I also believe one can never be bored by powder snow skiing.
Song: "Parachute" by Reid Willis (http://reidwillis.com/)
The winner of the 2012 Deep Winter photo competition, in which Robin O'Neill documents the young and old of Whistler's best. Shot and edited in 3 consecutive days in bounds at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. Making the most of tougher conditions -- blue skies and no fresh snowfall during shooting.
Robin was also this year's winner of the people's choice award! http://www.tiipz.com/c/deepwinter/
You know we wouldn’t leave you hanging… Was yesterday (Monday) the best pow day of the season? Arguably so.
Put in half a day of skiing with Bernie Rosow, Garrett Russell and Christian Pondella (a day w/ deep blower pow, I might add) and special things are destined to happen.
Be fair warned, this video won’t make you feel any better for having not made it to Mammoth this weekend. Yet, if you were lucky enough to join in on the feast, go ahead, play it over and over... relive winter at its finest. (It is still winter, right?)
Mammoth now has over 200 inches on the books for the 2011/2012 season (yes, mid-March is a bit late to reach this total) and I must say, the Mountain is looking healthy. Have your doubts? Did you watch the video above? That went down yesterday and Sunday… End of discussion.