STOKE THE FIRE – explores our athletes’ evolution within skiing and the pure joy that manifests from that process. The stoke means different things to different people based on where they are in their evolution. For some, it is about committing to a new world, a lifestyle, and the friendships that blossom from that commitment. The choice to enter this world is a spark, and with every new experience, the fire grows. With more knowledge comes more exploration, both physically and geographically, which helps to understand what those raw experiences connected with nature do for the soul. With more experience an examination of our shared history becomes important, and ultimately some of us might want to test our limits at the upper echelon of what is possible by drawing upon the sum of our knowledge and experiences. While the answers we find are different for everyone the pursuit of this evolution is something sacred, the pursuit is what stokes the fire.
Caite Zeliff, Christina Lustenberger, Colter Hinchliffe, Dane Tudor, Elyse Saugstad, Griffin Post, Ian McIntosh, Jim Ryan, Johnny Collinson, KC Deane, Kai Jones, Nick McNutt, Parkin Costain, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Sammy Carlson, Tim Durtschi, Veronica Paulsen
MOUNTAIN REVELATIONS – follows three professional snowboarders – Jeremy Jones, Ryan Hudson, and Rafael Pease – on a human-powered 10-day mission in a remote corner of Alaska’s Chugach Mountain Range. As they explore epic lines on the steep and unforgiving terrain, the physical and emotional challenges they overcome during the harsh, endless days of the waning Alaskan winter serve as a catalyst to examine the roles their backgrounds had on their respective paths to this expedition.
Jeremy Jones, Ryan Hudson, and Rafael Pease
THE STOMPING GROUNDS – For decades, the pursuit of adventure, deep powder and massive spines has taken professional skiers like Mark Abma and Michelle Parker to the far reaches of the globe. As skiers, the desire to seek more and to escape is ingrained in our DNA. But that doesn’t mean our immediate surroundings don’t possess their own special treasures. Presented by Toyota, Matchstick Productions brings to you their newest creation, THE STOMPING GROUNDS. This action-packed feature explores the backyards and zones our pro skiers can frequent every day (sometimes with a little extra effort and ingenuity). From a “born-and-raised” resort in Idaho to the spectacular Lyngen Alps just outside their hometowns in northern Norway, our skiers thrive in what’s familiar and find thrills in the unexpected. In the process, they manage to re-discover what is “home.” And home delivers in spades.
Mark Abma, Rory Bushfield, McKenna Peterson, Michelle Parker, Karl Fostvedt, Tom Wallisch, Logan Pehota, Sam Kuch, Connery Lundin, Lucas Wachs, Banks GIlberti, Cole Richardson, Janelle Yip, Tonje Kvivik, Emily Childs, Adrien Grabinksi, Sam Cohen, Jay Rawe, Wing Tai Barrymore, Colby Stevenson, Hedvig Wessel, Nikolai Schirmer with Taylor Pratt, Lucy Sackbauer and Collin Collins.
FREEHAND – On a continuous rise, Jake Mageau teams up with Level 1 for his first solo project outside of X Games Real Ski. A special short piece made in chemistry with director/shooter/editor (video maker?) Brady Perron, “Free Hand” reflects “Mango” in his purest form during a not-so-normal ski season. Living in the same Salt Lake City neighborhood, Mageau and Perron shot within 30 minutes of their homes. “Free Hand” brings you Mageau’s unmatched fluid style with a tasteful, imaginative and inventive picture in a heightened yet down-to-earth stance. Enjoy this action based visual fashioned by one of skiing’s icons.
TALES FROM CASCADIA – follows the adventures, misadventures and relentless heckling of the Blank crew; featuring some of the industries most dynamic and entertaining athletes. Six tales that evoke a higher perspective, a road less traveled, a never-ending winter frozen in time. It was an amazing year to ski the home mountains, one where everyone chalked up a story or two… These are our tales from Cascadia.
Stan Rey, Alexi Godbout, Josh Daiek, Chris Rubens, Jordy Kidner, Anna Segal, ABM, Lexi Dupont, Hoji, Ian Morrison, Cole Richardson, Drew Peterson, Aaron Blunck
FOLLOW THE FORECAST – Chronicles THE BLANK COLLECTIVES winter adventures – from their deepest days to date, to first-time mountaineering experiences, to rolling the dice on new locations, each objective is documented with classic brother and sister banter.
Stan Rey, Alexi Godbout, Josh Daiek, Chris Rubens, Aaron Blunck, Anna Segal, Jordy Kidner, Cody Townsend, Sam Kuch , Riley Leboe, Barclay Desjardins, Lexi Dupont, Ian Morrison, ABM, Cole Richardson, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Drew Petersen.
MIX TAPE -Skiing and music go together like aspen & fur coats. However, In the time before cell phones and spotify, things were done a little differently. Long ago, our ancestors created the lost art of the mixtape. Made for lovers, road trips and everything in between, mixtapes were a medium where songs that had nothing to do with each other could live together in harmony. These songs, though random on their own, created a unique feeling that you could only get from a mixtape. So here’s ours, a collection of moments given meaning by music – dedicated to the mountains
Parkin Costain, Jake Hopfinger, Lexi Dupont, Zach Masi, Jonnie Merril, Ben Goertzon, Wiley Miller, Ryland Bell and friends.