Bachelor Party 2017: Chapter One – Chasing Clouds
If you haven’t noticed, the snow in the PNW this year has been EPIC. With Mt. Bachelor’s newest lift edition opening tons of new terrain, the Bend boys have been having the times of their lives. With knee deep powder and new terrain to explore, you can expect to see a lot of smiles during this year’s Bachelor Party series. Check out team riders Randal Seaton, Jared Elston and Justin Norman as well as fellow Bend slashers Jonny Sischo, Stratton Matteson, Teddy Shine, Will Dennis, Willis Grigsby, and Destry Serna!
Film and Edit by JP Schlick.
“For this first chapter, we explored all that Cloudchaser, Mt. Bachelor’s newest lift that services a vast amount of new terrain, has to offer. We have been lucky with all the recent snowfall to be able to test the limits of what is possible on this new terrain. While this edit was filmed all over the mountain, the hallmark runs so far this season have been from Summit Chair to Cloudchaser, an incredibly long and diverse lap that holds new, untapped cornice lines, windlips, and pillow drops.
The final feature hit in this first chapter is a gap that is right next to Cloudchaser and was roughly 50ft to the knuckle with a pretty gnarly in-run that requires regular footers to be on their heels practically to the takeoff. We tentatively named the gap Darrell’s gap due to the fact that its proximity to the lift attracts many a Joey, Darrell, and Sherell. Stratton Matteson was the first to make it over the gap on his feet followed by Destry Serna who put down the fs1.
This season has been killer, so much snow that we have at times posed the question–is this too much snow? The answer is never yes, there is always something to be had…” – JP Schlick