In Goldpan, the first of four episodes of Unsaid Shred, 4FRNT Skis' all-new web series, Wiley Miller, Austin Ramaley, Carson Meyer and Matt Sterbenz head to Alaska to meet up with fellow team rider Josh Randich at his ranch on Turnagain Pass.
"Every year Josh invites us up, but every spring we get wadded up and can’t break free," says Sterbenz. "This year we decided to pull the trigger early, at a time when arguably the Wasatch and Tetons were at a historical height—not to mention what was happening in Japan—to get a different perspective on AK. Josh had been teasing us with glistening maritime south-facing features for years, so it was time we got up close to amplify the high times found in the Chugach mid-season. We arrived on February 1st and spent four of the next six consecutive days climbing south-facing spine walls right off the road. Only in AK and for only one week, we were living the dream!"
Directed by: Matt Sterbenz
Principal Cinematography by: Austin Ramaley
Editing by: Jake Strassman
Additional Footage by: Joshua Randich, Wiley Miller, Matt Sterbenz, David Knutson (drone footage from Eddie's Ridge only)
Photography by: Carson Meyer, Charlie Renfro (Eddie's Ridge and The Library only)
Media Partner: Freeskier Magazine
Accommodations: Hotel Alyeska