Meadow Lodge - Part 1: Eric Hjorleifson

published Feb 2018 - 1,783 views

The only worthy roof for the talents of Eric Hjorleifson and Thayne Rich is in a backcountry touring hut, where life remains primitive and the skiing, well, radical. This is a complete 4FRNT adventure with great disparity between top talents, each driven to create content from alternating perspectives.

What happens when you put the GAH poster boy (Hoji) in a hut with a rookie like Thayne? Does the puppy breathe life into the old dog? Does he fall in line, one kick turn at a time?

The 2-part Meadow Lodge documents a 3-day adventure with Eric and Thayne in The Esplanades, an eastern sub range of The Columbia’s where the terrain flows east to the Columbia Rivers’ Kinbasket Lake.

Enjoy the crafts of these two backcountry skiers as they literally ski from the door of Meadow Lodge down fluted spines, endless pillows and perfectly gladed tree runs.

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Directed by Matt Sterbenz
Edited by Jake Strassman
Principle Cinematography by Austin Ramaley
Photography by Sam Watson

Additional Cinematography by:
Matt Sterbenz
Eric Hjorleifson
Thayne Rich

Skiing by:
Eric Hjorleifson
Thayne Rich

Thank you to:
GAH's John Bell and Seb Trudeau
4FRNT Guide's Harrison Brickman and Shane Treat

Big Mountain Powder Backcountry Camp North America


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