On a photoshoot there’s a ton of standing around. So this particular Rossignol trip to Revelstoke BC I took the opportunity to collaborate with fellow Rossi athletes to shoot and edit a parody of “Shit Girls Say.” Apparently it worked as it’s up to a quarter million views and growing. What fun we had making it. Thanks Tatum Monod, Izzy Lynch, Leah Evans and ripping Burton snowbarder, Kimmy Fasani.

I hope you laugh:)

I finished editing this piece the same night I heard about Sarah and lost it for a while after sitting in a dark ediing bay for three days never expecting she wouldn’t recover. She brought an emense awarness to a love so many of us mountain girls share and it’s hard to imagine the ski community without her. I was reminded of a few years back when she came out to Jackson to film and a bunch of us girls took her into the back country for her first time. She was blown away by the size of our mountain and even nervious to jump off her first natural cliff vs a park booter where she spent most of her time. Of course we were happy to offer support but surprised to imagine she could be afraid of anything. She was Sarah Burke after all! It it made her human though and gave us all something to relate to when she took us into the park and offered tips were we were the nervous ones. It went to show that we could all use a little support and encouragement sometimes from our friends when we’re pushing our own own personal limits. That’s what this day is about, having some fun supporting each other in pushing our comfort zones with support from those who feel the same passion for the mountains that we do. Thank you Sarah, this one’s for you.

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nothin’ like a friend pointing out that you landed a magazine cover to make it feel like Christmas

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Getting the shot while Wissman Gets the shot

Argentina from a skier’s perspective is known for it’s Lomo(steak), Malbek(wine) and skiing that has the potential to be the best or worst you’ve ever experienced. Naturally then, I’ve been rolling the dice five out of the past six years in hopes of catching the legendary Santa Rosa Storm.

It’s a long way to travel, leaving the best part of a short summer for the opposite hemisphere in search of a storm that is famed to leave so much snow atop the Andes Range that people generally don’t even survive to count it all. (Or so goes the modern myth of the Santa Rosa). I’ve hit it right and I’ve hit it wrong but never regretted a few weeks of trading the flip flops for ski boots, especially this year.

The first Ascent ski and snowboard team showed up after three days of travel to a blue bird day and a tracked out mountain but our Guide Jose found us the goods none the less. My first turns of the summer were yummy and I felt lucky, but I had no idea they were only a predecessor to what would come to be some of the greatest skiing I’d ever known. Jose claimed a meter would fall in twenty four hours as the mountain shut down and the flakes began to fall. We didn’t think much of it but three days and almost two meters later we found ourselves first in line at the gnarliest chairlift in the world accessing over 3,000 feet of untracked, untouched perfectly stable POW!

It was one of those special moments even to a professional skier where you know this opportunity may never come again and in humble recognition, we put our camera equipment down and shredded the most famous line in Las Lenas, Edwardo’s, top to bottom.

We all agreed it was the best lift access run of our lives and it only got better from there. Six more days of hiking, skinning and exploring offered us unheard of descents in some of the most beautiful terrain I’ve ever known only to collapse into our rooms at the end mending our shin banged, wind hammered, frost bitten, and for one, food poisoned wounds all in the name of powder.

It will be a trip worth talking about for a long time and to paint the picture for you, I was inspired enough to sit down for three days straight to make a video about it. Enjoy.

FA Ski/Snowboard Team Gets Lucky in Las Lenas 2011 from Lynsey Ann Dyer on Vimeo.