Arrow-right Camera

Outdoors blog

Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 1:25 p.m.

Video: Hayden skier wins berth in World Heli Challenge

WINTERSPORTS -- A Hayden man's extreme skiing video has won an online competition for viewer votes this week, launching him and two freeriding buddies from the training grounds of Schweitzer Mountain Resort to the slopes of New Zealand's Mount Cook for the World Heli Challenge in September.

Essex Prescott and members of Team Vacation -- Dylan Siggers and Leo Zukerman -- received the most online votes in the World Heli Challenge Call Up competition, according to a just-posted media release.

The extreme skiers and filmmakers used a good dose of humor along with helicopters to drop in powder hounds pounding steep radical slopes. 

Team Vacation has qualified to compete with one other team in the World Heli Challenge — a nine-day, freeride competition including heli-accessed freeriding for up to two days, during which each team will edit a 5-minute video that will be promoted and seen around the world.

Each team will be assigned a professional action photographer to document their extreme skiing challenge and create a portfolio for the Canon Shootout, sponsored by Canon, Inc.

If Team Vacation wins the World Heli Challenge, they will receive more than $8,000 along with camera gear and other prizes.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Outdoors blog
Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

Follow Rich online: