Yesterday King 5 New Day NW had Ingrid Backstrom and I onto the show to talk about the new Warren Miller film “No Turning Back” It was really fun to hang see Ingrid again and be able to talk about our segments. You can watch our entire interview by following the link below.
Next stop is Wisconsin for the film.
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.
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.
Just hanging out on top of Olympus. Photo- Mike Arzt
This was breakfast. was really stoked on skiing this face. Photo- Mike Arzt
the view from the top
My lines on the Left, Bibbys on the right
I love breakfast. view from the bottom
Tom Day getting the shot
Road shotgun in heli today
Tomorrow is the last day of the trip, we are going to try and go out with a bang.
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
Was really looking promising this morning when we woke but turns out the clouds came back in. We sent the heli up to check out the zones but they had to turn around and come back to camp. So we decided to go check out this castle up on the foothills. We showed up to find lots of goats running around and an awesome local goat herder with them. He were able to hang out and check out the castle for a bit, now we are packing up and getting ready for a big move tomorrow to new location.
Goats protect the castle
View from above
Goat herder taking it easy
Greece meet Josh Bibby
GQ shoot with the herder
STORM THE CASTLE!!!
Tomorrow we ski!!!
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!
This past week I was invited to head up to the CMH K2 Rotor Lodge. K2 and CMH have done something really special, in where they have turned their entire lodge into a K2 museum. The whole place is done the K2 way, from the bar to the rooms. One of the special things about the lodge is that the guests get to ski any new k2 skis they want, with them getting a free pair of any K2 skis the following year! The Reason I was sent up to the lodge last week was to hang with a Steep Deeps and Pillow Drops group. This group is different from most heli groups, in they are out looking for pillows and cliffs to hit. It was fun to ski with a group of guys out looking for the same thing I would be looking for on a daily basis. I also was able to get out and take some runs with some regular groups that come to the lodge. One thing I did get to witness that was cool, was one guest reach 8 MILLION! vert skied at CMH in his life time. Along with another hitting 1 MILLION! Thats insane and a lot of heli skiing. All and all it was a great trip and I was really excited to get up to CMH and ski a lot of pow. here are some photos and I am working on a small edit.
pow turns ^
Little switch skiing action ^
Meet the steep deeps and pillow drops crew ^
Heli Landing ^
I love me some pillow drops ^
Getting sendy ^
Found me lots of pillows there ^
Being out here in the mountains makes you feel small. these are the days I live for ^
You could say it was deep.^
Drops+Blueskies+Pow= Happy me ^
Until next time CMH. It was fun^
Working on a small video edit from the trip, should be dropping soon