Saturday, December 31, 2011

Generation Alta - Salomon Freeski TV

Last year, the boys at Sweetgrass Productions spent a couple months in Utah shooting at Alta and Brighton for this webisode of Salomon Freeski TV. Normally Salomon Freeski TV focuses only on Salomon Athletes, but this webisode really shows the energy of the entire ski scene in Salt Lake and all the ski bums who reside here. It captures some incredible moments of deep powder and big lines, featuring many Utah rippers. I'm stoked I got to shoot with these guys for a couple days and make an appearance in this edit (at 2:24). Enjoy.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Big Cottonwwod Article - Powder Magazine

Last month's issue of Powder Magazine featured an in-depth article about Salt Lake's Big Cottonwood Canyon. Compared to the popularity of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the glories of Big Cottonwood are often overlooked - so it's nice to see Big Cottonwood get some attention in the ski world. It's not as steep and prolific as Little Cottonwood, but if you know the right spots, it can be epic.

Here's a shot of Carston Oliver on the now famous "Sendy Wendy" cliff. There are lots of opportunities to go big at Brighton Resort. Photo by Adam Clark.
Here's a shot of myself at Brighton by Steve Lloyd. This photo was taken on the last night of night-skiing last year. What's funny is that this cliff is normally pretty big, but with the 20 foot snow pack shown here, it became much smaller.

Another shot of Carston by Steve Lloyd at one of our favorite backcountry zones outside of Brighton. If you look closely, you can see me lurking in the trees above the cliff.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Carston Jumps His Bike

We've had a slow start to Winter in Utah this season, which means Carston Oliver has been jumping his bike as much as he's been skiing. Check out this cool edit that Steve Lloyd and Carston put together: