After 3 days of waiting for weather to clear we finally got what we wanted, cold temps and clear skies. Unfortunately it was the first day of four that we couldn’t use the heli. For four days we aren’t allowed to fly because of a politician in Athens. Don’t really want to explain the details, but its pretty crazy we can’t fly even though we aren’t close to Athens… So to be productive we packed up the van and took off to what everyone said was the best ski area in Greece. After driving some of the craziest roads I have ever been on in the mountains, we reached our destination of Vassilitsa. We were able to get some shots in the bag and finally ski around on some snow. The locals were super nice, and we were able to chat with them at the local bar afterwards. A round of the best bourbon apple cider and moonshine I have ever had and funny people. Once done there, we set off to a new location much further north in Greece. The idea in mind (I won’t spoil the details now) but is to do something very unique and out of the ordinary. Its going to be interesting to say the least.
DISCLAIMER- I usually write this blog when I can’t sleep here, usually around 4 a.m. So sorry if there is any grammar errors or anything else.
You can look, but you can’t touch…
wish we could of flown
finally got on snow
The local bar
Bourbon apple cider and typiro (home made liquor from grapes)
Probably the craziest roads I have ever been on..
land of the gods
new digs for a couple days
Well the adventures never end… I finally made it to Greece and the place we are all staying after spending 48+ hours in a plane/airport. However my bags and everything I need did not. I found out Josh Bibby’s bags also did not make it in from his flight, so we both were out of luck for the first day. Luckily we were informed that our bags would be showing up at 4 P.M. So for the first day we just hung out got use to the time change (which is about 10 hour difference, so as I’m writing this its 5 A.M.) I pretty much stuffed my face with an amazing breakfast and lots of coffee this morning. The food here is amazing and I may come home about 10 pounds heavier, OOPS! Anyway, the plan was to drive to the airport and get our bags at 3, But why drive when you can fly! We took off from out hotel and was at the airport in about ten minutes, I must say you definitely feel like a bad ass when you show up by heli to get lost luggage. Unfortunately upon arrival I was informed that my bags would for sure be in the following day, however one of Josh’s bags did make it. So the heli ride to the airport wasn’t for nothing after all. Afterwards we went into town to an amazing little restaurant were I continued to stuff my face with amazing Greek food and something called Zeus Juice (home made wine). So tomorrow is another day and hopefully I will be able to report back that I have bags in hand.
^ Our digs for the next couple of day.
^ We are right on the Sea
^ Our bird the the trip, A-Star
^ Breakfast here at Greece could be a problem…
^ We don’t drive to get our bags… WE FLY!
^Bibby stoked we are on his way to get his bags.
^ En route to get bags
^ Special delivery for Josh. Ski bags
^ Nothing like a little Greek food
^ Mouth watering
^ Greek Poutine?!
^ And Zeus Juice! (Home made wine)
So hopefully my bags show up and we can get started on this film. Until then I’m going to drink and stuff my face with amazing food.
Finally had some down time to edit all my GoPro footage from my trip to CMH. Wish I would of busted out the camera more and shoot some more footage, but at least this gives you a little taste of what it was like up there. Thanks again to everyone at CMH and K2 for having such a sick lodge and operation. really hope to get back up there and do some real filming in the future. The place has some amazing terrain!
Just got this in from Ian Coble. Looks like we got a full two page spread in the new photo annual of SBC skier magazine. Pretty stoked to get this since its one of my favorite angles we got last year. hopefully get a lot more of this stuff next year.
2013 SBC Skier Photo Annual. 2 pg spread.
Until next time,
About two weeks ago I got the call to go over to Whitefish, MT to film with Warren Miller again. This time I would be heading over there with Josh Bibby and hitting up the mountain along with a cat skiing operation. We headed out for a week but ended up getting just all sun and not really a lot of new snow. So Josh and I headed home, but the minute we left it started snowing. So after two days of being home I hoped on a plane and headed back for a quick four day stay. This time we got good snow and some sun. snapped some quick shots from out trip.
Stomp stuff out
Josh getting sendy
Beautiful yes but also very deadly.
Some crazy hoarfrost
Great Northern Powder Guides has a real bobcat..
Like i said, crazy sunsets
Chris getting the sunset shot
Our Cabin for the trip
The REAL Josh Bibby
beautiful sunsets in MT
Josh sending a 3
Thanks everyone who helped out: Great Northern Powder Guides, Whitefish Ski Resorty, Warren Miller
until next time,
Here is our first episode to our second season. Expect a lot more content coming out this winter as we travel and film all of the adventures.
Well here is Smith optics Prospecting Idaho 3.6 featuring Bobby, Gus, Leo, Sam, Collins and Myself out in the zone last year. Everyone killed it and I think everyone will enjoy this ski webisode. So check it out.