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!!!
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.
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,
Yesterday I finally got to something I have dreamed about ever since I saw them done in films, Avalanche barriers! We went out on a mission to find some really sick man made pillow lines on the side of the road. Clayton our host/guide took us out for a ride in the car and after about 40 min we found our zone. It was another blue bird day and we absolutely killed every line possible on the avi barriers, nothing was left. we showed up around 10 and didn’t leave until 5. Its crazy this stuff is all a short boot pack away from the road. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
getting a little lesson on the camera
time to go to work.
it was a dream come true to hit these things
Roman and I shredded the crap out of every line
tail 3 off the barriers
GTS all day long
its crazy how powerful the lights are on the resort.
spicy miso soup
next level sh&t
well thats it for now. I love this place and we are getting lots of shots. should be a good segment.