On the Road — and a Christmas Vid Backcountry Skiing

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 2, 2008      

Hi all, I’ve got a layover in Atlanta so I’m doing some bloggin’ from Concourse T, waiting for the grind over that big Atlantic. Air travel has been going okay, only glitch I came up with was when TSA didn’t like the ice in my water bottle (yeah, it froze in the car last night). I could have chucked it, but it’s a nice bike style bottle that’s perfect for staying hydrated. So I went over to a nearby food joint and got them to pour some hot water and melt the ice. Classic. It’s always something! But not as bad as the guy who’s passport was left sitting on the TSA tray table. Wow, I though I was scattered when trying to do all this stuff… but I’ve managed to hold on to my passport.

At any rate, while I’ve been traveling Louie lashed up a cool video from our Christmas powder skiing fest. I was going to wait and publish, but it’s too much fun getting this stuff up for our blog friends to enjoy. He shot this in three different modes. One is done with the intervalometer function of our Canon A640 custom firmware, the others are his Digital Hero helmet cam and his handheld vidcam.

Video down until we can reprocess.


7 Responses to “On the Road — and a Christmas Vid Backcountry Skiing”

  1. Randonnee January 2nd, 2008 2:10 pm

    Cool. I live vicariously through that video and your traveling blog. At the same time, I feel added appreciation for my Wenatchee Mountain (Central WA) stashes. My pals, dog, and I will be skiing those stashes the next two days using Ski Doo assist for the road approach : )}.

    PS- Lou, please check out my blog comment yesterday about the Zzero4C, specifically my binding comments. Perhaps you could share the comments with the Dynafit guys.

  2. Lynn January 2nd, 2008 2:56 pm

    Nice job Louie, but it seemed to be lacking something. Oh yeah, some beautiful free-heeled powder turns. That would truly complete the project:)

  3. randosteve January 2nd, 2008 6:22 pm

    Nice turns Lou!!!

  4. Craig January 2nd, 2008 7:25 pm

    Hey Louie,
    Great work in the pow–wish I was there with you doin it in the trees—
    So cool!!!
    Be sure to continuously thank your parents for the blessing of being raised with such a great respect for the mountains and the great outdoors—HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    Uncle Craig
    my only gripe–wish you could shovel a little faster!!He, he, he, lol

  5. Mark Worley January 3rd, 2008 10:57 pm

    Cool video with compelling tunes. Perhaps next time you could jump off the roof of the cabin before shoveling it.

  6. Louie January 3rd, 2008 10:59 pm

    Well Lynn,
    After shoveling the roof at supersonic speeds for an hour, I was a little too tired to fall down the mountain on tele gear. Instead, I decided to effortlessly and gracefully float through the powder on my AT skis.

    Free your heel, lose your mind

  7. Jason C January 4th, 2008 2:41 pm

    hey louie and lou, pretty hardcore video you guys pulled together. looks like the snow was awesome, glad you guys enjoyed the cabin. next time we all need to make it up there.

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