Filmed 100% with CONTOUR! These videos provide a great tease of what you can expect to see from MSP in Fall 2012 when their 20th annual ski film releases on DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes, and - of course - on a big screen near you.
Episode 1: Chatter Creek
MSP’s film crew discovers abundant early season snowfall during a trip to Chatter Creek, BC with Mark Abma, James Heim, and newcomer Leo Ahrens. Plenty of epic skiing was had during a nine-day period that Heimer referred to as ‘the deepest trip of my life’. All three skiers got their share of shredding in, not to be outdone by the resident lodge-dog who was quick to join in for some laps.
Music Artist: Phreewill
Episode 2: Japan
The MSP film crew along with athletes Sean Pettit, Richard Permin, and Riley Leboe take you to the island of Hokkaido, Japan. “We didn’t see the sun very much” says Permin after spending 14 days in a blizzard. The crew hit up surrounding resorts and backcountry shredding some of the deepest and lightest snow Japan has to offer.
Music Artist: Niels Nielson
Title: We Are Youth (Instrumental)
Episode 3: Haines, AK
Mountain Hardwear athletes James Heim and Sam Anthamatten tee off in the big mountains of Haines, Alaska. The crew soaked up the great snow conditions and rare windows of sunshine during a two week trip in late February. For Anthamatten, the MSP rookie, the first-time experience in AK was one that he won’t soon forget. Check out some of the deep pow, big hucks, and even bigger avalanches from Haines in this new episode!
Episode 4: Alaska
MSP takes you deep into the Chugach Range outside of Girdwood, AK along with Ingrid Backstrom, Richard Permin, Mark Abma, Cody Townsend, and heli support from our friends at Chugach Powder Guides.
Music Artist: Another Cynthia
Title: Push Back (Instrumental)
Episode 5: Whistler, BC
James Heim, Michelle Parker, and a few other friends posted up in Whistler, BC during early April after a different trip was cancelled due to extreme avalanche danger. As evidenced by the material here in Episode 5, they made the right call! Watch Michelle shred and watch Heimer spin in this latest episode!
Music Artist: Adam Lastiwka
Title: Of Gods and Men
Episode 6: Japan, Part 2
In this episode, we take another look at MSP’s trip to Japan to explore the lighter side of making ski movies. Sean Pettit, Riley Leboe, and Richard Permin demonstrate the right way to party during a two week pow mission to Niseko. Follow the boys on their quest for good turns and good times!
Episode 7: Tordrillo Mountains
MSP takes us back to Alaska - this time to the largely unexplored North Tordrillo Mountains. Here in episode 7 we get a firsthand look at the monstrous AK terrain through the eyes of Mark Abma, Richard Permin, and Cody Townsend. After arriving first by floatplane to the remote Winterlake Lodge, the heli-enabled crew besieged the massive peaks and pioneered several new lines throughout the range. The action that ensued speaks for itself!
Episode 8: Whistler Jump
This is it, folks… the last episode of the year from MSP and Contour. Here in episode 8 you’ll get to witness some of the madness from Whistler/Blackcomb on one of the sickest jumps of the year. Russ Henshaw and Jacob Wester teamed up with PK Hunder, Aidan Sheahan, and Richard Permin for a bunch of spinny-flippy action above epic backdrops and an outstanding sunset (you might even catch a glimpse of Russ going upside down three times).