YLESKI 2015 is the culmination of Wiley Miller’s 2015 winter season. Shot almost exclusively in the Columbia Mountains of interior British Columbia. The winter of 2015 was adverse in many areas of North America. Finding good conditions remained challenging. Patience, and persistence was key in finding safe, suitable snowpack. This is the second installment to the YLESKI series, highlighting the best of Wiley Miller and his approach to snow.

“I set out this winter to spend my time exploring new mountains, scouting lines, and finding natural airs in the terrain to work with. This season ski touring, route finding, and line selection were set in priority above building jumps and locating step-downs. It was an alternative I decided to take when the snow started to fly in November of 2014. I set out to do more skiing and less building, setting up-tracks versus cutting blocks for jumps. The sport becomes so dynamic when you’re working with larger terrain. It’s challenging, I love the experience, and constant education that takes place out there in the mountains.”

Produced and Edited by:
Magnafire Media – Darren Rayner & Jan Schuster

Filmed by:
Darren Rayner, Freedle Coty, Austin Ramaley, Sean Logan

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YLESKI 2015 teaser 1

In preparation for our 9.21.2015 release of my 2015 season edit, YLESKI 2015, we’ve put together a small teaser. Stay tuned for more of my season this week on Instagram @wileymiller

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Summer of Rock (photos by Jordan Harper)

It’s been another hot summer here in Utah. After returning from a trip to the ocean in May I was in need of some high energy activity to keep the blood flowing while Tatum and I spent our summer months in Salt Lake City.  I had always heard of the abundance and quality of climbs in the canyons just outside the city and took it upon myself to get on the rock as much as I could this summer.

on the wall

During winter down days, we sometimes pull out the chess board and get through a couple games while we wait for conditions to optimize in the backcountry. Like chess climbing is a mental game, planning each move before executing and thinking one or two moves ahead increases chances for success. On the other hand climbing is very physically demanding, another reason to get out and enjoy the outdoors while doing good for the body. The mental, and physical challenges combined with outdoor adventure has grasped my attention this summer and for summers to come.

on the wall-22on the wall-5on the wall-55

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15/16 Saga Gear is LIVE!

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Now offering 20% off all 15/16 gear pre orders with code: WILEY20

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2015 Winter in Review Photo Album 1


Out with the Big Pic Crew


Asulkan Valley

Andermatt, CH


Revelstoke Area


Revelstoke Area


Asulkan Area

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The Big Pic MTN Revision 3

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The Big Prick… Pic

It was our second day in a row, making the trek up and over the winding, dusty pass of Rodger’s. P white (Parker White) was contemplating his gear, had it all made it in the truck this morning? C-lo (Chris Logan) was fumbling with his iPhone between passing semi trucks, attempting to get one more text out to his squeeze back on the other side of the boarder.  Reggae Sean (Sean Logan) sipped his luke warm cup of Tim Horton’s coffee, complacent, collected, contemplating his recent obsession with tree moss, a cinematographer by trade, chef by night. This was The Big Picture.

Left to Right: C-Lo, P, and Raggae Sean

Left to Right: C-Lo, P, and Raggae Sean

Revelstoke snowpack was grim, Golden, on the other hand, was holding’.  My season’s commitment of scratching around the Columbia and Purcell ranges of interior BC had proven better snow was just over the pass from Revelstoke.  This knowledge was not widespread, convincing some locals in Revy to explore outside the immediate areas was a lost cause. I called P after seeing a recent post on Instagram indicating their presence in the area… they in fact were here and willing to explore, even it if meant driving further… my kinda guys.

Raggae had been a friend of my little brother, Jeremy, in college. I met him a few times and shared some turns in Utah and Mammoth, a righteous individual from the first go. I first met P and C-lo filming for Level 1. One particular trip to Europe had sealed the deal with these two though, (LINK TO STORY HERE).  I was inclined to spending time with people older than myself, or at least my age… in high school my best friends were 2 years older than me. Now here I was faced with two first class idiots 7 years younger than myself.  I can recall being uninterested in these two. Greasy park rats from Mammoth, transplants from the far east. I assumed little respect for their experience and skill among fresh snow and large peaks of the backcountry… I was quickly proven wrong, and today they stand as some of my favorite people to spend time with in the mountains.

C-LO, P, and myself taking a quick 5 after a big day

C-LO, P, and myself taking a quick 5 after a big day

Allow me to dig deeper. This crew consists of 3 best friends, two of which are brothers, C-lo and Raggae. The dynamic is unlike any other crew in the field, a unique blend of chaotic order. Their announcement a year and half ago indicating their intentions to take off on their own, part ways with Level 1, and produce their own media, was tough blow to the Level 1 family. They had a very unique opportunity to produce something special though, they saw it and wanted to strike while the iron was hot, I don’t think anyone can blame them… I certainly don’t.  This season they are completing 3 webisodes and 2 X games Realski pieces. These guys are on the grind and their skiing is showing it.

P and I atop, scouting the iPhone photo

P and I atop, scouting the iPhone photo

With another winter’s end around the corner, it’s interesting the recall the people you spend time with and places you end up. Plans are rarely upheld in the end. Since their departure with Level 1 we had spoke of plans to do this here or that there… nothing ever really actually being followed through on by either end. But now after completing over two weeks of pawing around in the Interior BC with these guys it’s a lot easier to see that the best plan of attack with these losers is no plan at all… Just be ready for anything, keep it greased, shit always works out in the end anyway.

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