EMISSION 2.6 - "Dropping Bombs"
The NCAA's March Madness had nothing on Mission's March Madness. I'm sure there are a few of you "basketeers" out there who disagree, but that's ok because I'd rather have you watching the basketball games than stealing my face shots and bomb-holing my landings. March saw INCREDIBLE conditions at Mission and there were many who gladly gave up watching a Final 4 game to drop some raucous cliffs and play in the great snow. EMISSION 2.6 features these athletes throwing down at Mission during this amazing stretch of snow.
It was MARCH... the best month of skiing at Mission Ridge. The snow came in blankets and the landings in front of Mission's trademark cliffs got loaded with soft pillowy powder. I for one couldn't wait to launch the drops that were finally ready to hit into some cushiony white smoke.
Kyle Davis, Jusin O'Hara, Shae Logsdon, Chad Douglas, and Kyle McIntyre joined me for the ride and gave me something interesting to point my camera at. It was difficult to film at times due to the dumping snow, but it never deterred us from filming, and most of all, HAVING FUN.
Take Justin O'Hara's staircase gap. We went to sleep in his RV after a perfect sunny day and woke up to a blizzard and 6 inches of new that kept us from getting any speed to clear a high consequence rail gap in Mission's base area. As we packed up our gear and were about to leave after 3 hours of repeated attempts, Mission's Race Team coach offered a tow in. The snowmobile assist gave Justin the speed he needed and all our work paid off. It was hard work that we were glad to do.
I hope you enjoy the last EMISSION episode of the season, and I hope to see you all again next year. I'll be the one in blue (sometimes a yellow coat) and full face helmet wearing that crazy GoPro backpack-mount contraption. Feel free to say hello and tell me I look ridiculous. I know.
Enjoy the off-season! I know I won't.
Video and Blog By: Jared Eygabroad/Mission Ridge Media