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Friday, August 14, 2015

Eastern Unicorns


Eastern Unicorns from Louise Lintilhac on Vimeo.

It has been a few months since Unicorn Picnic Productions released the webisode I have been working on called "Eastern Unicorns." It has been shared around Facebook but I wanted to share it again with the Mammut community because I am so very proud of what we have put together. It was my first experience with film production and was quite humbling. Mammut played a huge role in making this video come to life and I am eternally grateful for all of the support. Mammut is a company that understands the importance of adventure and camaraderie and because of this, I was able to finish a project that I am proud as an eastern female skier to have been a part of. The community of snow shredders here on the East Coast is tight knit and full of energy, and I am proud and honored to be able to ski with such amazing athletes and call Vermont my home. Some winters are good, some winters are bad, but we always have a blast and it is that essence of fun and dedication that I tried to capture in this piece I did for U.P. TV. Thanks again to everyone who was a part of this project and helped make it happen.

Credits for UPTV: Eastern Unicorns

Louise LintilhacPaige Fitzgerald, and Carla von Trapp Hunter go in search of Big Mountain lines and powder on the east coast. They visit locations such as Stowe, Jay Peak, Mt. Washington, and the Chic Choc mountains of Quebec to try and illustrate the beauty and adventure eastern mountains can offer for this adventurous group of women.

Athletes: 
Louise Lintilhac
Paige Fitzgerald
Carla von Trapp Hunter

Cinematographers:
Brent Harrewyn - Hoverfly Photography
Dana Allen - Dana Allen Photo
Meathead Films - Skitheeast.net
Matt Kiedaisch - Outsider Media
Jim Surette - Granite Films

Shot on location at:
Stowe, Vermont
Jay Peak, Vermont
The Chic Choc Mountains, Quebec
Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Editing:
Brent Harrewyn - Hoverfly Photography

Music:
ODESZA - "Koto"
www.odesza.com

Thanks to our "Eastern Unicorn" project sponsors:
Ski Vermont: skivermont.com
Mammut North America: mammut.ch
The Outdoor Gear Exchange: gearx.com


Friday, May 16, 2014

SheJumps Alpine Finishing School



Something that I have always regretted is not becoming a proficient climber. As a skier, I shrugged off learning rope skills and picked up mountain biking as the summer counterpart to my winter endeavors. When I was about 23 years old, I spent a winter in Courmayeur, Italy skiing on the Mont Blanc Massif and dabbled in crevasse rescue and basic glacier travel skills, but I was inexperienced and my nervousness made it hard for me to absorb the information that I was taught. When I lived in Colorado, I spent many days in the backcountry, but I never really found the need to apply any of those skills that I had learned that winter in Europe.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

East Coast Lovin'

Me laying some turns down on a day of filming, Stowe backcountry, Photographer: Dana Allen


What does it mean to ski backcountry on the east coast?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pretty Faces, an all women's ski film!


It is not often in life that you have an amazing opportunity to be a part of a project that could be industry changing. As a woman I am constantly trying to advocate for myself and my fellow female athletes and carve a place in the action sports world for all of the young girls out there who dream of outdoor adventure. It is difficult to battle the stigma that women are not as good at sports, that we are weaker, that we are not as adventurous. All of these preconceived notions make it that much harder for the next generation to be secure in their abilities and push their personal boundaries and the boundaries of their sport of choice.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sun, Singletrack, and Shredding in Sun Valley

Burnin' it up, Athlete: Louise Lintilhac (Me), Photographer: Dana Allen
June in Vermont can be a rainy time, and having grown up here, I know how bad it can be. Last year we had a dry summer so I forgot briefly what it was like to hear my roof leaking at 3:00 in the morning and talk myself into believing that road biking in a downpour builds character. This last month in Vermont has sadly been making up for all of the amazing weather we experienced last summer. Luckily, I had the presence of mind to jump ship, Arc, or whatever you want to call it and go westward to the land of sunburns and dry sinuses. I had never been to Sun Valley and my friend Berne was adamant that I experience the heavenly single track that Idaho has to offer. Having learned to mountain bike in Crested Butte, Colorado, where I lived for 4 years, I could not wait to rip through the sage brush and see the Lupine whiz past while trying to see how fast I can go without blowing up.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cogs and Slogs



There is a common misconception that there are no big ski lines on the east coast. As a Vermonter I know this to be untrue. While the Green Mountains are rolling and treed, the White Mountains next door in New Hampshire have some gnarly peaks with pretty radical descents if you are willing to work a little. This winter I had the pleasure of filming with a group of skiers and Meathead Film athletes who are looking for the Big Mountain experience in New England. We have primarily stayed within the confines of the New Hampshire border, but there has been plenty of powder slaying with a dash of crust and ice thrown in the mix to keep us all on our toes.




While the weather was not always bluebird, we got some good photos and footage, and I got a great workout on the 4-6 mile approaches and the skinner up the Mt. Washington cog railway we tackled every weekend. Needless to say I broke my new ski boots in quickly. I was also surprised that in the past few months, I managed to get out and explore more than I ever did living out west over the course of a winter. There is an inspiration in the community here to experience the outdoors no matter how bad the weather is and no matter how inaccessible the line is. I have learned terms like “shwacky” and “sniggledy wiggledy” which refer to how awful and thick the hobblebush is. I have also trained myself not to close my eyes when I ski through said “shwack.” This has improved my chances of avoiding facial scarring.





All said, the couloirs we skied were aesthetic and Mt. Washington is as majestic as ever. I am excited to see what comes of these days in the Whites and I know there will be plenty more adventuring to come. 


By Louise Lintilhac
A.K.A. Steezy Weezie