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Deep Day At Stevens Pass
Last Saturday, 39 inches of snow fell overnight at Stevens Pass, WA. The National Weather Service reported snowfall rates of 3 inches per hour at some points during the night. The storm was the result of a cold front and an extremely moist storm track converging over the top of Stevens Pass during the night. From the look of it, plenty of people were there to slash the powder.
This video is also a trailer for a web series titled “The Good Life: Pacific Northwest”. The series travels through Washington State and as far south as Mt. Hood, Oregon. Keep those fingers crossed that your mountain gets a storm convergence like this!
Well it looks like Stevens Pass is going to start spinning chairs tomorrow, making it the first Washington area to start the 2012-2013 season. Not a bad call considering that … Read More
This trailer is good, say what you want about the music. It comes from Two Plank Productions, based out of Crested Butte. Their new flick “Because” is their fifth full length offering and chronicles two record snowfall seasons across this great earth. Here is the release from Two Plank Productions:
“(Crested Butte, CO / Denver, CO) As summer begins to look towards winter yet again, Two Plank Productions is proud to release its 5th full-length feature ski film showcasing adventures from two record-setting winters. Premiering September 2012, we proudly present a film by Executive Producer Corey Tibljas, with Executive Producer Willis Barnette, Producer / Editor Jeffery Loewe, and an amazing staff.
This revolutionary film is coming to a theater and retail stores near you! “BECAUSE” is a 50 minute High Definition FreeSkiing project available on Blu-Ray, DVD, iTunes, and HD Digital Online Download. Info is online at twoplank.com
“BECAUSE” is Two Plank’s first top tier production value film which was shot over two separate record snowfall winters across the globe. “BECAUSE” follows 22 pro athletes through the deepest snow, biggest cliffs, and most intense adventure expiditions our cameras have seen. “BECAUSE” is a story-based, rich visual project of established riders along side the most anticipated upcoming athletes sharing insight to their athletic ambitions and motivational drive to acomplish the next achievement in their careers. “BECAUSE” provides non-stop freeski adventure entertainment through the performances mixed with the quest from the athletes and filmmakers alike.
Since the addition of a third unit film crew, Two Plank was able to cover more ground than ever, while having the ability to chase the best storms fluidly with featured heli-skiing, new cutting edge RED Camera shots, snowmobile exploration, ski-plane destination excursions, and increased production gear. Complete with fresh secret zones, lines, plus one-of-a-kind jump locations, “BECAUSE” features the encapsulating motivation of the individual athletes collectivly paired with breath-taking visual shots, and compelling entertainment of the crew united as one.
Featuring the talents of: COREY FELTON TOPHER PLIMPTON TAYLOR FELTON JON JOHNSTON MATT PHILIPPI P.Y. LEBLANC BEN FURIMSKY MAX MANCINI COLTER HINCHLIFFE ELYSE SAUGSTAD LEXI DUPONT JESSE HALL MARSHALL MILLER DREW PETERSEN MAT JACKSON with JEREMY BROWN LEO AHRENS with CONOR PELTON JON PEOT NEIL AMONSON CORY ZILA “OCHO” ALLEN and many others
Shot on location in High Definition: CRESTED BUTTE, SILVERTON, ASPEN [CO] JACKSON [WY] LOGAN, WASATCH RANGE [UT] WHITEFISH, COOKE CITY [MT] NELSON, PEMBERTON, WHISTLER [BC] HAINES [AK] STEVENS [WA] SUN VALLEY [ID] KIRKWOOD [CA] NISEKO [JAPAN]
Check out the trailer, find distribution info, look for / order premiere tickets near you, and order in all formats from Sept. 2012 onward at twoplank.com”
Song: Cracks featuring Belle Humble (Flux Pavilion Remix)
The co-founder and owner/president of Two Plank, Corey Tibijas is a total badass. While working full time at Two Plank he is also a Crested Butte Firefighter and EMT. Oh wait, and he is working on a Business Administration degree from Western State College. Hats off to you Corey, the film looks great, I’ll check it out in September.
Check out the mid-production teaser and visit Two Plank Productions.
We are all still reeling from the avalanche tragedy at Steven’s Pass, WA this past week. The power of avalanches is difficult to describe. This video shows us exactly how potent they can be and why we need to always be careful in the big mountains.
Please be safe out there the rest of this season.
This video was shot on March 26th, 2009.
UPDATE: The 8 unaccounted for individuals from the Stevens Pass avalanche today has been accounted for, leaving the death toll of this particular slide at 3. A separate … Read More
Today, Salomon Freeski TV dropped their newest episode in their ongoing web-series and she’s a real doozy! Especially for all you super-deep, over the head pow junkies out there, OH YEAH! This weeks episode finds Cody Townsend, his rippin’ new bride Elyse Saugstad, and young gun Leo Ahrens hucking cliffs and shredding DEEP pow at Washington’s Mt Baker and Stevens Pass “resorts”. This is only part 1 so I can’t wait to see next weeks conclusion with Mark Abma joining the crew!
Love the scene in the PNW, can’t wait to get up there ASAP!
I would say we NEED an Unofficial Baker…
While Squaw cuts down trees for no reason, other resorts are trying to polish their “green” image. From espn.com, By Jesse Huffman: While the west coast snowpack is sticking around … Read More