My Journey to Follow the Snow

After spending most of last winter at home in Ontario and also hopping on some Level 1 trips, it was time for Sandy Boville to head west to wrap up the season. Follow along on his journey of spring skiing across the country. 

My girlfriend and I packed up our car and headed to Whistler. We took some extra time along the way to visit family and friends. It’s always nice to be able to break up the cross-continent drive. We made a pit stop in Montana to meet up with friends and take a ski day up at Big Sky Resort.

 

Skiing Big Sky with Shay Lee

 

We also skied at Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver along the way. Mt Seymour is one of my favorite places to ski when the sun is shining and the weather is great. They have a high-speed quad servicing the park with a ton of natural hits all the way down. And on a really good day, you can see all of Vancouver from the top. It’s a very beautiful place to slide down the snow.

 

Mount Seymour Edit

 

Upon arriving in whistler it was time to take advantage of some spring riding. This is the second year I’ve spent my springtime in Whistler and it just gets better and better every year. And when the weather cooperates, it’s the place to be.

 

Spring skiing

Spring skiing

Spring skiing on Revision Talisman Skis

Spring skiing at Whistler

Spring skiing with Revision Skis

Park Photos by Andi Wardrop

 

 

Sled accessed spring skiing

Was even lucky enough to get out on a sled this spring and see some new sights in Whistler!

 

Finally, other than the the spring skiing out west there are so many other activities you can do. Biking, hiking, and swimming (editor’s note: brr!) to name a few. It’s especially cool to be able to camp out in the mountains with a spectacular view and be able to wake up and go skiing that same day.

 

Spring skiing camping

 

 

My good friend Peter and I were also able to link up and film a short edit. Video By Peter M.

Sandy Boville: Momentum Summer Camps

This is a recap of Sandy Boville’s past summer, which he spent as a coach at Momentum Ski Camps in Whistler, B.C. Enjoy!

About a week after returning from park shoots, I started coaching at Momentum Ski Camps for the summer. It was one of my favorite summers in memory. The camp ran for five weeks, starting off with an adult week, followed by family week, and ending with three weeks of kids camps. From skiing, to afternoon activities, dinners, and evening activities, it was action packed almost every moment! Below are some highlights of my time!

 

 

Apres ski at Momentum Ski Camps

The first week of camp was quite rowdy. Look at the size of that aprés! Adult week is a crazy time. If you’re an adult you should come experience it for yourself!

Momentum Ski Camps powder skiing

The first week also blessed us with some fresh snow.

Down day at Momentum Ski Camps

Not all days on the glacier are blessed with good weather. But this stellar crew of coaches keeps the campers stoked no matter what.

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However, once it’s nice…..It’s REALLY nice!

Bronzing time at Momentum Ski Camps Each day starts with a morning stretch/dance party. Also known as bronzing time.

Momentum Ski Camps sunset shootMomentum Ski Camps usually hosts a sunset shoot during the third session. Along with the coaches, diggers, filmers, photographers and guest coaches anyone partaking in the Exposure camp is invited up for the evening.

Momentum Ski Camps S rail

This feature sat at the bottom of the terrain park all summer. Sometimes quite frustrating, but when you greased it you felt pretty accomplished getting back on the t-bar.

Momentum Ski Camps wrap up party

A big highlight of camp is always the week wrap up party. We all head down to the lake, eat pizza, play games and give away free things. This kid you can say really wanted free stuff. Nose bleed during the pizza eating contest. #almostwon

Summer camp is a pretty special place and I can’t wait to do it again next year!

End of camp Momentum Ski Camps

Cheers to a summer well spent!

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The Level 1 Superunknown Experience

In 2016, Mike Cappola and Sam Zahner rose to the top of the Level 1 Superunknown XIII ski video contest. Capps was selected as a finalist, and Sam made the finals as the wildcard pick.

Together, this put two Revision riders in the top ten of a global contest. Superunknown is designed to bring the best amateur skiers in the world into the spotlight. Check out the edit and then read the Mike’s descriptions of the experience below.

