The start of winter 22|23 has seen plenty of epic video releases featuring athletes in The Faction Collective. We’ve decided to round up this content to get you pumped for the season to come. Gather your ski buddies, grab a drink, and enjoy some jaw-dropping skiing over the festive season.
CHILE | SPIRIT OF THE VOLCANO - THE FACTION COLLECTIVE
Duration: 16 min
The Faction Collective travels to Chile for a ski touring adventure. The mission? Discover and ski some of the most impressive volcanoes on a road-trip south, connecting with the local community to understand the significance of the volcano in Chilean culture.
ALTA - THE FACTION COLLECTIVE
Duration: 5 min
The Faction Collective team descends on Alta, Utah for a spring session to remember. From sailing through deep pow to slashing through springtime slush, follow in the flow as the team ride through every type of terrain in Alta’s renowned winter playground.
FREE RIDER - FEAT. SAM ANTHAMATTEN
Duration: 35 min
Sam Anthamatten and Victor De Le Rue push new boundaries in the wildest corner of Alaska. A bush pilot drops the small crew of five on a remote, unexplored glacier to conquer the spine walls in a series of ascents, each one more committed. Narrator Jérôme Tanon describes with honesty and a touch of sarcasm what exactly is going on here. Above all, he wants to feel what it's like to be in their shoes, to understand what so-called "free riders" are made of, and what could be the purpose and beauty of "freeriding".
TRAINING MONTAGE - ALEX HALL
Duration: 3 min
Alex Hall is a style master pushing the creative and technical limits of freestyle skiing. Watch him take to the streets, keeping his urban skills alive in parallel with his life on the road to the Olympics.
FRAGMENTS CHOISIS - ELISABETH GERRITZEN
Duration: 13 min
This short movie is about pro skier and activist Elisabeth Gerritzen, whose fights are as important to her as her sport. In the mountains, she is Elisabeth the skier, in the streets, she is Elisabeth the activist. She lives her two lives very separately and makes sure those two sides do not interfere with each other. Until the day she becomes world freeride champion. The activist then meets the sportswoman when Elisabeth decides to use her title and the attention around it to come out publicly.
CONFLUENCE - FEAT. SOPHIA ROUCHES & MICAH EVANGELISTA
Duration: 13 min
With the clock ticking and the snow piling up, Faction and Outdoor Research ambassadors Sophia Rouches, Micah Evangelista, and company loaded up the rig. They headed to the hallowed terrain of Alta, UT, Mt. Baker, WA, and BC, Canada, where untouched pillow lines, heart-thumping road gaps, and miles of gorgeous skin track awaited their arrival.
AU NATUREL - FEAT. CODY CIRILLO
Duration: 9 min
What happens when we ditch the ski lifts, snowmobiles, and helicopters? What’s the resulting relationship between ourselves and the places we recreate? In Aú Naturel, skier Cody Cirillo seeks to explore these questions through immersing himself in these wild places through foot-powered skiing.
THE APPROACH 2 - FEAT. BROOKLYN BELL, SOPHIA ROUCHES & VASU SOJITRA
Duration: 23 min
Follow Vasu Sojitra, Ingrid Backstrom, Brooklyn Bell, Sophia Rouches, Emilé Zynobia, and Anna Soens in The Approach 2, a snowy shred film reframing snow sports to be more inclusive.
NEVIA - A SAM ANTHAMATTEN STORY
Duration: 31 min
Throughout his career, freeride skier and fully qualified mountain guide Sam Anthamatten found his way of life in guiding, helping and looking out for his community. His experience and skills allowed others to fulfill their dreams, this time he's the one in the spotlight. NEVIA offers a glimpse into Sam's life - not as a supporting act but as the main event - and on his attempt to a multidisciplinary mission that involves paragliding from Zermatt to the Obergabelhorn north face, hiking up to the top, skiing down, and then flying back home.
DUSK - FEAT. ANTTI OLLILA
Duration: 6 min
Night laps, sidehits, powder and spring slush, from the dark nights of Northern Finland to the snowy and sunny Alps in the winter of 2022. Dusk is a skiing shortfilm created by Antti Ollila and Joonas Mattila.
NEXUS - FEAT. BROOKLYN BELL
Duration: 43 min
Women. Skiers. Friends. Nexus is a ski film documenting five distinct groups of women, exploring their connections to each other, the transformative power of the mountains, and the lessons learned from their time on skis.
RECIPE - FEAT. MARGAUX HACKETT & SARAH HOEFFLIN
Duration: 7 min
RECIPE is a female-made freeskiing movie, directed by Coline Ballet-Baz and produced by BUG Visionaries and Blue Max Media. From the steep mountains of the French Alps to the streets of Salt Lake City, this movie highlights the current level of women's freeskiing, while going deep into the motivations, mindset and shared sense of purpose needed to push their limits on skis. It's a movie about the strength of a female action sports' collective. Featuring Faction athletes Sarah Hoefflin and Margaux Hackett.