In 2011 Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and most of North America experienced a record breaking doozie, making our never ending mission to flatten as many snowflakes as possible almost easy. We estimate the number of crystals crushed to be somewhere in the trillions. If you’ve had the extreme pleasure of viewing one of our previous films, then the obscene display of exploding snow will be nothing new. On closer inspection you will notice that Powderwhore is no longer focusing primarily on the telemark turn. BREAKING TRAIL will highlight riders of all disciplines choosing their own backcountry adventures.
Warning! There are no shots of helicopters filming other helicopters or hankie-clad 16-year-olds hepped up on energy drinks spinning to rap music. And you won’t win a Jeep if you come out to a premiere. You will find a mixed bag of highly talented and dedicated individuals who enjoy hiking out into the unknown in search of turns and adventure. All this captured by two video hacks carrying as little as necessary in order to travel fast and light.
Pretty faces is an all female ski film featuring the best athletes from around the world in celebration of playing outside, pushing the sport of skiing and living up to our fullest potential as a supportive community. Inspired by the desire to offer young girls role models and inspiration to play outside, this film aims to capture all the girl stoke from the pioneers who have paved the way to the “never-evers” who will continue to define what it means to ski like a girl.
Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl
A Film by Lynsey Dyer, Jeff Brines, Cristy Watson, and Sasha Motival
In Central Kenya, northeast of the Rift Valley, there is a tower. It is a monumental granite swell with a crumbling pinnacle that stretches 17,058 feet into the sky. Mt. Kenya, the second tallest peak in Africa, is home to Ngai, the local water god that is said to create the rains. As a result, Ngai and the mountain provide 70% of the nation’s water supply, fed by glaciers and annual storms that eddy around this looming rock island. Pete McBride climbed it’s false summit with his family when was 9. Returning in 2012 with a group of climbers, he noticed something frightening. It wasn’t the same mountain he climbed as a boy.
Directed, Produced, Written and Shot by Pete McBride.
Deep in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia Chris Rubens, Elyse Saugstad and Kim Havell put the new Salomon Guardian binding to the test.
Salomon Freeski TV
February 24th was another special powder day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. With over a foot of new snow the sun decided to pop. There is nothing better than a bluebird powder day. It’s DEEP out there, whether you call it 300“ or 25 feet of snow. This video showcases one run in the Crags with Kim Havell and Jess McMillan. With the #1 snow in the Rockies and deals as deep as the snow, now is the time to get to Jackson Hole.
Kim Havell, Chris Rubens, and Kris Erickson make their way to Morocco to put down first descents in Africa’s Atlas Range.
Salomon Freeski TV
Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinists Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra to redefine preconceptions of the feminine. Isolated and exposed on the raw granite peaks of the Wind River Range, the experience of these two women explores the fabric of loss, life, and friendship.
A film by: Dan Holz | Kaare Iverson | Eric Elofson
A short outtake edit from filming during the 2014 winter season in the Jackson, WY backcountry.
SOLITAIRE: A Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, and Telemark Film
The ultra-classic Otter Body route on the Grand Teton was first skied in 1996 when Jackson locals Doug Coombs and Mark Newcomb headed up to give it a try. It was Newcomb’s job interview for a guide position with Coomb’s heli-ski operation in Alaska. He passed the test, and the duo headed up north shortly thereafter. The route has seen more skiers since then, including a few in 2013, with Exum guides Zahan Billamoria, Brendan O’Neill, Dan Corn, and a few others pulling off winter descents, and Kim Havell completing a first female descent in the spring. This short film documents some of what goes into skiing one of the biggest lines in the US with The Otter Kind.
The Outdoor Experience with Kim Havell, Osprey Packs Team Athlete Ambassador.