The Obligatory Rail Shot

Left: This rail is just outside the ski school at La Parva, the third resort of Farellones. An angry condo manager approached us as we built the drop-in over his access trail. A quick explanation of the big air going on earlier that day and he was pumped, even borrowing a backcountry shovel to do a little ski-in maintenance while Nick Dirks (pictured) and Tim Eddy got down. What you can't see is the sketchy run out; the rail exited onto a wooden-railed bridge about three feet wide. Right: People filmer Sam Hiltner climbed a lift tower to get sunset shots of Dirks and Eddy on the only handrail of the trip. If this were art, I'd call it "Filmer on a Pole." (Colin Wiseman )