words :: Todd Lawson // photos :: Kari Medig.
Get in your car and drive across Canada in the winter, hitting all the best ski resorts and aprés bars along the way. Yes, this was the harsh reality that faced professional skiers (and real-life husband-and-wife shredders) Stan Rey and Kelsey Serwa last winter.
The result is this feel-good, funny af, cliche-ridden (in the very best of ways) beauty produced by our insanely-talented friends at Origin Design. Oh Canada, we stand on guard to skee…
ML: Driving across Canada to ski your brains out at some incredible ski resorts. Sounds like a dream gig. Was it?
Stan Rey: It really was a dream gig! I love exploring new places and seeing what they have to offer and it’s always fun going back to resorts you’ve already skied and finding a few more hidden gems you missed the first time around.
ML: Was this a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants situation, or were you following some sort of script?
SR: We followed some sort of script but it was pretty loose. So let’s say it was tight loose.
ML: Which resort served up the best poutine? Alpine caesars too…do tell!
SR: Being from Whistler it’s hard not to say a good old Zog’s poutine especially after aprés, but I might have a few Quebecois hate me for that and the best alpine Cesar has to go to Kicking Horse. I don’t know what was better, the Caesar or the view from the Eagle’s Eye Lodge.
ML: “If FUBAR and The Sound of Music had a love child, this would be it.” Now that is an apt review for this trailer. Did you guys channel some inner Deano and Terry along the way?
SR: All Canadians might hate me for this but l’ve never watched FUBAR.
ML: Some rapid-fire questions to follow. (Note to reader: Kelsey was on the road again, and not able to chime in to answer the rapid-fire, so they may seem a little lopsided in Stan’s favour. Rest assured Kelsey will exact her revenge this winter. 😉
Best apres scene?
Fernie at The Griz.
Who is the better skier?
I don’t have an Olympic gold or silver medal but I’m still gonna say me.
Who snores the most?
Me, but only when I stumble in from aprés.
Who is the better driver?
She’s a safer driver that’s for sure.
Best powder day?
Who is most likely to fuck up the photographer’s camera?
Kels. Her pow turns need some work.
Who can drive a can of Molson Canadian the fastest?
I don’t drink and drive. (Another note: Haha…this was supposed to say who can ‘drink’ a can of Molson Canadian the fastest. Oops!)
Would you do it all over again?
Yes, but I’d take twice as long to do it.
Any other words you’d like to say to your fellow Mountain Lifers out there?
Keep your skis/ boards base side down every day except for Sundays. Sundays are for backflips.
And there you have it, eh.
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