11
Feb 13

Hospital and stitches

Finished the guide work for Ski Unlimited in Crystal Mountain a few days ago, and went back here to Nelson and Whitewater to shoot with Sweetgrass for a couple of more days. Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital today…

The last two days in Crystal Mountain were pretty awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bunch of people that stoked to ski! And that just makes me happy. Some had freeride skis, some had slope skis, and some had basic rental skis. But they all charged! I look at IT consultants in a new way now, that’s for sure.

Had one day of really fun filming. We did a “special shoot”. Fall 2013 you’ll see what that means. Yesterday we did a couple of sunset cliffs. Super fun! Even though I landed on rocks. They were steep rocks, so it was ok.

Today I went out early morning with photo wizard Adam Clark, who came here yesterday. Super stoked to get to shoot with him! But unfortunately just did it for 20 minutes or so. Then I hit some kind of anti-transition on a small cliff, and punched my knee to my chin, and had to go and get some stitches. Seven I think it looks like…

Read the captions for details. If you’re looking at my blog at Freeride.se, you have to click the pictures to read the caption.


29
Jan 13

Characters and bad forecasts

Had a day off today. Pretty good for my legs I guess, even though it sucks so bad to sit in front of the computer for a whole day. Jason and Aidan went shredding for a while, but couldn’t reallt make it happen with the weather.

It’s kind of difficult right now. The last proper dump is new a few weeks back, and the snow is… super fun to ski, but not super easy to shoot in. Too fast for pillows, and not really sun on any bigger lines. Still good times here in the Sweetgrass house! But a dump wouldn’t hurt, for sure. The sad thing is that it doesn’t seem like it’s gonna snow for a while. Bummer…

Here are some characters from this house. A lovely house. And some snow shots from the last days.


24
Jan 13

Pillow shred

If you want to have fun when skiing, it seems like the trick is to not be spoiled. Here in Nelson, the locals started talking about crappy snow already a week ago. As a Swede, I’d say it’s still powder where it’s not tracked out. Ha ha. It’s not deep, and it’s fast as hell. But pretty soft! On the top…

A couple of days ago, Jesse Hoffman, Thayne Rich and Aidan Sheahan came up here to Nelson to shoot with Sweetgrass. Good with some young energy! We went for a couple of laps in the flatlight today. So here are some B&W shots:


21
Jan 13

Mini shred

Snow here around Nelson is reeeaaally getting hard to work with. I’ve been claiming powder for the last days, when the locals call the conditions “hardpack”. But now I actually have to admit – hardpack. We still found some good mini shred in zone not too far away today. Good fun! Jumped some cliffs, and we tried to be creative with some other stuff now when the snow ain’t blower. My bad shape kind of caught up with me though, and eight straight days of skiing seems to be enough, so probably taking tomorrow off. The Sweetgrass house get some new jib talent in the house soon though, so the filming continues with a more jiby touch.


14
Jan 13

Canada?!

Yeah, I kind of ended up in Canada now… We’ll, I think it’s easiest if you just click the photos and read the captions… First some shots from our last days in Hasliberg last week.