1. “Should we go?” Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide, indeed, they should. Upon arriving in Iran, they are welcomed with profound warmth, stunned by the immense beauty of the landscape and culture. Threaded through Tehran’s bustling bazaars to Isfahan’s dazzling mosques, the two skiers get a glimpse at the complex dichotomy that divides public and private lives in Iran. As journalist Elaine Sciolino writes, “Iran can be dazzling, and light-filled, a reflection of its complexities; but it can also be cold, confusing, and impenetrable.” To travel to Iran is a reminder of the virtues of travel itself. Nothing is as it first appears. At private ski chalets atop slopes of the Alborz and Zagros mountains, rules and customs relent.

    Presented by Arc'teryx in association with Gore-Tex.

    Visit: askiersjourney.com to learn more.

    Director / Producer / Camera / Editor: Jordan Manley
    Featuring: Chad Sayers & Forrest Coots
    Associate Producer: Laura Yale
    Script Consultants: Daniel Irvine & Chad Manley
    Assistant Editors: Bill Hawley & Natasha Irvine
    Additional Sound Design & Mix: Jeff Yellen

    Technical: Shot on Sony A7SII | Sony FE 16-35 f4 / 35 f2.8 / 70-200 f4

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