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Roam TV Episode 8: White Gold

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Roam TV Episode 8: White Gold

Golden, British Columbia in February is the place to be. 

B.C.’s varied terrain and incredible snow make it an ideal backcountry playground. What better place to transport a crew of Smartwool athletes for a week of snow and solitude? 

Preparing to get blasted by rotor wash. This flying chunk of metal was our only way in, or out, from the lodge.

Preparing to get blasted by rotor wash. This flying chunk of metal was our only way in, or out, from the lodge.

We decided to turn the typical athlete ski trip on its head by bringing along an ultrarunner. Darcy was game to step out of her comfort zone and try a different type of backcountry excursion and the snow athletes were happy to have her along: it turns out ultrarunners are pros at breaking trail without breaking a sweat.

The crew: Kalen Thorien, Big Mountain Skier  |  Blair Habenicht, Pro Snowboarder  |  Darcy Piceu, Pro Ultrarunner  |  Griffin Post, Big Mountain Skier

Darcy Piceu– Breaking trail.

Darcy Piceu– Breaking trail.

Kalen Thorien taking advantage of a break in the clouds.

Kalen Thorien taking advantage of a break in the clouds.

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SmartLoft layers offer warmth and lightweight breathability for one-and-done midlayers. Check out Smartlofthere.

Blair exiting the whiteroom. 

Blair exiting the whiteroom. 

Perfection.

Perfection.

Back to home base.

Back to home base.

Lodge Life: The Meadow Lodge is a place like no other. It’s a place where procuring water requires hauling in buckets from a creek. Where you can only go in and out via helicopter. Where personal hygiene involves a sauna. No wi-fi? No problem when you’ve got Farkle at the ready. In short, it’s a place you can go and enjoy what this pocket of BC is all about: snow and solitude.

Meadow Lodge.

Meadow Lodge.

Baselayers are the foundation for any adventure. Check out what the athletes were wearing here

Baselayers are the foundation for any adventure. Check out what the athletes were wearing here

Blair wearing the Mid 250 Color Block Hoody.

Blair wearing the Mid 250 Color Block Hoody.

See our full collection of Men's Snowboard Socks.

See our full collection of Men's Snowboard Socks.

Farkle: The main source of entertainment in the lodge. Learn how to play.

Farkle: The main source of entertainment in the lodge. Learn how to play.

Earning the turns.

Earning the turns.

Blower.

Blower.

Blair Habenicht - Pillow popping.

Blair Habenicht - Pillow popping.

There was a Method to all this madness.

There was a Method to all this madness.