Ambassador Grete's Trip to BC

Point6 is thrilled to have a female pioneer in the world of freeskiing as a Point6 Ambassador. Grete Eliassen was the first woman to win the Gold at the X-Games in 2005 in Ski-Halfpipe. She continued to win a total of 6 medals in the X Games, 4 US Open Titles, Red Bull Cold Rush Champion and awarded "Female Skier of The Decade" by Fri Flyt Magazine. Check out her recent ski trip to beautiful British Columbia below!

Baldface Lodge (Nelson, Canada)

"After my first adventure to the Interior BC about five years ago I have made it a point to keep coming back. I was blown away with the amazing tree skiing and pillow poppers everywhere you looked. With the help of a reverse camber Volkl ski I really started to fall in love with this place. There is just something very unique about the snow this place gets and the freedom you gain that allows you to ski and jump off anything.  

 

However, the snow on this trip was a little different. Before I arrived, the lodge had received a couple feet of new snow, but then it got unusually warm for February and everything started to slide. In this part of the world avalanches can be very deadly and it’s not uncommon to ski an old-growth forest run one year and not see it the next year because of an avalanche taking it out.   

 

Even with the conditions we were able to have a lot of great runs. The weather continued to warm up and freeze during the night. This did not make ideal powder conditions, but it allowed the guides to open up more terrain for my group to ski. Which we appreciated and the sun even came out. And if you have not seen beautiful BC in the blue sky, you have not seen Canada. There is a reason this place holds a lot of snow and it will always be my favorite place to ski like a rock star." -Grete

 

 

 




Stacia Betley
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