Roy Kittler made his way to the Pacific Northwest last Spring for the annual migration of pro athletes to the late season snow destination of Mt. Hood, Oregon and the West Coast Sessions. Here’s an edit to recap his time there.
Had an awesome time shredding in Mt. Hood for the West Coast Session 8 with the whole Euro Crew!
Huge thanks to Ethan Stone for havin us all, we´ll defintely be back next year!
Thx to Lisa Zimmermann, Tom Ritsch, Lukas Schäfer and especially Jack Benzinger for filming and the good times!
Song: Free Country – Witchfinder General
About West Coast Sessions:
For eight years and running we’ve been pushing the sport of skiing by giving talented young riders, photographers and filmers a top-level, low-stress venue to display and develop their skills. But don’t call us a training camp—we’re more of a family gathering.
Each May skiers from across the globe descend on Mt. Hood to enjoy prime spring skiing conditions. Along with our event hosts Timberline Ski Area and Windell’s Camp, we’re here to welcome them, show them just how good the spring riding in Oregon can be, and publish free top-quality media online for our fans.
Missing those warm summer days? Are you depressed with the onset of fall and the approach of winter?
Neither are we. For those of you, like us, who had to brave the heat of summer and anticipate the first snowfall, it can be an awful waiting game. Thankfully, Will Wesson’s international adventures in pursuit of snow kept us satiated!
Will’s travels are documented in his five part series Summer On Snow, featured by Freeskier Magazine and presented below.
Hopefully it tides you over until your local hill is up and running!
Episode 1 – Will at Woodward Copper for Line/Full Tilt Week
Armed with nothing but a couple POV cameras, Will plans to document his travels around the world, focusing on culture, travel and skiing (duh!). The first episode finds Will at Woodward Copper for Line/Full Tilt week with Garrett Russell, Trevor Jansen, Jon Hartman, Erik Olson, Josh Wong and tons of stoked campers. Enjoy the video above and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Will throughout the summer.
Episode 2 – Hot Laps @ Windells Camp
In the second episode of his summer video blog, Will Wesson heads to Windells Camp for some hot laps atop the glacier. Upon arrival, he meets up with the likes of Chris Logan, Karl Fostvedt, Andy Parry, Magnus Granér, Tosh Peters, Jason Arens and many more. The crew proceeds to get tricky up and down the lane with tech rails, impressive lines, and good ol’ fashion summertime vibes.
Will would like to extend his thanks Catman Andy Parry for filming him. You rule, Andy!
Episode 3 – Les Deux Alpes for Kumi Yama Slopestyle
Will Wesson once again proves that he’s having a kickass summer in the latest episode of his Summer on Snow video blog. This time, he heads to France’s Les Deux Alpes for what ended up being the final installment of the Kumi Yama slopestyle contest. While weather derailed some of his ski plans, the crew was still able to spend their down days cliff jumping, wakeboarding and taking in the French countryside. Be sure to watch Will’s awesome wakeboard wipeout, which takes place right around the 1:50 mark.
Episode 4 – Whistler for Line Week @ Camp of Champions
The dude doesn’t stop. From Colorado to Oregon, Whistler, France and beyond, Will is skiing his ass off this summer. The latest episode of his video blog finds him in Whistler, taking advantage of the awesome set up at Camp of Champions for Line Skis week. Featuring Max Hill, Dom Laporte, Rob Heule (and his alter ego, Blading Bert), Erik Olson and many more, the edit sums up all there is to love about summer skiing.
Episode 5 – Retreat to South America
Between Oregon, Colorado, Whistler, various areas throughout South America and beyond—Will Wesson has been traveling the globe in style in search for summertime shredding. The results? Incredibly successful.
In the fifth and final installment of “Summer on Snow,” Wesson retreats to South America to get the goods and catch some air with Alexi Godbout and company. Enjoy watching the crew as they flaunt their skills and receive a variety of hearty Chilean face shots.
TC 7.1: Everybody Loves Ramen, Part Two
Hisashiburi! The world’s longest freestyle skiing web series returns for its seventh season! Watch as The Line Traveling Circus crew wraps up their second trip to Japan – Andy takes in the sights & sounds of an anime festival at the Iwatake ski resort and Cole Drexler enjoys the exotic cuisines found in … a Japanese convenience store!?
Follow the crew on their bizarre and ever entertaining adventures! Did Garrett Russell ski in a soccer ball? Did Will ever find the perfect rail? Who knows?! Get excited for MORE ANIME, MORE RAMEN & MORE SKIING!
“I think we’re going skiing today — right? I don’t know. Fish market in the morning, skiing in the afternoon. Ichiban, number one!” – Andy Parry
ABOUT LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS:
Admission is free! No high-end production crews, annual movie sales, snowmobiles or AK heli trips here. Powered by more creativity, ingenuity and hyperactivity than a 3rd grade art class, this band of misfit skiers is led by die-hard ski bums Will Wesson and Andy Parry. Criss-crossing the globe in search of angled surfaces to ski on, the Traveling Circus is part reality TV, part ski bumming. For comedy, adventure and skiing antics that prove truth is more entertaining than fiction make sure not to miss an episode. Every online webisode is watched hundreds of thousands of times by skiers around the world. This is the reason why the International Freeskiing Film Festival (IF3) presented the Line Traveling Circus with the first-ever “Best Webisode” award in 2010 and 2011. 3,000,000 views and counting!
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Old News is Good News
- Roy Kittler’s “West Coast Session 8″ Recap
- Will Wesson’s “Summer on Snow”
- The Traveling Circus Returns!
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