Ski movies and ski edits seem to very rarely bring their athletes to the resorts. They focus on the massive backcountry lines, stuff only accessible by a lot of hiking, snowmobiles, or helicopters. They feel a bit harder to connect to as a general, run-of-the-mill skier. Of course, that’s not the point of those videos, but when The Faction Collective drops a spring skiing edit filmed entirely on resort at Alta, you can bet I’ll be watching (and sharing).
Not only is there some pretty incredible skiing throughout the whole video, but we get a nice taste of monoskiing from Cody Cirillo among other, wild things (I’ll won’t spoil any more). You might completely disagree with me here, but ski videos seem to be getting way to serious lately. Athletes are pushing the limits of what’s possible and, while doing so, appear to be forgetting the humor and joy that our heroes once pushed for. For such a short film, I’d say this video does a good job at showing that the fun still exists among the professionals.
Image Credit: The Faction Collective via YouTube