Episode 01 of Daymaker Touring's skiing series " You Can Tour With Us". Pray Big debuts young buck Utah big mountain skier Max Meza in the deep powder proving grounds of Whitewater Ski Resort, British Columbia with Veterans Giray Dadali (Aka Ahmets Brother) and Rob Aseltine.
For Rob and Giray, this was their third trip to this destination. It was a trip that weighed heavily on their minds whether or not to go. The winter of 2019 in Nelson, BC was one of their driest while the Utah homeland was seeing a winter of epic proportions. With 1-3" of snow forecasted during the potential trip, the Daymaker crew decided to follow their destiny and drive through a snowstorm shutting down highways and turning their 14 hour drive into 36 hours of travel.
Persistence does not always ripen the fruits of reward, but the snow gods felt generous and showered down deep, unexpected snow for the crew. The boys skied 30" of deep, coldsmoke in 0F conditions for 2 days and caught an epic evening sun window on the famous spined headwall at whitewater, allowing Giray and Max to ski a spine that Giray has been scoping for years.
Northern Idaho Photographer Doug Marshall made an appearance on the scene after having shot Giray and Rob in 2015 for their initial trip to whitewater and Schweitzer Mountain titled "Peregrine". Doug arrived on day 3, just in time to save the crew from a car breakdown and provide some amazing photo documentation of the boys up north.
Special Thanks to Snocru Mobile Tracking App for the additional support to make "Pray Big" happen ( https://nvgj7.app.goo.gl/ut97 )
Thanks to Whitewater Ski Area for the amazing skiing year after year https://www.skiwhitewater.com/
Video & Editing
Alex Mager - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-mage...
Douglas Marshall - https://www.facebook.com/elphotodoug/
Rob Aseltine - https://www.blueberryislandagency.com/
"Lake View" - Sarah Angel
"Double Ride" - Ham Jam Band
Whitewater Chalet, the best cabin housing on the access road to the ski hill https://whitewaterchalet.com/