Showing posts with label Meathead Films. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meathead Films. Show all posts

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


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Working for the Weekend, Season 2


One of my favorite experiences each winter since I have moved back to Vermont is skiing with Ben Leoni for the Working for the Weekend series that Ski The East has been producing for the past few years. I get to wander around the woods of New England and explore places that are truly breathtaking. For this episode, the first installment of season 2, Ben and I skied in my own backyard so to speak. While the snow was not ideal, we found a pretty sick little line and made the best of some true Vermont weather. The shots in the video capture the pain and agony of breaking trail on this particular day, due to the gloppy consistency of the snow. Looking back, all that work was worth it because I got to hang out with some great people on a beautiful day in the Vermont backcountry.




I hope you enjoy! I know I did!

Until next time,

Louise Lintilhac
a.k.a. Steezy Weezie

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spectral- a Ski The East Series

It is almost time again for an amazing webisode series from Meathead Films based out of the Big East. Spectral is their new endeavor and I was lucky enough to participate in some of the ski action that will be taking place. Time and time again Ski The East's Meathead Films shows that skiing on the east coast is radical and nothing to sneer at. With big blower pow days,  big mountain adventure and great park scenes, these guys really know how to capture what it is to live in New England during the winter. The following clip is the trailer and I am excited to see the first installment coming soon!




 Until next time!
~Louise Lintilhac
a.k.a Steezy Weezie

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pretty Faces Revolution

 
Welcome to the Pretty Faces revolution. There have been all female ski movies in the past, and many of them have been great films. What happened when Pretty Faces, the new Unicorn Picnic Production film came out was more of a paradigm shift than a shred fest. Pretty Faces has been getting a lot of press over the past few weeks and continues to gain momentum as it travels around the country and internationally. If I were to put a finger on why this film has been so well received, I would have to say that it is because of the great skiing, but it is also because of the relatable story it tells. We have all struggled to make it at some point in life, and Pretty Faces is a testament to the fact that if you stick with it for long enough, good things will come. For many of the women in the movie, this meant being able to ski amazing lines in stunning landscapes around the world. For me it meant showing the world that the east coast is not a barren wasteland of skiing, it is a beautiful peaceful, rugged, powdery, good time that deserves far more respect than it often gets. It is my motivation for waking up in the morning because I am always excited to see what the beautiful Vermont landscape has to offer.

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"No Matter When"

As a recent addition to the Mammut team I should introduce myslef. My name is Louise Lintilhac, but most people call me Weeze. I am a Vermonter by birth. Raised in the land of ice and mud. Because of this I have a fairly high tolerance for bad weather, but last year put my patience to the test. The winter of 2011-2012 was my first winter back in the east since moving to Crested Butte, Colorado after college. I was spoiled during this absence with bluebird powder days and epic terrain. I knew that the transition from being a ski bum out west to going to grad school and competing on the Freeskiing World Tour from the east was going to be hard, but hard as it turns out, was an understatement. First it did not snow, then it rained and rained, and I thought I was going to lose my mind. I was about to make a lounge chair out of my skis when, on a fateful weekend in February of last year, the skies let loose with an unbelievable amount of snow. People think I am insane for saying this, but I really don't think I have ever skied snow that felt so deep. Maybe it was the withdrawal, maybe it was the beauty of the eastern woods coated in a sheet of white, but whatever it was, it was one of the most memorable weekends of skiing I have ever had. To top things off, I got a call from Chris James, a.k.a "Rooster," co-owner of Meathead Films asking me if I was interested in filming for their movie that was released this September called "No Matter What." I of course was ecstatic and agreed with no hesitation. Isn't this every girl's dream? To shred the gnar on film? Well, it is mine anyways. The film was a great success despite the crappy winter and I am happy to say "No Matter What" just won an award for Best Powder Segment in the 2013 Powder Awards.To top things off, a brand new webisode from Meathead Films was just released with unseen footage, and while I was not an official member of the Mammut team at the time, I believe I was in spirit and so thought I would share the powder karma of that weekend in February one last time. One thing I remember as an eastern skier is that "no matter when" I am skiing, I am always having a good time, but man, a good powder day is better even than a large serving of maple syrup.




"No Matter When" Webisode from Meathead Films