“We built this jump on Sproatt Mountain in the Whistler, BC Backcountry and waited all day for a fog that never lifted. The next morning we returned to the same scenario along with rising freezing levels that quickly warmed the snow. We decided to call it and started riding back to our trucks but halfway down the fog lifted and we raced back up. After a few attempts to land in less than ideal snow, Canadian Wilderness Adventures, who run outdoor tours in the area, started grooming the cat track below. The driver was down to watch and wait while Geoff Brown set down this cab 5″
When I first started going to the backcountry, there were many jumps that terrified me. The three major ones were the Hurley Road gap, 1080 Gap and the Forum Step Down. Last season I got all three of those iconic jumps published in mags, all photographed by Todd Easterbrook with Vanessa Chan behind video camera.
The Forum stepdown was the last of the three to go to print. Thanks SBC for publishing this shot and making it one of my most memorable seasons ever.
Sad news in Canadian snowboarding. Last week Snowboard Canada announced that it had closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy. SBC has supported me in so many ways; my writing, my travels and most importantly my riding. I feel very fortunate to be part of such an iconic mag. Thanks for all the support over the years.
An extra special thanks to Scott Birke, Jesse Fox, Adam Levitt, John Scarth, Nate Laverty and Gerhard Gross for making the mag amazing.
Last winter I became the first person to land a 1080 on the renowned 1080 gap in the the Whistler Backcountry and I’m so unbelievably stoked to get the recognition for this from TransWorld SNOWboarding.
It was a rollercoaster day of emotions with Todd Easterbrook shooting the photos and Vanessa Chan Filming and it wouldn’t have happened without you guys. “It still feels surreal that it happened that day”
Thanks for shooting the interview and the awesome editing job Nate Laverty. And thanks for the history lesson Kevin Sansalone.
I can’t believe this photo got published in 3 different mags. It was a cloudy snowy day on the Hurley road Gap. I didn’t think anything too epic would come from it. But apparently I was wrong, Method Mag, Snowboard Canada and Snowboarder MBM all published this photo.
Thanks Todd Easterbrook for making this cloudy day look so good.
I’m overwhelmed by all the amazing comments I’ve been getting about my Full Part edit by Olliepop films!!! Thank you so much to everyone who’s commented and shared, and a huge thanks to all the mags sharing online too. All the support I’ve been getting has been amazing and it means so much to me. Thank you!
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2013-2014 FULL PART by OLLIEPOP FILMS
Thank you everyone for all the support last season. I had some big plans and got really lucky on more than one occasion. A huge thanks to Vanessa Chan and Todd Easterbrook who had my back everyday, and thanks to Jeremy Richardson for making this solid edit.
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