Tag archives for British Columbia

Ski Resort or Sacred Mountain? Film Shows the Fight for Jumbo

“When we’re in the wild, we’re able to contemplate a world much greater than ourselves,” says Sweetgrass Productions filmmaker Nick Waggoner about his latest and most ambitious film, Jumbo Wild. In a format simlar to last year’s DamNation, also underwritten by Patagonia, which examined the role of non-productive, “deadbeat” dams in the U.S., Jumbo Wild explores the hotly contested…

Exploring the Cold Coast: Beach Camping and Waterfall Hunting – Dispatch #6

Less an actual measure, “island time” is more of a mentality, one where each day, encounter, and moment is approached with its own unique respect and sometimes painful contemplation. Island time allows plans to adjust, fail, and reform with a certain fleeting fluidity that’s reflected in the winter sun as it makes its brief journey across the northern…

Opinion: A Dam for Canada’s Peace River Valley?

Jenny Nichols is a filmmaker focused on global conservation issues. Xavier Beam is standing in his backyard on the banks of the Peace River in British Columbia, Canada. He’s holding a fishing pole and shading his eyes to watch his younger brothers paddling in a tiny canoe. I ask him about the proposed Site C…

The Powder Highway Road Trip Revisited

See our dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >>There is nothing like a good road trip to set the mind free.  Just step on the gas and let adventure be your guide. For those passionate about snow-covered mountains there is no better route than the Powder Highway.  This remote path in southeastern corner of British Columbia…

Living Valhalla: Exploring What it Means to be Free

About a year ago, I made the wild and—now that I look back at it—very wise decision to pack up my belongings and point my Subaru north. A few weeks earlier, my friends at Sweetgrass Productions had invited me to spend the winter in a place called “Valhalla,” otherwise known to mere mortals as Nelson, British Columbia.…

Behind the Shot: Skier Carter McMillan Pulls Off a Perfect Backflip in Revelstoke, BC

See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >> Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment? Carter McMillan: At that particular moment I was focused on setting the rotation for my backflip correctly, while craning my neck to catch a quick glimpse of the landing coming up below me.…

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #6 – Golden Alpine Holidays, BC (Photos + Video)

See previous dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >> A remote lodge trip may be the signature experience of the Powder Highway. Enough of my friends have returned home, minds blown, from a weeklong trip to interior B.C. Few regions in the world are blessed with so much cold, dry snow; and when you’re…

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #5 – Skier Lynsey Dyer on Kicking Horse Resort, BC (Photos + Video)

Most powder junkies know there are a few regions around the globe that seem to get more than their fair share of cold smoke. For North American shredders, one of those legendary deep-snow destinations is the Powder Highway, a 680-mile stretch of road that winds through the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada. Kicking Horse…

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #4 – Eagle Pass Heli, BC (Photos +Video)

The Powder Highway provides over 50 different mountain operators (including eight alpine resorts, nine heli-ski tenures, 16 snowcat zones, and 21 back country outfitters) making it difficult to choose from the menu. As a professional photographer, I try and let the conditions dictate, but I’ve always been curious to discover why so many film crews…

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #3 – Revelstoke, BC (Photos +Video)

Stop #1: Sun Valley, Idaho Stop #2: Naksup, British Columbia For the past four ski seasons, I have kicked-started my winter at Revelstoke Mountain Resort  (RMR). A classic, old railroad town with around 7,000 residents dispersed around the southwest side of the legendary Rogers Pass, Revelstoke is one of the most beautiful mountain towns in…