Return of the Niña (2007)
In the winter of 98/'99, during the La Niña storm cycle, the Mt. Baker Ski Area received just less than 100 feet of snow. At a total of 1140 inches, this was the most snow ever recorded in one year, anywhere! Seven years later, following a season of drought brought on by El Niño, the opposite storm system, La Niña returned to Mt. Baker and set a new record: The most snowfall ever recorded in one month! Right On Brother?s Return of the Niña begins with the world record season and follows various local athletes (skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers) as they progress over the next seven years. Characterizations of these athletes, Mt. Baker, and La Niña will tell the story from a catastrophic avalanche in ?99 to La Niña?s triumphant return in 2006. The film concludes with 16mm footage from ?06-?07, and sets up for next year, which is said to be another La Niña season and may see even more snow-fall than ?98/?99. Athletes: Zach Barret, Dean Collins, Lucas Debari, Blair Habenicht, Justin Health, Tarek Husevold, Dustin Geesaman, Jeff Giffin, Zack Giffin, Sam Giffin, Sean Mansfield, Jonathan Martens, Patrick McCarthy Locations Shot: Mt. Baker, Washington.