Into The White
An epic trip to interior British Columbia with Giro snowboarders.
Words by Christian Haller
Photography by Adam Moran
Cinematography & Edit by Nathan Avila
Kingfisher B.C. was my first ever heli trip and Ill definitely remember this one until the rest of my life. I had the chance to join a tight crew of riders like Bryan Fox, Curtis Ciszek and Nils Mindnich on a team trip for Giro Snow. Not only the riders were top notch, the media crew with photographer Adam Moran, cinematographer Nathan Avila and alongside snowboard legend Seth Huot were some of the best names in the biz.
We headed out to British Columbia, Canada in late March and had a four-day strike mission to Kingfisher Heliskiing. I think I got something like beginners luck as on our arrival there was a fresh layer of snow and a promising weather forecast for the upcoming days. Ive been to B.C. before and kind of knew what terrain I could expect but still, Ive never experienced anything like this before.
"...the final run of leftovers down to the heli
In four riding days, I learned more than I could ever imagine. Having Nate Avila on the trip, who would
help me initially figuring out certain lines and tell me what looked good on camera and what not was key. Meeting Bryan and Curtis who are like brothers from different mothers and I only knew them through snowboard videos - they were some of the best entertainment I’ve had in a long time.
after a shooting spot, where we all could let it
rip was one of the most fun things I’ve
ever experienced on a snowboard."
I must admit the final run of leftovers down to the heli after a shooting spot, where we all could let it rip was one of the most fun things I’ve ever experienced on a snowboard. And of course, seeing my buddy and Giro Team Manager: Todd Kupke sending it down the mountain and eventually pulling a Tomahawk Todd was one of the many highlights of trip. Kingfisher was truly king and I hope to be back soon.