Legend

Greg Stump

Greg Stump is one of the most provocative, influential and compelling ski filmmakers of all time.  His 1988 film,  "Blizzard of Aahhhs", launched the careers of Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt and set a new precident in ski films by telling a story behind it's characters.  Greg's movies also demonstrated a mastery for editing skiing to music like nothing we had seen before.   In the mid 90's, fear that progression in skiing would ultimately lead him to film someone getting seriously injured or killed, Greg stopped making ski films.

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is the head coach for the Charlotte Copperheads of the North American Lacrosse League. He has also held several head coaching positions for other teams including the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League, the 2007 U.S. Indoor Lacrosse Team for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, and several women’s and men’s college teams. Prior to his coaching career, Ryan was named a college All American attackman, and he played professionally for the Boston Blazers, Baltimore Thunder, and the Philadelphia Wings.

Tom Burt

Tom Burt is a snowboarding pioneer who grew up skiing in the Lake Tahoe area of California in the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s before transitioning to snowboarding full time in 1982. By 1985 he became a professional boarder and ultimately had to give up his job as a high school math and physics teacher to pursue his athletic career. Throughout the 90’s and 2000’s he was considered one of the world’s foremost big mountain snowboarders, putting up first descents all over Alaska, on some of the steepest terrain ever ridden.

Dave Kalama

Dave Kalama is a professional waterman in more ways than one. Much of his popularity stems from being a co-pioneer of big wave and tow in surfing as well as stand up paddle surfing. But his depth of knowledge and skill extends far into other disciplines such as windsurfing, outrigger canoe racing, and surfboard shaping. He has appeared in many films, including Riding Giants, Step Into Liquid, Endless Summer II, and James Bond’s Die Another Day. He runs surf camps around the globe.

Dave Nettle

Dave Nettle is an American mountaineer and rock climber who has explored mountains in Nepal, Alaska, Europe, South America and North America. If you ask Dave what are his favorite climbs in the world though, he might just tell you about several big walls in his backyard, the high Sierra. Dave’s core identity is truly as a climber, so much so that everything in his life revolves around the sport. He has had over 40 years of experience climbing and surviving some of the hardest routes in the world and in some of the most adverse conditions.

Chris McNamara

Chris McNamara is an American big wall climber and past BASE jumper. At one point, it was calculated that he had spent 3% of his life on the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, which he has climbed over 70 times. Outside Magazine has called Chris one of “the world’s finest aid climbers”. He has also received the honorable Bates Award from the American Alpine Club, which is given yearly to “a young climber who has demonstrated exceptional skill and character in the climbing and mountaineering arts and has outstanding promise for future accomplishments”.

Scot Schmidt

Scot Schmidt was the first American freeskier to become famous worldwide from ski film appearances.  He became known for launching massive Squaw Valley cliffs in Warren Miller’s 1983 film, Ski Time. Scot gained worldwide popularity in 1988 after appearing in Greg Stump's The Blizzard of Aahhhs. Scot’s dynamic, angulated, fluid style made him a favorite among a new generation of skiers. Now in his 50’s, Scot still skis professionally. He gets in 120 days a year as an ambassador of the Big Sky Residence Club in his home state of Montana.

Craig Beck

Craig Beck is known in the ski world for creating the 1975 ski film masterpiece, “Day Dreams”.  Driven by a remarkablel home grown sound track as well as a couple songs by Pink Floyd, the film features skiers riding deep powder and dropping huge cliffs at Squaw Valley. The release date of November 1975 preceded the contemporary ski film era launched by Greg Stump’s Blizzard of Aahhhs by over a decade. 

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