Mike said, “It was an amazing experience! It was so cool to be able to go up to Winter Park and make literally what ever comes to our minds! Especially since we could just hop in the snow cat with the builder and tell him all the little things and modifications we were thinking of. Couldn’t thank Winter Park’s park crew enough. We would walk outside and they were waiting for us to hop in the people mover and send it up for another sick day of skiing!

But as an insider it’s crazy, in all types of ways. Chillin’ with all the boys at night going to get some dinner then crushing some cans with everyone. The whole time I was there, there was not once ounce of boredness. Always on the move doing something on the mountain and in the hotel. Everyday we would usually wake up around 9 or so, I’d have to hit the hot tub. But then around 1 o’clock we would hear up meet outside and the park crew was ready to take us ALLL THE WAYY UP! Then once were up there if we didn’t have a feature built from the previous day to session we would start on another feature to build. Everyone had so many great ideas only if we could build them all. We all would collaborate ideas and pick one were all down with which worked out great, we probably hit about 14 or so features stacking shots on shot!

Then towards when the sun is setting and getting dark we wrap up hop in the cat to ride back down the mountain and get some food because we’re all dying of hunger lol.

We all come to a good decision on dinner and grub out!! Watch some shots from the day and think about some new ideas for the next day.  Thanks to Winter Park and Level 1 for all the amazing amenities! Then hit the LC and fire up some rounds of thunderstruck with all the boyz to get the night started!!”

Congrats to Mike and Sam on making the finals of Level 1 Superunknown and throwing down with some heavy park skiing. Enjoy the ski videos below.

Duality Days Skiing in Utah

Last winter I had some downtime between contests and projects at the start of March.  I was hanging in Utah when I saw a snow forecast for over a foot of snow due in the Wasatch front, followed by a week of sun.  So I called my good friend Alex Mager of Bloom Content to link up and brainstorm a short project showcasing the duality of ski scenes in Utah.  Salt Lake City is one of the Ski Meccas of North America with over 7 resorts within 30 minutes.  The interesting part is how drastically different the scene and vibes are at each resort.  There are so many skiers, so much terrain, and so many styles of skiing.  That is the best part about Utah, no matter what type of skiing you like there is a place for you.

So Alex and I decided to film one day at Alta and one day at Park City because they are about as opposite on the spectrum as you can get.  Alta is an off piste playground.  There is no park except for the jumps and side hits that get built everywhere by local shredders.  At Alta, however, the ski patrol doesn’t destroy jumps.  This allows the whole mountain to be transformed into the ultimate terrain park.  This makes Alta the perfect stomping ground for the Revision Subtraction.  The Subtraction allowed me to butter, float, and jump my way around while having a blast.  Alex and I spent our day on the classic Wildcat chair hitting features into a foot of light Utah pow.  I haven’t had many days at Alta but every time I go there I have one of the best days of my season.  We hit jumps, drops, tree taps and took tons of pow turns before treating ourselves to some delicious pizza at the Goldminer’s Daughter.   

A couple days later once the storm had passed Alex and I met up again, this time to get some park laps in on the east side of the Wasatch Front at Park City Mountain Resort.  Park City has one of the best lap parks in the world.  The park chair gives you access to two different jump and rail lines and the features range from mellow to gnarly.  The S-rail is one of my favorites and cannon rails always get me stoked.  We had a banger day getting both jump and rail shots in the sun.  The parking lot is right by the lift so we were able to take a car lunch and I made the switch from my Dimes, which I use to jump, to my Talismans, which I prefer for rails.  The two park skis really cover all the types of tricks I want to do so it is optimal to have both of them in the car, depending on what I feel like skiing that day.  The Camber of the Dime is nice for cold mornings when the snow is tough, but as it gets slushy the Talisman is the ski you need to blast through and not catch in the ruts.  Both Park City and Alta treated us well and with just two days in Utah we were able to do some really fun skiing.  I can’t wait for this winter, do your snow dance everyone!! -Ian Hamilton

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King of the Road

Revision Skis is proud to present “King of the Road” by Mike King. Watch Mike and Frank King as they travel Northwest in their mobile homes, while searching for deep pow. The duo found the goods and were able to put together this full segment thanks to Frank’s work behind the camera while documenting Mike and his endeavors.

