Owen Leeper is aptly named. Watch the big mountain skier from Jackson Hole get sendy in this edit from Poor Boyz, shot on a 2015 trip to Chile. The co-founder of custom pole company Bold Poles straightlines narrow couloirs, cleans up some serious big mountain lines, and backflips off of just about everything in the two-minute edit, including a huge backcountry booter.
Leeper connected with Poor Boyz’ through their inaugural Undiscovered contest, a bid to find talented skiers who aren’t getting media attention. The contest, similar to Level 1’s Superunknown, asked skiers to submit a 90-second video for the chance to win a $5,000 prize and, of course, a trip to Chile. They selected five winners: Leeper, Giray Dadali, Josh Barilar, Dave Van Ham and Ian Hamilton.
“Not knowing what to expect from the other entries, I had no idea that I would win. It was a trip like I’ve never been on before, a dream trip come true,” says Leeper. “I have never been on a trip where I wasn’t always worried about doing it as cheap as possible so it was truly unique for all of us to just focus on skiing.”
Leeper just wrapped up a successful third season in Jackson Hole, and is looking forward to a summer of mountaineering in the Tetons. “I still have a few lines in the Tetons to ski, including Mt. Owen. I’m also training for a big month long ski mountaineering mission this May,” says Leeper. Check him out on Instagram at @o_leeps to keep track of his adventures.
Check out Leeper, Dadali, Hamilton, and Barilar’s winning 90 second edits below: