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.


20
Jan 13

Trying

We’re trying pretty hard to get stuff done here in Nelson. It’s been difficult, since it’s a long time since the last snowfall. But we’re shooting stuff you don’t want to shoot when conditions are epic, so it’s good times anyway! Trying to be creative.

The rest of the Sweetgrass crew, Nick Waggoner and Michael Brown, just came back from the Sentry Lodge, where they have been filming Kye Petersen, Eric Hjorleifson, and Zack Giffin. Dream team, and dream snow. Saw some of the footage, and… Next level footage.

Some pocket camera shots (if you’re reading at Freeride.se, you have to click the pics to read the captions):

 


17
Jan 13

One more film day

Had one more film day with Sweetgrass today. Our crew was a little bit smaller, and apart from filmers Bobby and Jason, it was just me and Dave (check out his blog for some more action) today.

Conditions are super fun to shred in, but I think we need a reset for the filming. Hopefully it will come!

I feels good to be skinning all day long, but my legs are starting to feel it… So tomorrowI think I’m gonna have a day in the resort, just doing laps in the moguls. Gonna be fun! And I need to get my skiing more solid too, for sure…

Here are some shots from today. If you read at Freeride.se, you need to click the pictures to read the captions.


16
Jan 13

Epic day in Nelson

Have been an epic day here in Nelson today. Started off a little slow, but ended really nice! Sweetgrass‘ filmer Jason, and still sharp shooter Max Lowe, got some good shots, and I got tired as hell.

Really stoked on a lot of my new gear, but I think the most comes out of the new Tecnica boots I started using – the Cochise 130 Pro. It’s the first boot I have with walk mode. I’ve always just had regular boots before. But… Jesus… Such a big difference uphill, and… NO difference downhill. Just the way it should be!

Early wake up call tomorrow, so I should probably clean up my teeth and go to bed…