The life of a pro skier and snowboarder is a filled with copious amounts of travel and adventure. Each season differs from the last with distinct memories made at every juncture. Hectic schedules and obligations can make it difficult for pros to capture and share their memories with the masses, especially in an artful and unique way. Last season, Holga Sports set out to change all of that.
The Holga was originally crafted in 1981 as a affordable plastic camera for the working-class Chinese. Through the years, photographers worldwide began to appreciate the Holga’s basic construction and minimal precision. These elements, coupled with its light-weight design and style, have made the Holga the artistic go-to for any occasion.
Holga Sports wanted to get these cameras into athletes hands and teamed up with several ski and snowboard pros to shoot their experiences from their individual shred seasons.
Pro freeskier, Grete Eliassen spent her season competing coast to coast and shares some shots from her season.
The view from my chalet window at Baldface Lodge, BC. I went there with the TGR crew; Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Dylan Hood and Dash Longe. We had a blast because it would not stop snowing the entire time we were there. I think we had one day of sun. Also, TGR set-up a bunch of cable cams over cliff lines for the new movie, “One For The Road.” I can not wait to see the action. -Grete
This photo was taken in Powder Mountain’s “Powder Country.” Part of the mountain is basically backcountry skiing, but you get picked up by the Powder Bus at the bottom. What’s not to like? -Grete
This is me getting a hug from my mom and dad right after I won my sixth X Games medal in Aspen.- Grete
This is a photo of my annual road trip to Aspen X Games from Utah. However, this time I got out of the car and decided to jump for joy. -Grete
This is my truck I rode in all winter. It’s a 2011 GMC that I got from Snell Motorsports in Minnesota. As you can see my Ski-Doo fits perfectly and I am ready for the backcountry. However, this trailhead does not have much snow in the beginning of the trail so you have to be prepared to get a little dirty. -Grete
Ski Gull is a small ski hill in Central Minnesota. My family grew up skiing here so we went back for a few Christmas Vacation laps. It’s a little cold, but it’s a lot of fun.-Grete
Check out Grete’s full Holga gallery here.
Also be sure to head over to HolgaSports.com to pick out your own camera!