The Mow Ends Now

|| The final installment in my behind-the-scenes series of photos from Stan Evan’s commercial shoot at Powder Mountain, Utah. This last batch was shot near the end of the day, after we rode sleds to the top of the Cat drop off. We filmed a few shots on the cat and around the cat just before it left for the afternoon. The terrain at PowMow seems endless once you reach a peak high enough to start really looking around. Stan and I grabbed our gear once the crew loaded up and left the drop off point, and with a little bit of coaching into some sweet spots I started the descent back to the base area… on a snowboard. Admittedly the last time I was on a snowboard was my first year here in Utah, so it was an adventure. Once back in the parking lot (all in one piece) we traded some high-fives, set the rest of the afternoon in motion and finally returned home around 8pm. 5am-8pm on a weekend makes Monday a little challenging. ||

Powder Mountain Shoot Continued

|| Another round of behind-the-scenes photos from Stan Evan’s commercial shoot at Powder Mountain, Utah. Most of these were candids from shooting in the parking lot around midday, and all of these were captured on my beat up Canon point-and-shoot. Two fun facts for the day: 1. I stood in for a snowboarder 2. The half-moon shaped auger seen above was actually the FIRST mechanized ‘pipe’ (halfpipe) cutter in the country according to the PowMow guys. A little history just hanging out in the parking lot. ||

More Mow

|| Another grip of behind-the-scenes photos from Stan Evan’s commercial shoot at Powder Mountain. Also pictured above is cinematographer Jeremy Miller who was onsite with Stan. All of these photos were pulled from my rinky Canon point-and-shoot that I’ve put through the ringer over the past couple of years. Check out some of the other photos in the series to see more of the day, and if you’re in Utah I would highly suggest checking out Powder Mountain, terrain and untouched lines for days. Anyone who says the same about Little Cottonwood or Park City is lying, Big Cottonwood would be the exception. ||

Powder Over Porsches

|| After a massive 24-hour storm hit Alta there were more than a handful of cars buried the next morning. That night the road closed, interlodge went into effect and shovels were in short supply. Ultimately this shot is pretty simple though: horrible taste in cars, but all the priorities in the right place. Ski first, shovel later. ||

Chains and Flashers

|| These signs communicate restricted driving conditions in the canyons surrounding Salt Lake City. Big Cottonwood tends to be a little more lax, with fewer police checkpoints. Although they communicate the slick and nasty of driving days, the blinking lights are a welcome sign. Snow builds, plows take to the streets, bombs begin to drop and four-wheel drive vehicles become a rallying point at the mouth of each canyon. Some are still turned back due to nearly bald, race-slick tires, but many pass checkpoints on their way to the deepness many thousands of feet above the city. Hopefully we’ll see these signs light the falling snow orange once again, and it can’t come soon enough. ||