In Western Canada, October is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes it’s as if summer is never going to end, and sometimes winter’s cold grasp moves into the mountains early. This year in SkiBig3’s Canadian Rockies region, the latter is true. With snowfall amounts exceeding expectations in September, the peaks put on their white sweater earlier than usual.
With the snowline creeping down the mountains, the stoke of the residents creeps up to meet it. The excitement and anticipation for the upcoming ski season can be felt around town. Local shops are switching out bikes for skis, your Instagram feed is mainly #tbt of the epic pow days had last season, and events like Crowfoot Media’s Rockies Shred Fest bring the snow-sliding community together once again. And just like the snowflakes that begin to accumulate on the mountain tops, so do the newest freshest ski edits on the internet.
This year there was no shortage in this department. From basement edits to big screen productions, check out this list of mind-blowing films featuring terrain from Western Canada and SkiBig3.
Whether skiing at the SkiBig3 resorts, in the Canadian Rockies backcountry, or on a Mountain Collective or Ikon Pass road trip that includes Banff, Lake Louise and Revelstoke, these edits are sure to inspire your winter bucket list.
Wear a Helmet – Mikey Hall
By Dan Thomson
Winner of ‘People’s Choice’ at Crowfoot Media’s Shred Fest, Michael Hall and Dan Thomson make lemonade out of lemons in “Wear a Helmet”, filmed after a day in the backcountry last winter. Check out Mikey’s road to recovery and the importance of putting the brain bucket on when enjoying the mountains.
Backcountry Moms - Alex Armstrong + Ginny White
By Daniel Thompson, Justen Bruns, Keenan DesPlanques
If you love backcountry moms, strong margaritas and powder skiing, then you’ll love this edit with Alex Armstrong and Ginny White. Complete with laugh out loud commentary from their Moms, don’t miss this one.
Aardvark Daydream – Louis Panning-Osendarp
By Daniel Thomson
Local ski patrol at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Louis “Big Lou” Panning-Osendarp, shows off his Big Mountain chop in this edit by Dan Thomson. This one is pure Big Lou doing Big Lou things.
Season Edit – Noah Maisonet
Noah Maisonet, born and raised Banffite, has been making waves in the ski world since his early teens. See why in his newest season edit where he skis a lot of pow and has a few good old fashion pillow fights.
Season Edit – Garrett Capel
By AERE Flims
Watch another Banff-area local up and comer Garrett Capel play it fast and loose in his season edit done by AERE films. This one’s jam packed with big tricks, big lines and big powder.
Children of the Columbia: A Skier’s Odyssey
By Sherpas Cinema
Join Dane Tudor and Christina Lustenberger, two big mountain skiers who grew up on the shores of the Columbia River, as they travel up the waterway that shaped them. From Trail through Revelstoke and on to Kinbasket Lake, through the famed Selkirks, Monashees and Rocky Mountains.
By Matchstick Productions
Eric Hjorleifson got his start on Mt. Norquay’s tow rope, and has since come a long way. He chases storms, ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time, and rarely flaunts his exploits on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe.
By Matchstick Productions
Featuring Banff homegirl Tatum Monod, this isn’t your typical “women can shred too” film. This is a kick-ass ski film that just happens to feature as many women as men. Shot on location in British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Japan and South America.
By Level 1
Following nearly two decades of ski movie pedigree, Level 1 documents a lifestyle of contradiction. Timeless ephemera. Swerving left, right and diagonal, yet never asleep at the wheel. This year’s movie includes shoots in Canada, featuring Banff Sunshine Village as one of the project locations!
Sufficiently inspired to make your own mountain memories at SkiBig3 this season? Talk to our Reservations Team today, or scroll through the online booking options! You can reach them via Live Chat, and by calling 1-844-754-2443.