Aug 14, 2012
It’s never fun to get skunked. Last season was no different. Until March, the Sierras only received 200 inches of snow. Which, for some parts of the country might be a blessing in disguise. 200 inches is really barely getting started when you are trying to take a crew of pro skiers, filmers and snowmobilers deep into the backcountry. Luckily, March brought us about 250 inches which allowed the crew to get out and film some decent sessions.
The season before last the Tahoe area was slammed with over 800 inches which left everyone super stoked going into this past season. When I saw the edits that the crew put together during the 800 inch season I was stoked- this was absolutely a project that I would love to be involved in. So when the crews photographer Jason Abraham approached me to be the filmer and editor for the upcoming season I was all over the opportunity. It was awesome to get the chance to fall into an already established crew of local rippers.
Unfortunately, the season didn’t stack up at all. It got to the point that I wondered if we were even going to attempt to put out anything. Finally, the snow started to fall. I’m not going to give you some glory story about how epic it was because the fact of the matter is that it was not. Every time we went out, no mater how early, how meticulously planned, it seemed like we were just missing it.
We were able to get enough footage to put an edit together but the whole crew has super high hopes of more to come next year. In the meantime we will continue to float the river and enjoy the summer.