Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Billabong Welcomes Helen Schettini

Posted: Jan 25, 2012
Coming off an incredible winter, Helen Schettini has joined the Billabong team. Following her scene stealing video part in the YES movie Helen has generated a huge industry wide buzz. Her backcountry style and experience completes an already great team of riders including Jenny Jones, Anne-Flore Marxer and Jamie Anderson.

"Helen is a great addition to the team as her approach to the backcountry is unique," said David Pitschi. "She has the potential to have a great career and we are proud to welcome her to the family."

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I look like I got hit by a truck, but I'm actually feeling good. I was out filming last Thursday, and landed in my bombhole. My knee ate my face:) A few stitches and a swollen black eye...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Greg Todds Memorial NoBoard Event

(Click the title to check out a mini video of the event)

This was the first time I had the pleasure of attending this event. I did not know Greg Todds personally, but  I have heard some amazing stories of him.
 Noboarding is the funnest (yes, i said funnest) thing I've ever done. RIP Greg Todds. 

...a slight hiccup about 10 kms outside of Revelstoke. Normally not a big deal but we had the wrong size tire iron... BCAA to the rescue!
The big race. Mercedes Nicoll, Stu (the MC), Rube Goldberg, and Jibber Jen...

How cool is this?!

Yes, that is a LONG line of sleds.. and most had carried 2 people:)

Jonas Guinn mans the bar.. Ya caesar's!

Cariboo was the beer of the day.. thank you Brian for the hook up!

Lastly, the silent auction later that night. It raised over $10,000 for Greg's kids! This last box was Rube's "mystery box" that went for $400. YES.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's that time of year again... backcountry adventures!

Back at it... early mornings, cold feet, sore body, gas fumes, sleepless nights. I can't get enough!
My new ride. I'm in love:)

Phil Tifo, possibly the happiest photographer out there.

Mikee Pederson going crazy on this tree bonk..

What a great crew: riders- myself, DCP, Tadashi Fuse, Mikee Pederson
Filmers- Paul Watt, Pascal Gallant
Photographer- Phil Tifo

Monday, January 16, 2012

SBC WOMEN: FEATURES High 5ives! with Helen Schettini

Jan 13, 2012

Author: Ilissa Maiatico, Photos: Helen Schettini

Born and raised in Kamloops, BC, Helen Schettini first started snowboarding at Sun Peaks. Now residing in Whistler, she spends her days riding the backcountry. We recently caught up with Helen to find out who her shred heroes are, and to discover the perks of being on the Yes team. Here’s her High 5ives!

Best things about the backcountry

1. Being in the middle of the mountains with your friends
2. Fresh tracks all day long
3. Sledding
4. No lineups
5. The scenery
Whistler sights to see
1. Peak-2-Peak
2. Crystal Chair Hit Run
3. Sunday Nights at The Beagle with Wes MakepeaceJay Greenway and Mark Bannock
4. Whistler Backcountry
5. Dusty's
Perks to being part of the YES team
1. Being part of a rider owned company
2. Riding with legends
3. Learning from the best
4. Premiere season
5. Every time I say "YES" I think of snowboarding
Shred heroes1. Nicolas Muller
2. Kevin Sansalone
3. Annie Boulanger
4. Rube Goldberg
5. Terje Haakonsen
Dream snowboard destinations1. Japan
2. Alaska
3. Chile
4. Norway
5. Russia

Sponsors: BillabongYESVivoElectricCirca, Cariboo, The Circle 

Yes, Helen does have an awesome job

And Yes, this is Helen's sweet sled