In the spring of 2011 the Futuristic Films crew and the Marmot Freeride Team set out to show the world our lives and Backyards. The story line follows us from Backyard to Backyard as we show one and other around our home mountains, stomping grounds, and daily winter routines.
I was fortunate to be able to kick off the Backyards tour right here in the Tetons. The Grand Targhee Ski Patrol (my co-workers) were kind enough to let the Futuristic crew into our world and allowed them to show a glimpse into our daily ski patrol routine. The day that we shot the ski patrol scenes the weather was pretty nasty and the lack of visibility prevented us from getting useable avalanche control/hazard reduction footage. This was really the only thing that we were not able to nail in the amount of time I was given to show off my Backyard. Though it had not snowed for a few days and the windows of good light were sporadic at best, Pip Hunt and I were able to utilize some of my key hot spots to find freshies, steeps, and drops at both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort.
As much as I’d like to tell you more about Backyards, I am going to have to let you see it for your selves on TV or right here via web. Here are the three episodes of Futuristic Films’ & Marmot’s…..Backyards…..enjoy:
A big thanks to Futuristic Films and Marmot for the opportunity, and Nat Patridge, Eric “EA” Anderson, Lincoln Farnsworth, Grand Targhee Ski Patrol, Grand Targhee Resort & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort! And a shout to the Marmot Freeride Team for a job well done! Hope this series gets everyone stoked for winter!!