Amtrak Teams with Epic TV for New Extreme Web Series
TJ David, Trent Bona, Caleb Brown and Whit Boucher traveled on the Empire Builder to ski some of the best terrain in the country. Even more awesome? All of it has been captured in a new web series called Storm Cycles for Epic TV and on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #AmtrakSeason!
“I love how skiing is so much more than just sliding skis around on snow,” says TJ, the creator of Storm Cycles and one of the two men who filmed the two-week train adventure. “It’s trips like this. The people you meet and the experiences you have while traveling that make this sport so special to me.”
TJ came up with the idea for the series last ski season when he was skiing in Glacier National Park. He and friend Brody Leven crossed train tracks while in the park and even saw several trains pass through the mountainous terrain during their trip. “The trains traveling up and down through the mountains created a really beautiful contrast between natural landscape and manmade machine,” he says.
“Later that day we stopped in to the West Glacier Amtrak station and the pictures of the trains in the old station were really quite remarkable,” TJ says. “The seed was planted, and after a little research I began to formulate an idea in my mind about how amazing it would be to take that same train, straight into West Glacier, unload, cross those tracks and head right into the mountains.”
So that’s exactly what they did this #AmtrakSeason!
To checkout their ski-by-train adventure and talk to the athletes directly, use the hashtag #AmtrakSeason on Instagram and Twitter.
Have you ever taken a long-distance train to go skiing? Let us know in the comments below!