Every spring, Sierra hosts numerous production companies, mags and teams for photo and film shoots. It seems like we get growing requests for more shoots and bigger builds each season. Maybe it's the Cali sun or the deep snow. Perhaps the industry has a particular faith and trust in Sierra's Terrain Parks program. Regardless, this is a time that I very much enjoy. There's nothing that makes me happier than to watch Olympians and massively accomplished riders blast our features, compliment the Park team's creativity and enjoy the Sierra love. I imagine the hectic scheduled and pressures these kids have endure all season long. To see them kick back and smile right here at our own Sierra- it's priceless.
Currently, we are hosting a group of TransWorld photographers and filmers, along with some of their favorite riders, for a magazine and online feature you will see shortly. Known as Park Sessions, this shoot gets pro riders into the same parks you enjoy. I have a special appreciation for the guys that are here right now. I've known Luke Mitrani, Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis from their early snowboard academy days in Vermont. I've watched them grow up to become pipe dominators, but more so, great guys with an air of camaraderie and an overall fun attitude. The best part of today's shoot was their big stoked smiles after lapping The Alley and ripping the pipe. Photo shoot season has arrived and I'm ecstatic to have my favorite riders shredding our parks, sharing an experience with them that makes us proud to be Sierra locals.
Danny Davis, Jack Mitrani and Luke Mitrani hiking the Sierra pipe. So chill, even clothes came off.