Talon Gillis' Big Mountain POV: 2014-15 Up North
You've probably never heard of Talon Gillis. The under-the-radar rider from northern BC doesn't really seek out the spotlight. But you know what he does? Smashes big lines with freestyle flavor thrown in, accessed via snowmobile and splitboard. Hit play for some raw highlights from his last season, including fat spines, natty senders and a few serious slams. Yeah, it snowed up north in 2014-15.
Absinthe Films' "Eversince": A Visual Essay on the State of Snowboarding
Even after two decades in the game, Justin Hostynek still gets nervous before a premiere. He told me this last night, before screening his latest project under the Absinthe Films label, “Eversince,” to a packed house at Seattle’s Egyptian Theatre in the Capitol Hill district. That’s because he cares—cares about independent media, about the snowboarders who appear in Absinthe Films year after year, about sharing a perspective with substance beyond marketing initiatives and the forgettable three-minute full part cult of cool that bombards your facebook feed on a daily basis. He still believes in the full-length feature as the ultimate expression of the state of snowboarding. And after watching “Eversince,” well, I believe too—and I think the 600-or-so folks in attendance would agree...
The MIDDLE/PATH Project: An Eco-Conscious Snowboard Film
From Sean Fithian, the man behind the Stevens Pass-based "Lot Lizards" series, comes an eco-conscious snowboard film entitled "The MIDDLE/PATH Project." When plans to splitboard around the Pacific Northwest were thwarted by an abnormally warm winter, the crew set out searching for snow from Montana to BC and beyond..
Snowsurf: The Movie Trailer
From Hokkaido, Japan, comes "Snowsurf," a full-length feature documentary on the snowsurf subcultural revolution taking place in the waves, mountains and deep, deep snow of Japan's northernmost island...
Josh Dirksen and Thomas Delfino "Lost in the Alps": A Video Short from the Chamonix Backcountry
In late April, Josh Dirksen and Thmoas Delfino went to Chamonix to get lost in the Alps. They found some fun lines, spent a few nights in the backcountry, and Dirksen dropped some wisdom.
Welcome to Alaska: Turning the Pages with H2O Guides
“Welcome to Alaska,” Dean Cummings said.
I was halfway down a chute in an iconic Thompson Pass, AK zone known as “The Pages.” He was tucked in behind a rock, hardly visible as I slid by, cautiously navigating in an out of a ribbon of slough and waist-deep snow on the toeside wall. An hour prior, we’d been sitting on the couch at the Valdez Best Western...
Pat Moore's Blueprint 2.8: Valdez, AK with Jamie Lynn and Bryan Iguchi
In Episode 8 of Pat Moore's second season of "Blueprint," he heads to Valdez, AK to shred with the legendary Jamie Lynn and Bryan Iguchi at Alaska Snowboard Guides and they score prime conditions. Need we say more? This one is a must-watch.