It is hard to believe that it was nearly 60 degrees a week ago, yet the mountains are just as snowy as ever. The warmer temperatures we had lingering in the region really allowed for the snowpack in the mountains to form into a rock solid base, which is great for backcountry shredding. With the recent snowfalls, we have experienced some very soft and fast conditions in the woods. This past week we gathered some of our crew together to film features we have been wanting to hit, and some others we have been thinking about for a few seasons. Sometimes it just takes having more of the riders out in the field to push us to do things we wouldn’t ordinarily do.
In the past two weeks we have explored a section of the Green Mountains that has proven to be a goldmine for filming opportunities. There is seemingly consistent snowfall (fresh lines all day every time we head there), and features galore. There is so much terrain that we have decided to push even further in the near future to find some even more unknown pow stashes. We will be in full winter camping mode as we attempt to find some never-before filmed locations here in Vermont
Over the past month we have also had an influx of new Vermont-based musicians submitting music for not only our Clip of the Week series, but also for our feature film, Rip The Greens. We have had entries of many genres including punk, metal, rock, folk, rap, jam, and more. Some of these musicians are just incredible, and we cannot wait to see who makes the final cut for RIP THE GREENS. We are using one of the newly submitted music for this week’s Clip of the Week. The band is called Uncle Dad and The Family Secret, a three piece pop punk band hailing from Killington, VT.
This weeks Clip of the Week features Elliot Roberts, Chris Tower, John Beaudin, and Alex Miller, all of whom have been working hard to nail some shots for the film. Not only do we earn our turns and shots here, but we also build and hand sculpt all of our features in the backcountry. Sometimes we go on all-day hikes and come home empty handed (no shots to show for), but this past week proved fruitful. Filming went off to near perfection, with powder landings, face shots, and some cool natural tree jibs. You will have to wait for Rip The Greens to come out to see most of these shots, but with no further ado, this is what the Green Mountain Rippers have been up to lately!
This coming week is going to be a busy one for us as the flakes keep falling, and the powder is getting deeper. AND…There are only two weeks left until a majority of the team riders will be off from their day Jobs, to commit two full weeks of filming. We will be doing some camping and traveling starting in the beginning of February, with planned trips to Big Jay, Mt. Washington, the Franconia Notch, closed down Ascutney, and many more locations. The season is just starting to pick up, and things are going to get better as we move through the next few months. We are working so hard to bring you not only the first real Powder film from Vermont, but also a one of a kind VT winter experience that most people could never handle. RIP THE GREENS!