On the surface, Whistler-based Mason Mashon lives a charmed life. If you follow his adventures from the peripheral world of Instagram the 32-year old who refuses to be defined by any one term—mountain biker snowboarder photographer artist TV host—appears to always be at the centre of something radical. He’s surfing in Central America with his long-time girlfriend Diane. He’s photographing A-level freeride mountain bikers in remote B.C. locations. He’s floating above a bizarre Turkish landscape in a hot air balloon. He’s traveling across Russia on a ski trip…by train. Indeed the travels of Mashon are far-ranging unique and desirable but the life Mashon leads goes deeper than any Instagram profile could show.

We are excited to unveil our adventure with Mason Mashon.

+ 1420m SQUAMISH BACKCOUNTRY — BC

Face+ Places Vol. 2 Ep. 1: Mason Mashon - Whistler, BC.

Where we settle often defines a big part of who we are. Faces + Places brought to you by Orage celebrates the people who inhabit some of the wildest places. On the surface, Whistler-based Mason Mashon lives a charmed life. If you follow his adventures from the peripheral world of Instagram, the 32-year old who refuses to be defined by any one term—mountain biker, snowboarder, photographer, artist, TV host—appears to always be at the centre of something radical. He’s surfing in Central America with his long-time girlfriend Diane. He’s photographing A-level freeride mountain bikers in remote B.C. locations. He’s floating above a bizarre Turkish landscape in a hot air balloon. He’s traveling across Russia on a ski trip…by train. Indeed, the travels of Mashon are far-ranging, unique and desirable, but the life Mashon leads goes deeper than any Instagram profile could show. Full story here: https://www.orage.com/blog/faces-places/mason_mashon_02_01/

Posted by Orage on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Vernon, B.C.-raised Mashon moved to Whistler out of high school with an eye on professional mountain biking in 2018. The young rider with the easy smile could be found railing daily berms in Whistler Mountain Bike Park, but eventually opted for university. Over the past decade, Mashon played a key role in the young wave of Whistler shredders who do it all.

+ RORY BUSHFIELD

Primarily a snowboarder, he’s also a solid skier, but mostly pow surfs—snowboarding binding-less—in the Coast Range’s backcountry stashes. He can handle a snowmobile like a seasoned pro, but has moved on to snow-biking—think motocross in deep powder. He builds his own boards, and does his own artwork for the top sheets.

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+ RORY BUSHFIELD

Check out episode 2 to see Mason links with Rory Bushfield, share their adventure, and explore wild locations in the Sqaumish  backcountry.

Dropping December 5th

FILM
Radek Drozdowicz

WORDS
Mike Berard

SHOT ON LOCATION
1420m squamish backcountry, 2017

PRODUCED & DIRECTED
Orage® 2017