Our Shasta to Hood Sunski roadtrip coincided with the 7th annual West Coast Sessions led by our good buddy Ethan Stone. Each year a select group of the country’s (and to a smaller extent the world’s) best am riders are invited to a unique week-long session at Timberline on Mount Hood, and JP and I were able to walk out to the spectacular jump they had built especially for the riders with our lawn chairs and beers and spectate. It was a jaw-dropping show of skiing talent set against a killer sunset high above Oregon, and I took my first real crack at shooting action photos. Shane McFalls was a filmer for a team in the video competition aspect of the gathering, and can be seen here working on what I can only imagine to be the world’s first VHS-MiniDV-3D camera system. I think.
Scrappy Joe Young mid-flawless-noseblunt-cork 9
Jed Kravitz dropping in with heat and 12,000′ Mount Hood in the background.
One of Jed’s mint opposite tail cork 7s
Jed Kravitz again, rodeo 5 dub-nose. Perfect.
Treefort Lifestyles Jeff Curry getting laid out in a nutty cork 7
Crazy Karl Fostvedt in a perfect blunt 10
Rob Heule in an unnatural 180. Foreground foliage baby!
Hood loc-dog Drew Stew threw down all week with the grossest bic-ed head with a dread rat-tail out the back. Dude is gnarly.
Joey van der Meer cork 7 trailing tail
All in all it was one of the most amazing sessions to watch, and this was just one evening in a week full of insanity. Make sure you watch the videos here: http://thewestcoastsession.com/video.html