Beau Fredlund and Kt Miller have spent a fair amount of time living in aÂ small Â town in deep in the mountains of Southwest Montana that spends a good portion of the year buried under deep layersÂ of deliciously low density powder snow. Â A Powder guide and photographer by trade the two seem to have an excellent rapport as ski partners who are both willing toÂ put in great levels of effort to tick off exquisite lines in their “backyard” – the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Over the course of the 2014/2015 winter the duo produced a series of short films they dubbed the “Backyard Roots” project thatÂ focuses onÂ the concept of exploration just outside the front door of onesÂ home. Â Each episode then takes on its own individual theme ranging from the caution we must take, to how our peers affect our decisions, to overcoming and facing our fears.
Episode 1 – Patience is a Virtue
Episode 2 – The Social Media Factor
Episode 3 – The Sleeping Giant