Sicamous’ reputation for having some of the hottest snowmobiling hills in Canada just got kicked up notch thanks to 509 Films.
The company, known for its helmets, goggles and sledding movies – featuring the best of the best in the world of freeride mountain sledding – recently brought their crew to Sicamous for their annual season wrap-up event. This final trip of the year, filmed for the next 509 movie, was centred around the crew’s riders tackling the local award-winning snowmobiling areas.
Photos from the event, captured at http://sleddermag.com/509-vol-9-heli-shoot-week-recap/, provide an overview of 509’s visit, from their riders’ outrageous air time, to the crew’s stay in the community where they managed to eat at most of the restaurants, go go-carting and even get out on the lake for a houseboat ride and a bit of jet-skiing.
Making this happen was Sicamous chamber executive director Michelle Wolff, who, on short notice, was able to pull together the necessary sponsors and volunteer support to make 509’s stay a memorable one.
“I think it went really well and they were very happy with everything,” said Wolff, noting about 10 minutes will be given to Sicamous in the next 509 film. Then there’s all the exposure already received through social media during 509’s stay.
“They were posting photos all weekend, every day… I think we got excellent mileage on the advertising and there’s more to come,” said Wolff.
In addition the live coverage, the chamber will be receiving photos and video footage from 509 that will be used to further promote the community.
A behind-the-scenes movie filmed during 509’s visit can be seen on Youtube. The 11-minute film is titled, “509 – Volume 9 – Behind the Lens Season 2 Episode 4 (Sicamous, BC).