The skiing in Pemberton, British Columbia, is what Sam Smoothy likes to call “big game hunting.” It's got the gnar factor of Chamonix — and you don't even have to leave North America. The lines are steep, committing, and leave you feeling puckered at the top, all factors that Smoothy loves.
While filming with fellow North Face athletes Nick McNutt, Ian McIntosh, and Christina Lustenberger, Smoothy eyed up a particularly dicey line: a nearly 80-foot air over a double-decker cliff. Although this feature was as spicy as a bundle of ghost peppers, Smoothy rose to challenge and pinned his Volkl Revolts downwards to stomp the landing.
The North Face's Sam Smoothy was completely in his element while filming in Pemberton. Eric Parker photo.
Smoothy's skiing is a reminder that some Kiwis can fly. Eric Parker photo.