As we ramp up for the WORLD Premier of VALHALLA tomorrow night, we thought it would be fun to take look behind the curtain and into the world of what goes into making this kind of creative magic. Team CLIF Bar’s Molly Baker shares a bit about life on the road with the Sweetgrass crew below.
Over the past two winters life has been weird. I’ve lived in a 112-square foot cabin on wheels with three to four boys, using hot springs to shower, eating quesadillas and CLIF Bars for every meal, having vehicles catch on fire, and car mechanics become a part of daily ski routine. But, every once in awhile I took a break, went to sleep in a larger house (or backcountry lodge), ate more than cheese and tortillas, and took a shower after skiing every other day. Those days were spent with Sweetgrass filming for their two-year project, Valhalla. Often viewed as the wild, esoteric weirdos of the ski world, the Sweetgrass gang sure likes to keep it real. But, what’s wrong with me when the most normal part of my year is hanging out with the guys who LOVE to film naked skiing? What would my twelve-year-old self think of me now?
Looking over the tiny town of Nelson, the Sweetgrass Manor housed 15 to 20 skiers at a time.