It has been an incredible year for filming at Mt. Hood Meadows this season, and the entries to the 8th annual Meadows Film Festival, presented by GoPro, Full Sail Brewing and Dakine were amazing. This year there was much more powder riding with less emphasis on park riding, which should be expected in a season that has dropped 44 feet of snow making for one of the best powder seasons ever.
Six of the seven entries were awarded Dakine logoed backpacks, and the three top winners received a GoPro camera.
Selected in the top three are Tobias Mache, Jake Woodard and Kyle Skutch. Tobias’s “Intuition” was selected for the fun and playfulness of exploring Meadows in this season of snow, with a variety of riders and some excellent filming and time lapses. The post production and music helped bring everything together in telling this fun story of Meadows’ season. Two time winner Jake Woodard submitted “Good times with Friends” - another powerful entry, with strong snowboarding showing off the natural terrain features of Meadows - gloriously covered in snow. Woodard’s close up powder GoPro shots were awesome and unrivaled. Kyle’s “The Endless Winter” took this season of deep snow to an all time high with his over the top athleticism turning Meadows into his own powder playground. Great job to our top three and congratulations on your GoPros - we know you’ll put them to good use!
Honorable mentions for Cory Green’s “Frequency” showcasing some fun snowboarding with friends set to an ominous pulsing beat and some great editing. Logan Going captured his first formal day as videographer (lessons learned from his father Mark) on one of the most stormiest and gnarliest days to attempt filming. Fun to see the lessons learned along the way in his submission. Marshall Ellison”s “LOPS” tribute to a day in the life of lift operators was also a fun video providing some insight into the jobs of Meadows’ finest. Fun job with friends - and ride breaks!
Elliott Paul’s “Just a day in the Hood” showed promise, but we needed to see a little more than what this submission provided. We still included it on the playlist for your enjoyment!
Enjoy all the films - and please give a thumbs up to all of your favorites!
And a shout out to Meadows Videographer Pierce Hodges for his awesome season recap (the last video on the playlist). We are fortunate to have a great talent to capture the action and awesomeness of Mt. Hood Meadows this season.