Movies, Documentary
3 out of 5 stars
Expounding upon their “no risk, no adventure” mantra, a who’s who of big-mountain skiers sing the praises of ethereal slope shredding in this hagiographic, four-decade look at the exhilaratingly perilous extreme sport. From the vertigo-inducing alpinism above France’s unbridled Chamonix resort to heli-drops along Alaska’s virginal Chugach Range, Mark Obenhaus’s cameras capture every hair-raising plummet down the powdery off-trail runs. The footage is breathtaking, the commentary breathless and the overall tone one of pure sacramental adoration. True believers will be duly dazzled.

By: Stephen Garrett


Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Saturday April 28 2007
Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Obenhaus