As I'm sure you're all aware, the year 2012 has come to a close, and that means one thing: time to summarize the past year in the form of an edit. Despite overwhelming evidence that the world would in fact end, thanks to the trusty Mayans, I came prepared in case there were an errors in their seemingly rock-solid apocalyptic theory. The year 2012 was an awesome one in terms of skiing, from powder on the YLE's and CRJ's, to urban, park and glacier shredding on the Switchblades. I had a blast just trying to go out there and challenge myself while taking in the unique experiences that this season managed to provide. I was lucky enough to do a quite of travelling around the west coast, with trips to Colorado, Alberta, and all throughout my now home province of BC. The footage in this edit has been pulled from the PYP and Voleurz films, as well as shots from the Camp of Champions during the summertime, and was compiled by Sir Pat King.
If you're not out skiing, take a couple minutes to settle in and have a look! Thanks!
Yew!!!! I'd say its been the best pre-season ever for me. Last spring I got rid my old Polaris wide track POS of a snowmobile, and recently traded up to Long Track Skidoo. I took it in to a guy who has worked on my dirt bike before to give it a good once over. I've heard horror stories of people saying that he takes a really long time to get work done, and its hard to get in touch with him. I just drove down to Bishop, CA (about 45 min. south of mammoth) with a case of Bud heavy and dropped them both off. Always tip your Mechanics. I got a call and Picked up the snowmobile 3 days later, went for a quick ride, and couldn't be more stoked. Check her out.
Mammoth unbound has been mixing it up a lot in Main Park over the last month with the US team being around training for contest season. They have built a stack of new smaller diameter lift towers that are probably the smoothest features I've slid since the original lift towers.
With all the snow that has been dropping on Mammoth over last month, everyone and their iphone was traveling here to get a piece of the action. Henrik, Phil, and B-Paul were in town for more than a month setting stuff up in the woods, riding the park, doing top laps and its always a pleasure to have them around. Whether we're playing Mario Kart in the living room or watching them ski, its never a bad time. Parker also came back to slumm-it with us for a few weeks and get his ski legs back...not that they ever really left. T-Rains also decided to make the trip west and has been here for a few weeks, cruising the park, shredding pow.
In between the last few storm days it has been VERY windy. With all the crew in town, we decided to go down to bishop and have a Bowling day. We all caravan'd down there and met some friends of ours who are Fire Fighters on unemployment who are always ready to get loose. Pitchers of beer, Janky Lanes, and a couple strikes always makes for a good time.
Mammoth is completely covered and we had our first few serious pow days off the top. Its not even Christmas, and Mammoth is known for a lot of sun shine. Hopefully the weather patterns stay cloudy and wet, and the snow keeps falling. We're scheduled to get 2-5 feet this weekend, and I will definitely be enjoying some pow laps. The bummer is, while doing some remodeling stuff to help get a new venue I will be working at open, I cut my hand on a piece of glass. Nothing major, just a quick trip to the ER and some stitches. However its pretty tender and riding the snowmobile will have to wait a week or so.
Pray for snow,
Another Amazing Day out at Kirkwood. Glad the weather stayed cold and allowed the snow to stay nice and dry. I Guess it would be called " Some of the Utah blower pow!!!" But Super stoked to see everyone out there today. I started the day out by shoveling an old Jump we all used to always hit. Got it all dialed in and let the skiing begin. I think on one lap we had almost all of the Freeride Team and Some Old school Freeride members out there, at any rate we were at least 10 deep. We felt so good to be able to make turns with everyone like the old days and see everyone throw down on the Jump. Here is a Picture of one of My 3's from today. So good to be flying deep into the pow! Stay tuned for more pictures and the new edit about to drop. Big thanks To KIRKWOOD and Patrol this week getting everything open nice and fast for us. Huge thanks to 4FRNT skis and Luis Rubio from Tall Treez designs for coming out taking stills and videos for all of us!!! Much appreciated! THANKS!!!!Doug Carr
Opening weekend here at mammoth is in the books!! Employees weren't allowed to ride until Sunday, so I had to wait a little longer than most, but no complaints. After one of the worst (least amount of snow) opening days since I've been living in mammoth, I had probably the best opening weekend ever. The snowmaking crew was using bucket loaders to truck snow to the top of chair 1 to allow for opening day to happen on Thursday, followed by the opening day party at a Sushi Place in The Village. I was supposed to work the event, but things changed last minute and I was just another party goer. Friday and Saturday stayed cold and the Snowmaking crew kept pumping snow onto the trails adding to the natural stuff mother nature was dropping. While opening day festivities were going on, and while mother nature was starting to drop the white stuff, I was helping to set up a concert venue for Friday night.
