When it comes to adventure in snow, we're lifelong devotees here at Field Mag HQ. Whether you prefer slide down snow on one plank or two, we feel the best ways to do so are not often the easiest. In other words, the rewards of earned turns through skinning, snow shoe, boot pack, or otherwise often outweigh those lift accessed. And of course, backcountry boarding can be more sustainable, too. With this in mind, we're excited to share the above short film from some old friends from the North. Read on for a little insight and enjoy the vid.
"Snowboarding isn’t about riding the perfect line, it’s about spending more time with friends."
"On Our Own Two Feet is a movie about friendship and camaraderie in the mountains, that happens to feature some heavy-hitting snowboarding.
"Human-powered snowboarding allows us to break the confines of boundaries, crowds, and authority. Sure, British Columbia has some incredible ski resorts but they also get tracked-out fast. Strapping on a splitboard gives us the freedom to go shred anywhere you want—be it provincial parks, non-motorized zones, or that pillow stack right off the highway—and find the deepest snow and best lines. Additionally, human-powered snowboarding gives us a chance to slow down and enjoy the moment. For me, snowboarding isn’t about riding the perfect line, it’s about spending more time with friends. These human-powered missions allow for plenty of that.
"Our goal was to make a human-powered, carbon-neutral shred flick, and I really hope it inspires you to get outside and move slow with your crew." - Director Alastair Spriggs
* Filmed across British Columbia during the 2022 winter season, we estimated that we drove 3,000 km to access all trailheads—equating to roughly 0.75 metric tonnes of CO2. To offset these emissions, and others that may have incurred along the way, we purchased 10x the equivalent in carbon credits from the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a legitimate source for such offsets, if there is such a thing.