CMH has teamed up with K2 Skis and Poorboyz Productions to capture some of the best athletes skiing the best terrain in the world. That, combined with the the winter storm that has dumped over four feet of snow in the last week, has created a truly "Perfect Storm" for a legendary shoot.
Seth Morrison Getting Deep on "Mugwump" - CMH K2
The first day, we headed to an area that guide Patrick Baird took our "Steep Shots and Pillow Drops" two days prior. With 50cm new snow since the last skiers were there, the pros had a wicked time selecting lines and shredding.
At the end of the day Monday, Pettit came out of a pillow line saying "That landing was NECK DEEP!" It started snowing last Saturday, and it is still coming down 4 days later!
You might think that because we are up here with one group of professional skiers exclusively using one Bell 212, we have been doing a LOT of skiing. Wrong. Tuesday, we accomplished 5 runs in 5 and a half hours. Well under half of what any average group on any CMH trip would accomplish. My respect for these athletes has grown exponentially. The ability to ski the lines they do on a count down of 10 seconds after not moving for 20 minutes is truly amazing.
I can't wait to see the finished films that come out of this week. Stay tuned next week for another update!
Sean Pettit on "Square head" CMH K2
Photos: John Entwistle