Erik Roner Season Recap and Video
Erik Roner Season Recap and Videoby Erik Roner
My 2007-2008 season started with a bang and the snow didn’t stop falling till late spring. I started out hiking and skiing in Little Cottonwood canyon getting my legs strong and technique sharp. Utah usually gets some of the earliest snow pack and is a great place to get the season started.
From there I spent the early winter in Jackson Hole filming for the new TGR film “Under The Influence”. We were blessed with great snow and several sunny days allowing us to get our segments going right away.
After a month or so in Jackson I headed to Romania to work on another segment for TGR. It was my first time to Romania and I was blown-away by the mountains and the terrain. We stayed in a cabin on top of a mountain and hiked to all our lines. We received a bunch of new snow while I was there and the conditions became very unstable. It was difficult to sit in the cabin on a sunny day with fresh lines to be skied and not be able to hit them. When the conditions don’t permit we don’t ski.
After Romania I bumped over to Switzerland for another segment. Europe had a memorable start to the ski season with ample snow. Unfortunately by the time we arrived the heavy snow had dried up and the region was looking grim. We chased all around the country trying to find zones we can work in. We found very little but did get in some good runs. I was able to make some wing suit BASE-jumps while I was there due to the lack of snow. When in Europe you make the best of what you have.
After Europe I popped back to Tahoe for a day before I headed to Haines, Alaska for a 3-week trip with TGR. The trip was with Seth Morrison, Jeremy Jones, and Dana Flahr. I could not ask for a better crew to work with in Alaska. At first, our 3-week weather forecast was looking grim but half way through the skies opened up, the high pressure came in and the snow was perfect. You cannot have better AK conditions and we got after it. Sun up to sundown day after day we were skiing lines. Eventually all the athletes were physically and mentally spent. We were taking sunny powder AK days off. This was one of the best trips of my life. I learned so much and footage is amazing!
All in all my season was a special one. Each season you have good trips and bad trips. You always try to be patient and hope the good outweighs the bad. All year long I worked with the V.I.O. POV.1 unit to capture my perspective of many of my adventures. The POV.1 allows you capture hi definition shots and download them directly to your computer. It is the best POV system I have come across and makes it real easy to upload videos and content to websites.
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