Why the Way Up Matters, from Dogy Down Films

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Formed in the fall of 2014 in Burlington, Vermont, our group of skiers and splitboarders spent the winter juggling diaper duty, work deadlines and house chores while exploring the glades of the Green Mountains, the slides of the Adirondacks and the steeps and bowls of the Presidential Range.

Along the way we crafted a story about why being in the backcountry is just as important as the actual skiing – for many of us it’s the only time during the week that we truly have to ourselves and the value we get from the experience goes far deeper than just the satisfaction of getting first tracks on deep days.

Our core belief was that an authentic story by a group of enthusiasts about what the backcountry means to us, and how it helps shape our lives as skiers, riders and fathers, would resonate.

The full 17-minute version of the film is available at http://vimeo.com/dogydownfilms/thewayup

And as we wait for winter to show up here in the northeast, here are some of the best images from last season that powered our film. Enjoy!

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