Photo courtesy of Brody McSkimming.

Vibes and Stuff, a showcase of local ski culture

They take film making as lightly as the powder they ride.

With shots of heavy, technical mountain skiing interlaced with shots of dogs, wipeouts and late night shenanigans, Burrrlapz has created the perfect mix awe and hilarity.

Dylan Siggers, Brody McSkimming and Josh McSkimming first debuted their insane ski skills last year with their first film, Burrrlapz— the Movie.

The Fernie natives grew up skiing the mountains in the area, making little videos as they went.

“Now we’re big kids, and we make bigger videos,” said Siggers.

The latest film takes the form of a three-part web series, which follows the guys from the backcountry in Fernie, to Whistler, Golden and Nelson.

“A lot of backcountry skiing, not a lot of resort skiing,” said Siggers. The film shows the three men bombing through fresh powder, flying off steep drops and making incredible switches from front to backwards midway down the hill, as if it’s second nature.

Intermixed between the awe-inspiring technical shots are absurd clips of the crew eating hotdogs, ripping around wintery roads in their trucks, and petting their dog.

“We try to make our movies really fun,” said Siggers. “A lot of ski movies are pretty serious…we try to make our videos look as fun as it is.”

That silliness hasn’t stopped the movers and shakers from the ski world from taking the Burrrlapz guys seriously though.

Josh was featured on the cover of Powder Magazine’s December edition, in a shot flying through the air without a helmet or goggles, just a pair of sunglasses.

“He just does it for fun, he’s not in it to be an athlete,” said Siggers. “And he’s on the cover of Powder Mag which is the most prestigious thing ever.”

The crew has footage from skiing some of the heaviest powder days in Fernie from last year, including shots from a day where the three, along with Adam Lauren from Commit and Robin Siggers, Dylan’s dad skied Snake Ridge. They included shots from days at Fernie Alpine Resort, where they skied some of the deepest powder they’d ever seen.

“We just like to sled around, be silly and ski powder,” said Siggers.

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