Words by Ethan Stone
Photos by Alex Loren, Rocky Maloney, Ethan Stone, Drew Smalley & Jordan Harper
It's the evening of Day 2 at the West Coast Session and a few skiers are in the BOB facility at Windells Camp, back from a hard days' work filming in the Timberline parks, and now getting ready to hit a big jump tomorrow.
McRae Williams tossing some big dub 10s.
Max Peters flying into the foam pit.
Earlier in the day, our riders settled into the daily grind of the four film shoot days following the chaos of the Public/Gaper Day.
The morning starts with breakfast at the Windells mess hall.
"Bryan" Wyble gets a mouthful.
Back on the hill and with the park mostly to ourselves, the skiers scattered out across Timberline's four parks. It looks like the teams, picked last night by the four videographers competing in the Camtrol Session Showdown, are mostly sticking together, and it also looks like all four of those filmers are stacking some serious shots.
Shane McFalls follows Nicky Keefer.
Jasper Newton captures Dale Talkington's trickery.
Evan Heath films Collin Collins.
Andrew Napier films Steve Stepp.
Noah Morrison going big.
Conner Bennett joined the crew today and wasted no time getting to work on all the features.
Conner Bennett in the Paintbrush Park.
Drew Stew gets backflip dub blunt.
Tyler Barnes getting his guacamole on.
After a thorough session in the park, we got the green light to guinea-pig this year's West Coast Session superbooter on the Palmer Snowfield, and also squeeze in a session on another one of our signature features, "the Rock Box." You can see why.
Max Gorham soars over the rock box.
How much snow is up on Palmer? Let's just call it "enough".
Tim Gage was this year's designated guinea pig. Thanks Tim!
Hike sesh on the Rock Box.
Will Flocka warming up...
...for some crazy sh*t!
With a solid first day of filming in the bag, it was time for some R&R and mashed potatoes back at Windells Campus.
Shane McFalls, John Kutcher & Jack Borland
Which brings us full circle, back to BOB, where the double-flip training session is coming to an end. Today a session on the big jump is planned, so stay tuned for the next update and check out http://www.thewestcoastsession.com for more info!