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Ski Movie Trailers and more

Welcome to Off-Piste Magazine’s home of backcountry ski movies, ski movie trailers and related mountain films for your viewing pleasure. This where you will find ski movie trailers, webisodes and all the various mountain and adventure film clips that we believe are worth viewing.

Life Cycles Mountain Bike Film

Ski season lingers on in many parts of the West, but we recently watched Life Cycles, a mountain bike film. It is not your average action film. There is plenty of inspiring bike action, but what carries the film is the stunning film work and visuals that filmmakers Derek Frankowski and Ryan Gibb create revolving around the sport of mountain… Read More

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Sweetgrass Productions – Episode II

Here is episode two from Sweetgrass Production’s 12-part webisode following the making of their two-year backcountry ski film project, Solitaire. Episode two sets the South American stage in Huaraz, Peru and explores the emotions of hopping off a jet plane into a world totally unlike your own. At the end of the day, most things that go into making a… Read More

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Old School Powder Skiing

I just stumbled accross this great old school powder skiing footage on the WorldWidetimeWaster. It is all skiing around the Red Mountain, BC area in the early 90’s. Funny, it just doesn’t sound that long ago, I must be getting old…either way, these folks are ripping it up!

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Solitaire – ski film from Sweetgrass Productions

Nick Waggoner and crew from Sweetgrass Productions recently announced a 12-part webisode series that chronicles the work on their new film Solitaire. Sweetgrass is the crew that brought us Signatures and Hand Cut. Here is what they have to say about the new webisode series: "On The Road with Solitaire" is a 12-part webisode series following Sweetgrass Productions in the… Read More

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Ski Movies, again.

Anthony Bonello and the self described "collective of vibrant characters" known as b4apres media have recently released the teaser to their new film, AZADI: Freedom. The film is a cultural documentary, seen through the eyes of skiers in the disputed Kashmir region of northern India. Whilst exploring the mountains surrounding the world’s highest skiable gondola, the crew meet vibrant local… Read More

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More Ski Movies

There are more ski movie teasers coming our way. Of course, there are the usual big name ski flims, but we have had a couple more interesting titles come our way. A new documentary on Ruedi Beglinger (guide and owner of Selkirk Mountain Experience), Life Ascending, profiles Beglinger and touches on the tragic day  in 2003 when an avalanche took… Read More

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Ski movies knockin' at the door

Ski movies knockin’ at the door

It is that time again, the time when the ski industry comes out of hibernation. Powder magazine arrived last week. Backcountry arrived this week and Noah Howell from Powderwhore just launched the trailer to their latest film, Television. That’s Tele-Vision for those of you who are not in the freeheel mode yet. Although I am quite content with summer as… Read More

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Ski Culture – Kootenay Style

If you have ever travelled through interior British Columbia and skied in or around the snow filled Kootanays, you have likely seen Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine (KMC). It is an artfully created print mag that revolves around living life in the Kootenays – life inextricably linked to ski culture, mountains and the pursuits therein. West Kootenay based ski photographer Dave… Read More

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Tuesday Time Waster

Tuesday Time Waster

I have seen some crazy ski footage over the years, but this footage of French skier Antoin Montant is unique. He sounds so calm and collected in the interview, must be part of being French…

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Flakes Premier in SLC

Flakes Premier in SLC

The Howell bothers, AKA Powderwhores, are opening the world premiere of their new freeheel flick, Flakes, in Salt Lake City, UT tonight. The show is a fundraiser for Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center. If you can’t make it tonight, they are showing it Thursday and Friday, too. Although I am partial to their first film PW05 (something about first… Read More

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NW Mountaineering Journal, Freeheel Life

NW Mountaineering Journal, Freeheel Life

The latest edition of the Northwest Mountaineering Journal is now availalable. The online publication is the work of Lowell Skoog and other dedicated skiers and mountaineers around the northwest. They do a great job of keeping tabs on cutting edge ascents and descents around the Cascades as well as offering quality features related to northwest mountain culture. For starters, I… Read More

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Ski movies are stacking up

Swift. Silent. Deep, a new film that documents the ski bum culture of Jackson Hole, WY during the ’80’s recently arrived here at our office. It follows the rise and adventures of the crew that came to be known as the Jackson Hole Air Force (JHAF). The JAHF was made up of a crew of dedicated ski bums who pushed… Read More

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Falls a comin

Leaves and Flakes

Although temps were summer like this weekend, the significant color change in the trees is a sure sign that Fall is on its way. Another good seasonal indicator is that the ski movies have begun arriving at our PO Box. Flakes from Noah Howell and the crew at PowderWhore Productions is the first to arrive. We have yet to sit down and… Read More

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New ski film from Sweetgrass

New ski film from Sweetgrass

The crew at Sweetgrass Productions just launched the trailer to their new film Signatures. Filmed entirely in the coastal mountains of Niseko and Hokkaido, Japan, Signatures follows last year’s well received Hand Cut film and offers countless reasons to start planning a trip to Japan this winter . . .

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