After missing the Hiball Team trip the past 3 years I knew I had to make it this season. I arrived in Spokane after a 1000 mile road trip to hit up Jackson Hole and Bridger Bowl to meet up with the Hiball team and make our way to Nelson BC. When in Nelson we hopped on the Hiball Heli and flew up to the remote Baldface Lodge for 4 days of skiing with the forecast looking near perfect. The powder was there and we were lucky enough to hit it right on with sunny pow every day of the trip. The weather was so good that we were able to ski the Supernatural course which is a really steep run and stability was perfect and without hesitation the guides said it was good to go!
It was hard at first to know where to go. I had seen the videos from the event before but there are just so many options when it comes to lines and some of the features were not filled in, so I had to just go for it. Luckily I found a line that had some good hits and I was able to kind of zig zag my way down and hit as many things as I could find to make the run worth it! I only got a few runs on it so I wanted to make the best of it and was happy with the lines I chose.
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At the top about to drop.
The Craig Kelly Memorial cross above the lodge.Dropping into one of the runs.
Heli pick up.
Pure happiness at the bottom of another one.
Rolling along in the cat.
Waking up to this every morning.
Onslope, its steep and there are so many options!
Viewpoint from the first air…. where to go from here is the question running through my mind!?
Exhausted from a top to bottom run on this unbelievable run!
Flatspin off one of the 85 features hand-built on this face.
Another hit, wish we could have hit them all!
Thanks to the cat drivers for giving our legs a rest.
Theme of the week… Goosedown pow.
Nelson in the clouds below.
River of dreams.
The lodge where we hung out while not on snow, The DMOS shovel making a new home.
View from the lodge! Thanks to the hard working friendly staff, who also partied with us!
The infamous Brad Holmes operating the Drone.
Huge thanks to Hiball Energy for sending us cases upon cases of the best energy drink out there!