This one is a classic. It’s full length, produced by Greg Stump, and yes, the interviews are over-dubbed in Spanish. But you don’t watch this film for the dialogue…you watch it for the “extreme skiing”, in particular, the skiing of Glen Plake (famed for his blond Mohawk haircut. This film is good enough that it’s on the Men’s Journal list of 11 Best Ski Films and The Telegraph (English newspaper) list of Top 13 Ski Films. This one is both historic and legendary.
Plake has been called “the father of extreme skiing” by ESPN and he is one of a kind. You cannot watch this film and not wonder either a) how did he do that or b) how did he survive that. Plake, and this film, introduced “extreme skiing” to the world and neither Plake nor the proponents of “extreme skiing” have looked back since. The sport remains extremely dangerous. Equipment and technique cannot protect from nature’s unpredictable events.
The film opens with a sequence taken at a world downhill speed run and..it just gets better from there.
It’s classic and one that you will want to play large and loud.
Our annual Winter Film Festival, the Fourth one we’ve produced, is now in progress. The WFF posts will go up after the The Nightshift’s daily international news feed which takes place every morning. The Winter Film Festival posts start at 12:15 PM for the first post.The 2017 Winter Film Festival will conclude on Friday, 17 February.
The Fine Print: Embed courtesy of our friends at You Tube, who have an amazingly large collection of great ski (and ice boating) videos available for your viewing pleasure. Thanks, guys, for sharing. This post is number 973 for this site.