For Wheeler, the Whistler-based videographer and skier, Powder King was a breath of fresh air. “It has that family kind of feel, no crowds and steep lines. You take a chair and then a T-bar, and from there you just explore. If you want to get quick powder runs, head off the T-bar first thing and you’ll be in powder glory all day.”
His latest assignment - and third visit - at Powder King was a one-day stop in the middle of a 10-day tour, part of the #SkiNorthBC campaign. Having been a professional shooter since 2010, he’s used to the whirlwind lifestyle of the road, living in his ski boots and waking up in new places every day or two.
Having personally worked with Wheeler on several assignments, I can attest to his abilities on set. On a typical powder day shoot, Wheeler is in full working mode, thinking through his story, locations, shot list and how to farm both talent and terrain while juggling lenses, memory cards, and ski gear. It’s a fast-paced, high-demand job but Wheeler is always on, with a smile on his face the whole way.