Vans “Listen to the Eyes” Full Movie – Mary Rand, Leanne Pelosi, and Hana Beaman
Earlier this week was the official world premiere for “Listen to the Eyes” – the first women’s snowboarding movie released by Vans. They enlisted the help of legendary snowboard filmmaker Jake Price for this project that took place in the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. The movie features riders from Vans global and Canadian snow teams Hana Beaman, Mary Rand, and Leanne Pelosi.
Director Jake Price was actively searching to showcase the essence of the Vans women’s snow team and he wanted to illustrate their creative expression both on and off the snow. The entire movie was shot on Kodak 16mm film, and the original soundtrack was scored by Vans Europe surf team rider Lee Ann Curren – two elements that were key in achieving their stylistic goals for the film. This movie does a wonderful job of showcasing Hana, Mary, and Leanne’s backcountry prowess in a uniquely artistic manner.
Vans hosted the world premiere for the movie at the House of Machines in Downtown L.A. Along with the screening, there was an art installation from legendary snowboard artist, Schoph, a Dillon Ojo tribute photography show, and performances by Lee Ann Curren and LA Witch. Although those in attendance got the pleasure of viewing the entire film, the rest of us are limited a fantastic 15-minute trailer. We will certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for the release of the full length movie so that we can let you know when it has arrived.
Evolve Snow Camp has been off to a great season! Campers are already making huge improvements in both skiing and snowboarding skills and having tons of fun. We know we’ve been a little behind on posting photos this season, but as of this past weekend we are on it! We only took photos on Sunday because we had camera issues on Saturday morning but be sure to bring your smiles for next Saturday too! Next week we will be showing more photos and showcasing our staff for 2017.
Enjoy and feel free to share with your friends on social media. Be sure to tag @evolvecamps
The first weekend of camp hype is building up here at the Evolve Camps headquarters! We’re busy finalizing arrangements in order to make this season the best one yet.
In a few sleeps our campers will be waking up early, getting on the coach bus and heading on their way to Mount St Louis Moonstone. They’ll hit the slopes and improve their ski or snowboard skills from the help of our awesome instructors. We can’t wait for our campers to test out our new promo ski’s and boards from our buds at Lib Tech and Armada.
To get you pumped for the first day of camp we’ve posted a few short clips, check em’ out below!
If you have any last minute questions, give us a call at 416.619.4521 and we’d be happy to help you out.
First time hitting the slopes with Evolve this winter? We’re super stoked to have you join the family! Heres some tricks of the trade to make your time at camp as smooth as possible.
Check Weather Conditions to Determine How to Dress
On cold days you’ll definitely want to bundle up. Although keep in mind that exercising in the snow means your body will get warmer as your session goes on, so don’t wear too many clothes underneath your gear. If you’re unsure, take an extra layer and keep it in your bag incase you need it.
Doing physical activity without food in your system is never a good idea and for skiing and snowboarding its no exception. Make sure to either eat at home before heading to the bus drop off or pack something to eat for the bus ride up.
Bring Bus Entertainment
Pack some dvd’s (we also like to bring ski/snowboard movies to hype up the bus), a book, mp3, playing cards, or anything that would keep you occupied for the bus ride up to camp. Pro tip: making friends on your bus is a great way to stay entertained, don’t be shy to talk to someone new!
At Evolve we promote healthy living, which means packing healthy snacks and healthy lunches. Pack snacks to refuel throughout the day or for the bus ride home. Energy-boosting snacks like granola or protein bars are are great to bring. Just as you should be eating periodically throughout the day, you should also be drinking often as well so pack some drinks like water or gatorade.
Our instructors are there to help you build skills. Take advantage of their expertise and ask any questions you have. If you’re not understanding a certain technique, just ask your instructor for some extra advice on how to get it right. They will also be watching you and providing feedback on their own.
Make New Friends
Although its a skiing and snowboarding is solo sport, campers are put in groups by their age and skill level. On the first day of camp our staff ensure that all campers get to know each other. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people from the moment you step on the bus to the time you get home. Friends make camp much more fun!
Camp is about two and a half weeks away! We are beyond excited to be back with all of our campers, staff and parent supervisors. As you know (or should know by now), Evolve Snow Camps takes place at Mount St Louis Moonstone. From Toronto it is just over an hour drive to the hill which is located north of Barrie.
For new Evolve Camps campers and parents who may be unfamiliar with Mount St Louis Moonstone, here are some facts to get you familiar with the resort.
What the resort offers
Mount St. Louis Moonstone offers day and night riding. If you want to meet your child at the end of their lessons and go night skiing, their ticket allows for it!
There are two base chalets with cafeterias on both ends of the hills.
Rental are available if needed with top of the line skis, snowboards and snowblades available for you.
There are also shops and boutiques to purchase gear.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone has the most advanced snowmaking system in Canada.
There are no accommodations on the property but there are hotels near by.
The season runs from December through to March depending on weather conditions.
Mount St Louis Moonstone has 36 runs, 13 lifts (of those two being six person lifts).
35% of the runs are geared towards beginners, 50% for intermediates and 15% for expert skiers/snowboarders.
Vertical Drop – 550 ft
Half Pipes – 2 (groomed by Zaugg super pipe machine)
Terrain Parks – 3 (SkooL YaRd Grom Terrain Park for learning, Junkyard Progression Park for entry level rider, Outback Super Park for the advanced rider)