BC Boys, episode 1

Last year, the ski video biz got a little bit smaller when Rage Films closed its doors at the beginning of the winter. When news of Rage's termination came out shortly after the release of its final film "Pretty Good," fans and cast members of the film company mourned the loss worldwide. Among the most deeply affected, Dylan Natale and Kyler Cooley.

First appearing in the 2005 release, "Booter Crunk," Cooley and Natale became major fixtures of Rage's subsequent projects. Over a half-decade with the now-defunct film company, the two Utah-based skiers garnered an enthusiastic following for their collective ability to find and stylishly utilize bottomless powder, unnerving exposures and massive kicker spots off of snowmobile trailheads and out of ski area boundaries across North America. Awards too — Natale was named "Rookie of the Year" at the International Freeskiing Film Festival for his part in "Enjoy," which earned the title of "Best Film" at the same event.

Their longtime company out of commission, Natale and Cooley took it upon themselves last winter to keep themselves in film projects. That is, they took the project upon themselves, trading off between the role of the filmer and the role of the filmed while continuing their snowmobile-powered backcountry searches.

This week, the duo releases the first fruits of their labor. The premiere episode of Backcountry Boys details a deep May Day week in Utah, Kyler Cooley's first time skiing in South America, and plenty of other entertaining stuff to tide you over until it snows on you, and until the next episode drops later this winter.

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