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.
Check it off the list. Been wanting to try a backflip on a bike for awhile now, and finally did about a week ago. Luckily Chris was with me to capture it all on his camera and put this sweet little edit together. enjoy and keep checking back for more little edits coming from us.
The adventures never end. Today I can say I did something I never thought I would. We ended up in this town way up in the mountains, staying at this extremely cool place. The village has been around for ever, 100 plus years! Only about 500 people live here and everything you see just has that ancient feel. The village is tucked very high up in-between some huge mountains. But to get to the snow we had to hike about an 2 hours up… thats when we brought the calvery in. We rode horses up to the zone today, I have never been on a horse and today was pretty bad ass. We loaded up all the horses with the gear and us and took off to the zone. I have never experienced anything like this. Being up in the middle of no where in a very small village and surrounded by mountains like this. Today was one to remember and I thank all the locals and everyone that helped make it happen.
our place for a couple nights
Josh checking out the place
this town is extremely old
nothing like a little coffee
started from the bottom now we here..
Mike hanging with his ride
we got extreme on the way down. nordic walking
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.
Hey everyone, i know its been an extremely long time. But with the Warren Miller shows coming to WA this weekend. Here is a little behind the scenes look at my Montana segment. The shows here kick off with Tacoma Sat. night at the Pantages theater and on the 22 and 23 in Seattle. Come out say hi and see the film. Hope to see some people there.