Even in a sport full of big personalities, Sam Smoothy stands apart. Whether he's sipping bevies and having a giraffe around camp, getting gaped while scoping AK spines, or simply eating shit harder than anyone believed possible, this wild Kiwi is impossible to ignore. His fearlessness gets him in trouble sometimes, but when a Smoothy line goes down clean, you know it'll be something special.
Four years ago, fresh off the Freeride World Tour, Smoothy ventured to Alaska alongside Angel Collinson, Nick McNutt, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, all big personalities and wild skiers themselves. Unsurprisingly, what followed was one of the best AK heli trips TGR has ever filmed. Take a look behind the scenes in camp and on the hill in this blast from the not-too-distant past.