Things are lining up well for the SuperFly Open scheduled for next weekend, February 8th, 9th, and 10th. It seems like it started snowing at Christmas and hasnâ€™t stopped. Powder Mountain is reporting to have received over 24 feet of snow this season, a 10â€™ base, and 64â€ in the last week and itâ€™s still dumping. This is the best snow year weâ€™ve seen in years. The 10 day forecast shows another round of snow the next couple of days and a break in the weather for the event.
The presentations scheduled for Saturday evening February 9th at Pineview Lodge are from World Class athletes and they deserve some additional hype.
Andrew Mclean will be offering a fascinating presentation covering kite assisted expeditions and first ski descents in remote places like Baffin Island. Watch as he designs and manufactures his own kites based on a NASA parachute design and uses them to cross large glaciers enabling him to bag multiple first ski descents in one day.
Andrew is a product designer, writer, and photographer specializing in the outdoors. He has accumulated over 100 first ski descents on all seven continents. His ski mountaineering pursuits have led him to remote areas where motorized access is forbidden or impractical. His passion for this sport has led to him being voted as one of the â€œGreatest Skiers of Our Timeâ€ by Powder Magazine, voted one of â€œNorth Americaâ€™s Top 25 Best Skiersâ€ by Ski Magazine, voted one of the â€œ25 Best Outdoor Athletes in the Worldâ€ by Outside Magazine, and a featured segment in the Sony Classic Pictures 2007 film entitled â€œSteepâ€.
Join us as we view a film presentation of the Pittarak Expedition, an expedition set on inspiring youth to persue their dreams. In the summer of 2007 the team, Sarah McNair-Laundry (21), Eric McNair-Landry (22), and Curtis Jones (29), three competent adventures embarked on an unsupported South to North crossing of the Greenland ice cap, a 2300 km journey using only skis and kites. Their successful journey includes covering 400 km in a single day and winning a National Geographic honorable mention for â€œExpedition of the Year.â€
During the winter of 2007 Eric and Sarah won the Youth Outdoor Idols award, recognizing their amazing achievements in the field of youth adventure, including a 2000 km expedition to the South Pole, world record crossing of the Greenland Icecap, and a successful 100 day expedition to the North Pole.Save $5 by preregistering at http://www.superflyopen.com. Last day to register online is February 6th. Hope to see you there.