Ok, I’m biased and favor these guys. Why? Because they just seem more “roots” if you will; less commercial. Not that I’m against commercial (everyone has to make a living, eventually), but the struggling artist always has a place in my heart, as I’ve been one at times myself…
So, without further prognostication, check out the Sweetgrass trailer for this season’s powder candy — definitely festival winner material:
Along with the new trailer, Sweetgrass has a new site, blog, and good-looking gallery from their months in Hokkaido. For more from Sweetgrass, click the backcountry skiing films linkage and see what kind of work obfuscating fantasy world you float in for the rest of the day!
As for their new film, Signatures, I blogged a while ago about how Sweetgrass found this amazing powder swami in Japan, who enabled them to draw a firm connection between art and snow riding. Can’t wait to get the whole story. September 19th Aspen, CO, WORLD PREMIERE Wheeler Opera House 7pm $10 — live deep-country blues from John-Alex Mason to follow. Stay after for Mason, that’s my recommendation. CU there.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.