Shot in December, one of my goals for this video was to show off the great conditions we had here in Jackson. It also shows a couple "firsts" for my ski year: first Saratoga lap (:13), First Tram (1:02), first Alta Chutes, (1:05), first pass lap (2:33), first tomahawk (3:23)...(first but certainly not the last!). I also wanted to show just how playful and fun skiing is. I had so much footage that it was hard to limit it to a minute or two so I hope you make it all the way through...4 minutes is a real challenge for people these days!
Music: Sigur Ros: Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
(While I don't know what they're singing, it's hard not to be carried by the emotion and rhythm of their music. Check them out! And in the meantime, maybe I'll try learning Icelandic.)
Shout outs to GoPro, Line, Orage, Backcountry.com, Dakine, Full Tilt, Smith Optics, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. All awesome companies and great people, and if you have any questions on what I'm using, hit me up!
Late March 2013, I had the great opportunity to visit the famed Retallack Lodge with other members of the Orage family. Banks Gilberti, Charley Ager, Tatum Monod, and I shot with Felix Rioux and Jake Strassman as Mike Nick orchestrated everything. Retallack is over the top- a delicious hearty breakfast and packed lunches allows for a full day of lapping deep, pillow filled forests before a daily Chinese Downhill brings everyone back to the lodge for wings, beer, and games of neglin. The employees and the crew- especially Sir John A. Macdonald, Jonny5, and Karl the Gnarl- kept us safe and stoked, and I can't wait to get back up there.
Thanks to Mark Synnott from Synnott Mountain Guides (newhampshireclimbing.com) for showing me the way in Tuckerman Ravine on a perfect bluebird February day. Not a bad first day of backcountry skiing and avalanche education!