The making of Happy productions and “The Trash Party”
Date of birth
Skiing of course, film and editing, Music, art, hanging out with friends, skateboarding and “The Trashparty”
Every thought you think is creating your future.
Völkl, O’neill, Tecnica, Marker.
Christopher Rogne Helberg
I grew up in Hurdal, a little town 1 hour from Oslo. My mom and dad dragged me up to the local ski resort when I was 2 years old and I got hooked right away. It started with alpine skiing but I got tired of it and started snowboarding. When I turned 14, I got my first pair of twintips. At the same time, me and some buddies started a film group called Happyproductions. We filmed each other and I did the editing. After finishing junior high school, I started at the ski gymnasium at Oppdal, where I got the opportunity to shred both backcountry and park. At that time I figured out that I wanted to concentrate on good film parts instead of contests. I think it’s so much more fun to film and find creative and fun spots to ride.
After high school I did travel a lot and went to USA for 2 months every year for the good parks and spots that they have overseas. The last 4 years have I worked a lot with Happyproductions, and I have made 5 full length ski and snowboard movies. My latest project is “The TrashParty.” I make one episode per month during the winter, so other ski & snowboard bums can see what we are doing! Check it out: www.happypro.net
What is your favorite ski in 2011/2012 Collection?
Why do you like this ski?
I like the ledge because it’s soft, and can handle a lot of hard landings on jumps, rails, and concrete.
What conditions do you use this ski for?
Mostly rails, Terrain Park shredding and urban skiing.
What other skis in the 2011/2012 collection do you ride?
Besides the Ledge, I ride Bridge, the Wall and the Chopstick.
Can you tell us a little about each pair of skis, and about what sort of conditions you use them for?
The Wall is a really steady, medium stiff ski that is perfect for terrain park skiing. Really stable on jumps, and got pop as well for the rails.
The Bridge is perfect for back country kickers and summer skiing. But it also works great in the park during the whole winter.
The Ledge is a thinner, softer ski than the wall, and it’s perfect for jibs, rails and stuff that I like. The rocker construction makes the ledge a really fun ski to ride.
Last year I brought my Chopsticks to Lake Tahoe, and we went up to Donners Pass to shred some pow. The Chopsticks were awesome in the deep snow. It floats really good and is perfect for deep landings on BC jumps.
What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
I have used the Marker Jester for about 5 years now, and I am super happy with how good they work! They are really light, looking fresh and keep my boots where they should be.
I always mount the bindings on the true center. I like to ride both ways, ye.
What DIN do you have your bindings on?
Favorite skier: All of “The Trashparty” skiers, Andy Parry and Max Hill.
Ski hero growing up: My dad and Remi Keiseraas.
Home mountain: Tryvann. Height: 178 cm
Ideal day in the mountains: Get out early, hook up with some friends and find a spot in the city to shred. Go home at the end of the day and check out the footage of the day! Perfect!
How would you describe your style: Fast and dangerous.
Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career: When I did a fakie ollie over an elephant.
Favorite place to ride: Oppdal, and the streets of Oslo.
Best snow trip: A two months roadtrip from Colorado to California with ten buddies. It was awesome!
What age did you start to ski: My parents dragged me up to the local hill when I was 3 years old. I started with alpine skiing, did some snowboarding and ended up with freeskiing when I was 14.
What cant you live without: Food, family & friends.
Favorite phone App: The Ipod and all of those fancy camera apps.
Goals and plans: I’m gonna study film in Oslo, Get some street bangers on tape and travel in Norway.