FALL SKI SHOW, presented by ARC’TERYX
Friday November 15, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30 pm)
Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver (Map)
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Featuring presentations by ARC’TERYX ski athletes and brand new ski films for the season: Justin Lamoureux : The Backyard Project; Austin Ross; Film: ELEVATION
Join us for a night of deep powder, inspiring lines and face shots to get everyone in the mood for winter. Swag provided by ARC’TERYX
JUSTIN LAMOUREUX: THE BACKYARD PROJECT
Justin talks about his project to climb and split-board off every mountain he can see from his house, right here in the Coast range. We're told adventure awaits at the end of the world. Foreign countries, different languages and being cut off from your regular life. Or does it start simply from walking out your front door? Justin Lamoureux has gone around the world on a snowboard looking for podium results, fresh snow and backcountry descents. Now his attention turns to his home and the deep corners of his backyard where he spent an entire season trying to ride every mountain he can see from his house in Squamish, BC. Justin introduces his latest passion "The Backyard Project".
Justin Lamoureux is not your typical snowboarder, or human being for that matter. The first time you ride with him, you would think it was his first season by how excited he gets. He's more excited than a teenager and he's been snowboarding for 24 years It's the kind of passion that gets everyone going and giddy. And you better be prepared to ride the whole day and pack plenty of snacks because he doesn't stop.
Justin has had a long successful career as a competitive halfpipe snowboarder. He has circumnavigated the globe more than a flight attendant chasing competitions. He's been on the Canadian Halfpipe team since 1998, has numerous podiums under his belt as well as competing at both the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, finishing the latter in 7th place (a Canadian record). In 2010 he also won the famous FIS crystal globe for being the World Cup Champion. Not content to only compete in halfpipe, he's also spent a few years on the national team for boardercross, and had success in slopestyle and big air competitions as well. But, that is just the competitive side of his snowboarding.
Justin is really an explorer by nature. Having his riding start in the Eastern townships of Quebec, Justin was often on the run from ski patrol for being in the trees all day long looking for powder. When he moved to Banff, he met some of his greatest friends and started hiking around the Rocky Mountains on snowshoes to reach and search for lines. He's got first descents in Alberta, BC and Alaska (even a 'first surf' at a break in Alaska!) and has been lucky enough to ride lines in Europe, Chile, New Zealand, Japan and of course all over North America. Having lived for over a decade in beautiful Whistler and Squamish, BC Justin is routinely 'seen' guiding his splitboard into the deeper corners of his backyard looking for new lines. Never one to sit still (or do one thing at a time) Justin is now designing snowboards for K2. Somehow balancing a desk job with being a pro snowboarder, a typical week goes from Autocad, to a world cup halfpipe competition to riding big couloirs. Sometimes all within 24 hours!
When not riding or making snowboards, Justin can be found surfing, climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding or building custom wooden objects at '1080 Wood'. Supported by his beautiful wife Kimmie(who's vicious on uphills!), Justin also recently added 'dad' to his job descriptions.
To see more of Justin's daily journeys check out: www.justinlamoureux.com Justin is beyond happy to have the support of Arc'teryx, K2 Snowboards, Whistler-Blackcomb,Chariot, Cheetah Factory Racing and tracing one of his roots back to Banff, the Rude Boys Snowboard shop.
Austin was born in Pemberton, BC and is a product of the incredible skiing we have on our doorstep. Austin tells us about his journey and takes us around the world with pictures and videos of his adventures - including an expedition with WME to trace the origins of skiing in the Altai mountains of NorthWest China.
Austin Ross bio: "I was born on a 5 acre hobby farm on the edge of the Lillooet River in Pemberton BC to two ski bum parents on summer solstice, 1988. It was here that my younger sister Amy and I learned to embrace the freedom we had to lose ourselves in the our own backyard. Eventually we would explore further and our eyes were opened to a whole world of rivers, lakes, fields and mountains that surrounded our small farming community. Growing up with Mt. Currie looming high above my head seared my soul with the spirit of the mountains and I knew from a very young age that one day I'd be on top of that same mountain gazing down into the valley I had grown from. My mum and dad discovered early on that I had a lot of energy and a particular passion for swinging on ropes (and clotheslines evidently to my mothers dismay), climbing trees and jumping off houses, barns and just about anything else I could find my way to the top of... Pretty soon I was signed up for a gymnastics class and learned the importance of warm ups and stretching, air awareness, body control and the "motorcycle" landing that I now know as the "stomp." These lessons were the foundation of skills that would translate into a lot of fun for me with a number of stunts over the years. I had a ski pass for Whistler/Blackcomb the year I was born and haven't missed a season since. Both my parents work for the mountain; dad's been ski patrolling for 30 years on Whistler and my mum teaches private lessons. They used to joke that the mountain was our babysitter. I'm so grateful that Amy and I inherited their love for the snow, winter and a magnificent sport called skiing. These days I spend my time with like minded individuals on a quest around the world to pursue deep snow and steep lines. When I'm not skiing you can find me paragliding, climbing, playing music (guitar, mandolin, banjo...), collecting records, making jewelry, baking cookies and just generally goofing off! To keep up with my adventures please visit www.AustinRoss.ca and follow me on Instagram andTwitter - @AustinRoss88
USA, 2013, 57 minutes
Produced by Powderwhore
This movie is part ski porn, part documentary and a full on propaganda piece promoting the joys and wonder of exploring on skis and split-board. Capturing wild mountains and those willing to put in the time, education, respect and energy that they demand is our pleasure.
WRANGELLED - A SKI-MOUNTAINEERING FLICK
USA, 2013, 10 minutes The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.