Rip Raw is an action based mini-series that follows winter athlete Chris Booth in the search for unique mountain experiences around the world. Follow Boothy as he collides with big mountains and even bigger personalities from Mt Cook's Aoraki region to The People's Republic of Macedonia, as Rip Raw takes you on an honest, eyes-open journey into the world of a pro freeskier.
Episode 1: Mt Cook, New Zealand - After an unseasonal rainstorm threatens to prematurely end the New Zealand winter, a spot snow storm in the high peaks of the Otago's Aoraki region, the home of Mt Cook, blankets the mountains with a fresh layer of hope. Rip Curl athletes Chris Booth and Andy Finch head to the heli pad to take advantage of the fresh snow, but a month of down-days threatens to defeat their confidence, as they soon find themselves above some frightening and unstable terrain.
Episode 2 - La Plagne/Tignes, France - France is in the midst of its worst winter in over 20 years, snow hasn't fallen in over six weeks and locals are already calling it the end of the season. Its a heavy situation, but when the going gets tough, Rip Raw gets hustling. Follow Rip Curl athlete Chris Booth and Rip Raw guest - renaissance man Woodie Bouma, as the two prove the pessimists wrong, seeking out powder stashes nobody knew existed.
Stay tuned for four more episodes of Chris Booth's adventures in Rip Raw over the next four weeks, with Episode 3 on Macedonia, Episode 4 on Cat Skiing with Eskimo Freeride in Popova Sapka, Episode 5 on Chamonix, France, and Episode 6 on Val Thorens, France.