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Busker

Check out the 2015/2016 Spencer Milbocker season edit for some good old fashioned summertime skiing stoke. Enjoy “Busker” above and then be sure to scroll down to read Spencer’s season recap

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Looking back on the 2015/2016 season Milbocker said, “My season started off with a move to Salt Lake City in early August to shred PC all year and to film in the city. We didn’t get any snow in the city until the middle of December. I was hungry to get the season really started and got some footage on the first session of the year, but on the second night I broke and dislocated my elbow.

So, that was a set back for a couple of months. At around a month after the injury, I slowly started to shred around Park City again, hitting rails. At the end of February it was feeling good enough to start filming again but not necessarily good enough to really fall on it. Snow was melting everywhere in the states and the season was coming to an end.

I jetted back to Michigan to link up with Mike to get the ball rolling again. We had around 3 weeks of snow where we were at, so we worked as fast as we could to stack as many clips as we could before all of the snow melted.”

It ended up being a very productive three weeks and I was able to get a little part together, pretty stoked on the season given the circumstances and I’m excited for what next season has to bring.”

Hope you enjoy Busker as much as we did!

Reviboyz in Trondheim

 

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Over the winter of 2015/2016, the Reviboyz took a trip from Sweden to Norway to film “Reviboyz in Trondheim.” Check out the edit above and then read a quick recap below.
Tobias says, “Well, we drove to Trondheim and had this project in mind which was going to be filmed by Gustav Cavallin. We lived in a penthouse downtown, partied, and filmed over 8-days. We mostly cramped up in a room in this collective with already 5 people living there, and more, then doubled the numbers. Birthday parties, early mornings and loads of candy got us through the trip, not all healthy though as some good diggers were dug and slowly but surely the snow melted.”
“Trondheim treated us with natural inruns, snowy hills and made us feel some type of way which Jens Nilssons shows of when his editing and Gustavs filming gets mixed together and perfected, accompanied by Dirt and Grime & CYBER69.” – Tobias
“The trip started off in Åre after a weekend avalanche training course. Me, Tobias, Douglas, Jens, Leo and Gustav drove to Trondheim hoping there would be some snow there still. In lack of aux inputs in the car,  R-Kelly’s greatest hits was our only choice of music. After a good week in Trondheim we went back to Östersund and stayed at Jens’ place for a few days.” – Sakarias Majander

Warm Season – Camp of Champions

Most skiers think about heading to Whistler in the heart of winter, but there is also a summer ski camp called Camp of Champions to let you get your shred on in June and July.

For a couple of years now, we have sponsored a Revisions Skis Week at Camp of Champions. This year, we sent Mike King, Spencer Milbocker, Sam Zahner, Mike Cappola, Tanner Berg, and Ty Wellman to the party to shred with the pros and groms. Follow along with the guys in the edit below and scroll down to read a few of their recaps.

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“One of the best times of my season shredding up on the glacier, never have been to Canada before so it definitely one for the books! It was crazy going up two long chair lift rides popping out the top of clouds, then taking a bus and another chair lift to the top.  The park was on point so many different trannys, hips and spins with a bunch of creative tail features as well!

Seeing all the little kids just go absolutely insane on some of the features to win prizes we were tossing out. Vibes were always high, especially in the paintball field things where getting pretty aggressive between the snowboarders and skiers, of course.. Haha.  Make sure you wake up everyday excited and ready to have the best day ever again and again!!” – Cappola

 

“I was so hyped to hear we were going to back to Camp of Champions for Revision Week. Whistler and all of BC is such an awesome place. The drive up from the airport is one of my favorites. Going from sea up into mountains. Rivers, Cliffs, and waterfalls tucked away under massive green pines.

