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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.

Tuesday Time Waster – Speed Riding

It’s been a while since we posted a Tuesday Time Waster vid clip, so here we go. Call it speed riding, call it para skiing, call it crazy. This skier takes it to a new level with the addition of barrel rolls . . .

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Hans Gmoser Ski and Mountain Film Project

Climbing and skiing pioneer Hans Gmoser is one of the names that helped to push North American mountaineering and adventure skiing to new heights in the 1950’s and 60’s. Raised in Austria during World War II, Gmoser moved to the Canadian Rockies at age 19 and pursued a life in the mountains as a guide and adventurer. His accomplishments includes… Read More

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Iceland: A Skier’s Journey – Jordan Manley

I was lucky enough to spend a couple weeks skiing in Iceland a few years ago. It’s quite a place and photographer Jordan Manley offers a great window into the region and shares a great story with the Iceland installment of his Skier’s Journey film series. Iceland: A Skier’s Journey EP3 [S3] from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.

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Tempting Fear ski film

Salomon Freeski TV recently released the full version of Tempting Fear, a film documenting a year with ski mountaineer Andreas Fransson. This ski movie is worth setting aside the 25 minutes required to view the full clip, ideally on as big a screen as you have available. Salomon Freeski TV S6 E07 – Tempting Fear from Salomon Freeski on Vimeo.

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Sweetgrass Productions – Valhalla film trailer

Sweetgrass Productions steps into the world of digital cinematography with their fourth ski film, Valhalla. Shot entirely with the RED camera system, the film is about the "the weightlessness of youth, a wild tribe and one man’s journey to rediscover the bright eyes of his childdhood and creativity of every moment." Having spent two years travelling to and from South… Read More

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Tuesday Time Waster – Brogressive

Just in time for this week’s Tuesday Time Waster, the Howell brothers, aka Powderwhore Productions, release their infamous Brogressive clip – sign me up for the Tacoma policy, thanks:

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Into The Mind

Sherpas Cinema, the makers of All I Can and The Fine Line, just launched the trailer to their newest film, Into the Mind. The final cut is not due until fall 2013, but the trailer looks mighty tempting. Here’s what Sherpas has to say . . . Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world… Read More

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Artful Powder Skiing in Japan

Japan has been getting some great press the past couple of seasons. The following short film is from photographer Jordan Manley. I had the good fortune to jury a photo comp he entered a few years ago. He’s got a keen eye and is apparently making a name for himself with video. Check out this artful ski film from a… Read More

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Greg Stump Interview

If you are old enough to have been watching ski movies in the 80’s and 90’s, you are sure to recognize the name Greg Stump. If you’re not familiar with Stump’s films, do yourself a favor and add a few to your annual ski party viewing list this year. He produced a number of ski films during the rise of… Read More

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Avalanche Awareness

The first big winter storm of the season has launched skiing around the West. With the snow comes the firstĀ  avalanche death of the season up in British Columbia. The incident involved survey work, not skiing but, nonetheless, serves to remind us that even a shallow snowpack is subject to avalanche danger. Here is a new avalanche awareness movie that… Read More

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Skiing The Void

It’s a grey Friday here in the Pacific Northwest, and it seemed like a good day for a vid clip. Although Sweetgrass Productions is not scheduled to launch a ski film this winter, they did a run a 12-part web series about their time spent in South America filming for their 2011 film, Solitaire. These guys stand out for their… Read More

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Tuesday Time waster – Legend of Aahhhs

Start your Tuesday with a little dose of ski history ala Greg Stump, maker of ski movies and some might say the man who defined the category. Today’s Tuesday Time waster is Stump’s newest and word is final ski movie, Legend of Aahhhs. Playing on the title of his famed Blizzard of Aahhhs film circa 1988, Legend is the story… Read More

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Powderwhore Interview

Powderwhore Productions, otherwise known as the Brothers Howell, are gearing up for the premier of their new film, Choose Your Adventure, tonight in SLC. These guys have been making backcountry ski films for eight seasons and have remained admiringly dedicated to the touring approach. I put together a few questions for them about the new film, the Wasatch and what… Read More

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Tempting Fear – Ski Movie

Check out the following film trailer for Temping Fear, a ski film that documents a winter with Swedish ski mountaineer Andreas Fransson. Fransson has a gift for sharing his perspective on the risk, euphoria and philosophy surrounding his approach to high level ski mountaineerning pursuits. The movie appears to more than simple ski porn as it speaks through Fransson’s words… Read More

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