BD athlete Drew Stoecklein decide to stop waiting for the snow to fall and jumped in his truck. Destination? North to Canada (hey, they don’t call it The Great White North for nothing). Here’s the report and excellent video he put together from his snow-hunting mission.
During the first week of 2012, I had the opportunity to travel to Nelson, British Columbia to shoot a feature article for Swedish magazine Aka Skidor. Without a flake of snow in sight I packed my bags and headed to the Great White North to meet up with photographer Garret Grove, editor Tobias Liljeroth, and athlete Chris Rubens. After pounding the pavement for 14 hours I arrived in Nelson. For the next 5 days I experienced the incredible terrain at White Water Resort along with some great snow conditions. White Water has a great, small-resort feeling that’s combined with an endless amount of backcountry adventures. After a week of shredding I was bummed to leave, and I can’t wait for the next chance to come back to White Water and ski again.
The Lyngen Alps is a jagged mountain range located on a half island on the northern Norwegian coastline. It’s a magic place for ski touring in the early spring when the days are long and the snow conditions normally are good.
Skiers Andreas Fransson and Morgan Salén together with filmmaker Bjarne Salén explored the Lyngen Mountains during three weeks in April 2012.
During this time they made six first descents and skied some of the best snow they had ever found in Scandinavia – This is episode three out of three.