Daron Rahlves Reflects On Filming One For The Road In Juneau Alakska

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I was in Jackson Hole for an Atomic shoot just days before the first crew planned to drop on AK. The shocking talk at TGR HQ was maybe no trip at all. Ian McIntosh was scouring the potential area we had planned to ski and saw way too much rock and ice. Our Alaska trip this spring was on the ropes due to a weak winter. A huge highlite to my season was potentially out, but a determined team decided on pushing back the trip a few days, re locating to Juneau and sticking it out. I stayed on my original schedule to go in on the day Seth Morrison had to bail.

Dana Flahr and I met up with Ian McIntosh and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa.

** Dana Flahr and I met up with Ian McIntosh and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa. Day two the sky cleared up after lunch so Dana and I went for a few turns to scope the terrain. The buzz of excitement was with us as we flew into a new zone for the first time. The search was on for those dream lines of caked up walls filled with unique spines, runnels and airs. The views were amazing flying over the ocean and through partly cloudy skies, but where were the A+ lines? The partly cloudy weather and mid day light hid all the goods. **

I heard there was jaw dropping stuff and I wanted to see it

**I heard there was jaw dropping stuff and I wanted to see it, but not today. We stuck to a few mellow free ski runs. Then next day, bad news. Dana decided to leave after his knee acted up again from a previous injury. So it was a team of three skiers and a full production crew. A day later Sage, Mac, Todd, Dustin, Fisher, AC, Kent, Johnny-B and I found those face melters. **

When Todd Jones says "FACE MELTER!" you know it's on

**I heard there was jaw dropping stuff and I wanted to see it, but not today. We stuck to a few mellow free ski runs. Then next day, bad news. Dana decided to leave after his knee acted up again from a previous injury. So it was a team of three skiers and a full production crew. A day later Sage, Mac, Todd, Dustin, Fisher, AC, Kent, Johnny-B and I found those face melters. **

 That fourth day we went from red lining the tach on our first run to slamming on the brakes.

** That fourth day we went from red lining the tach on our first run to slamming on the brakes. **

Mac aired into an iced slot, back slapped and was sent into a nasty tumble.

**Mac aired into an iced slot, back slapped and was sent into a nasty tumble. I was next to go on top and heard over the radio "femur...femur". No way, Mac is hurt? The guy is super resilient. More chatter over the radio and it was apparent that this was serious. The team went into rescue mode and got Mac on a sled, packed into the heli for a twenty min flight and landed on the Juneau hospital in 45mins. It was amazing team work. Mac did break his femur, but was stable and ok. We hung for a bit and chilled with him until he needed some rest. **

That put us back in feel good mode.

**That put us back in feel good mode. **

Johnny B's territory

**Johnny-B letting us know it was his backyard.**


Next were the arrivals of Todd Ligare and Griffin Post.

**That put us back in feel good mode. **

I finished off two runs in the best pow of the trip, said my goodbyes leaving the boys in the field and went out on a fuel run.

**Next were the arrivals of Todd Ligare and Griffin Post. We had a few days down during a refresh and Easter Sunday we woke to crystal clear skies. It was a big day, we scored and the stoke was at an all time high again. My last day, I got lucky with a morning session before flying home. **

That’s a wrap.

** Dustin's Dragon**

 I love AK! Thanks to Red Bull, Atomic, Spyder, Giro, Contour, BCA, Suunto, CEP, COAL, Sugar Bowl and TGR for the support.

** That's a Wrap. I love AK! Thanks to Red Bull, Atomic, Spyder, Giro, Contour, BCA, Suunto, CEP, COAL, Sugar Bowl and TGR for the support this season. BANZAI!!!

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