With conditions doubtful, Ben and Louise hike for miles into the NH backcountry in search of good snow. The hardwork pays off and they’re rewarded with huge, open, untracked powder down some remote rock slides. Soon afterwards it snows 18″ in the region and Ben is sure one of his favorite chutes is ready to rock. When hiking up, however, he discovers that all there is is pretty much rock. The fresh snow has blown away in the fierce winds. All is not lost, though, and at the top the crew discovers an amazingly narrow pincher chute like nothing they’ve seen before.
Music in this episode:
Sofa Surfers – “See the Light”
Django Django – “Wor”
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.
All episodes can be viewed here:
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
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