When life gives you lemons, make lemonade—unless you are Tom Wallisch. To quench his mountain thirst, the Pretzel Man used the pandemic winter of 2021/2022 to mix up his own concoction at some of freeskiing’s classic locales. The result? Backcountry jump and street skiing deliciousness.
Tom has chosen the best of the best to join him, with standout street skiing from veteran rail god LJ Strenio and talented newcomer Tucker Fitzsimons. Meanwhile in the backcountry, Wallisch’s fellow Superunknown winner Mitchell Brower holds it down with competition superstar (and new olympic silver medalist) Colby Stevenson.
It’s bittersweet seeing LJ’s shots, as he just recently announced his retirement from professional skiing to pursue a computer science career with NASA. Considering his knack for bending the rules of physics (ceiling-ride to wall-ride redirect, anyone?) NASA should be a great fit for the OG of East Coast freeskiing.
Still, it’s Wallisch himself who ultimately steals the show. With new rail trick variations and amazing switch landings in powder, Tommy Walnuts proves yet again that he is one of the best to ever do it.