Pretty Faces….In the Studio!

Happy Labor Day! I decided to drive to Jackson to give some moral support to the editing crew for the Pretty Faces movie.

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Girafficorns meet Snowbunnies

Pretty stoked to have been interviewed by Snowbunnymag.com this summer. Click HERE for the interview.
Or, copy and paste: http://snowbunnymag.com/snowbunnies/claire-smallwood-and-shejumps/
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It’s Monday.



One simple question

I absolutely love this short (behind-the-scenes) clip from Sweetgrass Production’s 2012 release, SOLITAIRE. Check it out!

On The Road Episode IX – Skiing the Void from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.



Be mindful of how you behave towards other people.

Particularly in conversation — concentrate on listening and engaging rather than letting your mind wander or thinking ahead to what you are going to say next.

Stay in the moment.

You’ll be amazed by how much better the communication will be.

–From “The Little Book of Mindfulness” edited by Tiddy Rowan


Girls…Skiing…in Chile

What three things could be better? Check out this fun edit from Alex Riedman’s trip to Chile last year. She ended up 5th at the Chilean Freeskiing Championships and certainly found some of the sweetest spots in the Southern Hemisphere. Nice work Alex!

Alex Riedman Chile Ski Trip 2013 from Alex Riedman on Vimeo.


World Cup

Have you been watching the World Cup? Hard to avoid it! I couldn’t believe what I saw with the Uruguay-Italy game today…Did you know about this guy Saurez? I had heard people talk about him biting other players, but I never dreamt I would watch it live! There it was, he totally bit another player! Anyways, I laughed out loud when I saw this meme about him. Looking forward to the USA-Germany game on Thursday!

Here is a video of him biting a Chelsea defender’s arm during the Premiere League season.


Countdown to Winter!

Happy Solstice! Now that we have made the turn into the summer season, it’s all downhill from here to Winter! What do you do to stay in shape during the summer?
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Flashback Friday

I love how everyone uses #’s like #TBT and #FlashbackFriday and, umm, a myriad of others, to be able to have an excuse to post old photos. Here are some of my favorite old photos I’ve just come across recently!

Like this photo below. It was cool to realize I was on a poster at Nevados de Chillán in Chile!

nevados poster

What about that one time when my family built my brother a mushroom-cultivating lab?
And we cleaned a bunch of garlic that he grew. It was so boring! (Jim, my stepdad on the left, and my mother)
Getting to meet Mike Douglas at the Banff Film Festival was so rad! He is one of my favorite skiers of all time and the way he has stayed connected to the ski industry and culture is really inspiring.
Rowing a boat in the Grand Canyon!
Hiking through Old Growth Forest with my brother and Estelle in Revelstoke.

le bois d'inspiration

le bois d’inspiration

Ok! That’s enough nostalgia. Back to #LIVINGINTHEPRESENT
But old photos are fun!! Have a great weekend!

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Happy Monday!

A little wisdom for your new week ahead from the ancient poet, Rumi

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.