Man on a mission

So I have been on a mission as of late so I haven’t got many photo’s for the blog. I have however learn’t a bunch of tricks. I decided I wanted to learn all 16 270 on 270 off variations and since I made the decision to learn them all I have been on a mission. Today I figured out the last two tricks, the switch right lip 270 on pretzel 270 out and the switch right lip 270 on backside 270 off.

Hopefully I can film a clip over the next week or so (if the weather clears) to show you guys!

Here is a completely unrelated shot from the park today:

Over and out,

//Russ

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Back in the Park

While I was out shredding around the mountain having two super fun pow days, Perisher and the park crew were busy rebuilding the park into the craziest rail garden I have seen along with making the jump a solid 45 – 50ft. There are rails littered everywhere with so many lines to choose from it is ridiculous.

I’ve had 3 days in the park now and I can’t believe how fun it actually is. There are so many features in the park that you never know which line you are going to take. I’ve been getting to the bottom after every run with a huge smile on your face from pure excitement and stoke.

Today I’m having a well needed rest. The body is starting to get a little sore and tired from all the skiing I’ve done over the last week so I figure I needed it. I’m planning on playing some frolf, possibly a little skate, some stretching and I might even dip the legs in the lake to ice them.

Stay tuned,

//Russ

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Legs Of Steel – PASSENGER

The Legs of Steel have just released the trailer for their up coming movie – Passenger. The trailer looks absolutely unreal and I am super stoked I had the chance to go on a couple of shoots this past winter! Check it out:

//Russ

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0 to Hero

As most of you know, the season down under started off pretty pathetically, with next to no natural snow. Although Perisher did a fantastic job of getting runs open with snowmaking, it was still a pretty dismal sight when you’d look at the main ranges and realize you had a far better chance of getting down them on a mountain bike than on a pair of skis.

But all of that has changed with one storm cycle moving through the high country, which has been dubbed ”the Artic blast”, bring over 50cm of snow over several days.

Laura and I decided to try and ski and headed up the hill with Mikki, Brad and Matt to try and score some fresh snow and that we did. The snow that had fallen the night before  we went up was light and dry and they had managed to open up new terrain all over the mountain. We spent the morning skiing at Leichart T-bar and we had a blast. We had the lift pretty much to ourselves until about 11am and we had found so many different fun lines to ride!

After shredding around Leichart all morning, we went for an early lunch and then spent the afternoon on Mt. Perisher before the stormed rolled back in which is expected to bring a lot more snow to the mountains in the coming days. We timed it perfect there as well because as we got to the lift, I guess everyone had gone into get some food for lunch and we once again had no lift lines!

I had an absolute blast ripping around yesterday and I can honestly say, it’s days like these that make me realize why I love skiing so much!

Over and out,

//Russ

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Tired

As I sit here typing this, I can honestly say I am exhausted. I had another early morning up on the hill and today was to film a little promotional video for Perisher’s ¬†Playstations slope style park on front valley.

Although it took a while to get the shoot done I think we came up with some good shots and hopefully I will be able to share it with you in the not to distant future. I have to admit, getting up early SUCKS, but it’s totally worth it when you are on the mountain watching the sun rise while riding park. It really doesn’t get much better than that!

Trying to decide if I head up for another early session tomorrow or not! What should I do?

//Russ

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