RECCO created a technology that helps rescuers find you in the event of an emergency in mountainous terrain. It uses radar waves to help detect your location, even in an avalanche. This small, inexpensive stick attaches to your pack to reflect radar waves and improve your chances of being found by a RECCO-equipped search team.
Finnish skiing channel Real Skifi created this clever short film as a tribute to the filmmaking tool known as the transition. Using a mix of edits, fades, and split screens, skiers are transported seamlessly between locations and times of day and swap places in the middle of rail grinds and other tricks.
Ivresse Films shot this awesome promo spot for Decathlon ski and snowboard brand Wedze. Filmed in the wee hours at Saint Gervais Mont Blanc, they captured video of three skiers heading down the slopes with LED-wrapped skis and poles. Check out the behind-the-scenes video for a look at the post-production work.
We learned the hard way that riding a skateboard through school was a no-no. So we can only imagine the detention we would have gotten if we rode skis through the hallways like freestyle skier Matěj Švancer did after graduation. Though, we’re guessing Red Bull got permission to lay snow down in the hallways.
Skiing can be incredibly fun – but it can also be quite dangerous. Big mountain skier Owen Leeper shows how scary things can get with this first-person footage of an avalanche that started beneath his skis as he headed down a rocky chute. Fortunately, he survived with only minor injuries. Here it is from another angle.
When companies mine the ground for precious minerals, what do they do with the materials they dug up and didn’t use? In the case of one kaolin mine in Bavaria, Germany, you turn the leftovers into a slope for sandboarders and skiers. Tom Scott takes us on a journey to the Monte Kaolino theme park.
For six years, Swedish freeskier Jesper Tjäder has been attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest rail slide on skis. After 127 attempts, Tjäder achieved his dream by sliding 506 feet and 28 inches, shattering Tom Wallish’s previous record by more than 80 feet.
Zooming down a ski jump under normal conditions requires a certain amount of courage, but doing it when there’s no snow on it at all looks downright terrifying. That’s precisely what skier Christian Høgfeldt did a few years back, as he placed his skis into the tracks of a bare ski jump, headed downhill, and landed safely at the bottom.
Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out to conquer a hard-to-reach mountain peak in the Cascades. After a long hike and five days of camping, they made it to the Northeast face of the appropriately named Mount Fury. Kudos to director Mike Rogge and the Verb Cabin team for following along on this incredible adventure.
Skiers Verneri Hannula, Ilkka Hannula, and Juho Kilkki headed to Finland’s Havumäki Ranch, where they found heaps of fluffy powder and shushed through acres of snow-capped evergreens. Real Skifi’s short film is equal parts ski film and dreamy winter postcard. Filmed by Janne Korpela and Anton Geier. Edited by Juho Kilkki.
The GLCR Hydrastash Reserve Jacket keeps you warm, dry, and hydrated on the slopes. Its got a built-in water bladder and a vented, water-resistant shell with lightweight insulation. There are pockets for your hands, smartphone, and ski pass, and it has a helmet-compatible hood and adjustable powder skirt.
Freestyle skier Markus Eder takes us on a journey through powdery, icy, and downright daring downhill runs through various Alpine terrain. Watch Eder conquer steep slopes, slick surfaces, and ice caves while pulling awe-inspiring tricks. This epic ski film was captured by Innsbruck’s Legs of Steel over the course of two years.
Nexus Studios and director Hideyuki Tanaka created this wild and wonderful promo spot for a Japanese tourism campaign back in 2004. The clip features a flock of ostriches as they take to the ski slopes, fully embracing their gangly and awkward bodies as they head down the snowy mountainside, and into the city.
Keep your ski pals connected with this intercom system that clips onto helmets for 8 hours of talk time. Cardo Packtalk Ski’s integrated boom mic allows skiers and snowboarders to chat, take phone calls, or stream music while shushing downhill, reconnecting group members who temporarily veer out of the 1km range.
The opening credits from Malcolm in the Middle featured a number of memorable images, accompanied by a great They Might Be Giants tune. For a brief moment, we see a man performing a ski jump while completely ablaze. Kid Leaves Stoop digs into the mystery behind this burning man, and who he really was.
The talented and daring athletes of DD Squad headed to the mountains for a little fun in the snow. Along the way, they performed a crazy stunt – performing acrobatics on a trampoline mounted onto a set of skis, then towed the whole rig – first with a snowmobile, then with a car.
Chris Benchetler shows us green run amateurs what we’re missing out on with this amazing POV of his line at California’s Mammoth Mountain. Watch as he winds through precariously tight rock formations, then catches air performing flips and spins on his quick trip to the bottom.
From para-skiing to cliff-diving to rooftop parkour runs, there are lots of ways for athletes to get their thrills. Storyful compiled this 15-minute video featuring a dozen daredevil activities from the awe-inspiring to the downright foolhardy. Unless you count dizziness, the jumbo hula hoop at the end is clearly the tamest.
These ski/snowboarding goggles let you listen to your tunes as you zoom down the slopes. They feature open-air drivers and noise cancellation, and a single-ear mode when you need to hear your surroundings. Available with swappable double-layer lenses in Aurora Blue, Arctic Silver, and Sunrise Pink.
You might think that Japanese game shows and freestyle skiing have nothing to do with each other, but you’d be wrong. In this entertaining clip from Red Bull Snow, Swedish freeskier Jesper Tjäder lives out his childhood dream of participating in one of these famously madcap game shows, while showing off his personal talents.
Zeppelin Zeerip’s offbeat short film owes more than a bit to the style of Wes Anderson, telling the story of a group of young men who head into the snowy mountains of Idaho in search of an elusive Hermit who escaped from an asylum. It’s an unexpected blend of winter sports action and quirky indie film tropes.