Published on Thu 13 Dec, 2018
Our Top Ski Videos of 2017-18
Here is our run down of the unmissable ski films you NEED to catch this year.
Since the dawn of time, everything that has lived and breathed on this planet has been subject to the whims of Mother Nature. The nature of an adventurer is inherently rogue; typically wild in character, subject to the fancy of their imagination. We are unequivocally drawn to nature’s rawest fury and deepest mysteries. These are the irreverent souls who pursue the edge.
Deep in winter, and even deeper in British Columbia, you’ll find more than just one of the world’s best places to ride — around every corner, some wild natural phenomena seems to be taking place.
Quiksilver proudly presents Depth Perception, Travis Rice’s latest brain child starring fellow Quiksilver riders Bryan Fox, Austen Sweetin, Roxy’s Robin Van Gyn and the master himself.
Retallack: The Movie
Retallack’s legendary terrain features a wide variety of aspects, elevation, fall-line pitch, and pristine backdrops — allowing the production crew and cast to demonstrate what skiing means to them.
Featuring huge backcountry jumps, seemingly endless pillow lines, mind blowing deep powder, epic tree skiing, and unique new highlights yet to be seen in the backcountry. The Retallack Movie will feature visually stimulating scenery, history, culture, soul, and flawless skiing action and conditions.
Salomon TV: Fountain Of Youth
Aging pro freeskier, Mike Douglas, travels to Japan in search of the secrets to perpetual youth and longevity. Between powder skiing sessions, he explores the Japanese diet, fitness, onsens and temples. The most profound advice, however, comes from a day spent with Mt. Everest age record holder, Yuichiro Miura and his son Gota.
The Last Frontier: Above and Beyond
Since its inception in 1996, Last Frontier Heliskiing has been a pioneering force in Canadian Heliskiing. It continues to be so operating in the largest single heliski area on the planet, with 2 base locations to choose from and consistently huge snowfalls. Last Frontier is one of the most northerly heliskiing destinations in British Columbia, providing guests with consistent and reliable snowfalls.
Kye Petersen and crew explore one of British Columbia’s most sought after mountain ranges while the ravens watch from the heavens. The gnarly but beautiful Tantalus Range is so close to Whistler's Sea-to-Sky Highway yet so, so far away. Thankfully we get a bird's-eye view in this short film by Dendrite Studios.
Habit by Level 1
There are as many paths as there are people. Some choose to be carpet salesman, others choose to be skiers. These behaviours are part of life's routine, and consciously or not, we're all slaves to it somehow. But you can't have the result without the process- you must get up to go down. Let this be your field guide to the minutia, the frivolities and of course the addiction to pure, uncut, freedom. Go ahead, scratch that itch. Because after all, we are creatures of HABIT.
Queen City by SLVSH
Some of the best and most creative urban skiing we have ever seen. With a firing winter in 2017, a collaboration of like minded individuals linked up and got after it in the streets. The crew consisting of Level 1 SuperUnknown Finalist Zach Masi, Semi Finalist Alex Keimel, and Mark Hendry set out to find the Burlington's best and most creative street spots, while also traveling to Boston in search of what the city's has to offer.
Xavier de le Rue's DIY Tour: S2 E5
The latest instalment of the Xavier de le Rue's DIY Tour series. This time, the focus is on chartering the never-been-done lines on the slopes of an active volcano.
Matchsticks Productions: Drop Everything
The powerhouse that brought us award-winning classics like CLAIM, THE WAY I SEE IT, and DAYS OF MY YOUTH – is proud to introduce the funniest, most action-packed ski movie of 2017: DROP EVERYTHING, presented by Under Armour. The Ongosa Team went to the London Premier of this film at the Ham Yard Hotel and were thoroughly entertained by this fun-filled adventure through the world of free-skiing.
Guest List - by Good Company
Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their second full-length film, Guest List, featuring world class urban, park and backcountry skiing, all with their trademark fun style. Travel the world with Good Company as they seek out new cities, fresh pow and never been done tricks. The Guest List for this party is stacked and just getting started!
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