Itâ€™s always a fun timeâ€¦even if it doesnâ€™t work out. Level 1 Spring Shoot at Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho
After a fairly lengthy flight from Toronto to Spokane, Washington, I was greeted by Schweitzerâ€™s event coordinator. Â We hopped in the company car and headed east to Schwitezer. Picking up a few essentials, we made our way to the Level 1 digs for the week, a two-story house just down from the base of the Mountain. Â With plenty of snow and ample steepness, I knew our front/backyard would definitely get some playtime. Â For the majority of the week, we were clouded, rained and snowed-out from shooting freestyle skiing. Â Weâ€™d head up the mountain to make changes on features and take a few tree laps, but the majority of the time was spent in and around the house. Â We played games, watched TV, made food and most of all; We worked on the freeskiing pump track during our days. Â I would say it was the highlight of the trip, and Iâ€™m sure others would too. Â A ten-feature course with turns, jumps, gaps, rails and tunnels. Â What more could you ask for? Â Add in a few snow couches, a bonfire and fireworks and we had a recipe for greatness.
Even with all the down time I was lucky enough to get in a few laps on the mini slope course with a few sunset shots. Be sure to check those out in the new Level 1 flick this fall.
After a week of disappointing weather with killer times I had to take off back home to Ontario. Summer is working season, which isnâ€™t bad. I think it refreshes your mind and lets you really realize how great winter and skiing are. Iâ€™m definitely looking forward to getting back on the snow and ripping my favorite sticks!
Words by Sandy Boville