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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.

Avalanche Story

A friend just sent a link to the video embedded below. It is a firsthand account of an avalanche scenario in the Montana backcountry. The story is educational and sobering. The clip is pretty long (30 minutes) but is a compelling account of a day in the backcountry that turned tragic despite a high level of experience within the group.

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skiers of the altai

Skiing in the Shadow of Genghis Khan

In March of 2005, I travelled to the Altai Mountains in Central Asia with Nils Larsen and Naheed Henderson. Located in the northern most reaches of China, bordering Russia, Mongolia and Kazahkstan, the Altai are home to a network of semi-nomadic people. The people of the Altai are a mix of Central Asian cultures and live a simple life based… Read More

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Only in Europe . . .

A friend sent this link my way – I heard that the latest Warren Miller film had some footage of paragliding skiers too. I can just imagine what a US resort would say if you tried this here.

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STEEP the movie

STEEP the movie

  I had the opportunity to preview STEEP, a new film from Sony Classics. This is not your normal ski porn. STEEP is a high quality documentary film that explores the history and evolution of steep and big mountain skiing. A project by High Ground Productions and the Documentary Group (formed by Peter Jennings), STEEP is a combination of interviews and… Read More

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Past Video Reviews

Past Video Reviews

Big Mountain Little Skier: Free Heels Big Mountain Little Skier is Nils Larson’s latest movie. Anyone who questions the power of the free heel turn needs to see this movie. Big Mountain Little Skier features free heel skiers pushing the envelope of backcountry skiing the Chugach, Selkirks, and Sierra. The majority of the film is composed of footage earned via… Read More

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