We at Powderwhore have decided to make a backcountry movie this year instead of a telemark-specific movie. Don’t get your knee pads in a bind, we will still have the best knee droppers on the planet in our flick. But we are first and foremost backcountry skiers, and we don’t really care what’s on your feet. I know what you’re probably thinking: We’re selling out, trying to get a larger audience, becoming more mainstream. That’s simply not the case. We felt like we made the best telemark movie we could last year — it was everything we wanted in a tele flick. So having done that, we are ready to do something different. We’ve been getting more into ski mountaineering and we’ve found AT gear to be our preference in such terrain. Making a ski mountaineering/telemark movie seemed weird, so we are calling it a backcountry movie and focusing on the thrill of exploring snow-covered mountains on any type of gear. We feel we excel in creating a fun and entertaining flick and we have every intention of continuing to do that. We hope we don’t lose our die-hard followers because of this decision, but we felt we needed to do something new. We started PW because we were passionate about the mountains and above all else, we are keeping that as our main motivation.