WHISTLER

Whistler is probably one of the best place to shoot snowboarding and specially when you can snowmobile. So we decided to fly over there in march. Martin Gallant “The Godfather” was our guide. He knows all the spots and he is a really good sledder which really helped as some of us never sleded before. The crew was changing along the way as not everybody could stay there at the same time. So Serge was there from March 20th until May 14th and the guys came whenever they could. Gérome was there just with Serge the first week so we managed to shoot as much as we could because he had to leave for the Nike chosen serie in Austria on April 1st. Valé and Jo arrived on March 26th and Tyler the day after. So We had one day shooting with all the crew then Gérome left. It was snowing a lot but not too much sun so we’ve been riding pillows for a few days. Then a day of perfect blue sky was announced with 60cm of fresh snow! So as we’re not the only crew out there we had to be ready for that day. We woke up at 5 to be on the parking lot at 6:30 and at the first spot at 7 but we were definitely not alone. The snow was so good we managed to shoot a few different spots on that day and the days after. After that gérome came back from austria but the weather was again not really nice. So we spent some time dirt biking, buggy riding, partying, chilling and we had a few other days on the mountain with all the crew. We’ve been to the park of whistler as well which is really fun to ride. After that Gérome, Jo and Valé had to leave. So it was just Tyler left but Kareem El Rafie had joined the crew fot the past few days so we were a smaller but not less funny crew. The weather stayed pretty shitty for about 3 weeks so we spent some more time dirt biking, we also helped Martin as he’s building his own house we dragged some logs out of the forest with him. We went on a short surf trip on Vancouver Island as well and it was pretty funny to try to surf in this freezing wather. After that we had a last week of sunshine which was really cool even though the snow was not the best. We managed to shoot some stuff. Then we went on a camping trip on the Rutherford glacier with Shin Campos and Mark Gribbon for a story in Snowboard Canada. And after that we had one last day on the hill so we went to Brohm Ridge which is just over Squamish with a nice view on the ocean for some fun spring riding drinking session and a party in a house in the middle of the mountain.
That trip in Whistler was for sure the best of the season and we can’t wait to go back there next year.
Big thanks to Martin Gallant, without him we couldn’t have done all of that.

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