We haven't filmed with the illustrious Sammy Carlson since The Sammy C Project, and boy, it's good to have him back. Seven years ago, Carlson ditched competitive skiing altogether to concentrate on filming in the backcountry. Even though he's made a name for himself in the park, Carlson really comes alive when he's soaring over pillows and slashing through powder.
This past season Carlson brought us to his adoptive home of Revelstoke, which had no shortage of fresh snow. It's a good omen to roll into town and see 30-foot snowbanks towering above you. Revy's snowfall shattered records in January, making for some of the best pillow skiing we've ever filmed. For Carlson, it was the epitome of a dream season, and he didn't hold back. Watch the pillow-slaying master doing what he does best, and if you're hungry for more, be sure to catch Carlson's full segment in Make Believe.
3,2,1, lift off! Eric Parker photo.
Revelstoke isn't a bad place to call home. Eric Parker photo.
Sammy Carlson blasting through the white room. Eric Parker photo.