For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life—it's a way of life. The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks, but also how they approach the world. And whether athletes spend their days dropping first descents in Alaska, lapping the local mountain, or training for the Olympics, they're part of a community built around a shared passion. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents and cultures, transforming strangers into friends. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation.
Shot on location in 2013, Teton Gravity Research's Way of Life takes you on a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of today's top athletes. With stunning imagery created with GSS, Red Cinema, and the Sony Action Cam, this film explores the origins of skiing in Austria, the search for original lines in Alaska, and the U.S. Freeskiing Team's quest for Olympic gold. The adventure also leads athletes to the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole and the Tetons, as well as the backcountry of British Columbia. Regardless of the terrain they ride, the athletes featured in Way of Life push the boundaries of what's possible. This journey takes them across the globe as they form a brotherhood that needs no language.
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Tim Durtschi, Sammy Carlson, Dash Longe, Dana Flahr, Todd Ligare, Griffin Post, Angel Collison, Ian McIntosh, Dylan Hood, John Spriggs, Colter Hinchliffe, Max Hammer, Daniel Tisi, Willie Borm, and the US Olympic Freeskiing Team
Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Neacola Range, Alaska, Fieberbrunn, Austria; St. Anton, Austria; Zillertal-Hachfugen, Austria; Red Mountain, British Columbia; Stellar Heli, British Columbia; Selkirk Wilderness, British Columbia; Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia; Cooke City, Montana; Mammoth Mountain, California.
'Let´s Go Get Small' features freeskier Dave Treadway as he, together with Henrik Windstedt, venture way out into the Canadian coast range on snowmobiles. Their mission? To explore. To simply see what's on the other side of the next mountain. To see what's possible on skis. Watch them push limits in order to explore the unexplored, all while feeling really small in the vast territory that surrounds them.
Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland
Cinematography by Fred Arne Wergeland and Athan Merrick
Edited by Peder Bratterud and Fred Arne Wergeland
Music by Bjørnar Johnsen and Herman Christoffersen
Color grade: Terje Lund
Produced by Norseman Productions
From steep mountain faces to iconic fishing communities, join Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Dash Longe and the rest of the Teton Gravity Research team in The Dream Factory as they delve deep into the Alaskan way of life, finding the best snow on Earth and skiing the terrain that most of us only dream about.
Starring: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa | Dash Longe | Dana Flahr | Tim Durtschi | Seth Morrison | Erik Roner | Chris Benchetler | Todd Ligare | Griffin Post | Ralph Backstrom | Daron Rahlves | Angel Collinson | Matt Philippi | Clayton Vila | Cam Riley | Dylan Hood | John Spriggs | Dave Treadway | Rory Bushfield | Max Hammer | Nick Martini | Maxim Arsenaul | Forrest Shearer | Daniel Tisi
Locations: Jackson Hole | Valdez | Haines | Anchorage | Whittier | Northern Chugach | Girdwood | Alyeska Resort | Valdez Heli Ski Guides | SEABA Heli | Alaska Heli Skiing | Pemberton
Music: Dane Short & Kris Dirksen, "Gears of Death" | Mannequin Men, "Flying Blind" | c65, "Let's Go"
ARMADA presents "WRECKALLECTIONS", the Mike Hornbeck mini movie.
Mike Hornbeck spent his entire 2012/13 season filming his own short movie with the intent to release online for free by season's end. Follow him as he travels to British Columbia, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and California. At the end of the season Hornbeck finds himself back in his hometown in Michigan, where he reflects on all the places he skied and people he met along the way.
In summer 2011, Outdoor Research athlete Kyle Dempster took off on his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a couple mostly-accurate maps, a trailer full of climbing gear, and a vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words. He spent two months pedaling and pushing the bike more than 1200 km on roads of variable states of neglect, wading through wild rivers, dealing with corrupt military checkpoint staff, and soloing a handful of unclimbed alpine rock and mixed routes. He recorded the journey, his camera his only partner, friend, and sometimes the only receiving end of his conversations for days at a time.
In 2013, Kyle’s self-shot footage of his journey in Kyrgyzstan made it to the desk of filmmakers Fitz Cahall and Austin Siadak, who were asked to look at the footage and see if there might be enough to chop together a 4-minute climbing film. They saw a lot more potential in it, and turned it into the 25-minute “The Road From Karakol,” which debuted at the 5Point Film Festival and took home the Best In Fest award.