Ski Movie Review – On Top of the Hood
This past Sunday, Sammy Carlson and Nimbus Independent released their free short online movie called “On Top of the Hood.” This movie can be seen at On Top of The Hood.com and features the riding of Sammy Carlson, Andy Mahre, Brandon Kelly, Tommy Ellingson, Willie Borm, John Spriggs, Nate Wood, and Ben Moxham.
As the name states, the entire movie is filmed at Mount Hood, Oregon and takes place mostly on the mountain peak. Sammy Carlson and his crew build some massive step-ups and some unique features on top of the Mount Hood glacier. This movie really impressed me, especially since it was filmed only in one short summer. I would definitely recommend watching this movie if you have a free half-hour in your day. Sammy Carlson absolutely destroys every feature that he builds and one trick that really stands out in my mind is his unnatural double rodeo nine over a gigantic step-up. If you plan on viewing this you can expect to see sketchy in-runs and huge jumps. Combine those two things with some of the best skiers in the game and you end up with a great movie.
After you’re done watching this, if you still have the itch to see more skiing then head over to Alpine Meadows tomorrow for the premier of TGR’s “One For the Road.” Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and the show starts at 8:00. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Start Haus located in Truckee, CA. Come out for a chance to see what the TGR crew was up to last winter and win some prizes and free swag. If you don’t get the chance to make it, I will be sure to blog on how it went in the next couple days.