Oct 11, 2011
Author: Mikey Scott, and Scott Birke
The idea behind the SBC Crew Challenge presented by DC at Powder Mountain Heliskiing And Catskiing was simple: find a unique location, build a private snowboard park, invite four of Canada’s top film companies—Sandbox, Alterna, Brothers Factory and 8 Mile—to document their crew shredding the features over four days and put together a short video edit and enough great photos to fill two magazine spreads each. And the stakes are high—the winning edit voted on by readers through Facebook “Likes” on its Snowboardcanada.com video page will win a surf trip for the whole team in Costa Rica through Beach Travellers, based out of Vancouver.
The decision to partner up with DC and Powder Mountain Heliskiing And Catskiing couldn’t have been anymore perfect. Not only did each of these two amazing sponsors play an integral role in making this event such a success, they each brought a unique offering to the table to make sure it got the recognition it deserved. There is no place in Canada that has the accessibility to terrain and the park-building capabilities as Powder Mountain Snow Cats and its sister company, Camp of Champions. So after three weeks of building features, monitoring the crazy forecasts and having daily progress meetings, we were ready to start. And even though the weather didn’t really want to cooperate, we all just viewed it as an extra part of the challenge. Big thanks to Powder Mountain’s Gord Calder and Bailey Mitchell and DC Canada’s Trevn Sharp for helping make this happen and to Beaver Valley Snow Parks' Caleb Bosse for initial concepting on some of the Crew Challenge features.
Check out the links to all the videos below, then hit LIKE at the bottom of that page to show your support.
The crew video with the most votes before October 14th by 6 p.m. The winner will be announced at Snowboard Canada's 20th Anniversary Party that night.
Click here to see 8MILE's Crew Challenge Video
Crew: Kevin Griffin, Andrew Geeves, Jody Wachniak, Logan Haubrich,, Johnny Lyall, filmer Trout and photgraphers Jeff Patterson , Colin Adair and Jarrod Au.
Click here to see ALTERNA's Crew Challenge Video
Crew: Chris Rasman, Craig Beaulieu, Tadej Valentan, Andrew Burns, J.F. Fortin, filmer Colin D. Watt and photographer John Scarth
Click here to see BROTHERS FACTORY's Crew Challenge Video
Crew: Jeremy Cloutier, Jason Dubois, Matts Kulisek, Charles Reid, filmer Will Demers and photographer Mark Gribbon.
Click here to see SANDBOX's Crew Challenge Video
Crew: Cory Gallon, Steve Cartwright, Rupert Davies, Jon Versteeg, filmers Clayton Larsen and Leo Hoorn and photographer Jussi Grznar.