03 November 2011

Boot Deep

Know what I did today? I stayed home from work. Sick. Haven't done that in a while.

What did I do while I stayed home from work today?
  • Worked. Some (mostly answered emails and made phone calls). 
  • Did a bit of homework (gotta take classes if I want to keep this job). 
  • Lay around waiting for my temp to come down (it did). 
  • And, right around lunchtime, I watched this awesome film (see below).
I watch my fair-share of ski-videos and -movies, to be sure. And some of them are pretty good. Too often, however, in the films and videos I watch, I feel like the essence of skiing (basically: trees and pow and friends) gets lost in too many heli-drops, or too much slo-mo footage of big backcountry jumps and jibby park-stuff that just doesn't usually hold much appeal for me.  Mostly 'cause I can't or never will do that stuff...

There's some jibby stuff in this film. And there's at least one massive backcountry kicker, too. But, they hike to it all. So I gotta say, hand-to-heart, this film (shot near Alta by Janky Films) is one of the funnest, most essential and legit ski films I've seen in a while. Why?  Trees, pow, and friends.  Exactly that.  In my opinion, these guys nail the experience, the essence of skiing in this beautifully shot 30-minute short.  I enjoyed the heck out of it. Hope you do, too.  Make sure you full-screen-HD it, for sure!

BOOT DEEP! from JANKYfilms on Vimeo.


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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. -- Ed Abbey