Baldface Lodge, nestled in interior British Columbia, is renowned for harboring some of the worlds finest powder. Except in December 2014, when the DPS crew arrived to make a short ski flick. At that point, things weren't quite so lovely. Fighting against record low-tide early season conditions under gray and grim skies, their best option was to take to the air-- building jumps, getting upside down, and making lemonade outta lemons. But finally, for one incredible day, the clouds dropped into the valleys, creating a stunning inversion, and at last offering access to a few sunny bigger lines. Proving that even the toughest trip can sometimes turn right side up.
The Shadow Campaign: 4 Short Films // Valle Nevado - Mt. Baker - Refugio Frey - Baldface.
a doctor and passionate soulskier, a former olympic slopestyle hopeful and a young mountain shepherd get together in search of the act of wondering.“
A project driven by the desire to be independent and spontaneous. A small group of friends documenting their way of skiing and what skiing means to them. For three weeks this past winter, the constant search for the perfect conditions led them twice to switzerland and to italy. Three unique trips consisting of heliskiing, lift accessed treeskiing and backcountry touring, far away from the masses.
Skiers: Lena Stoffel, Thadde Joas, Simon Abt, Daniel Schießl
directed, filmed & edited by Mathias Kögel
shot on: RED epic, RED scarlet, BlackMagic 4k, Go Pro Hero 3+
supported by: Line Skis ( lineskis.com ) , Dojo Filmhouse
Music by Greylag - " Kicking" , "arms unknown" , " mama"
The echelon effect - " first fall"
Ryan taubert - "kings"