Some say artists are rarely appreciated in their time, but those same folks have obviously never met Sammy Carlson. In his latest masterpiece, North of Now, the rubber-band man of freeskiing paints it red, spinning and backcountry buttering his way into online edit lore.
Carlson, who made camp north of the border for much of 2021, combines his signature style with a graceful power that turns BC steeps into a natural terrain park. The edit, produced in conjunction with Quiksilver, nods to Carlson’s surfy style, paralleling his skiing with the big waves of Oahu and the spontaneity and strength required to master both forces of nature.
So gather round the computer screen for a healthy helping of pow slashing, but save some room for the cork 5 to butter 3. Thanks to Mr. Carlson, Christmas comes early this year.