The concert ended up going without a hitch, LA RIOTS and BLONDFIRE killed it and from what it looked like everyone involved was having quite the time. Saturday I woke up thinking, "I get to ski tomorrow!!!", but not before a big day. Snow still falling, the events team and I set up the Canyon Lodge for the big event of the weekend, Sex Panther and RZA LIVE. After way too much manual labor the doors opened at 9pm and the building absolutely exploded. RZA went on second and delivered a classic Wu-Tang show, where at one point everyone in the audience was throwing up "W's". With shout-outs to ODB, Mammoth, and countless other homies he delivered an energetic show that was worthy of an opening weekend climax. After the crowds subsided and the venue was cleaned relatively cleaned up, I went home to catch few hours of shut eye before MY opening day.
With the fresh snow that had fallen and work the unbound staff put in to the park, I definitely had my best "First day" ever. With all kinds of features set up in the park, and a jump that was built saturday night I could not have been any happier. A few top-to-bottom laps to ski some tracked out pow into the park made for a good day of leg burning. The next few days were filled with top-to-bottom Gondola POW laps, skiing newly opened terrain up top. Because of low snow year last year and long summer, there are tons of exposed boulders and cliffs to jump off of.
After taking yesterday off and doing some clean up work, its snowing again and this weekend looks to be just as good or better than the last. Here are a few edits of the opening weekend festivities as well as the first PURPLE CITY PROJECT episode of the year. This year's web-series is called "Purple Reign". ENJOY
PURPLE REIGN EP.1
Mammoth MTN Opening weekend edit
VISIT MAMMOTH Travel Agency Opening Edit
The whole mountain is open and things are getting ramped up for #thebestwinterever!!!!!!!!!!
I am relatively busy since december begin. School is almost over, so I had to work on that, skiing is also beginning here in quebec and I had to juggle it all. It was quite fun tho, it keeps me busy. I won some money with my boy Hugo Pelletier here in quebec during the amnesia shack attack (check out the video: http://vimeo.com/55333661) and we had mad fun in the afterparty that same night. Other then that, an edit of my last two seasons came out lastly… my mother wasn't very proud of me. Anyway, I hope you guys like it, since it's too late to turn back.
we didn't get any snow here in Quebec yet, but there is a couple of rail jam here and there... I had some fun skiing with Emile Bergeron at our local mountains. Emile won some money last friday, while I finished third at a rail jam in Stoneham. It was fun to get back on my skis, espacially with all my friends from here.
I can't wait to start filming this year, I found a lot of new spots and I look fowrd to hit them. I'm supposed to film until january 7th, and then I'm leaving for Vars in France where I will film and do some comps.
I should also drop a season edit this week, check it out !!!
We have had an awesome start to the 12-13 season here in Utah. With our 42" storm in October up North and now a 52" storm in the Cottonwoods, winter is here. We got a new Drift HD Ghost and wanted to put it thru the wringer and see what the shots looked like. So here is a short edit from the last three days.
Be sure to check out all the crazy features that this thing has at Drift HD Ghost.
Like most in North America I have been dying to get out on snow. It was a long, hot summer after a lack luster 2011-2012 season so I have itching for redemption. I had been watching the weather insistently and tracking the storm as it rolled in. Only problem was nearly every wave of the storm missed the central Wasatch. I kept driving up to 10,000 ft hoping to see more flakes and precipitation but it never came to fruition. In a depressed state of online weather addiction, I started to see reports of Northern Utah getting snow. With a report that Powder Mountain got 30in of blower, we hit the pavement for the hour forty-five drive.
The first day led us to a true 30in of snow and an upside down pack that would only allow you to go straight. The snow was hollow in the middle and dense up top making you sink to the grass while trying to resist the force of the dense snow on your knees. We skinned a few laps, hit some rocks and got some straighlining face shots. Not a bad day 1.
Day two took us to Snowbasin. They also got the 30in from the previous wave but got an additional 10+in that night. Trail breaking was difficult to say the least and with the angry midget film pack that I was carrying meant that I wasn’t doing too much breaking. Day two, 4,000ft of vert, 40in of snow and a 40lb pack meant for hurting hip flexors and cramping legs. We found some awesome snow, didn’t hit bottom in the upper elevations and the skin track was in for the next day.
Day three brought us back to Snowbasin with blue skies and warming temps. We again had the film equipment and got some banger shots. To be skiing bottomless pow in Oct was a true gift.