Sorry for the lack of posts. But running two blogs is hard when you’re only paid for one.
I’m just going to continue where I left off…. Monday, August 9 in Whistler, the Out of the Shadows World Premier. A F*n great time, sold out crowd, and a hotel room with stories that stay in Whistler (Gidion, Eliel, and flying lamps…)
The day after I was off to South America for a summer…wait, winter adventure. I traveled to South America to ski and hang with the SGT Crew. I was also working on sustainable projects with 1STEP. With help from OneLife and Chanelle Sladics entourage we constructed two greenhouses out of plastic bottles and began the final touches on the bio-diesel converter at the SASS compound. I was also fortunate enough to witness 14 feet of snow in one week, the mountain closed but when it opened the powder was awesome. While at SASS I had the pleasure of meeting Miles Clark which would prove to later be one of the most pivotal contacts of my life.
Speeding through the next four months of fall: I began my final semester at the University of British Columbia. Traveled to Utah for the SLC Dendrite Premier. Made a season edit HERE, did some early season tours (I skied in every month of 2010). I continued training with my post gradutaion plan of working one of Whistler’s many restaurant and being a ski bum… but one day I received a life changing email from Mr. Miles Clark (which I almost trashed because I thought it was spam). The email read: “Unofficial Networks seeks pupil, must have an earnest desire to ski and edit videos”. It was a perfect fit and I got the job running Unofficial Whistler.
With my new job I was soon on my way to San Francisco for “official” Unofficial Networks training. After a great weekend with an awesome crew it was back to Vancouver for finals, graduation and some early season Whistler Pow. After my last test I let out a noise that is only made once a student finishes his/her last test in their scholastic career, and this noise can only be heard by people enrolled in scholarly activity. Quite the sound.
Then it was home to Telluride, Colorado for the holidays where Mr. weatherman was reporting on a “storm of epic proportions, eight feet”. Telluride received nothing, however brother Charles and I did get a powder day at Silverton! SICK
Back to Vancouver for more powder skiing and the Deep Winter Photo Challenge with pro photographer Andrew Strain, AND team Strain got third place. Then the snow faucet turned off in whistler. It rained and I went Ice skating…but not for long because I was on a flight back to Colorado for SIA and the X-games. Unofficial Networks’ movie GNAR was nominated for best documentary in the PVA’s . and in my opinion should have won.
Back to Whistler for the week where I competed in the Peak to Valley Race (my first ski race in about 15 years) I borrowed some spandex and got race skis courtesy of Salomon.
The day after the Peak to Valley Race I was on a flight with Andrew Strain and Eliel Hindert traveling to Utah for the Ski Salt Lake Shootout, After a week of photos out team came in second place (See the SLC Shootout Videos HERE ). Back to whistler for three days of continuos snow then I boarded a flight to Japan to meet up with Unofficial Networks and help complete the Aisa section of their Skiing the Seven Continents project. It stopped snowing with I arrived in Japan but it was still an awesome time with some good people. I love Japan.
I returned to Whistler and was welcomed with three weeks of non-stop snow and colder than normal temperatures! I skied champagne powder daily and embarked on a hut trip with my brother and some of my best friends!
Not ideal conditions for filming but great skiing! Then the super-storm in Whistler ended and the next day I was on a flight to Norway, because apparently they have most snow in Europe. But now it’s raining and thats why I am inside blogging on jake-cohn dot com . However stay tuned for a update from Scandinavia, if it ever snows…