Camp of Champions is amazing, the park is on point, banks and transitions everywhere. So fun ripping around the glacier with all the kids. The staff is on point and makes for such a great atmosphere.

The park is so fun full of banks and transitions. Everyone is stoked and it makes for such a great environment.

Such fun off hill activities, like paintball, dodge ball, skateboarding.

Posted in a sick hotel right in the village. Big shoutouts to the staff at camp of champions and thanks to everyone involved!” – Mike King

 

Milbocker said his favorite parts about Camp were the dodgeball games, the village itself and the amazing views that Whistler offers.

 

“So much to say about this awesome place, Whistler is by far one of the coolest places I have ever been. The people, the mountains and the atmosphere were top notch. The park was so creative and made for some really playful lines. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience out in whistler and looking forward to getting back to the glacier!” – Tanner Berg

 

Looking like another bluebird day on the glacier! Day 3 about to be jump. @campofchampions #revisionweek

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Blunts with @kingxpinn! 📷 @b0ckmeister @campofchampions

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@trexwellman slashing down the park at @campofchampions. Day 2 is looking like another great day. 📷 @b0ckmeister

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About Camp of Champions:

COC was started by Ken Achenbach as a place for up and coming riders to hang out with pro coaches, shred the glaciers in the middle of the summer and have an awesome all around experience.

For a relatively low entry fee considering normal Whistler lift ticket rates, campers learn new tricks, meet people in the ski industry, and are exposed to sponsorship opportunities. But camp doesn’t end with the skiing. Dodgeball fights and trips to the beach are also part of the package.

After camp, attendees can use their new connections to progress within the industry. Whether its a new sponsorship, or an insider job working for a new ski company, COC opens up opportunities.

Skiers who have attended, graduated, and coached at COC include a few big names… Hall, Pettit, Johnson, Wells, Christensen, and Goepper… just to name a few.

Revverse by The Bunch at Snowpark Zermatt

Reviboys at it again

The sun couldn’t leave them alone.
The mountains surrounded them with joyful reflections of this burning globe in the sky above.
They entered the days with layers of sunscreen thick as the layers of snow.
The sunscreen got particularly smushed on the edges of their widening smiles.

Their smiles never stopped.

They reversed themselves coming into Snowpark Zermatt and did the same thing coming out.

They entered the Revverse

So should you

Video by Gustav Cavallin. Skiing by Douglas Källsbo, Sakarias Majander and Leo Björklund.

Interhome

We stayed in a really sick chalet in Zermatt thanks to Interhome, definitely check them out when you visit Switzerland. Interhome has over 5500 ski properties across Europe, from the cheap and cheerful to the mega-luxury, and everything in between – They operate year round in many resorts, so if you want to get some snow action on the glaciers in shoulder season, you’ll get a great deal. Zermatt is such an iconic resort with the Matterhorn as backdrop, and whether you want to sit in the hot-tub with a great view or be first on the lift in the morning you’ll always find something to fit the bill. Interhome was started in London as Swiss Chalets and is over 50 years old. Interhome now has over 33.000 properties from cottages to castles.

 

About Snowpark Zermatt

Zermatt is a famed mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps and they have taken them time to put together an excellent snowpark that is fun for all levels of skiers. There are jibs, rails, boxes, tables, and kickers suited for every taste at Zermatt’s Gravity Park. The snow park and halfpipe are open nearly the whole year and suitable for all levels of riders. The park crew is one of the best in Europe and the views of the Matterhorn are mind blowing. Enhancing your experience is the fact that there are no cars here. This creates a welcoming atmosphere with fresh, crisp air allowing you to feel a part of the village. It truly draws you in, with both visitors and locals moving about on foot. Zermatt has been called the ‘Mountain Mecca’ thanks to it’s 29 mountains soaring over 13,100 feet. It is home to nine of Europe’s ten highest mountains. It is also home to the highest ski lift in Europe and the largest summer skiing area in the Alps. If your looking for lodging, Interhome will get you set up in style.

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