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January 4th 2015 the Freeride Media crew made the drive to Monashee Powder Snowcats near Cherryville, British Columbia. I'd say our timing was spot on as we arrived at the start of a 24 hour storm cycle. It's pretty obvious Monashee Powder Snowcat owners Tom and Carolyn Morgan know how to make any skier or rider welcome! Monday Morning January 5th we awoke to 16" of freshness on the ground.

 

                Rockstar and Ski Porn Star-Matt Reardon charging hard at Monashee Powder Snowcats

 

Our crew consisted of regulars like John Witt, Tommy Frey, Desiree Leipham and myself. We had a couple of other newbies join in on this trip Squaw Valley local skier and professional musician Matt Reardon and Whistler boy Lance Cyr joined in as well as one of our Schweitzer snowboarder friends Dash Kamp.

 

                         Videographer-Vance Shaw capturing the Magic with Desiree' Leipham

 

                                                  Dash Kamp the "Master Blaster" 

 

Our Guide Chris Bouchard and Fannie Dufour certainly know this playground and they showed us the goods.

 

      Even though Monashee Guide "Bouche" can't see where he's going, he definitly knows where the sweet spots are

 

Run after run we were treated to face shots, steeps and plenty of memorable tree skiing especially in their iconic zone called The Burn.

 

                               Johhny Witt getting in a little Shifty as he drops into The Burn

 

Talk about getting your feet wet as this was the ultimate pow day. Big Air, good laughs and plenty of face shots.

 

                                                                    Desiree' Going BIG!!!

 

This is our fourth trip to Monashee and they always seem to have the goods.

                                                   Bob Legasa enjoying that Monashee effect!

 

If the skiing doesn't put a smile on your face the Monashee Team definitely will!

 

 

Here's the video from that epic start on Day #1.

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Damn you know how to bring the stoke!  

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Damn... Nice snow....
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Holy Stoke, Batman.

Sign me up.

D1

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Well done, kids! Nice conditions. Desiree is really spreading her wings on the air!

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Wow! Great vid... 

 

Interesting editing choice I noticed... every single jump ends right when the skier/boarder lands.... nothing cool in the runouts? Or too many deep holes left?

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Wow! Great vid... 

 

Interesting editing choice I noticed... every single jump ends right when the skier/boarder lands.... nothing cool in the runouts? Or too many deep holes left?


 I guess the d stands for douche

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 I guess the d stands for douche

 

Is that directed at me? I think I was asking a genuine question. I thought it was interesting. I apologize if anything I said was insulting - I legitimately am curious and really enjoyed the video.

 

(EDIT : Actually, now that I think about it, I'd also be curious to know how what I asked could be read as insulting.... I've never been in conditions anything close to that, and was legitimately wondering if the ski away from jumps like that isn't as exciting as the rest. Or with such deep soft snow if it just slows them down to much. Is that so wrong to ask?)

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 I guess the d stands for douche

 

Is that directed at me? I think I was asking a genuine question. I thought it was interesting. I apologize if anything I said was insulting - I legitimately am curious and really enjoyed the video.

 

(EDIT : Actually, now that I think about it, I'd also be curious to know how what I asked could be read as insulting.... I've never been in conditions anything close to that, and was legitimately wondering if the ski away from jumps like that isn't as exciting as the rest. Or with such deep soft snow if it just slows them down to much. Is that so wrong to ask?)


Oh my bad. Sorry. I thought you were being condescending since there may have been some epic crashes after a few of those landings and thought you were bringing that to our attention. My apologies

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Awesome vid BTW. Loved it!!!!

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Oh my bad. Sorry. I thought you were being condescending since there may have been some epic crashes after a few of those landings and thought you were bringing that to our attention. My apologies

 

Np. And one of them WAS obviously a big crash - they also chose to keep that one in, and it was also pretty awesome, and also cut to the next scene just as the person landed... same editing style on that one too.

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Hey Friends,

Totally Awesome Powder Film there. Nothing link ripping down a tree line whilst everyone else is somewhere not to be seen!

Best, Martin

http://www.skimckay.com - Val d'Isere
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Hey Friends,

Totally Awesome Powder Film there. Nothing link ripping down a tree line whilst everyone else is somewhere ......

 

 

 

DITTO... Love the tree line... even here in No. Idaho

 

 

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