From the cover of 17.2: “Pulling up to this feature outside of Pemberton, BC, feels like looking into a massive wave that’s frozen in place. Ben Ferguson put a line into it, and our crew stepped into a solid session. Ben’s elevated riding on this day was drawn from a perfect mix of his years spent riding transition and his prowess in the backcountry. The double crippler seen here had never been done before in the backccountry. You can read more about it in his profile (beginning on page 036).”
This was our final day shooting in Pemberton, Canada for JOY. After a solid run of days with good riding and a stable snowpack the weather began to heat up and our options began to slim. We headed out on the sleds knowing that we’d need to get up high in order to ride anything worthy of the film. After a few smaller sessions, we dipped up to this megalodon glacial feature that was last seen in Pat Moore’s part of Vans ‘Landline’.
This feature is always a mind bender. Pulling up on it feels like looking into a massive wave frozen in its place. After billy-goating and dropping into the feature from above, Ben put a line into it with no hand work, and our crew stepped into a solid session with Red, Sage, & Gabe pushing airs on the natural quarter pipe. Ben’s elevated riding on this day was drawn from a perfect mix of his years of riding transition & his prowess in the backcountry.