Passenger, the latest ski film by Legs of Steel, will officially be here in October and I couldn’t be more stoked. They’ve completely redefined ski films with this dramatic piece of ridiculous skiing and gorgeous scenery. They even have 4k footage of a bald eagle. There aren’t many things that beat the pure Americanism of a baldeagle. You definitely need to strap in extra tight for this one. Passenger going to be one hell of a ride.
From childhood, Kevin Fogolin dreamed of living and working in the mountains. After breaking the shackles of small-town expectations, his dream comes crashing down in a helicopter avalanche bombing mission gone horribly wrong. In the aftermath, Kevin and his childhood friend, freeskiing icon Mike Douglas, are forced to confront the risks and rewards of following their passion for the mountains. Set in British Columbia’s rugged Coast Mountain Range, SNOWMAN is a familiar tale of dreaming big and a life where the greatest risk is not daring to dream at all.
For those who anticipate winter’s arrival with frothing mouths and the dreams of what may come, this past year came with an unfamiliar set of struggles as perfect moments became more and more elusive. But for the TGR team, this only hardened their pursuit of winter’s rewards. Through the highs and lows of a curious season, they come to find that the moments found on the other side of adversity are the greatest moments of all. As the days turn into weeks and the weeks roll into months, it’s the moments when everything seems to come together in perfect harmony that resonate the loudest.
Paradise Waits chronicles the entire season of a group of characters who are some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Each athlete is mic’d up throughout the film, capturing their personalities from the weird, lighthearted and funny moments, to the action-filled when conditions line up in paradise. Travel the narrow streets and alleys of Boston, where a record 110 inches of snow transformed Beantown into a blank white canvas. Experience a stormy Alaska, as a weeklong storm drops ten feet of fresh snow. Discover Paradise on the far away peaks of Greece, Kosovo, Japan and beyond. Paradise Waits is true documentation of the season as a whole, a ski and snowboard film that you can truly follow.
From the award-winning filmmaking crew that brought you 2014’s Almost Ablaze comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it… Paradise Waits, a ski and snowboard film.
Places To Go – A Jim Harris Story
“Places To Go – A Jim Harris Story” is a short documentary film featuring photographer Jim Harris. After instructing wilderness mountaineering courses for seven years, Harris was hired for a photo shoot in 2011. Since then, he’s written about and photographed expeditions for National Geographic, Powder, Backpacker, Men’s Journal, and others. He found a niche shooting Type II Fun and wilderness trips in places like Mongolia, Bolivia and Antarctica, but he loves tromping around his home mountains in Utah.
In November 2014, Harris was practicing with a traction kite, which he was planning on using to pull him and his partners along windswept Patagonia on their skis, when a strong gust caught him and yanked him high into the air. Harris struggled to regain control of the kite. Instead, he accelerated towards the ground in a crushing fall left him with two broken vertebrae in his back, two more shattered, and the loss of feeling and movements in his lower body.
An outdoor community fundraising effort raised $107,750 for Harris’ medical evacuation, surgeries and rehabilitation. Once home, he was transferred to the spinal cord facility at Craig Hospital, a cutting-edge rehabilitation center in Englewood, Colo., for his most difficult expedition yet.
“Places To Go – A Jim Harris Story” picks up the story from here, following the once-active Harris, confined to a wheelchair, on an emotional and physical journey to get back the life and feeling he lost in a few tragic moments in South America.
Overwhelmed with the hyper-connectivity of the modern world, a group of friends embark on a journey to Japan in search of powder snow and good times – a quest to find and experience the ever-fabled “moment”.
For 75 years, the annual Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel, Austria, has produced unforgettable triumphs and unspeakable tragedies, a heritage that is full of myths and legends. Nowhere else is skiing celebrated so intensely. The city, the nation, and the entire winter sports world go crazy for the battles that play out on the slopes, and the race down the Streif is the most anticipated event of all. This thrilling feature documentary follows four athletes on their 12-month journey leading up to the most important ride of their career. Facing an adrenaline high and total loss of control. It gives rare insights into the minds of the athletes and their struggle between risk and reward.
Swatch Degrees North by The North Face
In March, Xavier de le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten travelled to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, situated halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole to film the next mission, ‘Degrees North’. The idea was for Xavier and Samuel to use paramotors to access and ride incredible lines, never before ridden in the remote locations of the Atomfjiella region in Svalbard.
Second part of the movie will be filmed this winter and will see Ralph Backstrom joining the crew, to discover a new zone in Alaska.