Adventure Journal


It’s mid-October. You’ve been thinking about snow for weeks. It’s these months that weigh heaviest on the skiers mind. Pictures of snow capped peaks contrasted by the yellows and oranges of fall appear everywhere. A constant remind of what’s to come. Salomon Freeski TV’s blasted over facebook. Exacerbating our white room dreams. Anticipation grows.


This fall I had the chance to work on a short film for The Meeting, in Aspen, Colorado as a part of the NEPSA Video Awards. After filming off and on this winter with members of the Rocky Mountain Elite, Blake Clarkson, Frank Howard, Patrick Westfeldt and Greg Ernst, we had plenty of footage to compile. I thought this would be a great way for us to get it edited up and out there for people to enjoy.


The narration in the film plays to the themes “first chair” and “before aspen,” which were part of the NEPSA  awards guidelines. All writing is original. My thanks go out to the WIDSIX Eye of the Condor 2 Team for all their hard work in Chile this summer. Especially Derek Smith for this additional footage for our short film, and Jordan Ingmire for his vision and timelapse ideas.


Below is our short film, “Anticipation”



This film was produced for #TheMeeting8 #NEPSA Awards in Aspen, Colorado.


Skiing is really so much more than just sliding down snow — Experience passion, culture and SKIING through the eyes of Aspen’s Rocky Mountain Elite as they travel across North and South America in this short film.


Film/Edit/Writing/Narration by: TJ David
Additional Footage: Derek Smith
Athletes: Blake Clarkson / TJ David / Greg Ernst / Frank Howard / Ashley Maxfield / Drew Tabke / Patrick Westfeldt
Locations: Aspen, CO / Snowmass, CO / Highlands, CO / Telluride, CO / Revelstoke, BC / La Parva, Chile
Music by Tycho / Eric Clapton / Gregory / Alan Isakov