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Skiing in August? Yes please.
Tom Day, cinematographer for Warren Miller Entertainment, directs the athletes for the shoot.
Ted Davenport and Sam Smoothy about to drop in.
Sam Smoothy stands at the top of his line.
Ted Davenport skis a spine.
Southern Lakes Heli, based out of Wanaka and Queenstown, took Sam, Ted, and the WME crew out to ski some gnarly lines.
Sam Smoothy, New Zealand local, skis the snow with Southern Lakes Heli.
Ted Davenport spins a 180 over a wind lip.
Sam Smoothy as seen from the helicopter.
Ted Davenport finds some fresh snow near Clark Glacier.
Tom Day films the heli landing for the last pick-up of the day.
Tom Day sorts through cameras, lenses, microphones, and tripods before the shoot.
Milford Sound, in the southwest corner of the south island, provided the perfect backdrop for Tom Day to capture some lifestyle shots.
Milford Sound on the Southern Island of New Zealand sparkles in the cool morning.
More lifestyle shooting in Lake Tekapo, looking northwest.
Sunset over Lake Tekapo, with the Remarkables in the background.
Nokomai Station is 100,000 square acres and is home to 22,000 sheep.
Sheep wait for shearing at Nokomai Station in New Zealand. One shearer can shear up to 200 sheep a day. Each sheep is sheared once a year.
The crew at Nokomai Station work to shear the sheep. After the wool is sheared, it’s placed on racks with is then sorted for quality control.
The sheep come in from the door on the left side of the photo. After they are sheared, they head down the slide on the right, which leads back to the barn.
A small portion of the wool sheared from 22,000 sheep.
400 kg of merino wool are packaged and ready to ship to Smart Wool.