Pursuing their dreams and putting professional skills and teamwork to the test, Kye Petersen, Callum Pettit and Matty Richard seek to turn time back and pioneer unexplored corners of the deep wilderness on skis in search. The Sacred Grounds short film series, presented by Marker, takes the cast from their backyard of the southern Coast Range of B.C., to the far reaches of the Northern B.C./Alaska border, to the Japanese Alps, to the Columbia ranges of Interior B.C., to the Southern Chilcotins Mountains and beyond.
Petersen, Pettit and Richard are excited to share these adventures into undiscovered zones and “sacred grounds” that hold the best possible terrain environment for displaying these riders’ 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 life of dedication is needed, and a whole lot of effort is required, all of which is rewarded with the times of their lives when it all comes together.
Part 1 of the series takes us on a journey to a remote water-locked cabin in an unexplored region of the South Coast of B.C. as well as through the backcountry skiing mecca known as the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, rediscovering the terrain that shaped these riders from youth.
Skiing by: Kye Petersen, Callum Pettit & Matty Richard
Directed by: Mike Henitiuk, Kye Petersen & Riley Leboe
Presented by: Marker Products
Supported by: Blackcomb Helicopters