Well summer finally came to end here on Lake Tapps, Luckily was able to get out one last time before they start lowering the lake. Got a new board the other week and have been loving it. Took the GoPro out and was trying some new stuff, Enjoy.
Well, Its that time of the year again. When the trees start turning colors and everyone who loves skiing get that little itch for winter again. Another thing is ski movie trailers start to be released. Warren Miller Ent. just released their trailer for the new film “No Turning Back” That features the trip Josh Bibby I went on in Greece. Check it out below and go and see the film when it comes out.
When I got on to write this post I didn’t realize how much time had past since the last one. Basically since ski season wrapped up I have been doing a lot of work, mountain biking, wakeboarding and wake surfing. This past weekend Travels Through Images came out to the lake to try out the new camera. The Sony FS700 is INSANE! just the little footage we logged turned out amazing, and I can’t wait to get out and start filming more on the water and biking. Until then, here are some photos from the other day and a little teaser. Keep checking back as I am starting to take my camera out a lot more and also Chris and I will be shooting more stuff to bring to everyone.
This post is going to be very easy. I woke up, walked to heli, Flew to Mt. Olympus and skied big lines, it was awesome… The end.
Tomorrow is the last day of the trip, we are going to try and go out with a bang.
Today was the most exciting adventure of the trip, both good and bad. Morning started off great with us waking up to blue bird skies and Mt. Olympus in the background. It was finally go time for the helicopter skiing part of this trip. The lift up to Olympus is only about 10 minutes, so we were up in the mountains in no time. It was really refreshing to see what the terrain had to offer and what the conditions would be like. We immediately found some decent size lines we wanted to ski. But it turns out the winds had hit the mountain hard the couple days before. So it wasn’t going to be waste deep pow, but at least it was still soft and buttery smooth. Josh and I tee’d up two pretty sweet lines early and were pretty stoked on what we had. On our third lift back up is when shit kind of hit the fan for me… We were scoping out a line Josh had picked out from the top, when we decided we need to move down the ridge a bit further. I started a kick turn and when I was bringing my other ski around the, cornice gave way. It broke off directly under my feet, and at first I thought I was going to be able to keep my balance and stay on. But it broke down to rocks and I fell about 5 ft backwards off a cliff following the cornice. The SUV sized cornice then triggered a 2-3ft fracture that propageted the length of the ridge. I was lucky in that there was no snow following me, so I was able to spin myself around and set an edge before reaching the cliff ban below. Needless to say that got the blood pumping this morning. The slide went pretty large, but I will let the photos show that. But hey can’t let something like that slow you down, just need to learn and move on. We finished up the day getting some really cool ski shots. The plan is to get up early again tomorrow and get back after it!
We have been traveling so much from village to village I honestly forgot what day we are on. All I do know is that we finally got out on the hill and got some really good shots. We went up to one of the local ski hills and built a jump for a day, and was able to hit it a couple times. It was really fun to catch some air and get our legs back under us. Now we are back in the spot where the heli is, and after a down day it is looking like we will FOR SURE! fly tomorrow (thats a promise from the heli pilot). I am more then excited to finally get out on Mt. Olympus and shred some Greek God pow! I will let the photos do the talking and kind of explain the last couple of days.