In the ultimate road trip, Rob Heule and Mack Jones load up the RV and travel 3,184 miles from Vancouver, BC, to Whitehorse, Yukon to film Ski the North, which was released online earlier this week. The duo makes Canada their playground and proves that you can ski anywhere with some snow and creativity.
Previously, the two headed from west to east in their award-winning short film Meanwhile in Canada. After the short film’s success, they decided to go at it again. Heule said they had a great time skiing across the country and wanted to do something similar, but maybe not in an RV.
At first they planned on hanging out in BC to ride the city. Warm weather leading to record-low snowfall in the Northwest forced plans to change. Heule said in a last-minute decision they settled on a road trip to Whitehorse, Yukon, to visit their friend Ian “Chug” Cosco, featured in the video.
“It was a bit tricky to convince ourselves that another RV trip would be a good idea, but in the end when we got going, it was like we’d never even left,” Heule said.
They saddled up Harvey 2.0, their motorhome for the trip, and pointed his nose due north (the original RV from Canada, HaRVey, didn’t make it through the last trip after crashing into a church).
Driving through western Canada gave Heule and Jones the terrain they were looking for to capture their signature guerilla street-style. They set up features using whatever resources they could find, like a building made out of shipping containers in the middle of nowhere. They also took to the park in ski resorts along the way.
Rural Canada’s natural beauty and wildlife is also captured in scenic shots thanks to videographer Graeme Meiklejohn, who also filmed their last flick.
When asked where they’ll go next if this were to become a trilogy, Heule said, “Barbados! Just kidding. But seriously. After going on two mid-Winter RV trips, you can’t help but dream a little. I’m sure we’ll come up with something over the summer though.”