Balance of Powder

Words by:
Mica Heli

Finding balance in the rocky mountains

Life can be busy and full of screen time and sensory overload. Time spent in the mountains helps us find a balance. Filmed all the way back in 2010, The Balance of Powder has now become a classic ski video.

Watch as a group of skiers and snowboarders explore Island Lake Catskiing and Mica Heliskiing, looking for that elusive life balance. Filmed in conjunction with Sherpas Cinema and their groundbreaking film, ALL.I.CAN, The Balance of Powder features athletes such as Adam Chuntz, Callum Pettit, Cody Barnhill, Dana Flahr, Eero Niemela, Ian McIntosh, James Heim, JP Auclair, Kye Petersen, Lynsey Dyer, Mark Abma, Matty Richard and Rory Bushfield. Make some popcorn, turn the music up, sit back and enjoy!

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The Balance of Powder project went so well that the campaign was awarded 2014 Marketing Campaign of the year from the Kootenay Rockies Tourism board..

Sherpa Cinema filmed the deep powder shots at Mica in December 2010 and the big alpine and helicopter shots were filmed using a Cini-Flex camera in April 2011. Much of this footage and more can be seen in The Sherpa's "ski movie of the year" ALL.I.CAN. Check out the trailer here.


watching all.i.can was like listening to a zeppelin song.


— John Stifter
 Powder Magazine