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