"The Russians left Georgia in 1991, because of the collapse of the USSR. They left behind hotels, ski resorts and buildings galore devoid of human attention for decades. The entire country seemed to be cast in a cloak of mystery, vacant of any digital guide. Our phones didn’t properly work. We used paper maps to navigate. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Like one giant blindspot on the map.
Georgia was a beacon of unknown. And set side by side to the unknown was now the known; Quebec – arguably the most iconic and recognizable visual to the snowboard community. The area has been pillaged for the last two decades by some of the best riders we’ve even seen. But all it took was open minds and snow accumulated in ways we hadn’t seen before."
A short film by Dakine Snowboarding starring Mark Wilson, Sam Taxwood and Louif Paradis.
Filmed & edited by Jon Stark