BLANK CANVAS: Elena Hight Stars In A Shift To The Backcountry

Same snowboarder we love, Elena Hight, in a new element.

Danny Davis, Sierras, CA


Blank Canvas is a film for anyone who just appreciates snowboarding. We aimed to capture the essence of snowboarding and the excitement and that comes along with it.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blank Canvas is a short film that celebrates the conscious choice to follow your heart. So often in life we find ourselves forging forward focused on our goals, until suddenly and chance experience opens our eyes to a new world of possibilities. But the decision to leave unfulfilled goals behind to explore the unknown is always a risk. Anchored by Elena Hight, a 2X Olympian, and X Games champion who, after her success in the world of competition, felt the need to open up a new world of possibilities with snowboarding’s more wild places and people. The cast of characters includes legends both old and new, who are here to share their wisdom and experiences with this young rider. During this journey, she bears witness to these riders pushing their own comfort zones, all while she grows and begins to thrive in this brave new world.

Nick Russell, Sierras, CA


I am excited to share this project with the world because it is a raw look into a journey that I believe most people can relate to in some way. The beginning steps of chasing a dream. Learning new skills, seeking mentorship, the highlights and the lowlights that inevitably come with a new challenge.

Elena Hight, Japan


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