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Season’s first video

I finally had a bit of time to work on my first video and here it is. A first in the SKIN FLICK series

enjoy.

  1. David G December 10, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Awesome man! Been looking forward to this seasons video for a while.. Heading out for a Backcountry course this weekend, and this is helping me getting sych’d for the season. :)

    WooT, and keep up the awesome work! :D

  2. Ryan Loiselle December 10, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Greg,

    Wicked video! I like the style of ‘tips’ your providing! I am sure that as the season progresses the variety of advice offered will be as varried as the condition.

    Pointing out the shooting cracks is a perfect example. It is a condition I have yet to encounter. I have taken both my level 1 + 2 rec courses and a number of other touring and backcountry courses over the last 5 years, in addition 50+ days in the backcountry, so having you show video as opposed to pictures in a book is gold! Thanks!

    Hope to see you on the slopes @ RMR, I have a seasons pass this year (from wpg) and planning on some days touring around the resort and up in the pass!

    Play sage and keep the wicked adventures coming!

  3. Jonny Atencio December 10, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Keep em’ coming! Very nice, love the educational aspect.

  4. Bill Bollinger December 11, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Awesome Greg

    I just love it.
    This is the neatest stuff I have ever seen.

  5. Thomas December 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Awesome vid.
    I got a pass at RMR too.
    You should have some touring with the peeps days(not the beacon).
    It’ld be rad to ski with you.
    Love the tunes!

  6. JB December 12, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Love the videos. Can you elaborate on skiing things from the top? Is this so you know exactly what’s above you? Thanks. JB.

  7. greg December 13, 2008 at 5:04 am

    I did not elaborate about skiing things from the top but there are many reasons.

    If the slope goes it is much better to be on top of the slope as it collapses versus unerneath it.

    Years ago after a mentor taught me to try and always ski things from the top I was about to cut under a slope and try to ski it from 300 feet below the summit, his words echoed in my mind so we hiked to teh top and skied it. My third turn tirggerd a class 3 that thundered to the bottom. Luckily I was on top of it all and watched it go beneath my skis. If I had cut in were we had planned I would have had 300 feet of slope cascading down on top of me and dragging me thousands of feet to the valley below.

    By skiing down you can control the slope leaving nothing hanging above, minimizing the overhead hazard.

    gotta go kids have written all over the walls with purple marker

  8. Terry December 13, 2008 at 5:06 am

    I just got your DVD "Unbearable Lightness of Skiing" today Greg – most inspiring ski video i’ve seen yet! Tells it like it is – adventure, great snow, and fun! Anyone who hasn’t seen it or ordered a few, get on it in time for Xmas. The perfect present for any backcountry skier.

    Makes me want to get out there touring. The Pass is where its at. Will be there in 2 weeks!

  9. ryan December 16, 2008 at 8:16 am

    That’s some good therapy for tropic induced heat rash.

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