The hard-charging Amie Engerbretson has dropped her first self-produced short film, Snow Pony, which follows her, McKenna Peterson, Lexi Dupont, Todd Ligare and Mark Howard as they saddle up on their trusty steeds to showcase some fun-filled skiing and snowboarding in Revelstoke, Wyoming and Engerbretson’s home base of Tahoe.
“What is Snow Pony you ask? An exploration of the powder filled wonder of North America with the help and thrill of a throttle. I used to ride in the Truckee Rodeo and I always dreamt of being a rodeo queen. I wasn’t allowed to throw my hat in the ring because I didn’t own my own horse. I happily settled for the beer flag carrier between events atop a borrowed but trusty horse. Where do my skier and rodeo queen dreams meet? The moment I handed a country boy a stack of cash in rural Wyoming and got myself a snow pony… The trill of the ride, buck and wild, all to land atop untouched perfect snow, without a soul around. I am always looking for ways to take things, especially my skiing, to the next level. Launching into snowmobiling for me is all about access. A way to a get to terrain to push and progress my skiing. The caveat? I had to learn something totally new first. Luckily, I have patient, funny friends that are willing to join me for the ride. Snow Pony follows myself and my friends as we sled and ski around the mountains of western North America, from Wyoming, to Revelstoke, to home in Tahoe. It’s an adventure, and I am a novice, but the snow, the skiing and the smiles are plenty! Let’s give ’er a whirl!” —Amie Engerbretson
Athletes: Amie Engerbretson, Todd Ligare, Mark Howard, McKenna Peterson, Lexi Dupont
Cinematography: Dan Gibeau, Pat Focke, Jeff Engerbretson, Jeff Wright
Partners: Spyder, K2, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Scott
Producer: Amie Engerbretson
Editor: Jeff Wright
Post Production Supervisor: Natale Retzlaff
VO: Matt Reardon
VO Engineer: Randy Cantor
Script: Amie Engerbretson & Megan Michelson
Graphics: Chris Almander
Special Thanks: The Lodge and the Lodge Father, Austin Hironaka
The carbon footprint of this project was offset using the Protect Our Winters Cost of Carbon Tool.