In partnership with Matchstick Productions, Kye Petersen has released the third episode of The Sacred Grounds short film series presented by Marker, which takes the cast from their backyard of the southern Coast Range of British Columbia to the far reaches of the Northern B.C.-Alaska border, the Japanese Alps, the Columbia ranges of Interior B.C., the southern Chilcotin Mountains, and beyond.
Petersen & Co. are excited to share these adventures into undiscovered zones and “sacred grounds” that hold the best possible terrain and environments for displaying their passion for skiing. The mountains provide us with so many blessings, but can also take it all away in an instant. For this, respect is due, a lifetime of dedication is needed, and a whole lot of effort is required, all of which is rewarded when it all comes together.
Part 3 of this series takes the crew on an annual journey east from the Coast Mountains into the Selkirk Mountains of Interior B.C. Here they visit one of the interior’s top pillow skiing destinations and explore new corners of a zone they’ve revisited for over a decade, and set up a base camp in the serenity of the sub-alpine bowls, where they live amongst a deep storm to be close and ready to jump on the stacked pillows only minutes from camp.
The crew then changes scenery by jumping on the opportunity to ski at the famous Mica Heliskiing at the northern end of the Selkirk Range. With more big storms pounding down and an all-star cast, Petersen and company set up at the beautiful backcountry lodge with eyes set on the most classic lines Mica is known for, most of which haven’t been repeated in over a decade. Thankfully, despite nearly non-stop snowfall, the crew manages to ride all of which they set their goals towards, in some of the deepest pow possible. This ended up being the trip of a lifetime and a session that will surely go down in the history books.
Part 3 of The Sacred Grounds, Migration, is quite possibly the heaviest riding yet in this series, with the wildest cinematography and most uniquely featured terrain, stacked with pillows, spines, and overhead blower powder. Get ready, sit back, and enjoy the ride into more sacred grounds.
Riding by: Brin Alexander, Kye Petersen, Flo Goeller, Callum Pettit, Logan Pehota, Ian McIntosh
Produced by: Kye Petersen
Post Produced by: Steve Hendo
Edited by: Tommaso Tagliaferri
Cinematography by: Leo Hoorn
Drone Work by: Flow Motion Aerials
Colour Correction by: Alimzhan Sabir
More info at matchstickpro.com.