Gallery: The North Face Camp Mica with Lucas Debari & Kaitlyn Farrington

Words: Lucas Debari

Photos: Andrew Miller


Lucas Debari at Mica Creek. Photo: Andrew Miller

Last spring, I scored the opportunity to film in the Mica Heli tenure north of Revelstoke. The operation that these guys run in is world class; nothing less. From the lodge, to the food, to the terrain, there is nothing is left to be desired. In March, Kaitlyn Farrington, Johnny Collinson and I set up a base camp in the meat of their terrain for about a week. We were able to splitboard to most of the terrain, with a few heli bumps in the budget to get on bigger stuff. After our first day, I knew right away that we had struck gold. I have ridden all over BC and the world, and the terrain in Mica is second only to Haines, Alaska. From pillows to spines, to rollers, or whatever you're looking for– it's there. All of this world class terrain is packed into a couple of drainages. The gem of this terrain is a pillow wall called the “hanging gardens”, maybe 500 feet of relief, with pills up to 30 feet tall. This is the feature that ended my session up there with a small back injury. However, it is also the feature that has me jonesing to get back up there and have anther crack at it.  There are very few places that have left such an impression on me as Mica did. Half the fun of snowboarding is finding new terrain and features to ride on. It took me 25 years, but I am stoked to have stumbled upon this mecca of snowboard heaven.-– Lucas Debari


These are the days we dream of. Photo: Andrew Miller