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‘Snow Pony’ is a story of wild, exciting rides, deep snow, and exploring new terrain.
Amie Engerbretson is a professional skier, Podcast host and producer. In her latest project, however, Engerbretson is trying something new: snowmobiling.
Her new film “Snow Pony” tells the story of a girl who dreams of chasing pow on a snowmobile. “I used to ride the Truckee Rodeo and always dreamed of being a rodeo queen,” wrote Engerbretson in the film description.
“I wasn’t allowed to throw my hat in the ring because I didn’t own a horse. Where do my dreams of skiers and rodeo queens meet? The moment I handed a stack of cash to a compatriot in rural Wyoming and got me a snow pony. “
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You might be wondering what all this has to do with skiing. Well, it’s a way to literally push the envelope and explore new territory. Learn more, do more, go faster, go further.
Engerbretson hits their first run of the day as an 80s pop-rock blares. The snow pony is warmed up, the sun is shining and the snow is fresh. It’s a humorous movie, but the fresh tracks, clean lines, and a few erasures make the watch worth it.
Special note: The entire carbon footprint of this project was offset using Protect Our Winters’ Carbon tool costs.
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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteenth or at a local bakery.