The last in a series of 3 ski-travel episodes (Ep1: Kashmir - A Skier's Journey / Ep2: La Grave - A Skier's Journey), Jordan Manley returns home to Canada, visiting the iconic Canadian Rockies. Set to the backdrop of Banff National Park and the Freshfield Icefield, Manley and the Sherpas Cinema crew round out their ski season, climbing and skiing for 6 days out of their picturesque base camp.
Special thanks to Sherpas Cinema. This episode was produced alongside the filming of their 2 year film project, "All I Can". Check out their incredible work, at: sherpascinema.com
Production & Narration - Jordan Manley
Writing - Jordan Manley, Chad Manley
Skiers - Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, Callum Petit, James Heim
Additional footage provided by Sherpas Cinema
Music - "Johnny Rooke" by Elliot Brood
"Sweet Little Duck" by Kathleen Edwards
If your beloved ski hill ran out of money and had no choice but to close, what would you do? With time running out for majestic Shames Mountain in Northern BC, local skiers from Terrace, Prince Rupert, and Kitimat have decided to take matters into their own hands and buy the ski hill as a community co-operative. Friends of Shames: A Skier's Journey EP1 [Season 2] is a look into what's at stake for the people who call Shames home, and sheds light onto a different way of owning & operating a ski hill. And of course, there are plenty of deep turns and stunning terrain along the way.
Our Red Paddle Co boards are not only great in rivers, lakes, open ocean and waves but they are also ideal for white water riding. Check out some footage shot in New Zealand of the Red Paddle Co boards being put through their paces.
The riders featured in this video Bernd Sommer, Denise Martin and Jamie Sutton are all very experienced paddlers who run Rotorua Paddle Tours. They have a huge amount of experience paddling on white water and always wear the right equipment to reduce the likelihood of injury, if you do want to try paddling on white water ensure you start off gently and always wear adequate safety equipment. For more information on the riders in this video please visit their website rotoruapaddletours.com
Xavier de le Rue meets Jeremy Jones in Jackson Hole, to hit the Grand Teton for Jeremy’s new two years film project FURTHER. Along with TimeLine and TGR crews, and the help of Jimmy Chin, the crew is trying to make the best out of the weather conditions to cross this impressive peak of their list.
Fletcher Burton stand up paddling (SUP) South Silver Creek in California.
Video of Fletcher Burton’s epic stand up paddling (SUP) descent of South Silver Creek’s 600 foot per mile section. South Silver has always allured whitewater enthusiasts to it’s granite paradise of waterfalls and slides. It was no surprise to us when Fletcher called and wanted to try it’s first SUP descent. The sport of SUP has migrated inland and continues to grow with new vertical descents. Determined to take these “limits” to an entirely whole new level, Fletcher charged it and attempted every drop at least twice (even with a busted leg after Skyscraper). Fletcher has been pushing his the limits of the sport even before it hit mainstream, by standing up on his wave ski. No stranger to the paddling world either, he has many accomplishments including:
- 7x’s US Waveski National Champion
- 2x’s US Surfkayak Champion
- 2nd at Worlds Surfkayak in Brazil
- 2nd at Worlds Waveski in New Zealand
- 3x’s California dungeons and dragons champion (not really, he wrote that in)
Enjoy the film and we think Fletcher said it best,
“Maybe a stand-up paddler will never do what a kayaker does [on steep creeks] but there is a learning curve and gear to be developed to be able to accomplish something like South Silver Creek.” – Fletcher Burton