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In this first episode, Ben Leoni explains his motivations for starting the project and why the hell a certified ski bum decided to become a hard working attorney. With friends tagging along he endures the highs and lows of Eastern skiing: ice, wind, rain, and the occasional “perfect” day, all while hiking and shredding down the steepest, most iconic backcountry location in the region: Tuckerman Ravine, Mount Washington, NH.
Music in this episode:
Sofa Surfers – “See the Light”
Panama – “Always”
Ben Khan – “Savage”
Blue States – “Red and Shine”
About The “Working For The Weekend” Series:
Longtime Meathead Films veteran, Ben Leoni, is now living in Portland, Maine, holding down a career and the daily office grind. In between piles of paperwork, he dreams of his weekends skiing in the mountains. Last season he made those dreams a reality.
Ben spent the winter of 2013 skiing the Northeast without the aid of chairlifts. Showcasing legendary backcountry zones as well as hidden gems around New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, “Working For The Weekend” is a groundbreaking new web series and the first of its kind in the region. From deep powder to treacherous ice, Ben and his crew of friends embody the “earn your turns” mantra for the East Coast.
Flylow Presents: Working for the Weekend
A Meathead Films Production
Featuring Ben Leoni
Additonal Shredding By: Louise Lintilhac, Stacey Rachdorf, Brooks Motley, Paige Fitzgerald, Ashely Maxfield, Noah Ranallo, Dominic Castine, Carter Snow, Dylan Dipentima, Carla von Trapp Hunter and more
Filmed On Location: New Hampshire // Vermont // Maine
Principle Cinematography: Jim Surette
Additional Cinematography: Lincoln Benedict, Lucas Van Oss, Brian Post, Christopher James, Will Hallett, George Watts