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Outside The Lines, Beyond the limits

A closer look at the people that make the place and their dedication to never standing still.  The Beyond Series is a 4-part web series produced with the support of TELUS.

Episode 1: Binding Obsessions with Eric Hjorleifson & Jen Ashton
Freeskiing couple Eric “Hoji” Hjorleifson and Jen Ashton have personal styles as unique as Whistler is to Blackcomb. Individually, they’re shaped by resolute characteristics and an extraordinary history. Together, they operate as one, united by a mutual hub that embraces the values of Whistler culture, lifestyle and heritage.

Episode 2: Double Exposure with Mike Douglas
Freeskiing innovator Mike Douglas has parlayed an illustrious career as an athlete into a second-coming as a writer, filmmaker and emcee, giving a voice to the unsung stories of mountain adventures and adventurers. Whether he’s wielding a ski pole or camera lens, Douglas’s pursuit of poetic lines lends itself to a balance of Whistler’s dichotomy between action and solitude.

Episode 3: The Night Watchman featuring pro photographer David McColm
David McColm is not your ordinary Whistler photographer. His masterpiece time lapse images forego the familiar hero shots of big mountain athletes and picture-perfect ski models for a more artistic rendition of winter's playground. Inspired by centrifugal skylines and mountainscapes, McColm's quest to get the shot captures the microcosmic synergy that thrives in Whistler.

Episode 4: Blindside with professional snowboarder DCP
As the stalwart pioneer of snowboarding's backcountry freestyle movement, DCP has spent a lifetime adapting to the capricious rhythm of Mother Nature. When his personal and professional relationships are met with the same cyclical zeal, DCP forges into his own hinterland and discovers that the depth of the Whistler community is as vast as the surrounding ridge lines.
GoPro Any Day Lines
A few edits to help fuel your excitement for winter... We asked Stan Rey, Braden Dean, Justin Lamoureux, James Heim and Alexi Godbout to pick their favourite area on the mountain and film a lap or two. The result? Four videos that show Whistler Blackcomb at its average. Because any day is a ski day. Shot 100% with a GoPro HERO 3+ on Whistler Blackcomb’s in-bounds terrain. Learn More

We spent last year celebrating 50 years of going beyond, so this year we had to ask ourselves, what does the future hold for us in the next 50 years? We found that we had more questions than answers. Questions like, What if our kids stopped playing outside?, Is our thirst for adventure threatening our environment?, Is the pull of the backcountry pushing our limits? and What is the future of ski resorts? This season, we’ll set out to dig into some of the issues affecting the sports we love. Our hope is to gain some perspective and generate some conversation with four documentaries exploring these big picture questions - produced with the support of TELUS and created by Switchback Entertainment.


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