Staff Picks


Monster Lines and Good Times

April 14, 2014

After unseasonably warm weather in 2013 forced the race to start from a cat track below the headwall, the forecast in Fernie, BC cooperated just enough this year to allow for the main event to drop off the top.  The 2014 format included 5, 4-man heats where the top 2 from each heat advanced to the final. This was followed by a 10-man last chance qualifier (LCQ) which saw Ben Rex Ogilvie grabbing the last spot. Last Years' winner, Stan Rey had a bye to the main event. At a reception at the Monster Athlete house on Friday, qualifiers were randomly drawn from a hat and were able to choose their preferred line. On Saturday's main event, 12 skiers dropped... Continue Reading →

Burrrlapz Season Closer

April 14, 2014

So the ski hill here in Fernie is now closed for the season. The Burrrlapz weirdo's have been keeping you entertained all winter so here is their last little edit before they stopped the chairs. Closing Day Burrrlapzing! from Burrrlapz on Vimeo.     Continue Reading →

Get Outta Town

April 08, 2014

One of the most highly regarded crews of professional riders when it comes to backcountry prowess compiled one of the most highly enjoyed webisode series of the season, Get Outta Town. The off piste saavy and style of Devun Walsh, Iikka Backstrom, Dustin Craven, Eero Niemela, Ryan Tiene, and Benji Ritchie combined with the auteur-ism of Clayton Larsen, Anthony Vitale, and Pascal Gallant to create a series of episodes and full parts in which the filmmaking complimented the complexity of what the riders were putting down in the BC backcountry and beyond. Now the crew that has caused you to drop your jaw time aand time again while replaying trick after trick has compiled their year’s worth of footage into... Continue Reading →