[UPDATE] After a quick re-edit, here is the final video.

The boys in Whistler have done it again! I have been waiting patiently to watch Family Tree‘s entry from this year’s Intersection competition at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

It’s great to see everybody’s smiling faces again. These guys have been working very hard at mastering their craft over the years and it’s great to see them rewarded with the opportunity to compete in this 7-day competition.

Ryan and Ben. Although you didn’t win, you guys killed it with this video. Amazing work. I’ll see you out west next season.

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After a horrible crash training in the halfpipe at Park City in Utah, she was an induced into a coma to prevent further brain damage. Sadly, after over a week in the hospital, Sarah passed away yesterday. For more details please read this article at Pique News Magazine.

I didn’t know her all that well, but had the same circle of friends and had met her a couple of times. Besides her accomplishments in skiing (winning 6 X-Games gold medals, being the first woman to land a 1080, among others), Sarah was one of the nicest people I have met.

It feels like a lifetime ago, but only one year ago I had a photo shoot for to promote a contest by Jagermeister. This was another occasion I had met Sarah. Due to weather and equipment malfunctions, the shoot was pushed to the next day. Sarah saved the shoot by bringing a fan to blow up the giant Jagermeister bottle.

If you would like to help Sarah’s family with hospital bills and to establish a foundation in her name, please donate here.