In Westward, an original video series produced by KGB Productions with support from Flylow, we document what it takes to make life work in the mountains. Now in Season 5 of Westward, we hit the road to the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the area’s most devoted skiers and passionate change-makers.
These are the people who’ve given up traditional lives and cubicle-bound careers in order to follow their hearts to snow-covered peaks. In order to do so, they’ve made sacrifices, endured unspeakable hardships, and been forced to create their own paths.
For season five, we head to the Pacific Northwest. You already know pro skier Ingrid Backstrom, who made a career skiing steep spines in ski movies. Her singular drive and determination made her one of the most famous freeskiers on the planet, but how has she transitioned that into her new role as skier and mom?
We also go inside the world of Jeff Galbraith, a fourth generation northwesterner who started the Ski Journal and Snowboard Journal as a way to provide stories of the counterculture corners of the outdoor world.
Lastly, we'll meet Anne Cleary, a filmer and photographer originally of Mad Trees fame who moved from her native Vermont to Washington to document life on snow-covered peaks.
Westward is about a group of skiers, about the men and women who call the mountains home, no matter how tough the storms get along the way.