High in the clean crisp air of
the mountains just outside Vancouver lies Hemlock resort nestled
in a bowl of crisp, white, show covered slopes - the Site of
Winter Love. Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted us
we we arrived on the powder covered slopes for the set-up. A huge
crew was busy erecting the stage, hanging lights, running cables,
moving TV cameras into position and preparing for the massive
This was an unusual event as it
combined all night snowboarding, a Big Air snowboard contest taped
for showing on TSN, fireworks, lasers, and an electronic music
festival featuring a live PA by Union Jack (UK), Mark Lewis
(UK/LA), David Alvarado (LA), Nikky Milago (Edmonton), locals D'oh
Boy and Cliffe Vermette and more.
Crew setting up the stage for
Visual crew loads a sled with projectors
Outside [above] and inside views of the "TV studio on
wheels" used to tape the Big Air contest
Moving the gear via Snow Cat
from the trucks to the stage
TSN Shoots an intro sequence on the deck of the lodge.
Uphill and downhill views of the "big air" contest
Ian aligning the generator powered, copper vapor laser system on
the top of the mountain.
The party in full effect.
G House crew gives away snowboards from the stage......
... while the crowd goes nuts! Then on to the live PA!!