Cascade Concrete, aka that heavy maritime snow that blesses the flanks of Mt. Baker, does make for some pretty epic riding conditions, especially when there are feet upon feet of it. This crew of Baker locals scored an exemplary season of it, and their dreamy edit of powder, pillows, and big backcountry booters has me wishing it would all come sooner.
Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination. When three Austrian freeriders tested out their new tent, some pretty weird stuff happened. Not really sure where the football game came from, but the lines they climb and ski are nothing short of breathtaking. Check out that slot couloir at the 5:50 mark, as well as literally everything else that follows. Stoked to see some more edits from these guys in the future!
Last winter freeskier Bobby Brown teamed up with famed follow cam filmer Matt Cook–AKA "Ski Chef"–to film a flowy top-to-bottom park line down Mammoth Mountain entirely in one take. Brown claimed it was one of the most difficult film projects he's ever undertaken, just because of all the variables. Everything had to go perfect, from the jumps they had built to the wind, Matt keeping up with Bobby, and then Bobby actually landing all the tricks. Imagine linking together a run of tricks from
In the second episode of Sam Giffin's new film "Kodak Courage"–presented by Hand Crank Films–Sam gets over his reluctance to get back into ski filming and joins his brother Zack Giffin on a trip out to Haines, Alaska to shoot some classic spine skiing. Along the way, Sam explains how–while the shots may look incredible–skiing for film ultimately dilutes the true joy of skiing, and can lead to situations where safety is compromised.