Ski Films

SKI FILMS 2017

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Like A Wolf

Directed by Emeka Ngwube
USA, 2016, 75 minutes

Seven Continents
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers made history when she became the first person to climb and ski from the summit of the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

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The Alchemists

Directed by Leigh Powis, Kevin Landry, Patrick Henry
Canada, 2016, 10 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

A conversation exploring the power of photography, the connection it creates and the global conversation facilitated by sharing images; a conversation which we all are able to participate in.

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Full Moon

Directed by Leanne Pelosi​ ​
Canada, 2016, 45 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Be inspired by women who push boundaries. Full Moon is a two-year film project documenting the past, present, and future of women's snowboarding.

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Afghan Winter

Directed by Fulvio Mariani & Mario Casella
Switzerland, 2016, 72 minutes

Destination: Central Asia
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

The surroundings of Herat, the Bamiyan region, the city of Kabul and the Wakhan corridor are the main stages of our amazing expedition in a country ravaged by decades of war and steeped in cold and snow.

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North Korean Chronicle

Directed by William Lascelles
New Zealand, 2016, 19 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In February of 2016, Sam Smoothy (pro skier) and Will Lascelles (producer/director) went to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, better known as 'North Korea', with skis and a camera.

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The First Day Of Summer

Directed by Zak Emerson
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Ski Traverses in BC
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Arriving on the first day summer, a national holiday in Iceland, Pete Coombs and his small group of splitboarding friends head north and back into winter.

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Snowmads

Directed by Jonas Abenstein
Austria, 2016, 52 minutes

Ski Traverses in BC
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Snowmads tells the Story of freeride pro, mountaineer & adventurer Fabian Lentsch, who travels the middle east in search of snow and unspoiled lines.

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Kilian

Directed by Switchback Productions
Canada, 2016, 14 minutes

Ski Traverses in BC
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77km route with 9000m of elevation gain.

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70 Some Years

Directed by Riley Hooper​
USA, 2014, 6 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Henry Bendenelli skied for 70-some years.

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Triggered

Directed by Jonathan Hunwick
Canada, 2016, 20 minutes

UBC Ski Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

Three quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits beneath five looming headwalls in avalanche terrain - a constant hazzard if not for the daily efforts of a dedicated team of technicians who keep the mountain safe for an unsuspecting public.

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Monumental: Skiing The National Parks

Directed by Chris Kitchen
USA, 2016, 41 minutes

UBC Ski Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by paying homage to these monuments of nature and solitude, reminding us skiers where we came from, and that we belong to something greater than ourselves.

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Ruin & Rose

Directed by Ben Sturgulewski 
USA, 2016, 66 minutes

UBC Ski Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

This bold cinematic experience balances stunning skiing with a wild and hopeful journey into the forgotten lands of myth and magic beyond the Empty.

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La Liste

Directed by Guido Perrini
Switzerland, 2016, 47 minutes

Ski Show
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Young skiing phenom Jérémie Heitz challenges himself to ski 15 of the Alps' steepest 4,000-meter peaks in just two ski seasons.

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Telemark Love Letter

Directed by Daniel Thomson
Canada, 2016, 3 minutes

Ski Show
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

CBC journalist Paul Karchut has been exploring the mountains for over twenty years with his telemark skis. Paul’s love letter to the sport he loves captures the inner dialogue we’ve all had with ourselves on the skin track.

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The Highway

Directed by Mike Douglas
Canada, 2016, 15 minutes

Ski Show
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Since Stan Rey first drove the highway between Vancouver and Whistler 20 years ago he’s dreamed of skiing the Tantalus Mountain Range .It took a family tragedy to finally make that dream a reality.