Dream Trip 2

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For the second year in a row, we asked our fans: What is your #FreeskiDreamTrip? Canadian Tim Loch was lucky enough to be chosen from 5000 applicants. His Dream Trip? The Powder Highway in BC with Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens. In January 2016, Tim joined the Salomon crew for two weeks where they skied Revelstoke, Stellar Heliskiing, Whitewater, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing, and Blanket Glacier Chalet.

For the second year in a row, we asked our fans: What is your #FreeskiDreamTrip? Canadian Tim Loch was lucky enough to be chosen from 5000 applicants. His Dream Trip? The Powder Highway in BC with Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens. In January 2016, Tim joined the Salomon crew for two weeks where they skied Revelstoke, Stellar Heliskiing, Whitewater, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing, and Blanket Glacier Chalet.

Long runs filled with deep powder is why Tim chose The Powder Highway in British Columbia. He wasn’t disappointed. Location: Stellar Heliskiing. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

The moments between are equally as memorable as the skiing. During a two-week trip you can get to know someone pretty well. Tim arrived in BC a real-estate appraiser and left 2 weeks later a ski-slang-talking bro. We’re not exactly sure how his wife feels about that. Location: Stellar Heliskiing. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

BC’s Powder Highway is famous for deep snow and pillows. The day we spent at Revelstoke’s Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing was the deepest of the trip with 40 cm of fresh powder overnight. Tim claimed it as the best day of skiing he’s ever had. Skier: Cody Townsend Location: Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Tim had never been filmed skiing before so he was always really curious to see how the shots looked. A few days into the trip, when the illusion and glamour of being with pro skiers wore off a bit, Tim admitted that he was quite surprised at how slow our crew moves in the mountains. He’d always thought that the pros just shredded top to bottom laps all day long. Switchback Entertainment Director, Anthony Bonello and Tim Loch Location: Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

After two days skiing Whitewater near Nelson, we made our way back north toward Revelstoke. Rubens knew some hot springs just outside the town of Naksup. We put the trucks in 4wd and plowed up a road through 60 cm of fresh snow for 5 km, then walked two more kilometers - not really sure where we were going. Fortunately, we found the pool just as it got dark. The 38c water was exactly what we needed to sooth sore muscles from a week of skiing powder everyday. Location: Nakusp, BC. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Not everything we did on the trip made the film. When we returned to Revelstoke for the second time, we met up with Greg Hill and climbed Mt MacKenzie. While we made the summit with Tim, the fog rolled in and we couldn’t see a thing. There wasn’t much to show from the day besides this photo. It’s still a great memory for Tim and the crew. Location: Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

If you show up to the Powder Highway in January, you’ll likely get a bunch of good snow, but don’t expect a lot of sun. Stellar Heliskiing out of Kaslo delivered our only sunny runs of the trip. It was pure magic punching through the clouds and into the beautiful high-alpine bowls. Skier: Mike Douglas Location: Stellar Heliskiing. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Tim’s learning curve was impressive. After the first day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, we weren’t sure if he’d make it through the entire two weeks. Each day that passed he got stronger and by the end of the trip he had no problem keeping up with us on the way up or the way down. Skier: Tim Loch Location: Stellar Heliskiing. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

The Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashee Mountains Southwest of Revelstoke was the perfect place to finish the trip. Chalet owner and guide, Marty Schaeffer, put in skin tracks to all his favorite zones and we hot-lapped all day long. Aside from the skiing and beers around the fire, diving into the snow banks after roasting in the sauna was definitely a highlight. Location: Blanket Glacier Chalet. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Nothing says skiing in British Columbia like the beautiful gladed trees. When the conditions are right you can ski 1500 vertical meter runs of untracked powder. Skier: Chris Rubens Location: Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Gear

Salomon QST 106

Excel in all playgrounds, powder ready all day with on-piste reliability.

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SALOMON QST CHARGE GTX® 3L Jacket

Designed and constructed with MotionFit for full freedom of movement in big mountain terrain, the men's QST Charge GTX 3L outfit includes GORE® PRO 3L weather protection, a durable face fabric and full features developed with Salomon pros to meet the most demanding conditions.

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SALOMON QST CHARGE GTX® 3L PANT

Designed and constructed with MotionFit for full freedom of movement in big mountain terrain, the men's QST Charge GTX 3L outfit includes GORE® PRO 3L weather protection, a durable face fabric and full features developed with Salomon pros to meet the most demanding conditions.

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SALOMON QST PRO 130

Coming with specific bootfitter-friendly features, QST Pro 130 fits, skis, and walks better than any boot in its class thanks to the revolutionary Endofit tongue design

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SALOMON QST 30 PACK

Updated for more comfort and stability, the QST 30 pack is ideal for all-day ski touring or fast assaults to freeski lines.

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SALOMON QST STELLA 106

Excel in all playgrounds, powder ready all day with on-piste reliability.

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SALOMON QST CHARGE GTX® 3L JACKET WOMEN

Designed and constructed with MotionFit for full freedom of movement in big mountain terrain, the women's QST Charge GTX 3L outfit includes GORE® PRO 3L weather protection, a durable face fabric and full features developed with Salomon pros to meet the most demanding conditions.

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SALOMON QST CHARGE GTX® 3L PANT WOMEN

Designed and constructed with MotionFit for full freedom of movement in big mountain terrain, the women's QST Charge GTX 3L outfit includes GORE® PRO 3L weather protection, a durable face fabric and full features developed with Salomon pros to meet the most demanding conditions.

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SALOMON DRIFTER MID HOODIE W

The definition of outdoor versatility, Drifter has 2 different face fabrics that deliver a very different look and level of warmth. Wear the shiny side out for maximum warmth and wind protection, wear the stretch side for a casual look and to allow more air to permeate the insulation for slightly less warmth.

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SALOMON QST PRO 110 WOMEN

Astonishingly light at 1.4kg, QST Pro 110W fits, skis, and walks better than any women boot in its class thanks to the revolutionary Endofit tongue design and the Custom Shell technology

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