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Freeride Skiing at Home

Freeride Skiing at Home – A Ski Movie By Philipp Klein

Freeride Skiing at Home brings us all a bit closer to the mountain, albeit locked indoors, and nowhere to lay one out – except on the floor.

This Freeride Skiing at Home vid is sick. We love stop motion videos about action sports. Who can forget the lego man surfing in Teahupoo clip from a few years back? Sadly, more than a few years now. Time flies.

In another installment of the internet’s greatest hits, here’s a very clever solution to the Covid-19 blues. Skier Philipp Klein Herrero applied his pent up energy wisely in making this awesome stop-motion skiing video in his living room.

The shot is framed from the ceiling looking down towards the floor. The video captures Philipp Klein Herrero summiting and then skiing down what is no doubt an extreme mountain. The build up is well played as he uses ice picks and ropes to reach the top before pointing it south and sending it, bigly.

The apex comes with a steezy backflip just prior to botching the landing and ending up head down in the pow. Alas – good effort at any rate.

We should all be so creative and care-free during this Coronavirus downtime.

So yet again folks, there’s no excuse for being lazy while on lockdown when the mountains call!

Here’s Philipp Klein Herrero’s description in his own words:

“Just before the current health situation locked us in, I was about to go Freeriding with my family. It was supposed to be the big adventure of the year, the one I had been eagerly awaiting for a year. Therefore, the lockdown had me thinking about skiing the whole time, so I started to think how I could ski without leaving my living room.”

Follow Philipp Klein Herrero here: @philippklein

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind

Skiing And Snowboarding in Chamonix | Frozen Mind

 

Snowboarding in Chamonix should be on the wish-list of any serious shredder. If you prefer skiing the same holds true. Chamonix, France is incredible. 

Chamonix, France is the birthplace of mountaineering in many ways. For hundreds, if not thousands, of years, the locals of Chamonix existed in the mountains. In the shadow of Mount Blanc, these simple farmers learned to survive in the rugged French Alps. Eventually, they climbed the slopes and braved the treacherous, crevasse-laden terrain. Perhaps fueled by a need for thrill, perhaps a need for survival. Regardless, so began the early stages of mountaineering and, later, alpine skiing and snowboarding. 

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind

Victor De Le Rue and Pierre Hourticq atop Mount Blanc in Frozen Mind.

Fast forward to the modern day, and few can claim the level of mastery over these mountains, more than Victor de Le Rue. As one of the most aggressive and accomplished big mountain snowboarders in the world, Victor de le Rue sets a new standard. Known for his aggressive approach to big mountain snowboarding along with technical mountaineering skill, De le Rue is in a league of his own. 

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind - Victor De Le Rue

Victor De Le Rue snowboarding on Mount Blanc in Chamonix, France for the film, Frozen Mind.

Frozen Mind

In the the film Frozen Mind, De le Rue, accompanied by longtime friend and amazing skier/mountaineer/guide, Pierre Hourticq. Together these men tackle extreme terrain, including 45-degree slopes, very few would dare approach. In doing so the duo push the limits of technical mountaineering, snowboarding in Chamonix, as well as human endurance. 

Frozen Mind is not just a film based on snowboard/ski performance. It is above all a story of friendship and a journey of discovery as the two men take unique paths in order to conquer the same objectives.

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind - Victor De Le Rue and Pierre Hourticq

Victor De Le Rue and Pierre Hourticq stand atop Mount Blanc during the filming of Frozen Mind.

Skiing And Snowboarding in Chamonix | Frozen Mind

Take a wild ride skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix, France! Chamonix is one of the most prestigious place for mountaineers in the world, its history is full of stories of conquests and failures. Now these dramatic mountains lure more and more skiers and snowboarders to ride steep, unforgiving faces and it is in Chamonix that we will discover the adventures and evolution of Victor de Le Rue.

Frozen Mind is a sponsored by and promoted by Red Bull Media House
Frozen Mind is directed by Antione Frioux and co-produced by Frioux and Victor de le Rue.
Music : Fink – Warm Shadow (Rastovich Remix)
Mix & Sound design: Mix & Mouse
Principal Cinematography: Antoine Frioux, Yannick Boissenot, Grego Campi, Maxime Moulin, Fred Rousseau 
Narrated by Xavier de le Rue

 
Learn more about visiting Chamonix, France

 

 

 

Jackson Hole Record Season

Jackson Hole – A Record Setting Season

It’s been an unforgettable season in Jackson Hole and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of it. Enjoy some our favorite moments from this year. Highlights include 593” of total snowfall and the DEEPest snowpack ever recorded in Rendezvous Bowl.

Sugarloaf Maine Powder Day

All Time – Sugarloaf, Maine – February 13, 2017

Over five feet of snow fell in a 10-day period, courtesy of a Nor’easter, with 25 inches of super light powder greeting skiers on February 13, 2017.

Man hanging unconscious by backpack on Arapahoe Basin chairlift is cut down by friend in harrowing rescue

A man who got tangled in an Arapahoe Basin chairlift Wednesday morning and was hanging unconscious from his neck was cut down by a professional slackliner who climbed up a lift tower, slid approximately 30 feet across the lift’s cable and cut him free with a knife tossed from ski patrollers.

The harrowing rescue was recounted to The Denver Post on Thursday by the rescuer and confirmed by the resort, which says it is reviewing the incident that occurred around 11 a.m. on the Lenawee Mountain Lift. Parts of the rescue were also captured on video and in still photos.

Read full story here

Red Bull Keep Your Tips Up Movie Magic

Keep Your Tips Up: Movie Magic | S2E7

Sean sets the scene for his ambitious new skiing concept at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada. It’s a project full of never-before-seen features, top skiing talent, and epic explosions taken straight from an action film.